Digital Community, Digital Citizen

Posted by on September 7, 2010 6:32 am
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Jason Ohler addresses how today’s globally connected infosphere has broadened the definition of citizenship, and its impact on educators, students, and parents. Not just a fad or tech trend anymore. Social (media) networking will be a deal-changer in society and (hopefully) in education. Schools should be embracing this idea right now, not 8 or 10 years down the road. Jason Ohler writes about these ideas in his newest book, “Digital Community, Digital Citizen.” Here are a few quotes about this new book and its author.

“Jason Ohler excels at showing how digital connections are affecting almost every aspect of school life. This is an important read for anyone wanting to understand technology’s impact on education.” (Will Richardson, Author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms )
“Jason Ohler explores the tensions that evolve as technology shakes the foundations of our moral, social, political, and philosophical perspectives. A great read.” (Scott Christian, Director of Academic Technology )

“This book provides an in-depth analysis of how the internet and technology affect the very nature of learning, relationships, and schooling. This is a book that every teacher and school administrator should read to understand the full impact and significance of technology in education.” (Greg Kearsley, Director of Graduate Studies in Education)

Jason Ohler is an author and educator, watching technology grow in education and the dynamic new arena of social (media) networking. And, true to form, he is discussing it in new and old media forums. He popped up in a chat yesterday on Facebook to talk about some of these ideas while I was posting some family pictures from Labor Day. Looking forward to reading another great book by Jason Ohler. 🙂

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