This week the Digital Natives Reporters in the Field series takes a look at collaborative studying in a “web 2.0 world.” In "David Kosslyn: Studying Online (Part I)," the co-founder of an academic networking site, StudyBuddy, discusses his vision for learning online.
So far we’ve explored many areas of a digital native’s life – from
privacy, piracy to digital information overload- but now we bring you
the more positive efforts that Digital Natives are making. It seems
that everything is accessible online in today’s world- then why not
We sat down with David Kosslyn, a rising senior at Harvard, who
along with two other friends, is starting up an online academic
networking site named StudyBuddy. We talked to him about issues that
this may bring about for non-digital natives but also about how
studying online can either aid or hinder a digital native's learning
The following video, produced by Kanupriya Tewari, is part one where
we explore the aims and accomplishments StudyBuddy hopes to acheive. Come back next week to watch part two of David’s story!
Stay tuned for more Reporters in the Field episodes that, by doing and creating, explore the themes of the project and of John Palfrey and Urs Gasser's forthcoming Born Digital. And join in the exploration by commenting in text or video on the Digital Natives blog or YouTube channel.