Digital Media & Learning

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By Doug Belshaw 09/26/2011 - 6:50am Comments
Last week saw the launch of the DML Competition. I’ve been following the development of Mozilla’s Open Badges project for a few months now and so was (and still am) excited by the potential of badges in education. The current ‘elevator pitch’...
Badges for Lifelong Learning: Reframing the Debate Blog Image
Doug Belshaw Profile Picture
By Doug Belshaw 09/26/2011 - 6:50am Comments
Last week saw the launch of the DML Competition. I’ve been following the development of Mozilla’s Open Badges project for a few months now and so was (and still am) excited by the potential of badges in education. The current ‘elevator pitch’...
Badges for Lifelong Learning: Reframing the Debate Blog Image
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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 Ben Williamson 10/15/2012 - 9:55am Comments
How should we understand the part played by code in digital media and learning? We are accustomed to arguments that digital media are affecting our existing practices of reading, looking, seeing and hearing, yet relatively little is said of how...
Coded Curriculum: The New Architectures of Learning Blog Image
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By Lyndsay Grant 12/31/2012 - 3:10pm Comments
Digital media allow us to produce, collect, organise and interpret more data about our lives than ever before. Our every digital interaction contributes to vast databases of information that index our behaviour from online movie choices to...
Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 09/26/2011 - 6:50am Comments
Last week saw the launch of the DML Competition. I’ve been following the development of Mozilla’s Open Badges project for a few months now and so was (and still am) excited by the potential of badges in education. The current ‘elevator pitch’...
Badges for Lifelong Learning: Reframing the Debate Blog Image
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By Antero Garcia 12/05/2011 - 11:50am Comments
Maybe it's because progress reports at my high school were recently given to students, but lately I've been thinking about the role of failure in schools. The F-word, here and its corresponding letter grade support a high-stakes & high-...
Ways to Tell New Stories about Public Education Blog Image
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By David Theo Goldberg 03/06/2012 - 8:50am Comments
There has been much ado the past week or so about whether badges can offer a viable means for assessing learning. It has been boisterous on both sides. Badge evangelists such as the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (with which those of us at...
Threading the Needle Between Skepticism and Evangelism Blog Image
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By Lyndsay Grant 12/31/2012 - 3:10pm Comments
Digital media allow us to produce, collect, organise and interpret more data about our lives than ever before. Our every digital interaction contributes to vast databases of information that index our behaviour from online movie choices to...
Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 03/01/2013 - 10:45am Comments
It was something over a year ago when we first began talking about badges as a powerful new tool for identifying and validating the rich array of people’s skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and competencies that happens everywhere and at every...
Why We Need Badges Now
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By Howard Rheingold 09/17/2012 - 11:40am Comments
Enthusiasts and skeptics agree that digital media are attention magnets. The Pew Internet and American Life Project reported that one in six Americans admitted to bumping into someone or something while texting, and a video from a mall...
The Presence Project
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By Barry Joseph 07/11/2013 - 9:30am Comments
Museums, like many public sites of informal learning, are struggling to understand the roles digital media can play within their walls. In short, are they an obstacle to engagement or a new path to knowledge? I recently saw both ideas reflected...
Both Sides of the Screen: Museums Seeking Balance in a Digital Age Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 09/26/2011 - 6:50am Comments
Last week saw the launch of the DML Competition. I’ve been following the development of Mozilla’s Open Badges project for a few months now and so was (and still am) excited by the potential of badges in education. The current ‘elevator pitch’...
Badges for Lifelong Learning: Reframing the Debate Blog Image
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By David Theo Goldberg 03/06/2012 - 8:50am Comments
There has been much ado the past week or so about whether badges can offer a viable means for assessing learning. It has been boisterous on both sides. Badge evangelists such as the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (with which those of us at...
Threading the Needle Between Skepticism and Evangelism Blog Image
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By Mimi Ito 03/07/2012 - 3:20pm Comments
A few days back home after DML2012, I've been browsing through the blogosphere and tweet streams and reflecting on the various conversations I had at the event. One unfortunate side-effect of being part of the organizing is that I can't get to...
Reflections on DML2012 and Visions of Educational Change Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 03/01/2013 - 10:45am Comments
It was something over a year ago when we first began talking about badges as a powerful new tool for identifying and validating the rich array of people’s skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and competencies that happens everywhere and at every...
Why We Need Badges Now
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By John Jones 11/05/2012 - 5:35am Comments
Recently I had the opportunity to go to the Internet Research 13.0 (IR13) conference hosted by the University of Salford. One popular theme of the conference was the increasingly important role that big data is playing in Internet research. As...
Contextualizing Big Data and Lessons for DML Blog Image
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By Lyndsay Grant 12/31/2012 - 3:10pm Comments
Digital media allow us to produce, collect, organise and interpret more data about our lives than ever before. Our every digital interaction contributes to vast databases of information that index our behaviour from online movie choices to...
Datafication: How the Lens of Data Changes How We See Ourselves Blog Image
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By Whitney Burke 11/25/2011 - 8:15am Comments
Andrew Manches is a 2011-2012 Fellow at the London Knowledge Lab looking at how new forms of technology can support and help young children explore different number concepts. His work builds from his PhD at the University of Nottingham, which...
Using Tangible Technologies
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By Howard Rheingold 09/20/2011 - 10:25am Comments
Antero Garcia, who teaches English at a high school in South Central Los Angeles, is a PhD candidate, focusing on critical literacies and civic identity through the use of mobile media and game play. He utilizes his classroom as a center of...
The Classroom as Hub of Technology-enabled Social Change Blog Image