Learning from My Students: “…Blogging is so 2005”
In this time and age, where information is shared through new social media and the frameworks to describe collective action change by the minute, it is smart to listen to the first generation of digital natives. On my trip to the East Coast last month, I was impressed by my former students Adriana, Sam, and Sofia in NYC, by Emilene and Katie in Washington DC, who work as strategy re-inventors, sustainability lobbyists, transparency gurus, web 2.0 facilitators, and business re-engineers.
I am constantly learning from the ESPP-class of 2009, who are working on their MPP thesis projects. Topics range from an evaluation of national digital strategies, a focus on sustainability as a core business strategy, to the role of social media in society orÂ political campaigns. And then there are my 2010 students in peer producing public policy and my undergraduates in network politics: they constantly surprise me and come up with fresh new sources for information and approaches to think about the emerging paradigms. Jenny Miksch came up with a follow-up list to Ines Mergel’s list of who to follow on twitter, so here it is, and join in the debate!
Who else are you following that we should know about, so we can move beyond our daily-mes?