Friday 5 February 2010

Web 2.0+ media at High School

I delivered the presentation: Web 2.0+ at High School to Bishops' Information Technology (IT) department and Principal, today.

The IT department believes it is important to ensure the school is ready for the culture of (media) abundance that the three trends of; relatively cheap Information Communication Technology devices, faster bandwidth and low storage costs will create in South Africa by 2012. In particular, Bishops wants to support teachers to include digital literacy in the relevant curriculum and to update school policies to be relevant to Generation C(ontent)'s media use.

I look forward to working with Bishops' IT department to increase teacher awareness of the potential benefits of using social media in formal education and contributing to policy-making. Here's hoping this helps Bishops become a world-class example of how a high school best uses social media!

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