Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Looking for the Mouse

This guy has an interesting perspective on the whole Web 2.0 thing. One of the biggest things I couldn't get over was how time consuming it was to read/watch all of the information available on the web. He addresses that. Another difficulty I had was understanding the personality type that would embrace this. He addresses that, too.

He not only reveals what "looking for the mouse" means, but his comments lead up to his conclusion that "Media that is targetted at you but doesn't include you may not be worth sitting still for." As the guy on my blogline blog suggested, substitute "education" for "media" and we really understand why educators should care about Web 2.0.

He also talks about people who have been "served up passive, fixed, canned experiences" and what we can do for them. As soon as I heard it, it made me think of the traditional classroom.

I hope you like these videos.