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By Dante Noto 01/29/2010 - 1:34am Comments
Take a few minutes and help influence the next generation of games. The 2010 game design competition sponsored by HASTAC and the MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning program is looking for help in deciding which games and designers...
"Game Changer" Competition  Blog Image
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By danah boyd 01/25/2010 - 9:42am Comments
With Facebook systematically dismantling its revered privacy infrastructure, I think it's important to drill down on the issue of privacy as it relates to teens. There's an assumption that teens don't care about privacy but this is completely...
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By John Jones 01/21/2010 - 11:33am Comments
Now that the ebook industry has set its sights on the textbook and educational markets, it's especially important for educators to shape discussion of the benefits and potential impact of ereaders. Rather than bemoan the loss of wood pulp and...
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By Cathy Davidson 01/19/2010 - 9:06am Comments
Historian Robert Darnton has argued that we are currently in the fourth great Information Age in all human history.  The first information revolution came with the development of writing in 4000 B.C. Mesopotamia.  The second was...
Educating for the Future, Not the Past Blog Image
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By Liz Losh 01/14/2010 - 12:26pm Comments
The international conference on Digital Arts and Culture is often a place for previewing coming theoretical trends in digital scholarship.  Long before the formation of separate conferences for the Electronic Literature Organization and...
An Emerging Theory: Things Rule Blog Image
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By Raquel Recuero 01/11/2010 - 10:30am Comments
Translation of the Tweet: "People with more than one thousand followers: RT (Retweet) is a good way to contribute with #projetoenchentes (flood relief in Brazil)." Access to the Internet as well as social networking sites has been growing...
Online Social Networks and Social Mobilization in Latin America  Blog Image
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By Barry Joseph 01/05/2010 - 12:50pm 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 Howard Rheingold 12/29/2009 - 11:25am Comments
The Social Media Classroom, a browser-based, free and open source environment for teaching and learning, grew directly out of the first minutes I stepped into a physical classroom and began to realize that I needed to readjust my assumptions...
The Social Media Classroom  Blog Image
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By John Jones 12/21/2009 - 3:05pm Comments
An interesting aspect of Twitter's recent surge in popularity has been how educators have embraced the technology, not just for networking and personal communication, but also in the classroom. Many teachers have found Twitter to be a helpful...
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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 Raquel Recuero 12/14/2009 - 2:11pm Comments
A recent post from Inside Facebook has shown that Facebook is growing fast in Latin America, and a large part of this growth is happening in Brazil (33 percent each month, according to the same set of data). Interestingly, other news pieces...
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By Aaron Knochel 12/10/2009 - 3:25pm Comments
digital divide: the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology and those with very limited or no access at all. The digital divide is understood to be the gap between those who use and are familiar with...
Reinterpreting the Digital Divide Blog Image
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By Liz Losh 12/08/2009 - 2:50pm Comments
As the new year rolls around, like many political science professors, Kareem Crayton is thinking about the possible repercussions of next year’s 2010 census and what he calls the “opening skirmishes” of the partisan fight over “who’s going to...
On Gaming, Politics and Civics Reform Blog Image
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By Howard Rheingold 12/03/2009 - 11:35pm Comments
This is how personal learning networks work. When I first started using Second Life for education, I was helped by a teacher there, Kevin Jarrett, who I started following on the social bookmarking service. I use for...
Meet Meredith Stewart: Teacher...Innovator...Collaborator  Blog Image
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By danah boyd 11/30/2009 - 11:35am Comments
As adults, we take social skills for granted... until we encounter someone who lacks them.  Helping children develop social skills is viewed as a reasonable educational endeavor in elementary school, but by high school, educators switch to...
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