Walden University is committed to effecting positive social change, so it's great to see them get involved in the election: "Senators McCain and Obama have committed to answering the 14 questions young Americans choose as most important to them in The Walden University Presidential Youth Debate. Send your questions in below, and then choose the final questions on September 30th!"
If you haven't seen it (and want to), here's a 35 minute speech from Barack Obama on his education policy. I've reviewed it in this blog before - and may post a review of this video later.
I've discussed Obama's education plan (and McCain's) on this blog before. It's about time for me to revisit those plans (and others) here. In the meantime, here's a fairly succinct article.
If you haven't seen it at the Google for Educators site already, this project is getting more attention now: "With technology producing such dramatic changes in American politics, we want to make sure it's easy for teachers to bring some of the best Internet tools into the classroom to help students get engaged."
I'm a big Henry Jenkins fan, a big Obama fan, and a big Spock fan. What's not to like in this article. There's actually some interesting historical interpretations here, too.
from eSchool news: "Education advisors for presumptive presidential nominees John McCain (R) and Barack Obama (D) outlined the candidates' stances on key issues June 6, with both emphasizing a larger role for technology in schools."
Dean Mattson makes a good point about how the Internet is reversing the tendency toward headlines and sound bites in news and public debate... at least for those who care to read or watch in greater depth. I think this is a profound change.
Lawrence Lessig on why he is for Barack Obama. The video is really for Democrats only at this point, and the beginning is a bit too "attacky" for me, but the end about global perceptions of this country is awesome - and critical.
Also via Wes Freyer. Here he discusses Barack Obama's use of Linked In to poll voters. Very cool.
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