The NYT reviews an interesting book book by Cathy Davidson on teaching students in the new global era. In her book, she criticizes term papers and argues that students write much better when engaging with blogs. I actually believe that there is still a lot of room for a well-thought essay that forces students to think in an organized and synthetic way and to take their time. Nevertheless, there is a larger point: we must integrate digital resources better in the classroom--even at the MA and PhD level. I have made some attempts through this blog... although not very successful (writing once every three months does not help).
New: And here the blog of the author with an interesting discussion on how to enrich education at all levels.