NMC Horizon Connect Session > Howard Rheingold is Net Smart

22 March 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us on March 22, 2012 at 10:30 am Central US Time for this free, live webinar featuring author and educator Howard Rheingold in the NMC Virtual Room.

UPDATE: Thanks to all who attended this webinar. Howard was fantastic! In case you missed it or want to share it with your colleagues, here is a link to the archived full recording: go.nmc.org/gpsty (There is an audio issue at the beginning that lasts for a minute, so feel free to fast forward through it.)

For 2012, the new NMC Horizon Connect Session series of webinars will feature thought leaders, game changers, and innovators who are making a difference right now in the world of educational technology. Focused on the technologies, trends, and challenges from this year’s NMC Horizon Report series, these sessions offer a deep-dive into those topics and a range of different perspectives.

Digital media has impacted our lives in staggering ways, and few people have chronicled that impact more thoughtfully than Howard Rheingold. In this Horizon Connect webinar, Howard will discuss his new book Net Smart: How to Thrive Online, and answer your questions live. This is a great opportunity to learn how to more strategically think about and apply digital media in your own work.

About Net Smart
“How can we use digital media so that they help us become empowered participants rather than passive consumers? In Net Smart, I show how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and, above all, mindfully.

Mindful use of digital media means thinking about what we are doing, cultivating an ongoing inner inquiry into how we want to spend our time. I outline five fundamental digital literacies, online skills that will help us do this: attention, participation, collaboration, critical consumption of information (or "crap detection"), and network smarts.”

About Howard Rheingold
Howard Rheingold is author of Net Smart, Tools for Thought, The Virtual Community, and Smart Mobs. He has taught several classes on Digital Media at Berkeley and Stanford, and was the editor of Whole Earth Review, The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog, and the founding executive editor of Hotwired.


How it's going to work:
We've noticed that during our webinars, there is usually a really interesting back channel discussion that unfolds on Twitter. So, this time around, the NMC will be asking 5 trivia questions during Howard's webinar via Twitter (between 10:30 am - 11:30 am Central), and the first participants to respond correctly will receive the free copies.

What you need to do:
1) During the webinar, make sure you're logged on to Twitter and following us at @NMCorg.
2) All of the trivia questions will be asked using #netsmart and #nmchz. Your responses must include those two hashtags for us to see them.

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