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By John Jones 01/26/2015 - 8:00am Comments
It’s starting to seem like there is a new ritual being performed at the beginning of each new semester: debating the use of technology in the classroom. In these debates, “technology” almost never means all human-made tools — I’ve yet to read...
Let’s Ban Bans in The Classroom Blog Image
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By Liz Losh 01/22/2015 - 7:42am Comments
Editor's note: This is the first in a three-part series highlighting different programs that teach digital literacy outside of school. Under the auspices of the Mayor’s Office of New York City, Global Partners Junior is an “online...
Teaching Urban Digital Literacy Outside Schools Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 01/19/2015 - 8:00am Comments
Although the preponderance of publicity about Massive Open Online Courses has focused on well-funded enterprises such as Coursera and Udacity, and superstars of what is mostly an online version of a lecture course, such as Sebastian Thrun,...
Skeptic Professor Becomes Connected Learning Practitioner Blog Image
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By Buffy J. Hamilton 01/15/2015 - 8:00am Comments
My fellow librarian Jennifer Lund and I had the opportunity recently to partner with IB Theory of Knowledge teachers Dan Byrne and Dr. James Glenn. Our instructional design challenge was to think about how we might help students process the...
Learning with Twitter Chats and Socratic Seminars in Virtual Spaces Blog Image
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By David Theo Goldberg 01/12/2015 - 6:00am Comments
Editor's note: The following post is a summary of a provocation delivered at the Umeå University HUMlab's "Genres of Knowledge Production" conference on Dec. 10, 2014. (Watch video, starting at 14:18) 1. Platforms That from which we act and...
The World is Not Flat, Stable Blog Image
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By Kylie Peppler 01/08/2015 - 8:00am Comments
It has become increasingly clear that youths' experiences in schools do not match the kinds of experiences they are likely to have once they have completed school. The push to support "21st century" skills stems from this mismatch, and many...
Designing a More Connected World Blog Image
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By Liz Losh 01/05/2015 - 8:00am Comments
The fact that a cellular telephone can transmit the value of a particular currency from one party to another may be increasingly obvious, given the rise of specialized digital money services in the United States, such as Square or Apple...
Mobile Money, Financial Literacy and Learning Through Digital Media Blog Image
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By S. Craig Watkins 01/01/2015 - 8:00am Comments
The United States Census Bureau has been tracking computer use since 1984 and the use of the Internet since 1997. Not surprisingly, much has changed over that span of time. Even though use of computers and the Internet has spread, gaps still...
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By Barry Joseph 12/29/2014 - 8:00am Comments
For my final post of the year, I thought I would turn the mic around and ask YOU, the ever faithful DML Central reader, what you think about the year in digital media and learning. To get your thoughts flowing, I asked my fellow DML Central...
2014: A Digital Media and Learning Look Back, Forward Blog Image
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By Jade E. Davis 12/25/2014 - 8:00am Comments
I want to talk about the one thing that I think is the biggest risk in connected learning: Not Trying. The biggest barrier to meaningful experimentation that I’ve encountered is the fear of an experiment not working or achieving the desired...
Try It: Let Go of Fear Blog Image