Interactivity in a Linked World : The problem of interactivity within the virtual learning sector for outreach programs.

Birds of a Feather
Whitney Rogers, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, USA

We live in a linked world, and though rural school districts lack resources, technology wise they are not excluded. How do we pair technological resources, and interactivity through outreach programs that help students grasp concepts, without falling to the submissive techniques of technology? By allowing ourselves to be students as well, putting our feet into the failure box, then eliminating the box of "holding back".

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