Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Learning to do what we do

This essay about teaching law in a networked age is worth reading and reflecting on, whatever your profession and however you learned what you know. What skills do you need in an age of endless digital discovery? Now that we can work anywhere, with almost anyone, and get instant feedback from insiders and outsiders, how might we structure philanthropic endeavors? My sense is that philanthropy has nicely adopted many of the tools of the networked age, but we still haven't really seen philanthropic institutions or structure develop that are 'genetically networked.' We've adapted and adopted what we had (to some extent), but haven't yet seen real 'generation net philanthropy.'

In another post on the same blog, video vidi visum: virtual, the author posted notes from a session at the State of Play conference. Again, important questions are asked that have relevance to philanthropy - what does place have to do with it? Where does learning happen? What role can simulations play in philanthropy? How do communities develop in virtual worlds and what might this teach us about how communities develop in our own backyards?

I found the blogs through the Berkman Center's email newsletter and blogs - a great resource on legal and social issues arising in our networked world.

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