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Online echo chambers: A study of 250 million Facebook users reveals the Web isn’t as polarized as we thought.

Online echo chambers: A study of 250 million Facebook users reveals the Web isn’t as polarized as we thought. | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This is the most intereseting study I have seen this week.  It is old (January 2012), but it provides an interesting look at how we get our social news and gives surprising value to how Facebook actually extends our scope rather than adds to the echo chamber:
Key Take-away:
Because we have so many weak-tie connections on Facebook, we are exposed to more ideas.  These new ideas lead us to want to share our new insight.  Because Facebook makes it so easy, we are actually strengthening the communal scope of social news

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Vicki Davis , Cool Cat Teacher Blog

Vicki Davis , Cool Cat Teacher Blog | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I've heard many great things about this teacher who refuses to let location determine here students' destinies.
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Toward Peeragogy

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Stanford professor, Howard Rheingold gives a quick overview of his strategy preparing students for the 21st Century.

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Harold Jarche » Collective sense-making

Harold Jarche » Collective sense-making | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Here a segment of this quality post:
I think the only way to navigate this change is collaboratively. No one has the right answer, but together we can explore new models of sense-making and knowledge-sharing."


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From the Macro to the Micro: The Transformation of the Global Village into Hyper-Personalized Tribes‏

From the Macro to the Micro: The Transformation of the Global Village into Hyper-Personalized Tribes‏ | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Marshall McLuhan's global villiage has led to highly-personalized Micro-customization.

 

Growing hyper-personalization has led to a filter-bubble where we give more information than we are willing to admit to ourselves

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Networked Student

The Networked Student was inspired by CCK08, a Connectivism course offered by George Siemens and Stephen Downes during fall 2008. It depicts an actual projec...
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George Siemens on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

George Siemens, at the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca Universityhas been running "Massive Open Online Courses" (MOOCs). I talk...
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The Roles We Play in Learning Networks

The Roles We Play in Learning Networks | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
George Siemens ( http://twitter.com/gsiemens ) posted sometime back (Feb 16, 2010 to be precise) on the roles that teachers play in a networked world ( http://www.connectivism.ca/?p=220 ): 1. Amplifying 2.
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Q&A: NewsRight's David Westin on the value of news content in the digital age

Q&A: NewsRight's David Westin on the value of news content in the digital age | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Journalism.co.ukQ&A: NewsRight's David Westin on the value of news content in the digital ageJournalism.co.ukQ.

 

Ken's favorite take-away:

"We see that in the internet sphere – that's part of what the genius of Facebook is. It's not just what's being passed around among Facebook friends, it's also the connections being made and how people are connecting up and what the paths are. So I do think, and think what the Nieman report said I agree with entirely, is that this is not simply "here's content that's valuable, give us money for it", although that's part of it, but it's also knowing how the content is consumed itself that can have real value."


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Why We Need a 4th R: Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic, algoRithms

Why We Need a 4th R: Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic, algoRithms | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I am very happy that I found http://dmlcentral.net

People like Howard Rheingold and Cathy Davidson contribute articles about preparing students for the 21st century via Digital Media & Learning.....And balance.

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TouchGraph

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This is simply the coolest app I have seen on Facebook since Coca-Cola retired the evil twin technology.  This is a great way to see how all of your friends are connected.  It has many options to customize the experience.  You will also learn many things about your friends.

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TouchGraph displays a visualization of which friends are friends with each other. TouchGraph identifies clusters to which friends belong and ranks friends based on who is a connector between groups.

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Anatomy of Facebook | Facebook

Anatomy of Facebook | Facebook | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Facebook is shrinking the "six degrees of separation" theory.


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Ken Morrison's comment, November 24, 2011 6:52 PM
Thank you for sharing this. Very interesting.
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Connectedness & us: Takeaways from GigaOM RoadMap

Connectedness & us: Takeaways from GigaOM RoadMap | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

"Connectedness changes everything"

Connectedness was the theme of our first GigaOM RoadMap conference and we talked to smart speakers and attendees all day long.

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Interactive Learning in the Connected Classroom | Educator Resource Centers | eSchoolNews.com

Interactive Learning in the Connected Classroom | Educator Resource Centers | eSchoolNews.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Research has shown that technology can, indeed, help improve teaching and learning when used wisely-and companies have responded in kind, creating hardware, software, and other devices that give teachers innovative ways to engage students, improve...
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Network Learning: Working Smarter

Network Learning: Working Smarter | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

The official blog of Henry Jenkins, the father of the term "Transmedia" He has some wonderful lectures available at the MIT open forum.

 

Here he talks about the importance of sensemaking, and what is wrong with our information seeking processess. 

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David Gauntlett: Making is Connecting: The social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0, book published by Polity, 2011

David Gauntlett: Making is Connecting: The social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0, book published by Polity, 2011 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
About the book, 'Making is Connecting: The social meaning of creativity, from DIY and knitting to YouTube and Web 2.0', by David Gauntlett, published by Polity, 2011.
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Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age George Siemens

Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age  George Siemens | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Research report:
Connectivism:  A Learning Theory for the Digital Age

By George Siemens

 

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