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By Howard Rheingold 08/30/2012 - 9:25am Comments
Nearly two years before Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun shook up educational institutions with their massive open online course on artificial intelligence, using videos, blogs, wikis, and online tests, photography educators Jonathan Worth,...
Global Transmedia MOOCs Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson 08/27/2012 - 9:50am Comments
What makes an “expert”? What makes for “expert knowledge” in the digital age? In today's culture of digital media, new forms of expertise and knowledge seem to be increasingly available, with the result that young people are now being...
Expertise, Redefined Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 08/23/2012 - 2:45pm Comments
All the world's attention was recently focused on the Olympic Games in London. The competition was widely broadcasted by traditional and online media, with an astronomic audience, reaching many countries. Social media became a place for...
Social Media Discourse: Violence, Olympiads and Our Everyday Life Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 08/20/2012 - 11:55am Comments
I’m currently iterating some work around Web Literacies for the Mozilla Foundation (you can see the latest version of my thinking here). Perhaps the biggest consideration when dealing with so-called ‘New’ Literacies is distinguishing them from...
Digital Literacies and Web Literacies: What's the Difference? Blog Image
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By John Jones 08/16/2012 - 7:45am Comments
In my last few posts, I have argued that network writing—that is, writing that mimics the conventions of emerging, online genres—should occupy a larger place in writing instruction. However, it can be challenging to imagine how literacies that...
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By Ethan Zuckerman 08/13/2012 - 8:20am Comments
Ten people each contribute $100 a month into a pool. They meet once a month and discuss possible projects to support. Each month, they give a grant of $1000 to a project that meets a simple criterion: it’s awesome. That’s the logic behind the...
How Do We Make Civic Crowdfunding Awesome? Blog Image
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By Liz Losh 08/09/2012 - 11:45am Comments
Professor Anne Balsamo has been collaborating with Professor Alexandra Juhasz and a group of more than one hundred feminist scholars to pilot a new kind of online course devoted to feminist dialogues on technology. Balsamo recently left the...
Learning from Failure: Feminist Dialogues on Technology, Part II Blog Image
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By Liz Losh 08/06/2012 - 3:00pm Comments
Next year, over a hundred feminist scholars are slated to teach a new kind of online course—the first “MDCLE” or “massively distributed collaborative learning experiment”—tentatively titled “Feminist Dialogues on Technology."  Drawing on...
Bodies in Classrooms: Feminist Dialogues on Technology, Part I Blog Image
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By S. Craig Watkins 08/02/2012 - 3:05pm Comments
This summer I attended summer school…well kind of.  For three weeks in June I worked with a great team to implement a digital media and design project with high school students.  We followed that project with a two-week game design...
Exploring the Power & Potential of ‘Connected Learning’, Part One Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 07/30/2012 - 12:55pm Comments
Here’s a thought experiment.  Let’s try to imagine a society (there were lots of them before modernity) where there is no interest in measuring educational success.  Let’s imagine a society where the only goal of teaching (it’s a high...
Standardizing Human Ability Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 07/26/2012 - 10:20am Comments
One powerful benefit of networked learning is that when you find something interesting, it often leads to someone interesting – and that someone often leads to entire networks of interesting people. Or, as Dr. Alec Couros puts it, “the tools...
Professor Alec Couros: "The Connected Teacher" Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 07/23/2012 - 9:00am Comments
I’ve recently started in a new role for the Mozilla Foundation. At least half of my job there is to come up with a framework, a White Paper, around the concept of ‘web literacies’. It’s got me thinking about both parts of that term -- both the...
Web Literacies: What is the 'Web' Anyway? Blog Image
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By monika hardy 07/20/2012 - 9:30am Comments
We have massive research and many evidences available...[ie: Diane Ravitch is declaring a bunch of them here, we’ve gathered particular ones here]…that what we’re doing in the name of public education is not serving us well. Perhaps we declare...
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By Ben Williamson 07/16/2012 - 3:50pm Comments
What is "pedagogy" and what does it do? In the digital age, the future of education is being redefined in relation to new technologies and digital media, and we are having to rethink what we understand by pedagogy and its possible effects on...
Programmable Pedagogy: Reconfiguring the Future of Learning Blog Image
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By John Jones 07/12/2012 - 11:10am Comments
In his essay, "Is Google Making Us Stupid?," Nicholas Carr relates an exchange between Nietzsche and one of his friends, in which the friend remarked that the philosopher's writing style had changed after he began to use a typewriter. As Carr...
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