Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able

Wesch thinks that the Superlative way we can teach students is to make them “Knowledge-able” instead of just Knowledgeable. And to have them attack real life problems, and things that we don’t have the answer to, and direct them in figuring out those problems, while simplifying their use of the best existing tools like YouTube, Twitter, or SoundCloud to figure out the problems.

He speaks about being “media fluent”, which means taking all of the tools of technology you have to make it easier for you and it would be more effective in the learning process. Many people do not understand that every day they are learning something. Those going online and reading knew tweets or blogs they are learning something new but they don’t realize it because they have become fluent online. And in having that ability they are already a step ahead of others that are not.

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