In Clovis Unified, we are in the beginning stages of developing an online charter school. We have decided to build this school from the ground up. We are hoping to incorporate the needs and characteristics of the Gen Y / Net Generation as shared by Jason Dorsey and Don Tapscott. Dorsey points out the importance of technology, while Tapscott in his latest book, Grown Up Digital, says there are 8 norms that should be followed:
freedom, customize and personalize, scrutinize, integrity and openness, entertainment and play, collaborate, need for speed, innovate.
How do we create an education space that incorporates all of these norms?
Alice over at the math blog suggests that we need to create / find a space – a cross between MySpace and Facebook and Flickr and YouTube – something we would call “my.education.space”. I wonder if Ning would serve this purpose? Any other thoughts out there?