The College of Education at our local university is sponsoring a summer institute for school administrators on “effective communication and community engagement”.

Nowhere in the program does it mention blogs. Nothing about RSS. No wikis in sight. No discussion of the read-write web.

In fact, there is not one session in the two days that addresses using the web as a tool educators might use to communicate with the community. Not one!

This is in an area where an estimated 70% of all homes have some kind of internet access and more than half of that is broadband. I’d bet close to 100% of all white collar jobs are connected.

On top of all that, the keynote speaker is James Carville.

Training worth $300-400? Maybe. If this was 1986.

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