Two of my favorite quotes – “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”~ Albert Einstein and “The value of education is not the process but the impact. …” ~ Stallman, R., Lessig, R. automatically come to mind when I hear others speak about the impact of the Internet on culture, education, and society. I feel, if we as educators, administrators, government, and public officals bring back the foucs to the true receipant of this impact – our students, we can rest assure that the “impact” will be a positive and a continuous improvement for us all.
So what kind of impact are you having in your classroom, as a colleague, as a digital citizen? What type of digital footprints are you leaving behind?
To hear more about “Impact of the Internet on culture, education, and society.” Here’s an interview you may be interested in on this subject matter:
Tuesday, September 29th, 5pm Pacific Daylight Time (US): Steve Hargadon (Founder, Classroom 2.0)interviewed John Seely Brown on the impact of the Internet on culture, education, and society. http://www.conversations.net/forum/topics/john-seely-brown