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The Innovation of Loneliness: short film based on Sherry Turkle book 'Alone Together'

The Innovation of Loneliness: short film based on Sherry Turkle book 'Alone Together' | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Above, Shimi Cohen's animated short film, "The Innovation of Loneliness." What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely? Inspired and Based on the wonderful book by Sherry Turkle, "Alone Together." Also Based on Dr.


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I enjoyed near the end of the book when Sherry writes about sending and receiving letters from her mother while she was in college. In comparison, her daughter is studying in Ireland and they communicate almost daily via email, video conferencing. But much of that digital communication is ephemeral, where as the the analog letters have been around for decades. Food for thought.

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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"These aren’t single tools to “try,” but news ways to think about how learners access media, how educators define success, and what the roles of immense digital communities should be in popularizing new learning models." from: source: http://www.teachthought.com/


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Barbara Truman's curator insight, February 28, 2013 8:12 AM

Many of these principles apply to cross-generational learning that can take place all the time, everywhere if we figure out how to make it so. 

ghbrett's curator insight, February 28, 2013 9:21 AM

This is a good article about shifts from traditional modes of learning and training to come in line with emerging trends in teaching and training. It presents a wholistic concept for how a teacher can combine analog and digital processes and concetps to ensure successful experiences for the learner.