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DIY Coding

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Like many in the digital media and learning community, I am a fan of the free and open source computer programming language, Processing, which can be easily downloaded at Processing.org.  Processing is an incredibly accessible computer language for beginners, but it is also a stepping stone to widely used professional programming languages like Java and C++ that may contribute to success in corporate and academic arenas for those who are code literate. more

Stop the Cycle of Bullying

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On 22 September 2010, the wallet of Tyler Clementi - a gay freshman at Rutgers University - was found on the George Washington Bridge; his body was found in the Hudson River the following week.  His roommate, Dharun Ravi, was charged with 15 criminal counts, including invasion of privacy, bias intimidation, and tampering with witnesses and evidence tampering.  Ravi pleaded not guilty. more

Can Badging Be the Zipcar of Testing and Assessment?

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I‚Äôm excited that next week the judges will be listening to the ‚Äúpitches‚Äù and then determining the winners of the Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition.  Immediately after, will be the opening of what promises to be the best Digital Media and Learning Conference yet, ‚ÄúBeyond Educational Technology: Learning Innovations in a Connected World‚Äù (to be held in San Francisco, March 1-3, 2012).  I‚Äôm thrilled about both of these showcases for new learning innovation.  But I have a confession t more