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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
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By Liz Losh February 8, 2013 - 10:20am Comments
Colombian artist Isabel Restrepo has tackled a variety of projects to promote digital literacy, raise awareness to change public health and safety behavior, and foster civic partici
Augmenting Reality: Addressing Trauma with Digital Media Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson February 4, 2013 - 1:00pm Comments
Computer code is rapidly becoming a mature part of contemporary collective life.
Code Acts: How Computer Code Configures Learning Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold January 29, 2013 - 7:05pm Comments
Ethan Zuckerman (@EthanZ) will deliver the keynote at this year's Digital Media & Learning Conference, "Democratic Futures," March 14-16 in Chicago, and we asked Howard Rheingold (@hrheingold)
DML Conference 2013: Democratic Futures (Ethan Zuckerman, Keynote)  Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw January 28, 2013 - 7:15am Comments
I have a confession to make. It’s a shameful, dark secret that I fear may be common to many adults around the world. And, when I was teaching, it was certainly one that I saw shared by many students I came into contact with.
Some Thoughts on Interest-based Pathways to Learning	 Blog Image
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By Nishant Shah January 24, 2013 - 9:35am Comments
I encountered the Aaron Swartz memorial the other day that helps ‘liberate’ a randomly selected article from JSTOR, as an act of civil disobedience, to commemor
Remembering Aaron Swartz, Taking Up the Fight Blog Image