Rethinking How We Teach The ‘Net Generation’

Few will argue about America’s colleges and universities being critical to our economic and intellectual future. And by many measures, that future looks promising: Competition for places in the country’s top schools is fiercer than ever, more families are willing to pay higher tuition, and employers are putting a greater premium on a college degree.

But Don Tapscott, co-author of Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business And The World, argues that universities are woefully behind the times.

Tapscott — who has studied the digital revolution — tells NPR’s Neal Conan that the traditional lecture model in American universities is no longer appropriate for a generation that has grown up making, changing and learning from digital communities.

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