Student Generated Content
Here's an interesting post on a blog I've recently discovered, called Monday Dots. The guy (Jeff Monday) responsible for the blog believes that anything can be explained by using dots. He also is interested in educational technology and has created a video (using dots, of course) about a new learning paradigm — student generated content.
The jist of the video (it's a bit of a long one — just over eleven minutes) is that it's easy for professors to feel overwhelmed by the explosion of new technologies and social media. Keeping current with them and with the students who use them can be an impossible task. To counter this, Monday proposes a change in the questions we ask — instead of asking "How can I reach my students" he suggests asking "How can my students reach me?"
This, then, puts the learning on the students' shoulders, empowering them to create projects that demonstrate they have learned concepts from the professor but also allows them to teach the concepts back to their fellow students.
Full blog post here; related site on Student Generated Content here.