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By Whitney Burke 04/26/2013 - 2:50pm Comments
While young people are often adept at navigating networked spaces for social purposes in their everyday lives, it is less clear what role schools and teachers should play in that process. In what ways can educators support, mentor, and scaffold...
Teachers, Youth, and Social Media: Experiments Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 04/22/2013 - 2:35pm Comments
Humans are by far the most skilled social learners of this planet’s millions of species. We’re biologically equipped to pay attention to and learn from each other, and we’ve devised cultural tools such as speech and writing to augment our...
In Pursuit of In(ter)dependent Learning: Kio Stark Blog Image
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By monika hardy 04/18/2013 - 12:05pm Comments
On a recent college visit, I was pleased to find a great model for an entire ecosystem of mentorship. Colorado Christian University (CCU) students/faculty had been touting their solid community, and for all I can tell, it appears legit by...
An Ecosystem for Mentorship: A New Vision for College Communities Blog Image
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By John Jones 04/16/2013 - 6:40am Comments
Media and literary theorists have argued for some time that reading is an inherently interactive process. To give only one example, the history of reading is mostly a history of bodily performance: reading to an audience or group, or reading...
Writing for Interaction, Part 2 Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 04/11/2013 - 11:00am Comments
Can technology really transform education in developing countries? That was the goal of Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop Per Child, but since its founding in 2005, the organization has been the subject of debate as many in the education sector...
Children and Computers in Paraguay: Studying What Works and What Doesn't
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By Doug Belshaw 04/08/2013 - 1:10pm Comments
At Mozilla we don't like silos. We believe in innovating upon open standards and in ensuring that the Web remains an open platform. That's why our Firefox web browser exists. It's why we're working on Firefox OS. And it's why we'...
Why Organizations Should Align with Mozilla's Web Literacy Standard Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 04/05/2013 - 10:05am Comments
“We're living in a 21st century knowledge economy, but our schools, our homes, and our culture are still based around 20th century expectations,” said then-Senator Barack Obama in a 2005 speech to the American Library Association. In the past...
Globalization, Education Reform, and the Knowledge Economy Blog Image
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By Aleks Krotoski 04/02/2013 - 10:20am Comments
Professor T. Mills Kelly is a historian at George Mason University in Washington, D.C. In 2012, he and students of his course, 'Lying About the Past', became headline news after it was uncovered that they had created “false facts” about...
Interview: T. Mills Kelly on Media Literacy
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By Ethan Zuckerman 03/28/2013 - 3:15pm Comments
Two weeks ago, I gave the opening keynote at the Digital Media and Learning Conference in Chicago. The conference, which explores how digital media is and could be changing education and learning, focused on the theme of “Democratic...
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By Howard Rheingold 03/25/2013 - 11:25am Comments
Zeynep Tufekci, a sociologist who uses, as well as studies, social media, offers a refreshingly rigorous and empirically-scaffolded perspective amid the frenzy of armchair social science regarding the impact of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube,...
Zeynep Tufekci: Technosociologist Blog Image