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21centuryedtech - Digital Immigrants & Natives

21centuryedtech - Digital Immigrants & Natives | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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I agree with point 1: it is no longer a choice, but we need to be mindful.

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Welcome to Educating Modern Learners

Welcome to Educating Modern Learners | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

In the time it takes to read this, about 7,500 people from around the world will gain regular access to the Internet for the first time. Twelve in the next second. One point one million in the next 24 hours.

 

By the end of this decade, 5 billion people around the globe will have access. Access to what is already close to becoming the sum of human knowledge. Access to millions of tools and apps that now run from ‘the cloud’ or on the devices we carry in our backpacks and our pockets.

 

And, most importantly, access to one another.


Via iEARN-USA, Bobby Dillard
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Access does give everyone freedom to learn. The question is what are they learning? Learning, schooling, and education are not interchangeable words. They each carry different meanings. We can learn at any time. Schooling is something that is mandated and it does not follow that learning per planned curricula happens. Education is a continuing the transmission of a healthy society.

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10 Iconic Teacher Actions That Technology Should Disrupt

10 Iconic Teacher Actions That Technology Should Disrupt | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
10 Iconic Teacher Actions That Technology Should Disrupt by Terry Heick A little bit of technology doesn’t change much. Can make things a little easier by automating them. It could make a lesson here or...

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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There are probably others, but this is a good start. I got rid of the iconic desk and had a corner for my computer. It faced into the classroom and rarely sat there during class.

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Learning with 'e's: The sharp end -The Pencil Metaphor Steve Wheeler

Learning with 'e's: The sharp end -The Pencil Metaphor Steve Wheeler | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"Progress does not respect barriers. It bulldozes its way through them, drives roughshod over all objections and ultimately achieves its goal."  Steve Wheeler

 

From the blog post:

 

I stumbled upon this graphic earlier in the week. It comes courtesy of the Positive DV8R blog, and I wanted to share it with you. It's another simple and humorous, and yet all too painfully true pencil metaphor. Our old friend the pencil points us to definitions of six types of people you can find in any given organisation, and their various responses to innovation. The graphic is adapted from a short piece by Lindy McKeown who elaborates better than I could and is certainly worth a quick read. I wonder if you are able to identify the different responses with people you work with?


Via k3hamilton, Rogério Queirós, michel verstrepen, Jim Lerman, steve batchelder, Suvi Salo
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Progress does respect barriers. We can choose how we are in relationship with the technology, innovations, and progress we encounter. Too often, progress controls us and it is not progress.

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When parents are the ones too distracted by devices

When parents are the ones too distracted by devices | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Having a teenager lost in his or her cellphone — texting friends and communicating with parents in monosyllabic grunts — has become a trope of the Internet age. But teens are not the only ones distracted by their devices.

Many parents have the same problem. As much as I hate to admit it, I'm one of them.

A couple weeks ago, my 12-year-daughter, Ella, staged an intervention. She and my wife basically threatened to take my phone and break it.

"Sometimes at night you'll just stand around and ... you'll have your phone out and you'll just type and you'll just stand there," Ella says.

Ella can be a brutal mimic. And as she describes my distraction, she strikes up my smartphone pose: the phone balanced against my belly — thumbs madly typing away — (as if by holding the phone that way no one will notice that I'm on it).

"Lila's ready to go to bed, everybody's trying to get people to read to them and you're just standing there in the middle of the hallway reading your texts and texting other people," she adds.

Hearing from my oldest that I'm ignoring her little sister stings.

"Has that gotten worse?" I ask.

"It hasn't really changed; it got worse when we moved to California," Ella says.

That was when I started covering technology.

"Do you feel jealous of my cellphone? Do you get mad at it?" I ask.

That earns an eye roll and a laugh.

"No, why would I get jealous of a cellphone?"

"I don't know," I say. "Do you feel like you are competing for attention?"

"Yeah."

With that she wins the argument.

And Ella isn't the only kid who feels this way about her parent's relationship with devices.

, a clinical and consulting psychologist at Harvard, recently wrote . For her book, Steiner-Adair interviewed more than 1,000 kids from the ages of 4 to 18. She talked to hundreds of teachers and parents.

"One of the many things that absolutely knocked my socks off," she says, "was the consistency with which children — whether they were 4 or 8 or 18 or 24 — talked about feeling exhausted and frustrated and sad or mad trying to get their parents' attention, competing with computer screens or iPhone screens or any kind of technology, much like in therapy you hear kids talk about sibling rivalry."

Steiner-Adair says one of the challenges we all face is that these devices are wired to grab our attention and keep it. She says the most successful apps are popular, even addictive, because they in our brains.

"Yes, when you are plugged into your screen the part of your brain that lights up is the to-do list," Steiner-Adair says. "Everything feels urgent — everything feels a little exciting. We get a little dopamine hit when we accomplish another email — check this, check that. And when a child is waiting by or comes into your room and it's one of those mini-moments and you don't know — that's the hard thing about parenting — you don't know if this is the ordinary question or they're coming with something really important. It's very hard as a grown-up to disengage and give them your attention with the [same] warmth that you give them, the same tone of voice that you greet them if they interrupt you when you're scrambling eggs."

A couple of years ago, my daughter got a laptop for school. And because she was becoming more independent, we got her a phone. We set up rules for when she could use this stuff and when she'd need to put it away. We created a charging station, outside her bedroom, where she had to plug in these devices every night. Basically — except for homework — she has to put it all away when she comes home.

Steiner-Adair says most adults don't set up similar limits in their own lives.

"We've lost the boundaries that protect work and family life," she says. "So it is very hard to manage yourself and be as present to your children in the moments they need you."

Steiner-Adair says that whether you are a parent or not, carving out time to turn off your devices — to disconnect from the wired world and engage with the real people who are all around you — is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and the people your love.

After my daughter's little intervention, I made myself a promise to create my own charging station. To plug my phone in — somewhere far away — when I am done working for the day. I've been trying to leave it there untouched for most of the weekend.

And while I still find myself reaching for it — or checking my pocket — leaving my phone behind is also kind of freeing. Last weekend, instead of checking Twitter and reading tech blogs I built a treehouse.


Via Vilma Bonilla
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Adults face tech challenges. I know school managers who cannot greet someone properly due to their inability to look away from their PDA. Is that example we want for children?

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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, April 17, 4:03 PM

The importance of disengagement and setting up boundaries. - "Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?"

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Does Our Current Education System Support Innovation?

Does Our Current Education System Support Innovation? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Flickr:Flickingerbrad By Aran Levasseur Innovation is the currency of progress. In our world of seismic changes, innovation has become a holy grail that

Via Jenn Alevy
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I would say no. A point made in the article is we are using 20th Century curricula in the 21st Century. Most of what is being taught is dictated from outside classrooms and that is old-school.  If we thought of classrooms as on the margins and had strong teachers allowed to be creative, that would be innovative.

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Why You Should Unplug -Infographic

Why You Should Unplug -Infographic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
We are connected most of the time these days. I consider myself extremely connected, and even I find myself at times overwhelmed by how connected people are. We’ve often gone out to dinner with friends to find at least one of them totally ignoring the conversation because they are completely engrossed in checking the news/Facebook/Instagram/the …

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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We each need breaks. I try taking every Sunday off and a little break each day. I get to decide when I need to use tech and when I do not. I rarely take my laptop to classes.

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Tomas Trejbal's curator insight, April 17, 4:19 PM

enjoy some offline days and free your mind...

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The Definition Of Combination Learning

The Definition Of Combination Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Definition Of Combination Learning

Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA, The Rice Process
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It is interesting.

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A Tidal Wave of Data -Impacts of the Digital Ocean on Education

A Tidal Wave of Data -Impacts of the Digital Ocean on Education | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Certainly, digital technologies do provide some immediate feedback, but do they provide reassuring and comforting words and actions?

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 15, 12:57 PM

"Kristen DiCerbo and John Behrens argue that this transformation from ‘digital desert to digital ocean’ has the potential to help decipher how students learn and to help them succeed. According to a study by John Hattie in which he analysed 800 studies about factors that influenced students’ achievement, the most important factor was when teachers use information about their students’ learning. The report sets out the ways in which the variety and abundance of data captured when students carry out their school work could provide teachers with the key to help students learn. "

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What Does Your Digital Footprint Say About You? Post #8

What Does Your Digital Footprint Say About You? Post #8 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Read the article. Article #6 - What does your digital footprint say about you. This article discusses your Digital Footprint. Take into account all of the research and information you have found an...

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Yet, I know ed tech gurus who discount the key points in the article.

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Break Your Social Media Addiction, Without Completely Cutting Ties

Break Your Social Media Addiction, Without Completely Cutting Ties | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“ Social media is a fantastic way to communicate and stay in touch with people from around the world, but it can also cause an individual to become too dependent, to the point that they are actually battling an addiction that adversely impacts their...”


Via Rami Kantari, ICTPHMS
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I try taking breaks on a regular basis. I call them sabbath events and short sabbaticals. Sometimes, it falls by the side. Yesterday, I used technology to complete some writing that had a deadline. I will find time to take an extra break and unshackle myself. A simple way is to leave the PDA on the charger while I go to yoga practice.

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Integration of technology in teaching improves results - Mail & Guardian Online

Integration of technology in teaching improves results
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The use of technology in the education environment is rapidly gaining popularity.

Via Deborah Banker
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There is no question that when any tool is used well it should improve the way the work is completed. Without adequate time and learning for teachers, how effective can they be in using the tools at hand?

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4 Mistakes That Lead To School Technology Graveyards -TeachThought

4 Mistakes That Lead To School Technology Graveyards -TeachThought | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"If you walk around the dark corners of most of America’s schools, you’ll find tech graveyards–technology that’s outdated, wasn’t properly used, or simply didn’t serve its purpose."

 


Via John Evans, Rod Murray
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Spending a lot of money at once is the way things are done in education. It makes it look like something is changing, but what happens is the resources run out and tech has changed.

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Concerns and Opportunities for Online Student Retention

Concerns and Opportunities for Online Student Retention | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Online student retention has been a major topic of discussion in higher education for more than a decade. This discussion has focused on student dropout (or attrition) and persistence.  Most articles have provided anecdotal information or individual studies carried out by universities (Angelino, Williams, & Natvig, 2007).  In the past decade, there have been a few national reports on student enrollment, but none has focused specifically on dropout or persistence.  What has been widely addressed in the literature is the comparison between the effectiveness of online learning and traditional learning. 

 


Via Rosemary Tyrrell, juandoming
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There is a high-rate of dropping out so there is still considerable work to be done. Online and technology usage is not a given without considerable work to meet the challenges.

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The Right & Wrong Way To Use Technology For Learning

The Right & Wrong Way To Use Technology For Learning | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The Right & Wrong Way To Use Technology For Learning (Technology is means of teaching, it's not the education itself.

Via Deborah Banker
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Technology is tool and teachers have to be aware of the relationships they have with it in the classroom. Technology includes digital i.e. BYOD and discursive i.e. curricula.

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, April 18, 5:59 PM

Absolutely love this chart!

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Cleaning Up Your Digital Identity: A Student's Perspective

Cleaning Up Your Digital Identity: A Student's Perspective | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
As Students, we always hear parents, teachers and other adults lecturing us about what we post online. Or, more importantly what we shouldn’t be posting online. We tend to take what they say with a...

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This contains some straightforward information that can be applied by anyone.

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Technology Isn’t The Only Answer to Digital Disruption

Technology Isn’t The Only Answer to Digital Disruption | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

What’s the difference between disruptive tech and that of emergent or innovative technology?

 

...Instead of reacting to technology trends at departmental levels, some progressive, brave and tireless strategists (aka change agents) are investing in a more comprehensive campaign of digital transformation.

 

The goal is to invest in informed models that help businesses recognize opportunities, overcome challenges, and make decisions to stay in step, if not ahead of digital customers. Digital transformation is in fact, the next big thing in customer experience and ultimately how business is done....


Via Jeff Domansky, Tessie Uranga-MSEd.
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When we stop chasing trends. This is what we are doing in school-education. It is important to be thoughtful and have people who spent considerable time in classrooms involved. What works is revealed in what happens in classrooms not as a front office decision.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 17, 9:46 AM

It's the human factor! Research by Brian Solis on the impact of disruption and adaptation of new technology is essential reading for marketing, PR and Digital strategists. 10/10

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www.aanve.com

 

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SAMR success is NOT about Tech

SAMR success is NOT about Tech | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Quick refresh If you aren't aware of the S.A.M.R. model (devised by Ruben R. Puentedura - @rubenrp) then in simple form it explains the common journey teachers go through when introducing technolog...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Teaching is often equated to stand and deliver lecturing. That is the easy part. I found teaching was the one-on-one conversations and small group conversations where students challenged me with questions and I responded in kind.  Teaching done as conversation is always the key to learning when it happens and it is most unpredictable.

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Technology in Education is Classist

Technology in Education is Classist | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“ A debate between Private School technology and Public School technology is actually a debate between Rich kids technology and Poor kids technology. Is it not? Rich isn't just about money, its also about the luxury of time and the human capacity to prioritize where to invest money and time to get the greatest return for…”


Via David W. Deeds, Emerson Mistico, ThePinkSalmon
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I disagree that education is slightly classist. it is a lot classist. It is about replicating society and its existing status quo. Actually, it is not education that is classist, but school which is the institution an elite uses to keep an existing class system in tact. All this makes technology in schools exceptionally classist which goes a long way to explaining the people who trumpet technology as necessary in schools.

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The Right Model for Live Online Classes | Inside Higher Ed

The Right Model for Live Online Classes | Inside Higher Ed | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Via Blaine Morrow
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I scooped it because I just wanted to say that there is no one right model. It is all situational. To think there is one right model is outdated, industrial model, and modernist thinking.

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Cloud schooling: why we still need teachers in the internet age

Cloud schooling: why we still need teachers in the internet age | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Education guru Sugata Mitra and his colleagues — who have pioneered the “School in the Cloud” — are sending ripples through the world of education. Their idea is simple: provide learning spaces with ready…

Via Elaine Roberts, Ph.D
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Teachers are essential in education, including in the cloud. Teaching does not guarantee learning and, for that reason, our understanding of what teaching is and the role of teachers should be continuously changing. This is not a product of the current modernist discourse that argues the change will come from outside the teaching. Instead, it is embedded in a new discourse which argues the real change can only happen from within teaching.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, April 16, 8:54 AM

Today I learned about the Granny Cloud. Read the article and you'll learn about it, too.


Teachers are still important for a lot of reasons. Many of which many educators seem to have forgotten.

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Think Like a Commoner | Think Like a Commoner

Think Like a Commoner | Think Like a Commoner | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"In our age of predatory markets and make-believe democracy, our troubled political institutions have lost sight of real people and practical realities. But if you look to the edges, ordinary people are reinventing governance and provisioning on their own terms. The commons is arising as a serious, practical alternative to the corrupt Market/State.

The beauty of commons is that we can build them ourselves, right now. But the bigger challenge is, Can we learn to see the commons and, more importantly, to thinklike a commoner?"


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It sound like an interesting book.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, April 14, 4:44 PM

David Bollier has been thinking, writing, and acting about the commons for a long time. I haven't read it yet, but it's on my short list.

Lia Goren's curator insight, April 15, 9:20 AM

El comentario me dispone a compartirlo por la importancia del tema y para mi propio archivo personal. Es un tema que no quiero dejar de profundizar. 

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Online Student Engagement

Online Student Engagement | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Preface. The following is a piece of writing that I submitted as part of a Masters project. Apologies for the formatting, some of which was lost in the transfer to the Web. Introduction. A great de...

Via Kyoko Kawasaki, Luciana Viter
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There is a lot to digest in what looks like a well-thought out article.

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How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About

How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Survey Results: Today's Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning.

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The key finding is that only 30% of the teachers surveyed felt their job was to help prepare students for future jobs. Students learn what is important now. They aspire to things, but those dreams are fluid and skills, dispositions, attitudes, etc. become essential.

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How Is The Internet Changing Education? - Edudemic

How Is The Internet Changing Education? - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
The internet has brought many wonders to our lives. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I don’t get lost much anymore (thanks to my Google Maps app), I never have to look up hot spots for meals ahead of time when I travel (thanks, Yelp), and when I want to know more …

Via Santiago Moral, Victor Krasnikov
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I like the title. It suggests we are looking into what is happening through direct experiences that teachers, students, and others are having. The article does not do that, but points out the obvious. Technology is here to stay and it is big money.

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The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for students to talk | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

From Academica Top Ten, Friday April 11, 2014

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MOOCs go bricks and mortarMassive open online courses (MOOCs) have become increasingly popular in countries around the globe, with Coursera alone registering more than 7 million users – more than the entire university population of the UK and France combined. But students in these MOOCs, which are essentially designed around independent, self-guided learning, are becoming more interested in learning with others. Learning hubs, where students meet to take MOOCs together, have popped up all over in many different forms. Some are more formal, where students follow online lectures and assignments together, and others are casual meet-ups where students discuss topics and assignments with others taking the same MOOC. Some learning hubs, like one in Moscow, Russia, recruit experts to answer questions and act as mentors. Traditionally, MOOCs have very low completion rates, but according to Coursera’s coordinator of international development, completion rates for students attending learning hubs is much higher, between 30-100%. BBC"


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Online may never be completely online.

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