This is a recording of (and related links/resources for) a CEM kickoff keynote, Program or Be Programmed: Commands for Education’s Digital Age, by Douglas Rushkoff.  Winner of the Media Ecology Association’s first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity, Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other’s values.  He is technology and media commentator for CNN, and has taught and lectured around the world about media, technology, culture and economics. For his keynote, Douglas Rushkoff offered his insights and perspectives on the promise and perils of technology and networking in education, guiding us in navigating a digital landscape and seizing what might very well be the control panel of civilization.

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* Inspired or intrigued by what Douglas had to say?  Want to stay in touch or learn more about his ideas and work.  A good place to start is his home base,

* Interested in more events like this?  There’s a whole collection of them to access on the CEM Kickoff page, and an even bigger (much bigger) fully searchable and browsable collection/calendar of CEM events and activities from 100+ participating organizations on the Connected Educator Month home page.

* Never been part of an online education community or network before? Not sure you have what it takes yet?  A great place to get up to speed is CEM’s collection of connected educator starter resources, including a starter kit, our help desk, and more…




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