Don Tapscott


I remember first using Don Tapscott at University where I referenced his book “Wikinomics” within my dissertation. At the time I was writing about Citizen Journalism and collective news reporting and I found the social theories he discusses very relevant to my work at the time.

In the Huffington Post today Don has written an article titled Discovery Learning is the New Higher Education. In this article Don discusses the concept of a Global Network for Higher Learning where the University is part of a network and not a tower. He suggests students need an interactive education; “They need to tailor the education to their students’ individual learning styles”. These ideals closely relate to Christian Dalsgaard’s article “Social software: E-learning beyond learning management systems” which I reviewed recently for my first PGCHE assignment.

Developing an education where students are interactive is something I’m passionate about and I recommend looking at Don’s site for more of his discussions relating to social innovation and technology.