Ed Zed Omega - Reimagining Education

This public media "authentic fiction" sought to crowdsource perspectives about education today. The Zed Omega teens, played by actors, "dropped out loud" from high school -- catalyzing open discussion about the structures and purpose of traditional education and its alternatives. The arc of each Zed Omega character was unscripted: they responded to ideas that people presented. The collaborative thought experiment and "interactive documentary" was live on social media during fall semester 2012. (-Learn more-) (-Credits-) (-Facebook-) (-Twitter-)

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In response to Denise: 
So I believe that hands on classes are the BEST way to learn. BUT! Do not forget that everybody learns differently. What I’m kinda hearing from you is that your trying to please everybody in that class. I once took a college course last summer on audio engineering. Instead of having us reading and learning from a standard text book, the teacher showed us what to do, had weekly quizzes, and made the class an enjoyable experience for everybody. He brought us into the recording studio and each week we learned something completely new but using the things from the previous week. My suggestion? Less lectures more hands on. In one semester I believe we had a total of 6 lectures for 1/3 of the class time. Space them out. Nobody actually likes to sit and listen to a person talk for a 4 hour class. Also I would bring up that they should only be there if they truely want to. My teacher did this and one of the kids never came back to class after that because he realized he actually didn’t want to be there.  – Nicole

In response to Denise

So I believe that hands on classes are the BEST way to learn. BUT! Do not forget that everybody learns differently. What I’m kinda hearing from you is that your trying to please everybody in that class. I once took a college course last summer on audio engineering. Instead of having us reading and learning from a standard text book, the teacher showed us what to do, had weekly quizzes, and made the class an enjoyable experience for everybody. He brought us into the recording studio and each week we learned something completely new but using the things from the previous week. My suggestion? Less lectures more hands on. In one semester I believe we had a total of 6 lectures for 1/3 of the class time. Space them out. Nobody actually likes to sit and listen to a person talk for a 4 hour class. Also I would bring up that they should only be there if they truely want to. My teacher did this and one of the kids never came back to class after that because he realized he actually didn’t want to be there. – Nicole

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