The knowledge gap
Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He can be reached at scottmcleod.net.
I was recently cited in an Education Week
, that addressed the technology-related knowledge of school
leaders. The article echoes many of the themes from two of my articles last
Absence of Leadershipand A
Responsibility for Asking the Right Questions.
Here's the quote they pulled out as a highlight:
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. It's
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