Are Your Ill-Informed Policies Widening The Digital Divide?

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“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.” – Rabindranath Tagore

The words above were brought to my attention by Susan Bearden, CIO at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy and one of The 50 Most Social CIOs on Twitter. Susan took to the podium at the Consortium for School Networking annual conference to implore K-12 CIOs, CTOs, and Technology Directors to tap the power of social media. Of all the compelling reasons Susan spoke about, two warrant special emphasis, not only for K-12 CIOs, but for everyone involved in IT management: 1. You must thoroughly understand your organization’s business needs before you make technology decisions, and 2. Never create policies about technologies you don’t understand.

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