Howard Rheingold: "In class at Stanford, in order to demonstrate the power of social networks, online social networks, & social capital, I posed this question and harvested the answers I got in the first hour and a half.
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Peter Rothman interviews Howard Rheingold
"Can we make thigns that make us smarter? What design principles should we employ to maximize the beneficial effects of these tools while minimizing negatives such as “information bubbles” and self reinforcing falsehoods?"
Link to Rheingold's Mind Amplifiers ebook http://blog.ted.com/2012/09/28/new-ted-book-mind-amplifier/
This week, noted educator, author, and thought leader Howard Rheingold interviewed PLP co-founder Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach to answer this question: 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?
Howard talks about a New Culture of learning that is:
* Learner Centred
* Social & peer to peer- co-learners vs students
* Inquiry-based move away from knowing the answer to asking questions
* Collaborative using knowledge to solve problems
* Virtual Communities
* Social media while discussing it
* building a personal learning network
* Forums for group discussions for group voice
* Blogs for individual voice
* Curation tools
wiki participatory media lesson plans