Perhaps it could only be an organization like SITE that leaves one occasionally perplexed when attempting to post a blog entry.
I have had the good fortune to work with a group of international educators since last summer on a project called iStory Tours. This 21st century learning approach to global awareness allows participants in academic travel to blog, podcast and create digital stories (in our case, we’re also playing around with geocaching). (The iStory Tour initiative was developed by Apple Computers and EF Tours.)
In any case, I am only a few hours away from leading a group of Kean University students, faculty, staff, and friends on an iStory Tour to Costa Rica (I know how tough that is to do in January!). Please follow our blog at http://web.mac.com/michaelsearson .
Of course, this is just the type of activity that I eagerly want to share with my colleagues at SITE. However, where would one post and entry on something like an iStory Tour? Does it belong to International Education? ..to Digital Storytelling? …the Teacher Education Council?(most of the faculty and students involved in our iStory Tour are from our College of Education, and they’re taking a course in educational technology).
The fact that I’m face with such a dilemma points to one of the key strengths of SITE. I really can’t think of an organization that blends so well many important facets that all contribute to a cutting edge treatment of 21st century technologies. Imagine that a teacher education student engaged in global travel creates a blog and podcast. Now isn’t that a true SITE approach!