I teach my students to challenge the thinking of digital peers with their comments—and to enjoy the challenges that others make to their own electronic thinking. At the same time, my students are learning to create, communicate, and collaborate—and to manage and evaluate information found online. All these skills are essential for students to succeed in the most progressive workplaces today and the most common workplaces tomorrow, in which corporations open their companies and encourage digital collaboration across borders, primarily because they recognize that the human capital beyond an organization will always be greater than the human capital within. Bill Ferriter - "Educational Leadership." February 2009 Volume 66 Number 5 How Teachers Learn. Pages 34-38. Learning with Blogs and Wikis
I am a second career teacher of 18 years experience coming out of basic scientific research. I am interested in global education, having done a teaching exchange with a Japanese middle school, and an educational tour of India under the auspices of the Fulbright scholarship program. I am currently pursuing an online master's degree in the use of technology in teaching and learning from Ashford University. I have traveled Asia, Africa, India and Mexico and am using videoconferencing and other distance learning technologies to help my American students interact with their international peers.