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Scaffolding Web Literacy Through Learning Pathways

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Learning is messy. It starts. It stops. It's prismatic and elusive. Learners make progress, regress and then make giant leaps forward in understanding and ability. Some concepts and skills come quickly and easily, while others are hard-won. Learning, in other words — while fundamental to what it means to be human — remains somewhat of an enigma.

Reclaiming the Web for the Next Generation

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Around this time last year, thanks to the whistleblower Edward Snowden, U.S. citizens found out just how little online privacy they have. For those outside the U.S., the revelations were potentially even worse news as they weren't granted the protection of the U.S. constitution.… more

Why I Still Believe in Badges

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“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 Marx.”
— Anonymous philosophy professor
 
I have sympathy for those who see certain developments in technology as being fueled by dark, hidden forces aiming at nothing less than to overturn life as we know it.