October 26, 2006 |
If you can’t beat them, join ‘em.
What do most students do with their laptops in the classroom? Surf Flickr, Digg, MySpace, Youtube (or is it now GooTube?) or others of their ilk. Block access to these through the network? Scores of proxy sites like this one springing up to meet the demand.
Ban Laptops in the classroom? Been there, done that, didn’t work!?
The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management is joining them. With a new course being offered this semester: Web 2.0: Maintaining and Developing Online Communities. And in the course objectives :
Developed in conjunction with IBM, the course doesn’t focus on the technology behind these new services, but rather on their business applications to foster online collaboration. As such, it is aimed at students of marketing and management of information systems, and not so much at aspiring computer scientists.
Sure. But not so long ago, students from Stanford started off with the Internet. Resulting in Yahoo and Google.
Is U of A the next trendsetter?