The knowledge gap - Online chat
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.
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!