Peer to Peer Learning

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By Cathy Davidson 01/25/2012 - 9:35am Comments
When Frederick J. Kelly invented the Kansas Silent Reading Test, now known as the “multiple-choice test” or the “bubble test,” he was looking for an efficient way to pass students through the U.S. public education system during the teacher...
Why We Need a 4th R:  Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic, algoRithms  Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 11/26/2012 - 7:40am Comments
It’s ironic that assessment in schools is most often “something adults do to students,” as Rick Stiggins puts it, because all humans are highly evolved for learning, and self-assessment is a powerful tool all learners use. Whether you are...
Assessment: Turning a Blunt Instrument Into a Powerful Learning Tool Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 04/21/2011 - 12:35pm Comments
Two weeks ago I blogged on DML Central on “Doing Better by Generation Y” and the tendency for pundits to criticize Gen Y’s absorption with new media, critique how little they know, blame their lack of attention, and castigate their inability to...
What Are Digital Literacies?  Let’s Ask the Students Blog Image
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By Doug Belshaw 08/20/2012 - 11:55am Comments
I’m currently iterating some work around Web Literacies for the Mozilla Foundation (you can see the latest version of my thinking here). Perhaps the biggest consideration when dealing with so-called ‘New’ Literacies is distinguishing them from...
Digital Literacies and Web Literacies: What's the Difference? Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 04/21/2011 - 12:35pm Comments
Two weeks ago I blogged on DML Central on “Doing Better by Generation Y” and the tendency for pundits to criticize Gen Y’s absorption with new media, critique how little they know, blame their lack of attention, and castigate their inability to...
What Are Digital Literacies?  Let’s Ask the Students Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 05/16/2011 - 3:40am Comments
This is the last in a three-part “end of term” series of blog posts on “Doing Better by Gen Y.”  In the first post, one of my students spoke about the paucity of opportunities to actually think critically about the role of digital media in...
How Can We Transform the Lecture Class? Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 01/23/2012 - 9:40am Comments
Editor’s Note: This evening Howard will deliver the 2011 Regents’ Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley. His topic: the transformative power of social media and peer learning. Here, in a continuing series, Howard reflects on his...
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By Cathy Davidson 01/25/2012 - 9:35am Comments
When Frederick J. Kelly invented the Kansas Silent Reading Test, now known as the “multiple-choice test” or the “bubble test,” he was looking for an efficient way to pass students through the U.S. public education system during the teacher...
Why We Need a 4th R:  Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic, algoRithms  Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 04/20/2012 - 6:35am Comments
As digital media and networks make possible more networked and collaborative pedagogies, who teaches the teachers how to take advantage of the opportunities (and avoid the pitfalls) that new technologies afford? I have recounted previously on...
Teachers Teaching Teachers: Interview with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
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By Jeff Brazil 09/24/2012 - 11:50am Comments
John Seely Brown has been immersed in innovation and learning for the last three decades. As a visiting scholar and adviser to the provost at the University of Southern California, co-chair of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, former chief...
The Global One-Room Schoolhouse: John Seely Brown Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 11/26/2012 - 7:40am Comments
It’s ironic that assessment in schools is most often “something adults do to students,” as Rick Stiggins puts it, because all humans are highly evolved for learning, and self-assessment is a powerful tool all learners use. Whether you are...
Assessment: Turning a Blunt Instrument Into a Powerful Learning Tool 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 Philipp Schmidt 08/16/2013 - 6:55am Comments
Computers and the Internet are really good at copying information and sending it to lots of people at low cost. That's why many of the recent innovations in online learning focus on packaging knowledge in the form of short video lectures, and...
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By Philipp Schmidt 03/10/2014 - 8:25am Comments
I often get asked questions like these: Does peer learning really work? Don’t we need experts to learn from? Can the (proverbially) blind really lead the blind? Those are good questions and I will get back to them in a second. Then, there is...
The Great Peer Learning Pyramid Scheme Blog Image
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By Jeff Brazil 05/23/2011 - 6:55am Comments
Meet Philipp Schmidt, co-founder and executive director of Peer to Peer University, an emerging, Web-based global learning community. At P2PU, study groups form and gather online to learn a particular topic. They do group work together and...
P2PU: Learning for Everyone, by Everyone, about almost Anything Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 01/23/2012 - 9:40am Comments
Editor’s Note: This evening Howard will deliver the 2011 Regents’ Lecture at the University of California, Berkeley. His topic: the transformative power of social media and peer learning. Here, in a continuing series, Howard reflects on his...
Toward Peeragogy Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 02/13/2012 - 9:00am Comments
Last year, Rio de Janeiro saw the birth of a new type of battle in the streets of the favelas: the "Small Step Battle.” In this battle, hundreds of kids and teenagers from the poor parts of Rio are fighting with a major weapon: dance steps....
Brazil: Kids Teaching Kids with Digital Media, Dance as Resistance Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 05/16/2011 - 3:40am Comments
This is the last in a three-part “end of term” series of blog posts on “Doing Better by Gen Y.”  In the first post, one of my students spoke about the paucity of opportunities to actually think critically about the role of digital media in...
How Can We Transform the Lecture Class? Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 04/21/2011 - 12:35pm Comments
Two weeks ago I blogged on DML Central on “Doing Better by Generation Y” and the tendency for pundits to criticize Gen Y’s absorption with new media, critique how little they know, blame their lack of attention, and castigate their inability to...
What Are Digital Literacies?  Let’s Ask the Students Blog Image
Cathy Davidson  Profile Picture
By Cathy Davidson 05/16/2011 - 3:40am Comments
This is the last in a three-part “end of term” series of blog posts on “Doing Better by Gen Y.”  In the first post, one of my students spoke about the paucity of opportunities to actually think critically about the role of digital media in...
How Can We Transform the Lecture Class? Blog Image