Comments on: FOSE 2009: For the people, by the people… http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/03/12/fose-2009-for-the-people-by-the-people%e2%80%a6/ Tech the way we see it: insights and musings on technology PR, policy and the District, from H&K’s D.C. Tech Team. Sat, 19 Feb 2011 05:49:03 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Lindsey Pahs http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/03/12/fose-2009-for-the-people-by-the-people%e2%80%a6/comment-page-1/#comment-221 Lindsey Pahs Fri, 23 Oct 2009 04:56:19 +0000 http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=109#comment-221 I'm not making this up. One of the guest speakers at the iNACOL conferencea few years back told a packed audience this. He said, "If it's not in Google, it doesn't exist." Seriously, I'm not making this up. Let me tell you a little more. The conference was about all about online learning. The guest speaker was a recent high school graduate who had done all of his schooling online. He was there to give us his perspective on the world of online education. Much of what he had to say was very helpful to us as we were in the planning stages of creating our own online school in my district. The the idea that everything of value is catalogue by Google was laughable. Apparently this kid had never been to a bookstore. This was before GoogleBooks deal. Just for fun, I Googled the quote, "If it's not in Google, it doesn't exist." Guess what? 27,100 results! There are a LOT of people who apparently feel this way. Somewhere along the way in the education of these individuals, they missed the part where knowledge CAN and DOES EXIST outside of Google. http://www.mrpahs.com/2009/10/23/not-in-google-it-doesnt-exist/ I’m not making this up. One of the guest speakers at the iNACOL conferencea few years back told a packed audience this. He said, “If it’s not in Google, it doesn’t exist.” Seriously, I’m not making this up. Let me tell you a little more. The conference was about all about online learning. The guest speaker was a recent high school graduate who had done all of his schooling online. He was there to give us his perspective on the world of online education. Much of what he had to say was very helpful to us as we were in the planning stages of creating our own online school in my district. The the idea that everything of value is catalogue by Google was laughable. Apparently this kid had never been to a bookstore. This was before GoogleBooks deal. Just for fun, I Googled the quote, “If it’s not in Google, it doesn’t exist.” Guess what? 27,100 results! There are a LOT of people who apparently feel this way. Somewhere along the way in the education of these individuals, they missed the part where knowledge CAN and DOES EXIST outside of Google.

http://www.mrpahs.com/2009/10/23/not-in-google-it-doesnt-exist/

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By: Shanna Hunt http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2009/03/12/fose-2009-for-the-people-by-the-people%e2%80%a6/comment-page-1/#comment-130 Shanna Hunt Thu, 12 Mar 2009 20:41:48 +0000 http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=109#comment-130 Nice read. Although the pics are my favourite part. Nice read. Although the pics are my favourite part.

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