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By Raquel Recuero 04/03/2014 - 9:04am Comments
Leading the way toward protecting individual rights and freedom of expression on the Internet, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies has approved a Bill of Rights, “Marco Civil.” The landmark legislation now awaits approval by Brazil’s Senate and...
Brazil Internet ‘Bill of Rights’ Protects Web Users Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 03/31/2014 - 8:40am Comments
“Badges are plots by for-profit institutions to disrupt state-funded higher education. It's all about money and trying to turn a public good into a privatized for-profit revenue stream. You need to get your critical theory books out and read...
Open Badge Believer Blog Image
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By John Jones 03/27/2014 - 8:07am Comments
Spritz is a startup that wants to change how people read on small screens. The startup has created an app that feeds texts to readers one word at a time, arranged so that their eyes are not "forc[ed]…to spend time moving around the page." You...
Reading Like a Computer Reads Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 03/24/2014 - 9:13am Comments
I’m an advocate of cultivating and tuning the network of people I follow on Twitter, a practice that includes my willingness to respond to those I didn’t previously know who solicit my attention by directing an @reply to my Twitter handle. Far...
Theory of Knowledge, Social Media, Connected Learning in High School
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By Liz Losh 03/20/2014 - 9:12am Comments
Previously, I’ve written about role-playing racial history through digital games, so it is perhaps not surprising that I would be interested in an Ellis Island MMORG or a game about the Harlem Renaissance, initially conceptualized in the...
Gaming and New Gender Paradigms Blog Image
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By Buffy J. Hamilton 03/17/2014 - 8:57am Comments
The look of any library — school, academic, or public — is always dependent on local needs in a community, but the feature that has traditionally characterized all types of libraries is reading literacy and the tools and practices that support...
The Rise of Writing Literacies, Implications for Libraries Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 03/13/2014 - 8:00am Comments
Don't get me wrong. I love badges, digital badges for learning. And I don't mean just for some hoped-for potential to transform the learning landscape. I mean I love them for what I’ve seen them actually achieve: new literacies amongst youth to...
My Beef With Badges Blog Image
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By Philipp Schmidt 03/10/2014 - 8:25am Comments
I often get asked questions like these: Does peer learning really work? Don’t we need experts to learn from? Can the (proverbially) blind really lead the blind? Those are good questions and I will get back to them in a second. Then, there is...
The Great Peer Learning Pyramid Scheme Blog Image
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By Antero Garcia 03/06/2014 - 6:22am Comments
Last week saw the release of Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom, a free Connected Learning report I edited. I’m hoping you’ll spend some time reading it — it features a plethora of powerful contributions by members of the National...
Connected Learning Report: Educators Exemplifying Theory-Building Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 03/03/2014 - 10:02am Comments
“It’s not just about studying and learning,” says Pitzer College student Susanna Ferrell. “It’s also about activism,” adds fellow student Jade Ulrich, both of whom were beta testers for a Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC) about “...
DOCC Drives Feminist Activism Blog Image
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By John Jones 02/27/2014 - 11:06am Comments
In a recent post, I critiqued the claims in Ferris Jabr's Scientific American article, "Why the Brain Prefers Paper" that addressed the differences in comprehension between reading from paper and reading from screens.  Where Jabr argues...
woman reading
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By Nishant Shah 02/24/2014 - 9:55am Comments
Taking Care of Things: Reclaiming What is Lost in Our Defence of Humanities[1] If this were a book, this section would be the preface. If it were an academic paper, a footnote. If an art piece, a curator’s note. But, in this mixed multi-...
digital humanities words
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By Antero Garcia 02/20/2014 - 1:40pm Comments
Two weeks ago, the Internet squabbled in the hoopla that resulted from author J.K. Rowling’s admission that she thought her titular character Harry Potter should have ended up with know-it-all sidekick, Hermione. Fans took sides and...
Harry Potter celebration
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By Barry Joseph 02/17/2014 - 12:07pm Comments
As part of my efforts to explore the intersection of digital media and museum-based learning, here is list of items I’ve recently tweeted. I start with the most general and drill down to my specific area of work — informal science learning at...
natural museum
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By Antero Garcia 02/13/2014 - 10:37am Comments
Late last year, my colleague Thomas Philip and I discussed why we were so troubled by the ways the Los Angeles Unified School District bumbled its way through adopting iPads for its students. And, as the second largest school district in the...
Meaningful Integration: Optimistic About iPads in Schools