Cheryl Oakes wrote a great article recently titled, “How I Become a WebHead.” Cheryl’s story is a wonderful one to read and share because it embodies much that is both amazing and worthwhile about education in the 21st century. The WebHeads online professional development program is free and international. The scope of this collaborative professional development endeavor is not bounded by space or time. High tuition costs or transportation expenses are not barriers to entry and learning. Their syllabus provides an excellent tour of both cutting-edge and bleeding-edge technologies, most of which are at the heart of the web 2.0 revolution in content publishing, sharing, and interactive collaboration. Cheryl actively shared about her WebHead experiences last spring when she was in the program, and I learned a great deal from her blog posts and postcasts– as I continue to today. (Check out the Seedlings podcast she co-produces with Bob Sprankle and Alice Barr!)

WebHeads will offer another round of learning and hard work in January 2007, for those up to the challenge. I am sure the curriculum will continue to keep pace with changes in educational technology and web 2.0. Whether you are able to actually sign up and become a WebHead yourself, or just learn from and interact with other WebHead students and mentors via the blogosphere, there’s bound to be a whole ‘lotta learnin’ goin’ on when this group gets together again! 🙂

Thanks to Cheryl for sharing her WebHeads story!

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2 Responses to Learning about “The WebHeads”

  1. Cheryl Oakes says:

    Thanks for the advertisement! Really it was the best professional development I’ve ever had. I highly recommend Webheads in Action. I remember saying all last winter, I was a Webhead Wanna-be, now I am a Webhead!
    Join the Webheads either in spirit or in the hard work of navigating the Web and joining in many conversations.
    Over and Out,
    Cheryl

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