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The knowledge gap – Online chat

As a follow-up to the Education Week article, The Knowledge Gap, that I mentioned last week, I’m participating in an online chat with Keith Krueger, Executive Director for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).

Join us from 2:00pm to 3:00pm Eastern on Thursday, January 31, for a live chat about the technology knowledge gap among school leaders and what needs to be done to help them boost their knowledge and skills in this area.

Here’s the publicity blurb from Education Week:

In the Winter 2008 issue of Education Week‘s Digital Directions, released last week, Scott McLeod, the founding director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education, says that “The people who are in charge of facilitating schools’ transition to the digital global economy – superintendents and principals – are typically the least knowledgeable about the digital global economy.”

Why does this knowledge gap exist? What impact do you think it has had on the use of technology in schools? And what is the best way for superintendents, principals, and other school leaders to learn how technology can be used to improve schools?

Get a head start. Submit your questions in advance!


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