Should Schools Teach Social Media? Response to NYT . Carol Davidson (2011)
You don't understand social media just by studying the media. You understand social media by grasping the underlying principles of a massive realignment of how we learn, work, and live as a result of the new technologies sweeping over every aspect of our life. That requires more than teaching business students how to Tweet.
It requires reimagining education for the digital age, rethinking our most basic institutions of education to prepare students not for the twentieth-century's Taylorist assembly line but for the twenty-first century's interconnected, iterative, process-oriented, collaborative, and open World Wide Web.