I was moved after watching Diane Sawyer's last coverage of Randy Pausch. As I get ready to start the new academic year, I continue to mull over his words about brick walls and obstacles that loom in our way. They are words worth sharing with our students - not once, but weekly. Not just as a large class motivational piece, but quietly with the struggling student, as well as loudly and happily with the student who celebrates overcoming what was once perceived as unconquerable. They are words worth putting up on the back wall of my computer lab.
So what does this entry have to do with Web 2.0? Actually a great deal. Watch a few of his videos and contemplate the immense power of this medium called online video. I am grateful that he chose to share his life, and death, with us, and thankful that this medium allows so many others to hear what he had to say.