- Our faculty are there to guide, direct, counsel, coach, encourage, motivate, keep on track, and that’s their whole job,. The ability to download the lectures and listen to them in your own time, place and speed (you can listen in ITunes x2), is more in accordance with the way the new generation approaches learning. What WGU is doing is using the Internet to disaggregate the various functions of teaching: the “sage on the stage” conveyor of information, the cheerleader and helpmate, and the evaluator. Read article “how web savy ed-punks are transforming education. …”
Watch David Wiley at the 2009 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology with a thought provoking keynote presentation on open education.