Here’s the latest video post from Howard Rheingold who writes about cultural, social and political implications of modern communication media such as the Internet, mobile telephony and virtual communities (term he coined).
Here is the full video: http://unescochair.blogs.uoc.edu/18022009/rheingoldlargevideo/
It’s pretty straight-forward and summarizes a great deal of what is being discussed and shared by adminstrators & educators within higher education. He presents his thoughts about social media and facilitating online collaborative communities in this clip, which I find very interesting.
Other learning pieces and items by Rheingold that you should check out include:
- Social Media Classroom: http://socialmediaclassroom.com/
- Electric Minds archives: http://www.rheingold.com/electricminds/html/
- Digital Jounalism (Berkley): http://socialmediaclassroom.com/digitaljournalism09/
- Community/Social Media (Berkley): http://socialmediaclassroom.com/vircom09/