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Evidence Lost: We're Not Likely to See Editing Like Proust's in the Future

Evidence Lost: We're Not Likely to See Editing Like Proust's in the Future | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it
One page from the notebooks of Marcel Proust shows the extreme work that went into writing his masterpiece In Search of Lost Time (RT @beccarosen: A handwritten page from Proust's notebooks and what it shows us about how editing works
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This is a concern of historians, archivists, and even English professors. There are many cases of lost opportunities. This problem is compounded by the rapidly changing media: 5.25 inch floppy disks -> 3.5 inch plastic disks -> USB storage -> SCSI Hard Disks -> and on and on. We are making the notion of a creative trail more and more difficult. These facts should be impressed on students, faculty, and digital natives -- their content is ephemeral. What would happen if Google had to close all it's services tomorrow? What would you loose?

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TED Prize Winner: The School In the Cloud

TED Prize Winner: The School In the Cloud | Education Tech & Tools | Scoop.it

"Education has been a growing theme at TED. It's one that seems to strongly resonate across the community, from techies to creatives to entrepreneurs to big business C.E.O.'s. One idea that is gaining popularity is around the notion that education has to encourage and reinforce kids' natural curiosity. Unfortunately, conventional education does a very efficient job of beating kids' natural curiosity out of them. This year's TED prize winner, Dr. Sugata Mitra—the first to step up to $1 million in prize money—tackles this issue head on.

 

Dr. Mitra, an educational researcher and professor of educational technology at Newcastle University (UK), wishes to design the School in the Cloud—a learning lab in India, based on his vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE). The school draws inspiration from Mitra’s “Hole in the Wall” experiments, in which he observed children both learning and teaching on their own and without any guidance or intervention." from source: http://www.linkedin.com

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There is not much I can say, but Congratulations to Dr. Mitra and WAKE UP America!  Many of you all who are reading this already know the value of Dr. Mitra's work, if only indirectly by using similar techniques and technologies yourselves. It is becoming critical that administrators, as well as local, state, and federal education agencies and personnel better understand what they must do to preserve an nation of life long learners. 

 

Thank you T.E.D. administrators, staff, and community for bringing this to the attention of your world wide community. Dr. Mitra well deserves this award.

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