Web 2.0 at Southeast Region Eco Conference

By Scot Evans – October 17, 2009
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I'm facilitating a roundtable today at the SCRA Southeastern Region Eco Conference at USC in Columbia, South Carolina on the topic of Web 2.0 and Social Change. I'm starting off with 3 provocative propositions to get discussion going:

  1. Communities, community betterment, social movements, and social change are the products of the human talent for accomplishing complex tasks together.
  2. Web 2.0 enables us to learn, argue, deliberate, transact, and organize on scales and at paces that were never before possible.
  3. A particular kind of literacy is necessary for the potential power of communication networks to manifest

Below are some of the resources I mentioned in the roundtable. I'll ask participants to post some reactions in the comment section.

The Machine is Us/ing Us

Participatory Media Literacy

Diigo Social Bookmarking and the SCRA Diigo Group

Clay Shirky


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Scot Evans

Assistant Professor, Educational and Psychological StudiesUniversity of Miami

Dr. Evans joined the EPS faculty at the University of Miami in August, 2008. He received his Ph.D. in Community Research and Action at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 2005. He has a…


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