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By Howard Rheingold March 25, 2013 - 12:25pm Comments
Zeynep Tufekci, a sociologist who uses, as well as studies, social media, offers a refreshingly rigorous and empirically-scaffolded perspective amid the frenzy of armchair social science regarding the impact of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Red
Zeynep Tufekci: Technosociologist Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke March 21, 2013 - 6:20pm Comments
A few months ago, I interviewed a former high school teacher and asked him what his hope was for the digital media and learning community in 2013. His answer: to push for a stronger focus on schools.
The Right to Thrive: Connected Learning at the Digital Edge Blog Image
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By John Jones March 18, 2013 - 10:00am Comments
We are all quite familiar with interactive writing. Business writing is a nearly constant stream of emails and memos that reply to and reference other texts.
Writing for Interaction Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson March 14, 2013 - 6:10am Comments
Ann Pendleton-Jullian, the architect and educational redesigner, notes that:  “Design has the capacity to shape contexts as frames for things to happen.”  My excitement at being part of the
Re-Designing Learning For Democracy Blog Image
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By March 11, 2013 - 12:00pm Comments
The rhetoric around libraries today is largely filled with enthusiasm in the digital media and learning world.
Are We in Danger of Losing Sight of Urban Libraries? Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke March 8, 2013 - 10:35am Comments
Last fall, a New York man rented out his apartment bedroom through Airbnb, a popular websi
Navigating Privacy and User Rights Issues in an “I Agree” Era  Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph March 6, 2013 - 6:05pm Comments
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project published a recent report after surveying the role of the internet and social me
The Latest in Digital Media, Learning and Museums Blog Image
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By danah boyd March 4, 2013 - 6:50am Comments
Sitting with a group of graduating high school seniors last summer, the conversation turned to college roommates.
Is Facebook Destroying the American College Experience? Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson March 1, 2013 - 10:45am Comments
It was something over a year ago when we first began talking about badges as a powerful new tool for identifying and validating the rich array of people’s skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and competencies that happens everywhere and at eve
Why We Need Badges Now
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By Whitney Burke February 28, 2013 - 8:40am Comments
What does it mean to be a teacher in the 21st century?
Public School Classrooms: Incubators for Social Learning  Blog Image
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By Ethan Zuckerman February 25, 2013 - 8:00am Comments
In late January, Austin Oberbillig and Evan Ricks, students at Olympia High School in Olympia, Washington made a video called “Lunch Scholars." The video was meant to be
 Is Civics In Crisis? Or Just Changing Its Shape? Blog Image
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By S. Craig Watkins February 20, 2013 - 6:00pm Comments
President Barack Obama recently ended his post-State of the Union tour in his adopted hometown of Chicago.
DML Conference 2013: Democratic Futures Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw February 18, 2013 - 8:15am Comments
Mozilla is working to create a new open learning standard for Web Literacy. In this post I want to consider why we need a 'standard' and who might be interested in helping define one.
Why We Need a Learning Standard for Web Literacy Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero February 14, 2013 - 5:50pm Comments
On the early morning of Jan. 27, one of the most striking tragedies in Brazil's history took place. A fire started and spread in a popular nightclub in Santa Maria, killing more than 230 people and wounding another 116.
Social Networks Support Grieving, Healing in Aftermath of Brazilian Tragedy
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By S. Craig Watkins February 11, 2013 - 5:30pm Comments
One of the more interesting assertions of connected learning is the need to create new approaches to education that recognize the vitality of learning and the fa
Connected Learning: Unlocking the Potential of Every Child Blog Image