Are we living in a world of information overload or information abundance? This post by Jackie Gerstein poses suggests we look at this as a time of information abundance. "... we have technologies to access any type of information and to create products that match the pictures and voices in our minds; and we can use technology to get the assistance and feedback from folks around the globe."
In this post she looks at the implications this has for education, exploring five points (quoted below):
* Educators are no longer gatekeepers to information.
* The Internet needs tobe open and available to students.
* Information and media literacy needs to be integrated across the curriculum and grade levels.
* Global-oriented and mulitcultural education also needs to be integrated across the curriculum and grade levels.
* Students developing their own Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) should be viewed as major instructional strategy.
Additional resources are referenced in the post.
Via Beth Dichter