“Single Media Schools vs. Multi-media World”

Once again I must share a recent blog post from Scott McLeod’s Dangerously Irrelevant blog.  McLeod shares two pie charts produced by the Global Information Industry Center at the University of California, San Diego that visually show the hourly information consumption by media type for the average American.  I’ve included the first below – for the other, visit his post.  McLeod is quick to point out that only 0.6 hours of the day reflect print text which, of course, is the dominant information medium in schools.  True to McLeod’s style, he challenges us to do better.  He asks:  How long are American schools going to get away with these kinds of expansive disconnects between how we consume information in schools and in our daily lives?