I’m attending a day long conference of educators talking about podcasting at Kansas University today. At lunch it was very interesting to hear the professors talking about how their students approach to learning has changed after coming out of No Child Left Behind style education. They felt that current students tend to take much less responsibility for learning than students from 3 or 4 years ago. One teacher said he had 5 students go to the dean because they had attended every one of his lectures and didn’t understand how they got an F in the class. Their grades were evidently less impressive than their attendance records.