Educational Technology

January 28, 2012

Social Media + Interactive Digital Wall = Civil Debate at U. of Florida

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:34 am

By Tanya Roscorla, Converge

In the Florida Gubernatorial Election of 2010, only 8 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds voted. “Eight percent means that this generation has no voice with our political leadership,” said Ann Henderson, director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida. “That’s a problem to me.” This generation of millenials doesn’t participate in democracy the way previous generations did. Their version of participation is reading blogs, sending stories they like to friends or watching “The Colbert Report.”

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