Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Objective 5 - Loosely LinkedIn

I created a LinkedIn account some time ago, but did not enter all of my profile information until just recently. I understand how LinkedIn can be a valuable resource for someone if he/she were looking for a job or worked in an environment where connections are everything. It is not that connections are not important in education; I just think our pool of potential connections is limited. The limitations seem especially so with a private school. I believe there is value in trying to link with other educators that are in a similar position as I hold at Sacred Heart. I wonder if LinkedIn is the right tool to build this kind of network. I belong to Facebook, though I do not use this networking site as a link to my family and friends.

1 comment:

  1. Time will tell the value of LinkedIn for educators. Wouldn't it be interesting to get a glimpse at what the popular Web 2.0 tools are 5 years from now. Will we even be talking about Web 2.0 five years from now?