Posted in reviews by vatsia on July 25, 2011

A review of the book by Ruth walker in International Journal for Educational Integrity. Quote:

The central premise of Wikiworld is that higher education is in crisis. The authors call for the extinction of the ‘banking’ model of education as outlined by Freire (2005), with an omnipotent, knowing teacher and a silenced student cohort who digests in relative silence. Instead, the book celebrates the alternate methods afforded by digital media, where diverse student-student and student-teacher collaborations are encountered to work on focused open-ended tasks and group discussion. This kind of collaborative learning taps into what the authors point out is higher education’s most powerful yet repeatedly underdeveloped resource, that of peer group influence (p.122).