On Friday Mike Wesch came to DU to participate in the Center for Teaching and Learning’s conference on Teaching and New Media. As always he gave a totally inspiring (and still somehow humble) talk about his collaborative approaches to teaching in which wikis replace syllabi, calibrated peer reviews replace grades, and participatory thinking replaces top-down knowledge dissemination.
Mike’s morning talk was followed by an example of the open source teaching and learning he celebrates. Lynn Schofield Clark and her students presented The Class, a parody of the show The Office, meant to depict the results of a DU survey on how students feel about use of the technology in the classroom. It’s a great thing there are profs like Lynn and Mike upping the ante for us all! Here is the video.