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Thomas Whitby of The Educator’s PLN & #edchat

Pursuing my aim of bringing together the various groups in online education I invited Thomas Whitby for a talk on EDUKWEST as he stands for the integration of technology in the classic education space.

I have been connected with Tom for about two years now and I am following his way on Twitter and his Educator’s PLN. I am convinced that it can only be benificial for the whole industry when we start discussing with one another, sometimes controversial and not having the same opinion but always in a respectful way as we all want to change education as it shows today.

Both, Thomas and I think it cannot be healthy to only repeat established opinions and wear down the stones but to get a bigger picture it is inevitable for an educator whatever his / her background may be to connect and learn and engage with the others. Thanks to internet, Social Media and initiatives like the weekly #edchat on Twitter this has become far easier and therefore we see things happen today that seemed impossible three years ago.

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Additional Links:

Homepage: http://www.edupln.ning.com
Thomas on Twitter: @tomwhitby
Thomas’ personal blog: http://tomwhitby.wordpress.com/
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Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at KirstenWinkler.com and the future of learning at Disrupt Education. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Google+