Don Tapscott Talks About Education, Grown Up Digital, and the Net Gen Education Project

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Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on business strategy, with emphasis on how information technology changes business, government and society. He is the author or co-author of 13 widely read books, including Wikinomics, which was the best selling management book in the United States in 2007 and is now translated into 23 languages. His latest book, Grown Up Digital, was the focal point of this year's Flat Classroom Project, entitled the Net Gen Education Project. Grown Up Digital draws upon a 4 million dollar research study of more than 11,000 young people to deliver a dynamic look at how the current Internet generation is changing the world – and all of its institutions, including education. He is Chairman of nGenera Insight, a global business innovation company, headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Don directs several of nGenera Insight’s research and education programs, which serve a marquee list of Global 2000 customers. Tapscott is also an adjunct Professor at the J.L. Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto.

Date: Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day) (international times here)

Location: In Elluminate. Log in at The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early.

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Steve, so sorry this is the middle of the night for me in Doha! Look forward to hearing the recording. I know for a fact Don was more than pleased with the outcomes of the NetGenEd project and I am interested to hear him speak more about it.

For info here are the main URLs for the NetGenEd project:
NetGenEd Ning:
NetGenEd wiki:
Awards (with video of OpenSim Virtual awards coming soon!):

For readers interested in finding out more about Flat Classroom Projects (including NetGenEd) and future opportunities to be involved our portal is

Julie Lindsay
co-founder Flat Classroom Projects (tm)
When you look at a flat classroom study, I think most important is to abolish the sitting arrangement and bring about a more inbred obedience in students. My students are more interested in seeing a slide which is on MS Powerpoint, flashcards as compared to the one which I have painstakingly drawn on a transparent sheet. This certainly makes my job simpler, and I also find that I can rely on the internet to find a larger resource so as to solve the issue of boredom in class.


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