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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.”
Learning from Blog Image
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By S. Craig Watkins December 2, 2013 - 10:10am Comments
This year my research team has been pouring over qualitative data that we collected over a year-and-half period from Freeway High School (previously referred to as Texas City High School in
Rethinking the ‘Race Between Education and Technology’ Thesis Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw November 28, 2013 - 11:40pm Comments
Proclamations like 'kids need to learn to code!' may be accurate but, without some context and conceptual unpacking, they can be rather unhelpful.
This is Why Kids Need to Learn to Code Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson November 25, 2013 - 4:20pm Comments
Here’s the punchline: The humanities in the U.S.
Why We Must Recreate Higher Education Blog Image
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By Nishant Shah November 22, 2013 - 9:00am Comments
I have spent the last month being unpopular. I have been in conversation with many ‘Open Everything’ activists and practitioners.
How Can We Make Open Education Truly Open? Blog Image
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By Liz Losh November 18, 2013 - 5:00pm Comments
The initiative to Reclaim Open Learning launched a competition that was covered here at DMLcentral to recogniz
Beyond the MOOC: Jaaga, A Creative Community Space Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson November 14, 2013 - 5:05pm Comments
The idea that young people should learn to code has become a global educational aspiration in the last few years. What kinds of questions should digital media and learning researchers ask about these developments?
Programming Power? Does Learning to Code Empower Kids? Blog Image
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By Julian Sefton-Green November 11, 2013 - 5:25pm Comments
I have recently contributed to a new issue of the Bank Street occasional papers.
What Counts As Learning? Blog Image
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By Antero Garcia November 7, 2013 - 12:30pm Comments
I can’t play video games. I forget this simple fact every couple of years and a dark cloud swoops over Casa Garcia and I am enveloped in the feverish button mashing of some complex simulation for a hazy month or two.
Pollution Challenge! and Civic Learning with Video Games Blog Image
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By John Jones November 5, 2013 - 5:05pm Comments
Although electronic texts have been with us for many decades, in the past few years electronic reading has become increasingly popular.
How Does Electronic Reading Affect Comprehension? Blog Image