At the crossroads of education and the Net

Andy Carvin edits and hosts a new education blog, Learning.now, which explores how new technology and Internet culture affect how educators teach and children learn. It will offer “a continuing look at how new technology such as wikis, blogs, vlogs, RSS, podcasts, social networking sites, and the always-on culture of the Internet are impacting teacher and students' lives both inside and out of the classroom,” says Carvin.
He is founding editor of the Digital Divide Network, an online community of activists working to bridge the digital divide, and is the author of the online education resource EdWeb: Exploring Technology & School Reform.
The subtitle of his blog is “At the crossroads of Internet culture and education.” Carvin chose this phrase “because crossroads really captures the essence of where we are in terms of Internet use in the classroom. The Internet isn’t exactly new to schools, of course – many schools have now had access for 15 years or more at this point. But something has changed in the last couple of years that’s captured the imagination of many teachers – while causing others to run to the hills….”

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