Wednesday, July 29, 2009

CoSN report findings

This post from the Strength of Weak ties quotes portions from a CoSN report on Leadership for Web 2.0 in Education: Promise and Reality.

Does Finding 7 surprise you?

“While there was broad agreement that Web 2.0 applications hold educational value, the use of these tools in American classrooms remains the province of individual pioneering classrooms.” (p.11)

and, Finding 8, which is troubling, but probably has been true for a long period of time regarding technology, not just Web 2.0:

“Web 2.0 is outpacing K-12 education’s current capacity to innovate.” (p 11)

And then, Finding 9:

“District administrators, the persons responsible for decision making on Web 2.0 in schools, are more passive than active users in the Web 2.0 space. (p 12).

Changing Finding 7 and Finding 8 begins with changing Finding 9….

It would seem that pockets of innovation are tolerable and those can be held up as being shining examples. True reform and excellence however would look much different.

1 comment:

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