An enjoyable learning experience.

source: http://www.tfa.edu/blog/single/making-the-classroom-a-learning-environment

Creating an enjoyable learning environment goes beyond of having a nice campus and/or access to technology, it is more about being able to create an environment where students develop a critical thinking, it is transforming a classroom from a place where students have to go to a place where they want to go, I know  it sounds ideal  but it can be done (I choose to believe it).

As Mike Wesch called it  “anti-teaching”, which is opposed to the traditional way of teaching, “anti-teaching”,can become the key in improving the learning experience and also in developing critical thinking.

source:http://www.case.edu/artsci/update/2011/02/

As societies change and technology has become part of almost everyone’s life, we can take advantage of it, and use it as a tool to create a better teaching/ learning environment as well.

It  might sound, like the next logical step is the incorporation of  social media in teaching, and even when I am supportive of a nice,  innovative and  enjoyable teaching/learning environment and experience,  I still believe that technology can be use as tool and should not “totally” replace the college experience.

Ethan's dad

I totally agree with your last sentence, “Technology can be used as a toll and should not totally replace the college experience.” I think all schools have to teach not only the knowledge of common sense and a special skills for our human being, but also a common courtesy and a capability of social animal. It means that it is very limited to cover the second part through the high technology because students can learn a common courtesy and a capability of social animal from direct experience between person and person.

sopranoali

I love this and totally agree. The strange thing about walking into a classroom is the furniture and equipment setup affords the “stand and deliver” lecture style. You have to move tables, etc. to even have a more conducive learning environment where discussions can happen. I hope VT catches onto this soon!! Wouldn’t it be great to have a learning center building of classrooms for this type of learning? Maybe even figure out a way to reserve it for every-other class period or once a week or something like that, so that multiple classes could make use of the same room? Would be awesome!

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