Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Technology Breeds Collaboration

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Technology Breeds Collaboration

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People often ask me what it's like to work alone. Most say that they are envious about not commuting and being able to work in jeans and a sweatshirt. But they usually end up saying something like, "I don't know if I could work alone." My response is, "I can't work alone and I don't." I have been reading lately about work and the economy (see my Editorial column in the October issue for example). One thing that has struck me is the phrase I used to say when I left my house in the morning: "I'm going to work." Work was a place as well as what I did; that is not the case for me anymore. And, I don't work alone. No one else is physically around me when I work, but I am collaborating via IM, e-mail, telephone, conference calls and webinars. When I <

Technology has also helped school districts collaborate with others, as well as allowed them to reach out to the community like they never have before. There are thousands of ways districts use technology to do this--from partnering with libraries and making school resources available through them, to sharing technology resources in community centers with local groups, to having kids develop Web sites for businesses in the community. In these days of tight budgets, school districts are also working with each other to leverage the technology in order to serve parents and students in their districts. …

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