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Publication Date: May 2006

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Jonathan S. Woocher

Series: Changing Jewish Communities, no.8, May 15 2006.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Education policy and planning)
Media, telecommunications, and information (Telecommunications)

Keywords: Internet; Culture; Informal Jewish Education; Generational Issues

Type: Report


The author describes the new environment for Jewish education created by global telecomunications, the internet, wireless technologies, and on-demand media. Among his observations intended to help Jewish educators adapt to the web-enhanced world: information is now easy to access, though not necessarily to assess; "customers" expect to be able to get what they want, when they want it, and at a good price; learning is a multisensory, multidimensional experience; virtual connections can be readily formed across boundaries; and good platforms can be even more powerful than good programs.