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By Liz Losh 04/12/2010 - 10:05am Comments
Often the emphasis in Digital Media and Learning is on K-12 education, and so social computing practices in higher education frequently receive less attention from researchers.  A recently released five-year Mellon Foundation study on "...
The DML Field: Listening to Critical Voices Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 05/10/2010 - 9:55am Comments
Meanwhile, back at the pedagogical ranch...You may remember that back in November I reported on my experiment in grading, combining the long tradition of contract grading with what I call “crowdsourced grading.”  Since I was already...
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By Monica Bulger 07/15/2013 - 5:10pm Comments
It’s obviously summer because my news alerts are no longer steadily reporting concerns about education, our children’s future, the problems with teachers, etc. Perhaps now, then, is the perfect time to address the issue of testing and its...
The Trouble with Testing Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 05/10/2010 - 9:55am Comments
Meanwhile, back at the pedagogical ranch...You may remember that back in November I reported on my experiment in grading, combining the long tradition of contract grading with what I call “crowdsourced grading.”  Since I was already...
Mo Better Grading Blog Image
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By Dante Noto 11/23/2009 - 11:56am Comments
Today, in conjunction with an announcement by President Obama calling for new efforts to reimagine and improve education in science and math, we are announcing a $2 million open competition supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur...
$2 Million Competition Seeks Ideas to Transform Learning Blog Image
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By Dante Noto 05/13/2010 - 10:15am Comments
The results of the MacArthur Foundation's 2010 Digital Media and Learning Competition are in, and the 10 winning projects can’t help but to inspire anyone even remotely interested in understanding the potential of the Internet and digital...
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By John Jones 07/06/2010 - 7:50am Comments
A young girl in rural South America uses a laptop from the One Laptop Per Child movement.  The New Media Consortium (NMC) is publisher of the annual Horizon Report, which "seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to...
Searching for what's next in learning and digital media? Blog Image
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By John Jones 07/12/2010 - 7:50am Comments
Children in Nigeria use laptops from the One Laptop Per Child movement. In the second part of my interview with Keene Haywood, Director of Research at the New Media Consortium, publisher of the annual Horizon Report on technology in education,...
Searching for What's Next in Learning and Technology, Pt 2 Blog Image
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By Henry Jenkins 12/17/2009 - 8:50am Comments
Earlier this year, we issued a call for proposals for panels and presentations for the first Digital Media and Learning Conference, an annual event supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Hub at...
Announcing International Digital Media and Learning Conference 2010 Blog Image
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By Jeff Brazil 02/23/2010 - 4:35pm Comments
More than 400 researchers, scholars, educators, practitioners, and youth experts from the emerging digital media and learning field have just returned from our first Digital Media and Learning Conference. We’re still trying to wrap our arms...
Remix: Digital Media and Learning Conference 2010  Blog Image
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By Jeff Brazil 02/25/2010 - 3:48pm Comments
In the wake of the Digital Media and Learning Conference, we’re seeing many great conversations taking place and intriguing questions being asked. Here’s a second wave of tweets harvested from the conference tweetstream. As before, these are...
Dispatches: Digital Media & Learning Conference 2010 Blog Image
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By Jeff Brazil 03/11/2010 - 4:15pm Comments
Hidden in the tweetstream from the Digital Media and Learning Conference 2010 are hundreds of provocative insights, comments, and observations, and we couldn't help but mine the archive for another round. The full stream can be found here: #...
Spin: Voices from the Digital Media & Learning Conference 2010 Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 01/30/2014 - 11:20am Comments
While so much attention is focused on improving teaching – the controversy over using text scores as “teacher accountability” measures, for example – isn’t it also important to think about how we improve our notions of improvement? We see no...
'Improving Improvement' in Education: Louis Gomez, Keynote Speaker for DML2014 Blog Image
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By Antero Garcia 04/18/2011 - 12:15pm Comments
I want to have a conversation about what it’s going to take to turn schools around and why digital media -- as it’s currently being used -- isn’t yet helping. I’m going to start with a not-so-subtle secret: if we want to be innovative and if we...
Getting Serious About Reimagining Learning in the Digital Age
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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
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By Ben Williamson 06/07/2011 - 3:40pm Comments
The globalization of digital media has put pressure on education systems worldwide to be reformed. The emphasis is on schooling that will promote the cosmopolitan identities of globalized digital citizens. But what kind of cosmopolitan...
The Cosmopolitan Classroom Blog Image
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By David Theo Goldberg 10/26/2009 - 9:56am Comments
Today, at the forum on Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age, being hosted by the Sesame Workshop at Google headquarters, we are announcing the launch of a major new research initiative in digital media and learning (DML) and its associated...
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