Cyberculture

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By Raquel Recuero 03/24/2011 - 11:55am Comments
A viral video of an Australian boy retaliating against a bully at school has sharply ratcheted up offline and online discussions of cyberbullying. On websites in numerous countries, young and old alike have recounted their own bullying problems...
Cyberbullying: An International Perspective Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 11/23/2010 - 2:45pm Comments
If you read the newspapers of the early twentieth century, you realize that everyone was fretting then about the “horseless carriage.”  They were positive that the new technology of an automobile that drove itself would push humans beyond...
Why Is Everyone Worried About Attention Now? Blog Image
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By John Jones 04/14/2011 - 7:10am Comments
Robots are always in the news, it seems. Whether they are serving as caregivers for the elderly or helping solve the Japanese nuclear crisis, robots are becoming an increasingly important part of contemporary life. Even though we all don't yet...
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By Raquel Recuero 06/11/2012 - 2:15pm Comments
Several new projects are trying to use cyberspace as a platform to help citizens build an information network and share information about their cities. One effort that has achieved significant traction is PortoAlegre.cc, a platform for the...
Porto Alegre.cc: Giving A City Back to Its Citizens Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 06/11/2012 - 2:15pm Comments
Several new projects are trying to use cyberspace as a platform to help citizens build an information network and share information about their cities. One effort that has achieved significant traction is PortoAlegre.cc, a platform for the...
Porto Alegre.cc: Giving A City Back to Its Citizens Blog Image
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By John Jones 07/18/2013 - 9:15am Comments
In a recent piece at Locus, Cory Doctorow argues: Computers are the children of the human race’s mind, and as they become intimately involved in new aspects of our lives, we keep stumbling into semantic minefields, where commonly understood...
Teaching Digital Culture
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By Raquel Recuero 01/24/2011 - 6:35am Comments
The massive adoption of digital media in the everyday life of teens has reshaped social and educational practices in Latin America. A digital divide persists but youth are increasingly more connected. In Chile, for example, more than 96 percent...
Connected They Write: The Lure of Writing on the Web Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 04/28/2011 - 3:00pm Comments
If Rheingold U, my current experiment in cultivating wholly online, multimedia, unaccredited, for-not-much-pay learning communities, originally germinated out of fun and impulse, the next stage was more scary-serious. As soon as I took people's...
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By Howard Rheingold 02/21/2011 - 11:05am Comments
Rheingold U, my current experiment in cultivating wholly online, multimedia, unaccredited, for-not-much-pay learning communities, grew out of a desire to follow the fun and act on impulse. When I impulsively tweeted  a couple of weeks ago...
D.I.Y.U.: An Experiment Blog Image
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By John Jones 04/14/2011 - 7:10am Comments
Robots are always in the news, it seems. Whether they are serving as caregivers for the elderly or helping solve the Japanese nuclear crisis, robots are becoming an increasingly important part of contemporary life. Even though we all don't yet...
When Robots Write Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 04/28/2011 - 3:00pm Comments
If Rheingold U, my current experiment in cultivating wholly online, multimedia, unaccredited, for-not-much-pay learning communities, originally germinated out of fun and impulse, the next stage was more scary-serious. As soon as I took people's...
Hyperlearning Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 06/11/2012 - 2:15pm Comments
Several new projects are trying to use cyberspace as a platform to help citizens build an information network and share information about their cities. One effort that has achieved significant traction is PortoAlegre.cc, a platform for the...
Porto Alegre.cc: Giving A City Back to Its Citizens Blog Image
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By danah boyd 11/15/2010 - 10:45am Comments
Ever had one of dem days you wish woulda stayed home / Run into a group of niggas who getting they hate on / You walk by they get wrong you reply then shit get blown / Way outta proportion way past discussion / Just you against them, pick one...
"Bullying" Has Little Resonance with Teenagers Blog Image
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By danah boyd 12/07/2010 - 8:20am Comments
Sometimes, things aren't what they appear to be.  And, in those cases, jumping to the wrong conclusion can be a disservice to everyone.  After I first wrote about Formspring seven months ago, I couldn't stop thinking about teens who...
Digital Self-Harm and Other Acts of Self-Harassment Blog Image
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By Jeff Brazil 12/27/2010 - 3:00pm Comments
The DML Central blog is just over a year old, and the close of 2010 marks our first full year of publishing thought leadership from our featured bloggers and highlighting best practices in the emerging field of digital media and learning. It...
Top 5 Blog Posts for 2010 Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 03/24/2011 - 11:55am Comments
A viral video of an Australian boy retaliating against a bully at school has sharply ratcheted up offline and online discussions of cyberbullying. On websites in numerous countries, young and old alike have recounted their own bullying problems...
Cyberbullying: An International Perspective Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 02/15/2010 - 10:50am Comments
Global Kids' New York City-based programs address the urgent need for young people to possess leadership skills and an understanding of complex global issues to succeed in the 21st century workplace and participate in the democratic process....
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By Cathy Davidson 04/05/2010 - 8:00am Comments
I recently had occasion to talk on the phone with someone whose posts on education and social media I follow with interest on Twitter.  ToughLoveforX (his Twitter name) is a retired printer whose scan of the educational horizon in the...
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By Barry Joseph 04/14/2010 - 11:15am Comments
Editor's note: Global Kids each month points us to their current favorite resources. Please take a moment and share some of yours, too, in the comments section. Also, we always value knowing what the knowledge-hungry leaders at GK are reading,...
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By David Theo Goldberg 08/16/2010 - 2:15pm Comments
There has been growing concern that computers have failed to live up to the promise of improving learning for school kids.  The New York Times, The Washington Post, and PBS have all done stories recently calling into question the benefits...
If technology is making us stupid, it's not technology’s fault Blog Image