Best-selling author and educator Jason Ohler addresses how today’s globally connected infosphere has broadened the definition of citizenship and its impact on educators, students, and parents.

Agenda Item 5: What Role for IT?
Agenda item 5: What role for IT?
Retuning Your IT Department

Why, you might ask, do I have a chapter in this book about the IT department? Because the IT departments at our educational institutions constitute the most formidable gatekeepers of our day. Without their consent, new ideas about using our new digital tools simply cannot happen. More important, any consideration of revamping our schools to embrace digital citizenship will falter without IT's full support. The reality is that the IT community is a part of everything we do as digital citizens and thus needs to be involved more deliberately as we move forward with character education in the Digital Age.

First, let me give the IT world its due. From ...

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