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Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, authors of “Academically Adrift” and “Aspiring Adults Adrift,” will discuss their books an


Channeling Engelbart: Augmenting Human Education

Howard Rheingold
September 14, 2014

Gardner Campbell not only teaches the ideas of Doug Engelbart — the visionary who invented the mouse, hypertext and many more of the digital tools so many people use every day — he understands that...

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Open-learning leaders will present a free webinar on the latest “


Wolf Sharks, Energy Drinks and Learning Standards: Reflections from White House Education Game Jam

Richard Culatta and Antero Garcia
September 10, 2014

It's 6:30 Sunday morning and the loft-like space that houses the educational software company Difference Engine echoes the metronome like taps of a ping pong ball flying across the table.
It’s not...


What We Miss by Comparing MOOCs to Traditional Classrooms

Monica Bulger
September 7, 2014

“They hear a program about sea creatures, another about the North Pole. Werner’s favourite is one about light: eclipses and sundials, auroras and wavelengths. When they find it, Werner feels as...


Growing Recognition of the Power of Game-Based Learning

September 30, 2014

What are some ways to get parents on board with game-based learning, while creating safe spaces of empowerment that allow them to learn alongside their kids?#connectedlearning Tweets


Looking to South Central L.A. for Back-to-School Inspiration

Antero Garcia
September 3, 2014

The past few weeks have yielded the sleepy grumbles of students, parents, and teachers alike as the school year begins anew.
In preparing for my own school year, and the dozens of future teachers I’...


Video Game Design as the New 21st-Century Literacy

September 11, 2014

How has video game design, as a form of digital literacy, opened up a new world of possibilities for engagement, problem solving & critical thinking for young learners?