Podcast: Challenging IT Leaders to Mashup, Twitter, Tag, and Poke: New IT Strategies for a Digital Society

Susan E. Metros, EDUCAUSE Connect, Mar 28, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I met Susan E. Metros in Nashville a couple of years ago, where she gave a fascinating talk about the language (and syntax) of images. In this talk, she looks at new technology and learning. From the abstract: "To educate and engage this new breed of learners, institutions of higher education are revisiting and revising the basic tenants of a general education by asking, What does it means to be literate in today's society? As educators transform the way they teach and conduct research, IT leaders also must alter their institution's IT strategy to best support a mobile, global digital citizenry." Metros, I would say, is uniquely placed to talk about expanding literacies.
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