Monday, November 30, 2009

Education in the Digital Age: A Tour of FRONTLINE's Digital Nation

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am GMT (next day) (international times here)
Location: In Elluminate. http://tinyurl.com/pbscr20 If you haven't used Elluminate before, you can make sure your computer is configured correctly to enter the room by going to http://www.elluminate.com/support.

PBS Teachers and Classroom 2.0 are hosting a free webinar for educators on Tuesday, December 8th at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern with Producer/Director Rachel Dretzin from FRONTLINE's "Digital Nation" project. Rachel will share her insights and findings from the year-long, multi-platform project exploring the impact of the Web and digital media on life in the 21st century.

The Digital Nation Web site will include online video reports on how the Internet and technology are changing cultures, reshaping workplaces and creating new approaches to the way we solve problems. Issues to be examined include the Web’s impact on education, how social media has changed the way individuals interact, and Internet safety and privacy. Central to the site will be a mosaic of user-generated content designed to let visitors participate in the documentary process. The site also will feature a producers’ blog, embeddable video and other sharable content, and a schedule of live online events with expert guests.

For more information on FRONTLINE: Digital Nation, Life on the Digital Frontier, visit http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/.

Rachel Dretzin is an award-winning journalist, Rachel has been producing documentaries for FRONTLINE since the mid-1990s. She and her husband, filmmaker Barak Goodman, are joint partners in Ark Media, a documentary production company based in Brooklyn, New York. Together, they have produced and directed numerous documentaries for FRONTLINE.
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