Publication Date: May 2006
Publisher: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Author(s): Jonathan S. Woocher
Research Area: Education; Media, telecommunications, and information
Keywords: Internet; Culture; Informal Jewish Education; Generational Issues
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.