Interview with Sara Dexter
On Sunday I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Dr. Sara Dexter. Sara is an Assistant Professor of technology leadership in the Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy at the University of Virginia. Sara had the students in her Technology Legal, Ethical, and Safety Policies course listen to the podcast I did with Tim Wilson in September 2005. Her students had some additional questions about legal issues and digital technologies in schools, so she arranged a follow-up podcast. If you're interested, here's the link to the podcast of our conversation:
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