THE FIRST ACADEMIC week blew by without much rainfall in County Tipperary but if an outsider watched the downpour in terms of cognitive skills, this week would have been one of the most significant in my adult education career. The week's recap goes well beyond the classroom whiteboard. I need to gather my thoughts and produce a short screencast that shows visual evidence of what I'm seeing. However, I'd rather commission a team of participants to produce this documentary evidence. This sounds like a request for third level students taking the Web Media for Business special purpose award. Gathering documentary evidence is like arriving with your camera at an accident scene. There's a degree of forensics analysis required and that's a core skill that isn't taught to most students at Tipperary Institute. We'll produce the document, and also offer the requisite health warnings, because some of what my creative multimedia students are doing exceeds the allocated teaching resources in an average university environment. The fact that they're reaching these higher levels is testimony to their skills as knowledge workers.
Will Knott comments from outside the classroom.