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By Howard Rheingold 10/04/2012 - 9:40am Comments
At my elementary school in Phoenix, Arizona, problem students like me were often sent to the art teacher’s room. Unfortunately for me, my objection to sitting in a little desk, arranged in rows with other little desks, then moving in single-...
Passion, Projects & Play: Restoring Creativity in the Classroom  Blog Image
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By Antero Garcia 10/01/2012 - 10:15am Comments
Lately, I've been thinking about what digital media can do to improve what we know about learning. And you know what I've decided? I think it is time that learning needs to be kickstarted (kickstarter.com) and I think we need Reddit (reddit.com...
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By Doug Belshaw 09/26/2012 - 12:15pm Comments
Recently Michael Gove, the English Secretary of State for Education, announced the Government's plans to "restore rigour and confidence to our examination system with the introduction of English Baccalaureate Certificates in English, maths, the...
What Constitutes Rigour in Our 21st-Century Educational Systems? Blog Image
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By Jeff Brazil 09/24/2012 - 11:50am Comments
John Seely Brown has been immersed in innovation and learning for the last three decades. As a visiting scholar and adviser to the provost at the University of Southern California, co-chair of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, former chief...
The Global One-Room Schoolhouse: John Seely Brown Blog Image
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By John Jones 09/21/2012 - 7:20am Comments
For whatever reason, discussions of online education are in the air. Cathy Davidson frequently writes about the challenges facing our education system on this blog, and when a consortium of top universities combined to create an online...
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By danah boyd 09/18/2012 - 1:35pm Comments
Parenting is hard. Many parents find parenting in an era of social media to be confusing, in part because they must advise their children to make sense of spaces that they don't understand themselves. It's easy to be afraid of what's new, but...
Three Conversations for Parents: Navigating Networked Publics Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 09/17/2012 - 11:40am Comments
Enthusiasts and skeptics agree that digital media are attention magnets. The Pew Internet and American Life Project reported that one in six Americans admitted to bumping into someone or something while texting, and a video from a mall...
The Presence Project
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By Nishant Shah 09/13/2012 - 10:50am Comments
I was on a Google hangout with some friends the other day, and we were talking about the thisness and thatness of life. Conversations (as they always do) veered towards books we were reading and that started a torrent of recommendations and...
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By Aleks Krotoski 09/11/2012 - 6:50am Comments
I recently returned to the UK from a trip to Argentina. I had been invited to speak about The Virtual Revolution, the television series I presented for BBC2 2010 by the OSDE Foundation, the community arm of the country's largest health care...
The Virtual Revolution: Argentina Blog Image
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By monika hardy 09/06/2012 - 11:20am Comments
Many people are talking about (and creating) better ways to do public education. There are amazingly innovative ideas happening. However incredible, they aren't currently equitable; they aren't accessible to all. Imagine if rather than waiting...
Be.App: Towards Facilitating Curiosity Blog Image
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By Ethan Zuckerman 09/03/2012 - 1:15pm Comments
Last week, I gave a lecture titled “The Emergence of Digital Civics” at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. I was in South Australia to give another lecture, a joint lecture with Dr. Genevieve Bell of Intel in memory of her friend James...
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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