Robert Moore (2006) mentioned a very interesting quote by Jim Collins (Good to Great), “Good-to-great organizations avoid technology fads and bandwagons, yet they become pioneers in the application of carefully selected technologies.”
If educators can find the right network, the potential for personal and professional growth can be extreme.
Furthermore, the benefits to students can be exponentially greater than in a non-networked environment.
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