May 2, 2012
Meredith DiPietro, assistant professor of instructional systems technology in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership, was selected recently to serve on the National Council on Digital Citizenship (NCDC).
Comprised of approximately 50 education thought leaders from across the country, the NCDC is supported by Microsoft in partnership with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Topics Education. In its third year, the NCDC is leading efforts to help K-12 school systems address digital citizenship as a 21st-century skill.
“Today, students consume, create and share digital content both in and out of the classroom,” said DiPietro. “Clearly, at a time when technology use is so pervasive, it is important for educators to help students understand the principles that should govern their behavior as digital citizens. I think the knowledge and skills that come with citizenship are vital.”
DiPietro and the NCDC will assess attitudes and current practices among their education peers within their district and beyond. Together, the NCDC will continue to encourage and inform conversation on digital citizenship within the education community, notably through webinars, conference presentations and white papers.