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By Doug Belshaw 06/17/2013 - 9:15am Comments
I work for Mozilla. We were one of 86 civil liberties groups that signed an open letter demanding swift access from Congress in the light of recent revelations around NSA surveillance. The website StopWatching.Us has seen a...
Privacy, the NSA and Web Literacies Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 06/16/2013 - 8:40am Comments
It has been more than a decade since Marc Prensky popularized the term “digital natives” to describe young people’s inherent connection with digital technologies, and while students may be able to successfully navigate these technologies to...
Wanted: A New Generation of Problem Solvers Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 06/15/2013 - 8:20am Comments
In recent years, international development organizations have started incorporating digital media programming in an effort to merge storytelling and popular media into civic engagement and to bring young people together across national and...
Enacting Social Change in a Digital Age: An International Case Study Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 06/14/2013 - 9:20am Comments
Like Turkey, Brazil is seeing a wave of anti-government protests it hasn’t seen in years. Thousands of residents in several cities, including Brazil’s two biggest cities, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, are now organizing protests. Protests...
Social Media Fuels Anti-Government Unrest in Brazil Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 06/10/2013 - 8:40am Comments
Does it continue to make sense to go to college when the sticker price of a college education is soaring, the amount of debt college students are taking on – even for the non-elite universities and what were formerly affordable public...
MOOCs, Hype, and the Precarious Future of Higher Ed Blog Image
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By Julian Sefton-Green 06/06/2013 - 9:55am Comments
At this moment in time, on both sides of the Atlantic, digital making and the maker movement is enjoying its time in the sun. A combination of policy concerns, technological developments, learning theories, social opportunities and articulate...
Making and Education Reform: Learning to Ride the Wave Blog Image
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By Zeynep Tufekci 06/03/2013 - 11:46am Comments
Protesters from one of the world’s richest countries, one of the world’s oldest autocracies, and one of the world’s rising developing countries walk into ... a public space, use Twitter extensively, and capture global attention to their...
Networked Politics from Tahrir to Taksim
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By S. Craig Watkins 05/30/2013 - 10:00am Comments
When President Barack Obama decided to kick off his “Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tours” in Austin it highlighted once again the city’s reputation as a growth sector in the nation’s creative and high tech economy. Over the last few years...
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By John Jones 05/28/2013 - 6:05am Comments
Over the past few months, there has been a growing backlash against MOOCs. If you aren't familiar with the term, massive open online courses — college courses that (for now) are free and will enroll anyone, generally without any restrictions on...
Are MOOCs An Extension of Academic Publishing into Teaching? Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 05/24/2013 - 2:35pm Comments
Which comes first, coordination or collaboration? It’s a classic chicken or egg debate that surfaces among network organizers and one that Peter Wardrip, a Ph.D. student in the Learning Sciences and Policy program at the University of...
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By danah boyd 05/22/2013 - 4:20pm Comments
Yesterday, Pew Internet and American Life Project (in collaboration with Berkman) unveiled a brilliant report about “Teens, Social Media, and Privacy.” As a researcher who’s been in the trenches on these topics for a long time now,...
Thoughts on Pew’s Latest Report: Notable Findings on Race and Privacy Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 05/20/2013 - 3:15pm Comments
Blogging, commenting thoughtfully on others’ blogs, staying safe online, creating a positive digital footprint, using audio and video to connect with students in other parts of the world, creating and publishing video – at what grade level...
Learning Online in the Second Grade: Linda Yollis Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 05/17/2013 - 6:55am Comments
Taking advantage of the online world's ability to help youth develop knowledge, expertise, skills and important new literacies involves risks, but how much? Some researchers and authors such as Lenore Skenazy, Sonia Livingstone, and Lynn...
A Student-driven, Afterschool Technology Club
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By Antero Garcia 05/13/2013 - 9:05am Comments
With Iron Man 3 raking in millions and marking the official start of summer blockbusters, it is thrilling to recognize that moviegoers are largely staring at a screen enraptured with Hollywood’s most successful maker. As such, I have good news...
Avenging 'Making' For All: Challenging Iron Man Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 05/10/2013 - 3:00pm Comments
What do a New York public school, the Howard County Public School system in Maryland, and a small private K-8 school in California all have in common? Each is re-conceptualizing the standard school curriculum by using design thinking, a...