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.
Chapter 2: Perspectives on Citizenship and Community
It is my belief that our flagrant disregard for the past in the digital era has many drawbacks. Among them is that we tend to see everything as new, when in fact much of who we are, even in this day and age, is still quite old in that it connects rather effortlessly to the ethos of centuries of previous generations. On the one hand, e-mail, wikis, and YouTube can be seen as very new forms of communication—after all, all those wireless bits flying through the air landing on someone's screen a half a world away certainly is different. But on the other hand, we can also see them as simply our ...