Nearly two years before Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun shook up educational institutions with their massive open online course on artificial intelligence, using videos, blogs, wikis, and online tests, photography educators Jonathan...Category: Digital Learning
Month: August 2012
What makes an “expert”? What makes for “expert knowledge” in the digital age? In today's culture of digital media, new forms of expertise and knowledge seem to be increasingly available, with the...Category: Educational Practice
Social Media Discourse: Violence, Olympiads and Our Everyday Life
All the world's attention was recently focused on the Olympic Games in London. The competition was widely broadcasted by traditional and online media, with an astronomic audience, reaching many countries. Social media...Categories: Digital Citizenship, Equity
Digital Literacies and Web Literacies: What’s the Difference?
I’m currently iterating some work around Web Literacies for the Mozilla Foundation (you can see the latest version of my thinking here). Perhaps the biggest consideration when dealing with so-called ‘New’ Literacies...Category: Digital Citizenship
In my last few posts, I have argued that network writing—that is, writing that mimics the conventions of emerging, online genres—should occupy a larger place in writing instruction. However, it can be...Categories: Digital Citizenship, Digital Learning
How Do We Make Civic Crowdfunding Awesome?
Ten people each contribute $100 a month into a pool. They meet once a month and discuss possible projects to support. Each month, they give a grant of $1000 to a project...Category: Civic Engagement
Learning from Failure: Feminist Dialogues on Technology, Part II
Professor Anne Balsamo has been collaborating with Professor Alexandra Juhasz and a group of more than one hundred feminist scholars to pilot a new kind of online course devoted to feminist dialogues...Categories: Digital Learning, Equity
Bodies in Classrooms: Feminist Dialogues on Technology, Part I
Next year, over a hundred feminist scholars are slated to teach a new kind of online course—the first “MDCLE” or “massively distributed collaborative learning experiment”—tentatively titled “Feminist Dialogues on Technology." Drawing on...Categories: Digital Learning, Equity
From Theory to Design: Exploring the Power & Potential of ‘Connected Learning’, Part One
This summer I attended summer school…well kind of. For three weeks in June I worked with a great team to implement a digital media and design project with high school students. We...Category: Connected Learning