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Cultural Politics

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A state-by-state look at our cultural politics.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 5, 7:23 PM

While this doesn't say everything about the state of cultural politics in the United States, it does lay out some of the more ideologically charged debates in the new political landscape after the midterm electionsWhat does this Venn diagram say about the state of cultural politics in your state?   The Courts have aided the push for same sex marriages; will that also occur for marijuana legalization?


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Local Population Pyramids

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Mrs. K's curator insight, August 27, 7:13 AM

1G Theme 2: 6 Billion people and me

CT Blake's curator insight, August 29, 8:27 PM

Useful for explaining population pyramids.

Sarah Ann Glesenkamp's curator insight, September 16, 12:08 PM

Unit 2

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America's fastest shrinking cities

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"The U.S. population rose by just 0.72% in 2013, the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become less-attractive to immigrants than in years past, with net immigration down from nearly 1.2 million as of 2001 to 843,145 last year, but also the U.S.'s domestic birth rate has dropped to a multi-decade low.

While the population of most of the country's metro areas grew at a low pace in recent years, in a small number of metro areas the population actually shrank. Looking at the most recent years, the U.S. population rose by just 2.4% between April 2010 and July 2013, but in 30 metro areas the population shrank by at least 1%. The population in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, fell a nation-leading 4.4% in that time. Based on recently released U.S. Census Bureau estimates, 24/7 Wall St. examined the cities with shrinking populations."


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Is the Digital Divide Still Talking About Access or Digital Literacy?

The term “digital divide” began surrounding the issue of access to technology resources. The digital divide was considered to be the gap between the people who had access to the internet and the people who didn’t. Through past studies, it was deemed that African Americans were the group who didn’t.

Today, that definition seems contradictory to what various studies are indicating. Over the past few months, numerous studies have be released indicating African Americans are engaging in various forms of the media more than other racial groups.


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Digital Literacy and access to technology resources

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America is rapidly aging in a country built for the young

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"Although we seldom think about them this way, most American communities as they exist today were built for the spry and mobile. We've constructed millions of multi-story, single-family homes where the master bedroom is on the second floor, where the lawn outside requires weekly upkeep, where the mailbox is a stroll away. We've designed neighborhoods where everyday errands require a driver's license. We've planned whole cities where, if you don't have a car, it's not particularly easy to walk anywhere — especially not if you move gingerly.

This reality has been a fine one for a younger country. Those multi-story, single-family homes with broad lawns were great for Baby Boomers when they had young families. And car-dependent suburbs have been fine for residents with the means and mobility to drive everywhere. But as the Baby Boomers whose preferences drove a lot of these trends continue to age, it's becoming increasingly clear that the housing and communities we've built won't work very well for the old."


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MsPerry's curator insight, September 21, 3:14 PM

APHG-U2

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, September 22, 12:47 PM

This reality is detrimental to the future of our society because it focuses on the now rather than looking into long terms on how these changes will impact our world in the long run. Looking at the way our society is progressing, these changes are relevant in major metropolitan cities, where the job market is attractive to the young rather than those with over 30 years of experience. In our society, not many see retirement being in the center of the city. Creating a society that accommodates both the young and the old, along with the married and unmarried is pivotal to the progression of  our ever changing world. 

Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, October 18, 6:48 PM

This is also an issue in Australia where the overwhelming majority of people live in single story dwellings and are very car reliant.

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The Ex-Google Hacker Taking on the World’s Spy Agencies | Threat Level | WIRED

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Morgan Marquis-Boire is the director of security for First Look Media, the most prolific publisher of Edward Snowden's remaining secrets. His daunting task is to safeguard those documents, as well as the communications of reporters with perhaps the press's most adversarial relationships with Western intelligence agencies.

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Bob Boynton's curator insight, July 8, 9:13 AM

Protecting ourselves from governments instead of governments protecting us. NSA is just too busy spying on us to do this work.

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Project Information Literacy | Information Literacy Weblog

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In December 2013 The US Project Information Literacy published a research report about first-year university students and information literacy. It is based on interviews with 35  first year students (from 6 institutions), a survey of school and university students (all in the USA) and analysis of library resources."In this study, we investigate the challenges today's freshmen face, and the information-seeking strategies they develop, use, and adapt as they make the transition from high school to college and begin to complete college research assignments."


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Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning

A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”


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Cultus's comment, November 13, 2013 3:43 PM
Good primary source of information if you are looking for research into online learning. Visit our page http://www.onlinecultus.com/ and learn more about online learning.
Steve Klien's curator insight, November 13, 2013 11:05 PM

Online learning outcomes

robyns tut's curator insight, November 26, 2013 8:45 AM

I understand that this may be an average, however I hope that it is kept in mund that this is not true for many students. I for one have to print out my online notes in order to use them to the best of my ability. Also, even if this is true, I believe that face- to - interaction is being lost in this technological age. but it is still as important as it has always been and that needs to be remembered - Justine Pearce