Thursday, October 14, 2010

Transforming Education in 140 Characters or Less

I'll be participating on a panel discussion along with three distinguished educators next week: Nick Provenzano (@thenerdyteacher), LaRon Carter (@laroncarter), and Linda Clinton (@Linda704). The occasion is the Detroit edition of the 140 Character Conference (#140conf) scheduled for Wednesday, October 20, where we'll be presenting our views and experiences regarding "real time communication" (RTC) and its impact on education.

One question I plan on addressing is, "How can we harness RTC tools and technologies such as Twitter to engage all stakeholders in transforming education?" This is a difficult question given that education is mired in tradition and a culture that resists transformation, especially if it involves the use of technology tools. I'd certainly like to hear from others what your opinion is on this question. If you choose to opine, please provide your response in the comment box below.

If you're going to be in the area and would like to attend the day-long conference in Detroit, you can register at: http://detroit.140conf.com/register.  Use the code 140disc to get a discount on your ticket.