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Online Learning and Teaching Writing | DMLcentral

Online Learning and Teaching Writing | DMLcentral | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"For whatever reason, discussions of online education are in the air. Cathy Davidson frequently writes about the challenges facing our education system on this blog, and when a consortium of top universities combined to create an online course initiative, it seemed that online education had grown past its infancy as was ready for mainstream acceptance.

 

"That initiative, Coursera, has clearly excited the public, as it now boasts over one million students taking free online courses. Yet it has not been without its critics." See site for more.

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Lee Rainie (PEW): The Future is Yesterday: Public Relations in the Networked Era: how netwrked indivis

Lee Rainie described the new media ecology and how “networked individuals” get, share and create information.
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Study Explodes the Myth of Internet-Based Information Overload | Social Media Today

The key differentiator between those who feel overwhelmened by the volume of information available today and those who feel empowered and enthusiastic appears to be....know-how. --Howard Rheingold

 

"But now, there’s proof that all this worry about information overload, message meltdown and attention crash is overinflated hyperventilating. A study out of Northwestern University finds that “very few Americans feel bogged down or overwhelmed by the volume of news and information at their fingertips and on their screens.”

Published in the journal The Information Society, the findings were based on seven focus groups with 77 participants from around the country. According to study author Eszter Hargittai, associate professor of communication studies, “We found that the high volume of information available these days seems to make most people feel empowered and enthusiastic. People are able to get their news and information from a diverse set of sources and they seem to like having those options.”"


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Living in the Cloud Design Project

Living in the Cloud Design Project | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
  Problem: No one knows how to effectively use Google Drive, Evernote, and Dropbox cloud based applications Task: Develop a plan to introduce the features of each application as if you were te...
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Assessing messy learning | Dangerously Irrelevant

Assessing messy learning | Dangerously Irrelevant | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
... our school assessment lives primarily in the bottom left part of that graph ...

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Ivan Illich Talks Tools, Cybernetics, and the Good Samaritan

This is an extract from Canadian Broadcasting's 5-hour program, The Corruption of Christianity, which featured Ivan Illich in conversation with David Cayley....
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Special Report: The profit motive behind virtual schools in Maine | Portland Press Herald

Special Report: The profit motive behind virtual schools in Maine | Portland Press Herald | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Documents expose the flow of money and influence from corporations that stand to profit from state leaders' efforts to expand and deregulate digital education.
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Rebranding Teachers: Hyperakt » Studio 360 »

Rebranding Teachers: Hyperakt » Studio 360 » | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it


WNYC's Studio 360 asked us to create a new visual vocabulary that reflects the multidimensional role of the teacher. Listen to our interview with Kurt Andersen on Studio 360 and check out our full presentation.

 

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Peer-to-Peer Learning Handbook | Peeragogy.org

"With YouTube, Wikipedia, search engines, free chatrooms, blogs, wikis, and video communication, today’s self-learners have power never dreamed-of before. What does any group of self-learners need to know in order to self-organize learning about any topic? The Peeragogy Handbook is a volunteer-created and maintained resource for bootstrapping peer learning."

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The Keyword Blog: Howard Rheingold Interview: "Getting Net Smart"

The Keyword Blog: Howard Rheingold Interview: "Getting Net Smart" | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

A terrific three part interview Of Howard Rhiengold by Henry Jenkins


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A Growing List of Free Learning Tutorial Sites

"... simple raw list of links to EXCELLENT SITES (with short descriptions) that have or link to tutorials that explore learning tools and online learning. Here is my initial list, but I am quite sure there are many more great resource sites out there. So, if you have anyone to share, please post them in the comments section and I will add them."

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Re-defining access to language learning: using handheld and Mobile Learning | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Re-defining access to language learning: using handheld and Mobile Learning | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

A video seminar from the British Council/BBC.

 

Mobile learning "is about breaking down the walls of the classroom" and "rethinking our pedagogical models." 

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Bullying in a Networked Era: A Literature Review by Nathaniel Levy, Sandra Cortesi, Urs Gasser, Edward Crowley, Meredith Beaton, June Casey, Caroline Nolan :: SSRN

Bullying in a Networked Era: A Literature Review by Nathaniel Levy, Sandra Cortesi, Urs Gasser, Edward Crowley, Meredith Beaton, June Casey, Caroline Nolan :: SSRN | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

This research update presents an aggregation and summary of recent academic literature on youth bullying. via @jackiegerstein

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Rise above the ifnormation deluge: Use your brain! Recorded webinar

Rise above the ifnormation deluge: Use your brain! Recorded webinar | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Recorded webinar on using The Brain for information management -- Howard


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Why A Colorado K-12 School Now Resembles An Internet Café

Why A Colorado K-12 School Now Resembles An Internet Café | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
After opening their new facility Sept. 12, Falcon Virtual Academy’s faculty immediately started using its fresh mix of modern décor and technology.
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The 'Presence' Project and the 'Be Here Now' Box: Digital Media and Family Attention | DMLcentral

The 'Presence' Project and the 'Be Here Now' Box: Digital Media and Family Attention | DMLcentral | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

The Presence Project came to my attention when I helped judge the Learning, Design, and Technology Program student projects at Stanford. Two graduate students “who feel passionate about developing tools for modern families,” sustainability-focused designer Kyle Williams and Emily Goligoski, a researcher in Stanford’s Calming Technology Lab, created a digital and tangible toolkit to help families talk about, explore, and do something about their attentional choices around digital media.

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A Platform for Good

A Platform for Good | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"A Platform for Good (PFG) is a project of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) designed to help parents, teachers and teens to connect, share, and do good online! At FOSI we work with leaders in the field of online safety and, regularly, we hear about incredible stories and exciting opportunities in our digital world. We hear stories of parents, teens, and teachers using technology to raise social awareness, encourage activism, enhance our education system, and of course, have fun!

 

What we have noticed, however, is that the stories reported in the news and infusing public conversation are focused heavily on the negative notions that don't support the research that says the majority of people's online experiences are positive. Given this climate, it is our hope that PfG will create a place to have a more balanced discussion about the role digital technology can play in our lives.

 

Our vision for A Platform for Good is to start a dialogue about what it means to participate responsibly in a digital world. While recognizing the potential risks, we will celebrate technology as a vehicle for opportunity and social change."

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Understanding Digital Civics | DMLcentral

Understanding Digital Civics | DMLcentral | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"How do people who’ve grown up using the internet engage in civic life?....In democratic states, citizens need information about what challenges a government faces and what it’s proposing to do about it to be effective citizens. And citizens need to be able to connect with one another to discuss, debate and propose solutions. What a communications medium makes possible has a shaping influence on civic life."

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10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology

10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"An alternative title for this list might be, '10 Things a 21st Century School Leader Will Not Do to Discourage Teachers from Engaging in the Use of Technology.'"

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5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health

5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"The Internet's reach is so pervasive, it feels as though it has always been around. The reality is that the web is still in its infancy, and we don't really understand the risks it poses to our mental health....."

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How Google Impacts The Way Students Think

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it
It's always revealing to watch learners research.
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Nancy Jones's comment, August 24, 2012 10:43 AM
This is a timely reminder as we begin the school year. Thanks for all the great stuff you share. I am learning a lot thanks to it.
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Learning Literacies for a Digital Age: Key Concepts

An overview of key concepts and theorists within "the literatures of learning and digital literacy."

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7 principles of learning design

7 principles of learning design | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

British researcher and elearning expert, Grainne Conole,  opens a discussion. "In this blog post I want to describe seven principles of learning design. I would welcome comments. Are there any others I have missed for example?"

 

[The post and comments are well worth a read. ~klbz]

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Personal Learning Environments and Psychological Ownership

Personal Learning Environments and Psychological Ownership | Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age | Scoop.it

When does a learning environment become a Personal Learning Environment? I think it has much to do with our perception of the learning environment and a something that is ours, an environment that ... via @savasavasava @jackiegerstein

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