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Published on Mar 10, 2010
Topic: Entertainment vs. Engagement: Why it's Imperative Educators Know the Difference Description: When asked a defining characteristic of the "Net" Generation, teachers often cite the need for today's students to be constantly entertained. This talk will argue that there are significant differences between activities that are entertaining and those that are engaging, and what today's student demands is engagement.
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