Daily Bookmarks 01/27/2008

Weblogg-ed » Local Connections and Global Connections Annotated

tags: change, community, connection, education, quoteable, technology

Will Richardson, about the Educon 2.0 conference. Great quote about transformative technology from Chris Lehmann. One of Will’s insights is that although we often talk about technology in terms of global connections, the connections within the local community also benefit from technology integration.

As Chris says often, “Technology is not additive; technology is transformative.”
Finally, the one real head twister that I got yesterday was during Chris’s own session when he was talking about how his thinking is moving away from the “having kids publish globally to the world” product piece of all of this a “let’s focus on the process of community building and publishing within the walls” approach.
The culture of sharing and participation that is created within the local community is more important almost that making those connections outside.

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