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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 "...
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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 Howard Rheingold 03/29/2010 - 8:49am Comments
“From the standpoint of the child, the great waste in the school comes from his inability to utilize the experiences he gets outside the school in any complete and free way within the school itself; while, on the other hand, he is unable to...
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By Raquel Recuero 03/22/2010 - 4:45am Comments
Raquel Recuero is a professor of linguistics and communication in Brazil, and a researcher in social media and Internet culture in South America. The content of this post is based on her recent research about Facebook’s role-playing games....
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By danah boyd 03/15/2010 - 7:45am Comments
It's easy to see new Internet phenomena and panic, especially when the technology in question opens up a portal to all of the weird parts of the Internet.  This is precisely what is happening around ChatRoulette, a new peer-to-peer webcam-...
ChatRoulette: Devil Incarnate or Accessible Public? 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 Constance M. Yowell, Ph.D. 03/08/2010 - 8:13am Comments
Teaching and education in America has been a very hot subject in the news. In recent days, there have been lengthy pieces on “building a better teacher,”  the ripple effects of a Rhode Island school board’s decision to fire the entire...
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By John Jones 03/02/2010 - 8:10am Comments
In a recent New Yorker piece on cookbooks, Adam Gopnik observes that "the space between learning the facts about how something is done and learning how to do it always turns out to be large, at times immense." Although Gopnik is explicitly...
Apprenticeship 2.0 Could Fuel 21st Century Learning 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 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 Raquel Recuero 02/18/2010 - 2:35pm Comments
Recent data from Hubspot showed that Twitter’s growth in Brazil is slowing down, but it is definitely in the mainstream population. Its role and its profile have grown, and more and more TV shows, magazines, and other media are using the tool...
Information & Convergence: Twitter’s Social Practices in Brazil 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 02/08/2010 - 12:20pm Comments
Let’s try a thought experiment.   Let’s assume we live in a culture where all forms of educational achievement tests have been banned and no one is allowed to assign a letter or numerical grade for anything.   How would we...
A Thought Experiment: Why grade? Why test? What if? Blog Image
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By Liz Losh 02/01/2010 - 10:00am Comments
With the first year of the Obama administration officially coming to a close, educators have been thinking about how the president’s online presence could be used for both civic education and media literacy purposes.  Obama came into...
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