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By Whitney Burke 05/24/2012 - 10:10am Comments
Tanner Higgin is a PhD candidate in English at the University of California, Riverside studying race, gender, and power in digital media cultures. He's also researching and developing play and project-based curriculum at the nonprofit...
Beyond the Console: Gaming, Learning & Literacy  Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 05/21/2012 - 12:00pm Comments
I don’t have the metrics, but I’ll stake my professional reputation on the following  statement:  In the last one or two years, there has been a seachange in how even the most traditional academic, nonprofit, or corporation values,...
How and Why to Make Your Digital Publications Matter Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 05/17/2012 - 6:42am Comments
Common Sense Media, known as the go-to resource for solid reviews of movies, books, and television, just released a new ratings initiative to evaluate the learning potential of websites, video games, and mobile apps. You can learn more about it...
Worthy Reads: On What Kids Can Learn, Minecraft, Generation Y  Blog Image
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By John Jones 05/14/2012 - 6:05am Comments
In a 1987 paper, Robert Brooke argued that instructors needed to pay attention to the ways that students didn't pay attention, like passing notes in class or whispering conversations. Building on the work of Erving Goffman, Brooke argued that...
Digital Underlife and the Writing Classroom Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 05/11/2012 - 11:30am Comments
As Assistant Professor of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute of Design, Laura Forlano’s interests converge at the intersection of technology, cities, and culture. Prior to her professorship in design, Forlano was a...
Technology, Cities & Collaboration
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By Howard Rheingold 05/09/2012 - 5:55am Comments
I was very excited by Anya Kamenetz’s book, DIY U, which I highly recommend, and her free ebook, The Edupunk’s Guide! I’m also very interested in what Anya is doing with P2PU and teaching people, helping people, learn to be self learners. Her...
DIY U: Interview with Anya Kamenetz Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 05/04/2012 - 12:45pm Comments
Christo Sims is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley's School of Information and a graduate researcher for the Connected Learning Research Network’s Leveling Up project. The project team is investigating the learning dynamics of interest-driven...
Exploration: Digital Media and Social Inequality
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By S. Craig Watkins 05/01/2012 - 11:40am Comments
One thing is clear in our work at Texas City High School (TCHS) this year: students like to create their own media.  Students at TCHS create their own YouTube channels, compose original music, comics, games, Tumblr pages, art work, and...
Why Critical Design Literacy is Needed Now More Than Ever Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 04/27/2012 - 12:05pm Comments
When I read Henry Jenkins’ description of the Pokemon-like card game he played with entering students at USC’s interdisciplinary Cinema School, I realized that the project Tracy Fullerton had described in September, 2011, had come to pass. Don’...
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By Nishant Shah 04/24/2012 - 6:25am Comments
When it comes to youth, technology and literacy, the warring lines seem to have been drawn and the voices on both the sides are strident, if not loud. There are those who insist that with the digital native in the classroom, we have to...
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By Howard Rheingold 04/20/2012 - 6:35am Comments
As digital media and networks make possible more networked and collaborative pedagogies, who teaches the teachers how to take advantage of the opportunities (and avoid the pitfalls) that new technologies afford? I have recounted previously on...
Teachers Teaching Teachers: Interview with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
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By John Jones 04/16/2012 - 6:30am Comments
Recently I had the opportunity to attend a symposium on the digital humanities hosted by the University of Pittsburgh's Digital Media research group. The occasion was the publication of "Debates in the Digital Humanities," a collection...
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By Ben Williamson 04/12/2012 - 5:30am Comments
What do research methods do? Research methods are routinely understood as objective techniques for getting to know the world. Yet they may be more influential and socially significant than this, particularly as more digital methods are being...
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By Cathy Davidson 04/09/2012 - 10:50am Comments
Below you will find a collaboratively written document produced in Bangkok, Thailand, at the March 28-31 teacher’s meeting of EARCOS, the East Asia Regional Council of Schools.  EARCOS is an organization of 130 primary and secondary...
A Collaborative Guide to Best Digital Learning PracticesBlog Image
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By Barry Joseph 04/05/2012 - 2:10pm Comments
In a new report from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, "Youth and Digital Media: From Credibility to Information Quality," the authors set out to “map and explore what we know about the ways in which young...
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