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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.

Re-imagining the Where, When, and How of Educational Practice

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"Well, I guess in all honesty I would have to say that I never knew nor did I ever hear of anybody that money didn't change." (Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men)

Last month, I was at Bett, the annual educational technology and training show. It was a feast for the senses: I saw higher-pixel displays that supposedly 'improve learning,’ multi-touch screens to 'transform educational experiences,’ and (of course!) tablet devices were presented as a panacea for, well, everything.… more