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Leading and teaching in schools of the future: Using interactive video connectivity and networking in educator preparation programs PROCEEDINGS

, Wichita State Univ., United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

In Connectivity, the answer to ending ignorance and separation, Breck (2004) explored the notion that the 'science' of networking was an idea “as revolutionary as evolution” (p. viii). She proposed that social structures propagated by the wielding of knowledge as a weapon were in jeopardy with the advent of network science. Consequently, the proliferation of interactivity was considered a threat for existing power structures. In the educational context, the threat she envisioned centered on the idea that connectivity focused communication and learning on the student, not the teacher or school leader. Breck analysed in detail the holistic impact of connectivity on world politics, peace, power, learning, and knowledge sharing. This paper describes how one school leader preparation program, in responding to some of these notions, integrates connectivity and networking and draws conclusions on the potential impact of connectivity on the preparation of 21st Century school leaders and teachers.

Citation

Gibson, I. (2005). Leading and teaching in schools of the future: Using interactive video connectivity and networking in educator preparation programs. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (pp. 2-11). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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