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By Doug Belshaw February 3, 2014 - 10:07am Comments
"Well, I guess in all honesty I would have to say that I never knew nor did I ever hear of anybody that money didn't change." (Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men)
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By Howard Rheingold January 30, 2014 - 11:20am Comments
While so much attention is focused on improving teaching – the controversy over using text scores as “teacher accountability” measures, for example – isn’t it also important to think about how we improve our notions of improvement?
'Improving Improvement' in Education: Louis Gomez, Keynote Speaker for DML2014 Blog Image
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By Julian Sefton-Green January 28, 2014 - 7:45am Comments
In this post I want to compare two European research projects that investigated creative production by young people in informal, out-of-school and, to a great extent, self organised contexts.
How Might Creative Youth Cultures Understand ‘Creativity’? Blog Image
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By Liz Losh January 23, 2014 - 12:50pm Comments
When asked to explain his attitude toward arts education, British photographer Jonathan Worth describes what he is teaching as “storytelling” that should be an integral part of everyone’s “digital liter
Phonar: A Massive, Free, Open Photography Class Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson January 20, 2014 - 10:20am Comments
Computer code, software and algorithms have sunk deep into the “technological unconscious” of our contemporary “lifeworld.” How might this affect academic researc
The End of Theory in Digital Social Research? Blog Image
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By John Jones January 13, 2014 - 10:20am Comments
It is a common theme to complain about the way that writing (or reading or math) skills are declining as our society becomes increasingly digitized.
The 5 Most Interesting Writing Developments for 2014 Blog Image
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By Zeynep Tufekci January 9, 2014 - 11:20am Comments
From the “Indignados” in Spain, to “Occupy” in the United States, from Tahrir Square in Egypt to Syntagma Square in Greece, from Gezi Park in Turkey to #Euromaidan in Ukraine, the recent years have witnessed a proliferation of protests which,
Capabilities of Movements and Affordances of Digital Media: Paradoxes of Empowerment Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw January 6, 2014 - 7:55am Comments
In January 2012 the Mayor of New York tweeted, along with thousands of other people, that he planned to 'learn to code' during the course of that year.
Why 2014 is the Year of Web Literacy Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold December 30, 2013 - 11:45am Comments
As soon as she joined one of my online courses and immediately embraced co-learning, I recognized Michelle Cordy as the kind of
Hacking The Classroom
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By Howard Rheingold December 23, 2013 - 7:10pm Comments
Messing with Makey-Makey, tinkering with Arduino, building robots or creating
“Making is a stance toward learning”: Sylvia Libow Martinez  Blog Image
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By Julian Sefton-Green and Gary Stewart December 19, 2013 - 7:35pm Comments
In this post I want to think about our intimate relationship with various kinds of software as a way of understanding the development of skills and practices.
Learning from a Life in Software Blog Image
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By Antero Garcia December 16, 2013 - 4:20pm Comments
Earlier in the semester, I found myself lecturing to a class and having students in my Young Adult Literature course take notes about “Draco in Leather Pants.” Stay with me.
Fanfiction, Capitalism and Draco in Leather Pants Blog Image
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By Buffy J. Hamilton December 13, 2013 - 6:25am Comments
In my last two posts, I have reflected on a rationale for looking at the work of libraries through Deborah Brandt’s concept of sponsors of literacy as well as the philosophical and practi
Peeling Back the Layers of ‘Sponsors of Literacy and Learning’
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By Ethan Zuckerman December 10, 2013 - 10:05am Comments
The Oxford Internet Institute was kind enough to invite me to give the inaugural lecture in their Bellwether Series.
New Media, New Civics?
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By Liz Losh December 5, 2013 - 12:40pm Comments
“But I just want to remind everybody, we did not wage this long and contentious battle just around a website.”
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