Douglas Rushkoff says MOOC's hold huge promise as the next front for affordable education, but need to develop a way for students who use them to engage with one another in the real spirit of learning...
Douglas Rushkoff says digital literacy is not a priority in our schools, impeding kids' understanding of the digital world and crippling U.S. competitiveness.
8. Computer Science is not just a STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- subject, but a liberal art as well. Being able to think critically about digital media environments means being able to think critically about our world.
YES!!! This is so true, we need to think beyond the strict definitions of technology and computers. Computer technology is integrated into our social structure, and it needs to be treated that way.
In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to gauge comprehension, but it’s a passive model that relies on students to absorb information they need to reproduce on tests. What would happen if the roles were flipped and students asked the questions?
"Amazon.com Inc announced an initiative on Wednesday to get its Kindle e-readers and tablet computers into schools, entering a market that has been particularly successful for rival Apple Inc and its iPad device."
The success of online guitar lessons by star instructors shows what lies ahead for all kinds of education. If the guitar world is any indication, we will still need teachers who stand in front of a room and talk—but fewer of them.
Twitter, best known as the 140-character social-networking site where Justin Beiber and Lady Gaga chit-chat with fans, has become a new literary format that is improving student learning, a new study argues.
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