How do you communicate with students who have grown up with technology?

Weblogg-ed reports on an article from the Wall Street Journal:

In today’s Wall Street Journal, reporter Kevin Delaney asks the question and answers it with blogs, wikis, RSS and the like.

Pioneering teachers are getting their classes to post writing assignments online so other students can easily read and critique them. They’re letting kids practice foreign languages in electronic forums instead of pen-and-paper journals. They’re passing out PDAs to use in scientific experiments and infrared gadgets that let students answer questions in class with the touch of a button. And in the process, the educators are beginning to interact with students, parents and each other in ways they never have before.

Some of the recent thinking about aggregation of components as an alternative to the monolithic LMS seems to be making its way into the mainstream.