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Expanding Paths to Opportunity

May 1, 2015

How are contemporary structures of opportunity changing, and what skills and dispositions are needed to expand paths to opportunity?

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Histories and Futures of DML

April 30, 2015

How can reflecting on histories of DML inform our thinking for the future?

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Open Learning and EdTech for an Equitable Future

April 30, 2015

What roles can Open Learning and Educational Technology play in overcoming educational inequalities and providing learners with maximum opportunity and agency?

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The Digital Imagination of Government

April 30, 2015

In the UK, the last year or so has seen a massive proliferation of interest in digital education right across the spectrum of the public, private and civil society sectors. Digital education has now become the focus for a cross-sector “…

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This year's Digital Media and Learning Conference will be held in Los Angeles. The theme is "Equity of Design."

A Call for Equity in DML Design

April 29, 2015

Hundreds to Converge in Los Angeles June 11-13 for 6th Annual Digital Media and Learning Conference The 6th annual Digital Media and Learning Conference, themed “Equity by Design,” calls for learning organizations and institutions to explore ways for youth to engage in meaningful and relevant learning. “What we’re trying to […]

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Grappling with Equity and Gaze: A Conversation with Shirin Vossoughi and Meg Escudé

April 27, 2015

As the maker movement continues to build in numbers, I’ve been particularly interested in the critical research that is scrutinizing the dynamics of interaction and learning within spaces of making.

I recently got a chance to talk…

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Open Learning in Fan Fiction Communities

April 27, 2015

What does distributed mentoring look like in fan fiction communities, and what can it tell us about open learning?

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Minecraft and The Future of Transmedia Learning

April 23, 2015

EPIC HEADSHOP: The Evolution of Minecraft

When my 8-year-old son typed “epic headshop at 31;65” into the command prompt, I realized the Minecraft I knew was dead. In its place something new had…

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Connected Civics and Learning

April 20, 2015

What does connected learning look like when it is centered on civic and political interests? A new paper that I co-authored with Lissa Soep,…

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April 17, 2015

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Connected Learning

April 16, 2015

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The Flaws of Online Course Testing

April 16, 2015

A recent New York Times article titled “Online Test-Takers Feel Anti-Cheating Software’s Uneasy Glare”…

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A few Ignite Talk speakers at last year's DML Conference, from left: Amy Storrow, Armando Somoza, Taos Glickman, Ariel Waldman and Matt Rafalow.

Pitch DML Projects at Conference

April 15, 2015

Got a great connected learning project you want the world to know about? The 2015 Digital Media and Learning Conference, or DML2015, wants to hear your pitch as part of its popular Ignite Talks program. Deadline to apply is May 15. Those selected are given five minutes, and must use 20 slides […]

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April 13, 2015

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How Collaboration Empowers Learning

April 13, 2015

“I learned more on Twitter in six months than in two years of graduate school” is the epigraph of the first chapter of Tom Whitby’s book (co-authored with Steven W. Anderson), “The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning.” This quote could summarize Whitby’s philosophy of learning and teaching, in which collaboration is the environment, not just an ingredient, in effective learning. A teacher of English in secondary schools for 34 years and an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s College for six years, he’s officially retired but, you wouldn’t know that from his social media activity.