Education and Web2.0

From Miguel Guhlin’s Around the Corner blog (one of my favorites on education and forward thinking)…

“K-12 education, as it’s structured now, prevents the use of Read/Write Web tools like wikis, blogs, and podcasts…and the ability of people to publish at will. Consider how many organizations allow their members to podcast presentations…that any organization might try to STOP people or control individuals publishing shows how quickly the paradigm has changed.”

We’ve got to get over this hump in education. Education should be cutting edge and not afraid of new technologies.  The fact that we try to restrict kids from interacting with social technologies or platforms such as Wikipedia because of teacher and administration ignorance is shameful.

I wonder what it will take to get us over this hump?

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