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By John Jones 09/27/2013 - 6:10am Comments
In a recent blog post for the Society for U.S. Intellectual History, Ben Alpers argues that iBooks Author is not very well suited for humanities learning. I have written before about problems with iBooks Author's Terms of Service, but Alpers...
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By Julian Sefton-Green 09/23/2013 - 12:05pm Comments
In some ways, this question is of course impossible. Given the difficulty of defining creativity in the first place with scholarship, trying to focus on the distinctions between what is new, what is expressive, what is individual and what is...
Is There Such a Thing as Digital Creativity? Blog Image
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By Liz Losh 09/19/2013 - 4:15pm Comments
Classes recently began in the Los Angeles Unified School District, which is the second largest school district in the country, a place where the best practices of digital media and learning face the difficulties of effecting change at a truly...
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By Doug Belshaw 09/16/2013 - 4:35pm Comments
At the beginning of 2013 the Mozilla Foundation announced its intention to work with the community to create a new learning standard for Web Literacy. I'm delighted to say that we're well on course to release v1.0 of that standard at the ...
The Ontology of the Web
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By Liz Losh 09/13/2013 - 8:40am Comments
The horrific Delhi gang rape case in which a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was murdered as a result of a grotesque sexual assault brought tens of thousands of protesters into the streets of the city to express outrage about the prevalence...
Using Social Media for Women’s Rights: Breakthrough Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 09/09/2013 - 6:55am Comments
Far more important to me than all the venture-capitalized consortia of elite university MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) and the hundreds of thousands of students flocking to them is a course taught by an adjunct professor at University of...
Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social
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By Raquel Recuero 09/06/2013 - 3:50pm Comments
Brazil has several marginalized groups that often don't have a voice in government decision-making and are invisible to the majority of the country’s population. One such group, the country’s indigenous tribes, must constantly fight for their...
Social Media and Brazil's Indigenous Tribes Blog Image
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By Julian Sefton-Green 09/03/2013 - 8:00am Comments
I was recently at the biannual conference for the Australian teachers of media (ATOM) in Brisbane, Queensland. The teachers, university lecturers, educators and media producers who were at the event were all excited because the new arrangements...
Creativity, Criticality and Curriculum Reform Down Under Blog Image
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By John Jones 08/29/2013 - 12:30pm Comments
Across the US, schools are back in session. My university started back last week, and, as I usually do, I spent the first day of class discussing the syllabus, explaining to students my expectations for them and the course. When I do this, I...
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By Buffy J. Hamilton 08/26/2013 - 2:50pm Comments
As someone who inhabits multiple learning worlds in libraries and public schools, concepts of literacy–traditional and emerging–are central to my work as I think about pedagogies that inform literacy practices in these spaces.  Educational...
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By Ethan Zuckerman 08/22/2013 - 9:10am Comments
With Rewire out in the world, I’ve had some time this August to think about some of the big questions behind our work at Center for Civic Media, specifically the questions I started to bring up at this year’s Digital Media and Learning...
The “New Civics" and the “Born Digital” Generation Blog Image
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By Antero Garcia 08/19/2013 - 3:50pm Comments
Like many, I spent part of my summer catching up on books I've been meaning to read and haven't committed the time to do so during the rest of the year. Along with fun genre fiction, one book I finally picked up was Walter Isaacson’s biography...
Summer Reading: The Privilege, Petulance, and Passion of Steve Jobs Blog Image
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By Philipp Schmidt 08/16/2013 - 6:55am Comments
Computers and the Internet are really good at copying information and sending it to lots of people at low cost. That's why many of the recent innovations in online learning focus on packaging knowledge in the form of short video lectures, and...
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By Liz Losh 08/12/2013 - 4:55pm Comments
The recent international conference of researchers on human-computer interaction CHI 2013 in Paris presented the opportunity to survey current trends in the so-called “learning sciences” and to assess new methodologies for computer-assisted...
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By Howard Rheingold 08/08/2013 - 2:40pm Comments
When I was ten years old, one television program was magical to me: Meet Mr. Wizard. Mr. Wizard was a friendly, knowledgeable old guy (he was probably in his 40s) who explained scientific phenomena to his young friends through various...
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