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TechChange provides scalable and interactive technology training for social change. We deliver online certificate courses to individuals, build customized courses and learning experiences for organizations, and strengthen technology-enabled communities of practice.
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What Technologies Do Cities Use for Citizen Engagement?

What Technologies Do Cities Use for Citizen Engagement? | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
Some tools are very, very popular.
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Educators In Charlottesville Mix Coursework With Civic Engagement to Confront Recent Violence

With a new school year underway in Charlottesville, here's how teachers are addressing the recent violence.
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Taylor & Francis Online :: Space and Polity - Volume 17, Issue 1

Taylor & Francis Online :: Space and Polity - Volume 17, Issue 1 | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
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Special issue looking at youth, space, and everyday politics

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Text of President Obama's speech at Ohio State University

Text of President Obama's speech at Ohio State University | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
Thank you Dr. Gee, the Board of Trustees, Congresswoman Beatty, Mayor Coleman, and all of you who make up The Ohio State University for allowing me the honor of joining you today. Congratulations, Class of 2013!
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SMS Support Networks to improve resiliency for 'at-risk' learners: a quick project outline

SMS Support Networks to improve resiliency for 'at-risk' learners: a quick project outline | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
Background: 'At-risk' and technological interventions A…
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In order to build resiliency to complete formal programs of learning. The ability of the learner to complete the program of learning is not always or even primarily based on the skill that learner shows in the subject area, but rather their ability to use their community for support (emotional or academic). Social interaction is the glue that keeps students engaged.

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Ethan Zuckerman's DML Keynote: Beyond “The Crisis in Civics” | MIT Center for Civic Media

Ethan Zuckerman's DML Keynote: Beyond “The Crisis in Civics” | MIT Center for Civic Media | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
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How to create thick, impactful relationships at scale.  The idea of using passions to motivate engagement.

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Ethan Zuckerman - Teaching New Civics In a Digital World | Connected Learning

Ethan Zuckerman - Teaching New Civics In a Digital World | Connected Learning | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
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How to start a movement: Derek Sivers on TED.com

How to start a movement: Derek Sivers on TED.com | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.) (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 3:10) Watch Derek Sivers' talk on TED.
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The first follower transforms the lone nut into a movement.

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The Connectivist Learning Environment

Overview of the model of learning informing the design of the first MOOCs, including a look at some aspects of the gRSShopper software we have been using to sup
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How the Internet Reinforces Inequality in the Real World

How the Internet Reinforces Inequality in the Real World | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
What happens to a community with no "digital shadow" on the web?
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Poverty, technology, and the future of global education

Poverty, technology, and the future of global education | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
Online learning seems to be quite a hot topic at Washington University and other major universities. The Clinton Global Initiative University (taking place at Wash. U.
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Technology can level the playing field, but we can ignore the real inequalities that exist in people' ability to come to these new learning enviroments.

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6 Ways Technology Is Breaking Barriers To Social Change

From raising money to reaching more people, the possibilities for changemakers trying to amplify their efforts are endless.
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RAYSE index tracks youth civic engagement through data - The Tufts Daily

RAYSE index tracks youth civic engagement through data - The Tufts Daily | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
A May 16, 2016 NPR article proclaims millennials to be a rival political force to baby boomers — each generation makes up about 31 percent of the overall electorate. Political potential, however, is distinct from political influence — the same article notes that millennials “have the lowest voter turnout of any age group.” However, with the help of …
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Life events and difficulties research: Bio-social science that allows for heterogeneity of pathways and meanings

Life events and difficulties research: Bio-social science that allows for heterogeneity of pathways and meanings | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
A line of research from England, initiated by the sociologists Brown and Harris in the late 1960s, has investigated how severe events and difficulties during people's life course influence the onse...
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This analytical method might be of use in looking at yout civic and political developmental trajectories.

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Constitution Games | Constitution USA with Peter Sagal | PBS

Constitution Games | Constitution USA with Peter Sagal | PBS | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
Only 38 percent of Americans can name all three branches of the U.S. government. Playing Constitution games can help. Try your luck with iCivics games and see if you'd pass a U.S. citizenship test.
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Beyond "The Crisis in Civics"

Opening keynote at 2013 Digital Media and Learning conference in Chicago, IL, by Ethan Zuckerman, Center for Civic Media, MIT. Notes on the talk at http://civic
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A Teacher's Guide to Rerouting the Pipeline | Teaching Tolerance

A Teacher's Guide to Rerouting the Pipeline | Teaching Tolerance | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
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What Kind of Social Advocate are you?

What Kind of Social Advocate are you? | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
What’s the best way to support a cause you believe in? Start by playing to your strengths. Our quiz will help identify which of seven types of social advocacy best suits your interests.
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"All the world's a MOOC, and all the men and women merely teachers and learners.": Dare to Know and Compose Our Own Metaphors

"All the world's a MOOC, and all the men and women merely teachers and learners.": Dare to Know and Compose Our Own Metaphors | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
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The Connectivist

Great speech. "Must see" for young people uncertain about their future. Jaap van Till
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digital digs: the double bind of open education #edcmooc

digital digs: the double bind of open education #edcmooc | Civic and Political Engagement | Scoop.it
For week two of the eLearning and Digital Culture MOOC, one of the assignments is watching Gardner Campbell speak at Open Ed 12 from last October. Here's the video: One of Gardner's key points of reference is Gregory Bateson, specifically...
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