I’m excited to share that I have a new chapter out in the most recent volume of New Directions in Student Leadership entitled, Going Digital in Student Leadership. The chapter I co-authored with Dr. Ed Cabellon, titled “Remixing Leadership Practices with Emerging Technologies,” presents an overview of the historical trends in and the current state of technology in leadership education (P–20). Topics covered include the influences of digital and social technology on leadership education and the student leaders experience, the growing importance of technology competency, knowledge, and skills, and trends in leadership related to digital technology platforms and tools.
You can order the book directly from the publisher’s website or on Amazon. If you’re interested in reading further, below are brief abstracts about all of the chapters available in the volume:
1. Remixing Leadership Practices with Emerging Technologies
by Dr. Ed Cabellon and Dr. Paul Gordon Brown
The authors present an overview of the historical trends in and current state of technology in education (P–20), including platforms, tools, and theories that have influenced this area.
2. Leadership 2.0: The Impact of Technology on Leadership Development
by Dr. John Hoffman and Cara Vorhies Cleek
Technological innovation has become a driver of educational and leadership development practices that place students at the center of learning and leadership development experiences. Recommendations for equitable and inclusive practice in using technology in leadership development are discussed.
3. P–20 Model of Digital Citizenship
by Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran and Dr. Mike Ribble
This chapter explores a P–20 digital citizenship model that builds upon the respect, educate, and protect model beginning with our earliest learners through elementary, middle, high school, and college.
4. Digital Student Leadership Development
by Dr. Josie Ahlquist
Social media tools are ubiquitous throughout the college student experience, particularly for students who hold leadership positions on campus. A research study on junior and senior student leaders’ social media use and experience led to a number of findings that inform leadership education practice.
5. Student Activism in the Technology Age
by Dr. Adam Gismondi and Dr. Laura Osteen
This chapter discusses the emergent use of digital technology to inspire, connect, and sustain student activism on campus. An overview of student activism, opportunities, and challenges of this technology, along with recent case studies and implications for practice, are presented.
6. The Virtual Table: A Framework for Online Teamwork, Collaboration, and Communication
by Lisa Endersby, Kirstin Phelps, and Dr. Dan Jenkins
This chapter reviews the complex relationship between technology and leadership, focusing on how technology affects the development and demonstration of skills in communication, teamwork, and collaboration. The chapter also proposes a framework for identifying and assessing key leadership competencies in the digital space.
7. A Mindset for Career Curiosity: Emerging Leaders Working in the Digital Space
by Mallory Bower and Dr. Peter Konwerski
This chapter addresses the rapid growth of American industry, and a proposed framework-the mindset for career curiosity—that can be used to prepare students for quickly evolving 21st century digital work environments.