The Horizons of Education: Depicted in Video by NetGen

Students have analyzed the future of college education by doing their own authentic research on this year's 2011 Horizon Report by the New Media Consortium and Educause.

These students have have mashed up the technology with the characteristics of their generation as defined by the research of Don Tapscott and co-authorship of Anthony Williams in their book Grown Up Digital and written their own collaborative wiki with the results.

The students have created individual videos with outsourced clips from their partners around the world: over 160 of them.

The videos have been evaluated in two phases: first with a rubric to meet minimum requirements, citation of sources, etc. and then, the rubric was “thrown out” and the videos that were in the top three in each category were reviewed by a meta-judge who ranked for the best overall story.

This is the Net Gen Education project 2011: run once a year through our Flat Classroom Projects with the support and keynote address of author Don Tapscott and the resources on how to make videos recorded during prior projects by the stunning professionals at Discovery Educators like Hall Davidson, Joe Brunner, and Steve Dembo.

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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