I’ve just joined another Wetpaint site that seems to offer some interesting considerations of required shifts in communication strategies for educational institutions.  IN terms of communication, what can schools, teachers, administrators learn from students.  While the focus seems to be upon K-12 contexts at this stage, based on recent exprrience I think there is plenty of evidence to suggest that universitiues could also be considering some of the same questions.

EMail Is For Old People - EMail Is For Old People

EMail Is For Old People
Developing Our Own Digital Literacy (Session Overview)

Email has been around for almost two decades and has served us well. Through email, we stay connected and share information and documents. It would be difficult to conceptualize our work without it. Yet, the internet has evolved over the past two decades from a place one visits to a place in which one interacts, offering new opportunities beyond email. Numerous web resources such as social bookmarking, social networks, RSS aggregation, blogs, and Twitter can be used to keep school board members, administrators and teachers up to date on emerging technology, teaching resources, and support networks. This session will provide an overview of Web 2.0 applications for personal learning and instructional use.

Key Questions

• How do Board members, administrators, and teachers communicate professionally and personally? More importantly, how do they share professional information?
• How is that different from how students communicate and share academically and personally?
• How could web applications be leveraged to facilitate professional and instructional collaboration, connections and communication?