Mizzou: wired and wireless
Feb 28, 2012
Media of the Future doesn’t just apply to journalism, as this story highlights using it in the classroom.
From MIZZOU Magazine
The kids these days, with their iPods-pads-phones, books of faces, Twitter spaces, Android apps and Google Maps.
But email? Already an outdated mode of communication for Generation Y. Dial-up Internet? That annoying sound their grandparents’ computer makes.
Things change so quickly that even the once ultramodern term “information super-highway” elicits chuckles from today’s youth.
At Mizzou, the goal is not to merely keep up with the modern wired student, but to stay ahead. New technological modes of classroom lessons are arriving faster than you can say semester, while tiny cellphones and recording devices have prompted administrators to rethink longstanding policies about practices as innocuous as note taking. For some, the high tech MU Student Center has supplemented the library as the central study stop, and avenues for virtual self-expression have hit an all-time high. More…