Compelling read about how blogging/Tweeting leaders don't inherently have it all right

This is as much a note to myself as to any of my readers, but ed tech folks need to be careful about promising too much to leaders who agree to blog 'n' tweet. John Maeda, President of RISD, via MIT Media Lab, gets it. He uses social media in excellent ways. But, being an individual user does not lead to school-wide adoption or school-wide change. You need to bring people along in the sharing game, help them see how social media makes them better at their jobs. He should be able to struggle through this, but it will take more than tweets and blog posts...

More on his struggles via the Fast Company article

NEIT2009 Begins Wednesday!

I am so excited to be headed to the 2009 NYSAIS Education and Information Technology Conference (#NEIT2009) tomorrow at the Mohonk Mountain House in upstate New York.

You can follow us mainly via the NEIT wiki but also via the many social media tools we are using like:

We hope to have a lot of remote participation, so please join us if you can. We resume our practice of using open space technology for the entire conference. There are no pre-planned sessions, and the entire agenda will be set over the course of the conference. The two exceptions are our keynotes, Michael Wesch and Siva Vaidhyanathan. They’re both superstar speakers, so don’t miss the live or via the UStream – Vaidhyanathan will speak on 11/11/2009 from 2:15-3:30 EST and Wesch will speak on 11/13/2009 from 9-10:30am and 10:45-11:45am EST. If you can’t make it live, the video podcasts will be available.

That’s all for now, watch out for tweets, pictures and more the rest of this week!