Magazine article Technology & Learning

Creating a Sense of Community. (Editor's Desk)

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Creating a Sense of Community. (Editor's Desk)

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I saw a bumper sticker last week that read very simply, "Last year was better." I have no idea when the driver posted that message--I'm guessing it was sometime pre-September 11 and post "dot-bomb." But that succinct line struck me as a rather elegant summation of the national sentiment of the past couple of years. We're all still a bit stunned and in disbelief about the economy, about threats to homeland and personal security. In the South of Market neighborhood of T&L's San Francisco offices, calm and quiet reign where just recently throngs of high-tech workers crunched sidewalks and sardined into restaurants. And, of course, anyone who's been through airport security in the past year and a half can attest to the measure of independence and autonomy we've lost in that venue. (Let's just say a lot of us are paying doser attention to wearing matching socks).

Yes, upstart startups are a thing of the past. The present is all about relying on each other for survival. It's all about partnerships.

As in the broader world of business, the world of education business has seen merging, associating, acquiring, and partnering take place at a dizzying rate. AOL, Pearson, bigchalk, and Rverdeep are among those who've remained viable and standing through considering what others might offer to enhance their products. And schools are doing the same.

In this month's cover feature, "The Power of Partnerships" page 16, author Antone Gonsalves explores a variety of creative partnerships that schools and businesses are forging to help each other out. …

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