Sunday, October 08, 2006

Using MySpace for course hosting

Cheers to NC State University Professor Tim Hoban who, in the face of contrarian administrators, is supporting his "Social Movements for Social Change" course via MySpace. Says Hoban:

"N.C. State's distance education is primarily oriented toward what I would say is pushing information into students' brains and then trying to get them to prove that they've learned it," Hoban says. "I want my students to build relationships, to build friendships and to build trust in one another. No one can show me another tool. I've told the university, if they can show me one, I'll move."