EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #7

EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #7 for June 23, 2006

A conversation about the future of New York City Independent School Technologist (NYCIST).

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What will a Read/Write group of Technologists look like in the future? How can we move from our listserve to become more of a knowledge building organization? Join us in the conversation.

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If I could have listened live, I would have queried...

What keeps people from posting (to listserv conversations or wiki pages or whatever)? Is there anything we can do to make it easier/more comfortable for folks to post? (pictures, directions, annual face-to-face meeting...)

If NYCIST creates a wiki or a blog - and continues the listerve - folks who post to the lisetserv could be encouraged to compile responses and summarize them on the wiki or blog. I like the idea of a wiki as a repository of information for NYCIST because a wiki is fairly easy to maintain and (re)organize, and it lets anyone easily contribute/collaborate to the whole. And text, images, audio and video files can be posted, so it can truly be used to spur professional development in the form of answering questions, learning something new, etc...

Speaking of which, what do you think of NYCIST providing online professional development for technology folks AND non-technology folks? More specifically, there are a lot of us out there with expertise (or at least strong interest and some facility with a topic) which we could share with others.

I would surely bring a group of teachers at my school into a room to listen/read/watch/participate in an online presenation, and then have them go ahead and do for themselves what they had just been exposed to. Part of the appeal is learning something new and learning it from someone other than their in-house computer folks, all the while modeling the use of the read/write web.

Just some thoughts on a rainy Saturday.
Cheers, Laurie

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