The New Frontier

I still consider myself a social media zygote. When you consider all the opportunities yet to be discovered, especially in education, social media really is the new frontier.

George Couros shares some interesting points, among others, regarding education, culture and social media:

Building tolerance and understanding of cultural diversity. There are so many different cultures in the world and when I was a kid, we only had read about them in books. There is so much of an opportunity to not only read content from different people and hear their perspectives, but social media gives us the opportunity to actually talk with people. Having the opportunity to connect with people all over the world breaks down a lot of barriers and builds understanding. These are opportunities that we did not have as kids but we need to ensure that our students have this opportunity now.

Yup – a new frontier.