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Liz Losh  Profile Picture
By Liz Losh 06/30/2014 - 9:22am Comments
I’ve written before about civic education initiatives intended to help model systems of political deliberation in the United States, but with my first trip to Latin America in April for the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Alliance and...
Do-It-Yourself Democracy Blog Image
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By Ben Williamson 06/26/2014 - 10:16am Comments
Contemporary educational systems, spaces and practices are increasingly represented through digitally-mediated visualizations. Is the increased visibility made possible by visualization practices and technologies also influencing and shaping...
New Centers of Data Visualization in Education Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 06/23/2014 - 9:43am Comments
What most educators would call “subjects” or “disciplines,” Jeff Hopkins, principal of the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry, regards as “silos” when they restrict the scope of learning and nodes of a knowledge network when they serve as...
Learner Interest-Driven Curriculum Blog Image
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By Philipp Schmidt 06/19/2014 - 7:12am Comments
A lot of the work we have been doing as part of the connected learning community has focused on children and young people. We design digital tools that create new ways for young people to learn. We create environments in which learning starts...
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By Nishant Shah 06/16/2014 - 9:31am Comments
The inherent tension in the world of the social web is between hiding and revealing. In the post-Snowden era that we live in, there is a collective public anxiety about how much of our selves is known by government databases, social network...
The Selfie and the Self: Part 1 – Hiding and Revealing Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 06/12/2014 - 8:25am Comments
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...
Reclaiming the Web for the Next Generation Blog Image
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By John Jones 06/09/2014 - 8:12am Comments
“Our current education system is ill-prepared to educate the next generation of creative leaders. Developing every individual’s creative potential will be one of the crucial value-creating factors for leading economies in the Imagination Age.”...
Creativity and Electronic Invention Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 06/05/2014 - 8:18am Comments
In my first two posts in this series (“My Beef With Badges” and “Getting the Full Picture”), I called on the emerging badging community to stop conflating our aspirations with our achievements and then modeled one way to share a more accurate...
A Case Against Standardized Badges Blog Image
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By Julian Sefton-Green 06/02/2014 - 8:47am Comments
The idea of “connected learning” encompasses a way of theorising and describing the kinds of learning that take place against the grain, as it were, in places where we might not usually expect to find it, in communities where traditionally it...
Explaining the Research of Connected Learning Blog Image
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By Nicole Mirra 05/29/2014 - 8:30am Comments
Why is it that when young people use technology on adult terms, they are praised as 21st century learners, but when they use technology on their OWN terms, they are castigated as deviant rule-breakers? I’ve been pondering this question lately...
Innovators, Not Hackers: Stop Portraying Youth as Digital Deviants Blog Image