Interesting teaching method: How to get students to find and read 94 articles
Michael Wesch from Digital Ethnography used a very interesting class assignment. "How to get students to find and read 94 articles before the next class" describes the project in which students found, and summarized for one another, articles to discuss in class.
Each student was required to find 5 articles, read them, and summarize them; uploading their summaries (or the author’s own abstract) into a ZohoCreator form. [...] By the time of our next class, all 16 students had read 5 articles and been exposed to the main ideas of 94 articles. This created an amazing foundation for deep conversation.
Commenters point out some possible problems, but overall it sounds to me like a useful way to overcome some of the resistance I see in A Vision of Students Today.