As you have probably guessed by the title of this post, the first video I watched was The Social Media Revolution. All I can say is wow! I can not believe that some universities are not even giving out E mail accounts anymore because e mail is becoming a thing of the past. Back in the '90s E mail and instant messaging were the latest in communications. Also, Justin Bieber has more followers than the population of Sweden? I got a nice little chuckle out of "What happens in vegas stays in Facebook Twitter ect." I agree that peer reviews on yelp are more trustable than advertisements. Obviously a business will use advertising to get you to use their product(or eat at their restaurant or what have you) but a peer review is an actual experience.
I also watched The Future of Learning. It was eye opening(yet made a surprising amount of sense) to find out that the school system was modeled after a factory or an army in which "identical people" were created. It is true that schools today do not cater to individual learning styles. I don't necessarily agree that anyone with access to technology can become educated. Although there is a lot of information now at one's fingertips, it still requires literacy and other fundamental skills to be able to access this information. I believe that it learning to use technology to access this information should be included in education. Speaking of which,where was knewton when I was in school? I would have loved to know how and when I learned best. Maybe had I had access to something along that line I would not be as bad at math. To conclude, this video gave me hope that my children will go to school in a world where standardized tests don't dominate.