Monday, March 12, 2012

Social Media Facilitates Interactions Between Educators, Experts

T.H.E. Journal (3/8, Gordon) reports on the impact that such digital communication technologies as high-speed Internet, social media, and videoconferencing systems have had in facilitating communications between education experts and educators at the district level. The piece profiles Nicholas Provenzano, an English teacher in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, who recently "met with US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. After Provenzano tweeted a link to a post on his blog in which he opined that the Department of Education was coming up short in its use of social media, he was contacted by Duncan's office, sparking an ongoing conversation that led to a meeting with the education secretary when he was in nearby Detroit."

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