The Future of Communication – Michael Wesch

Communication has taken on a vastly different landscape that it previously did. Futurists say that we will soon be able to communicate with anyone, anytime, anywhere. But aren’t those days already here? The nature of communication has changed as well. With sites, like Digg and Delicious, user-generated content, filtering, organization and distribution are now occurring. And it is about time this new sharing of information and learning was implemented in the classroom.

Michael Wesch is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University who is helping lead this new social revolution into the classroom. His YouTube videos, like Web 2.0 The Machine is Us/ing Us, have earned millions of views and have beat out rival Super Bowl commercials.

Information is no longer scarce, and it is about time the educational system embraced that.

Location: National Geographic
Speaker: Michael Wesch

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