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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...
Creative Solutions for Tablets and the Common Core Blog Image
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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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By Howard Rheingold 08/05/2013 - 9:05am Comments
When Sara Kaviar’s students study comparative religions, they don’t just read and view videos. They visit houses of worship, then recreate them in the Minecraft online sandbox and design games in their virtual world that test each others’...
Teaching and Learning with Minecraft, Part Two: Sara Kaviar Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson 08/02/2013 - 8:12am Comments
How we think about digital media is paralleled by how we think about learner identities. What kinds of learning identities are being promoted for an anticipated future in an increasingly softwarised society? About ten years ago, the designers...
How Software Sees Us Blog Image
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By Zeynep Tufekci 07/30/2013 - 9:35am Comments
As a scholar of privacy and surveillance as well as political activism in repressive societies where government surveillance has consequences much worse than embarrassment and political derailment, my take away lesson from ex-congressman and...
Digital Activism, Government Surveillance and Anthony Weiner Blog Image
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By Antero Garcia 07/25/2013 - 2:00pm Comments
As a technophile, I’ll be the first to admit it: sometimes computers get in the way of learning. Hopefully that can be something we all agree on, right? I’ve mentioned before that one of the main composition courses I taught last year was held...
How Computers Can Impede Spaces of Learning Blog Image
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By Julian Sefton-Green 07/22/2013 - 10:45am Comments
On the basis of the truism about life/success/genius being 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration it is strange that so many initiatives in education – particularly those aimed at engaging youth who may be disenchanted with mainstream schooling or...
Four Challenges to Sustain Engagement in Learning
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By John Jones 07/18/2013 - 9:15am Comments
In a recent piece at Locus, Cory Doctorow argues: Computers are the children of the human race’s mind, and as they become intimately involved in new aspects of our lives, we keep stumbling into semantic minefields, where commonly understood...
Teaching Digital Culture