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By Howard Rheingold November 24, 2014 - 8:00am Comments
I’ve been writing for 45 years, and have always owned more physical notebooks than I need at any one time, and I’m an enthusiastic novice at electronics, so several of my antennae tingled vigorously
Circuit Stickers, Notebook Hacking and Learning as Debugging Blog Image
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By Liz Losh November 20, 2014 - 8:00am Comments
Oculus Rift made headlines this year with a development kit for its affordable virtual reality head-mounted display, which comes equipped with sophisticated software that prevents the “simul
IndieCade, Part 3: Learning from Virtual Reality Blog Image
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By Buffy J. Hamilton November 17, 2014 - 9:33am Comments
Earlier this year, I wrote about the possibilities for libraries that embrace writing as the literacy of the masses and how
Writing in Libraries: Processes and Pathways to Inquiry, Learning Blog Image
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By Liz Losh November 13, 2014 - 8:00am Comments
The so-called “GamerGate” controversy about the independent games movement, which has finally reached the pages of the New York Times, has become the big story this fall.
IndieCade, Part 2: Anxieties About GamerGate Blog Image
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By John Jones November 10, 2014 - 8:00am Comments
Nicholas Carr is well-known for his work critiquing emerging technologies, particularly his argument that “Google is making us stupid
The Technophobe’s Dilemma: Nicholas Carr’s ‘The Glass Cage’ Blog Image
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By Liz Losh November 6, 2014 - 8:00am Comments
When I was in middle school, there was a group of boys who played war games in the science teacher’s room. I was always envious of them, because it looked like fun, but it seemed to be an all-male enclave where I — as a girl — could never int
Report from IndieCade, Part 1: Dungeons & Dragons Turns 40 Blog Image
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By Antero Garcia November 3, 2014 - 9:49am Comments
Two weekends ago, I had the opportunity to help co-“wrangle” a floor for the 2014 Mozilla Festival, better known as Mozfest.
Embracing Possibility: Four Lessons from Mozfest 2014 Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson October 30, 2014 - 9:00am Comments
What makes a city “smart?” And, in a “smart city,” what makes a “smart school?” Designers, researchers and commercial technology companies are increasingly concerned with the development of "
Smart Schools in Sentient Cities Blog Image
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By Sheryl Grant October 27, 2014 - 9:00am Comments
I often hear people say, “It’s not about the badge. It’s about the learning.” Well, yes. It is always good to bring the focus back to what we value. But, what if it really is about the badge?
All About That Badge Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw October 23, 2014 - 9:00am Comments
If you’re anything like hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people around the world, one of the first things you do in the morning is check your social media feeds.
Curate or Be Curated: Why Information Environment is Crucial to Democracy
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By Howard Rheingold October 20, 2014 - 9:00am Comments
Like others who have become important co-learners in my personal learning network, I met Dr. Maha Bali, associate professor of practice of the Center for Learning and Teaching at American University in Cairo, through a hashtag.
Connecting Learners Through Hashtags, Focal Points Blog Image
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By Jade E. Davis October 16, 2014 - 8:10am Comments
I have a dear friend who entered graduate studies in my department a bit after I’d started. I will call him Sam. Sam was different. He was one of the few other people who was not white in my program. He was not American. He was not straight.
Rethinking the Web as Picture Book and Soundscape Blog Image
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By Philipp Schmidt October 13, 2014 - 8:04am Comments
I remember vividly when I received my first account on a UNIX computer that was connected to the Internet.
From Courses to Communities Blog Image
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By Nicole Mirra October 9, 2014 - 7:36am Comments
At the recent Tech for Schools Summit hosted by EdSurge at the USC Rossier School of Education, organizers promised that the event was designed “for educators by educators” and that attendees would “gain exposure to cutting edge tech tools.”
Potential Pitfalls of Digital Reading Platforms
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By Nishant Shah October 6, 2014 - 9:00am Comments
This is the third and last of a three-blog series exploring the selfie as a digital object and the ways in which it posits challenges for us to understand and analyse it as embedded in everyday cultural practices and analysis.
The Disappearing Selfie, Part 3 Blog Image