The Power of Decentralization in the MOOC

July 30, 2015

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of four blogs on digital technology.

Nishant Shah’s Annotation: In the last…


Advancing New Forms of Scholarship in Writing

July 27, 2015

I continue to think a great deal about how new media has grown the possibilities of our collective academic work. As the director of a Masters in Writing Studies Program…


The Role of Technology in Digital Learning

July 23, 2015

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of four blogs on digital learning.

In their accidental and ironic hit Youtube song, “What does the Fox say?”, the Norwegian band Ylvis, who first produced it as an “anti-hit” production…


Book Lacks Digital Reading Details

July 20, 2015

The goal of “Words Onscreen,” Naomi S. Baron’s new book, is to account for the ways that “digital reading is reshaping our understanding of what it means to read” (…

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Experts Discuss Game-Based Learning

July 17, 2015

Creative game-based learning will be discussed by renowned experts and artists as part of Summer of Minecraft’s culminating event Aug. 4 at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. The celebration will showcase the work of counselors and campers who took part in Connected Camp’s summer MInecraft camp, and offer a glimpse


Seeking the Next Steve Jobs

July 16, 2015

Most practitioners and education researchers argue that digital divides are still the biggest obstacle to ensuring that diverse populations of youth have a shot at becoming the next Steve Jobs. Among these divides are gaps in students’…


Setting an Agile School Rhythm

July 13, 2015

When I moved out of the classroom a few years ago, one of the things I missed immediately was the imposed rhythm of the school year. There’s something inherently useful about knowing everyone’s on the same page. Staff and students alike…


A Call for Algorithmic Studies

July 9, 2015

Digital technology and its modes of production, representation, distribution, and circulation remodel the conditions of possibility: the definition of Being, the structuring of the Social, the instrumentalization of the Political, the …


Open Networked News Curriculum

July 6, 2015

Newsactivist was born when Gabriel Flacks, instructor and chair of the Humanities Program at…



July 2, 2015


Eating Robots: Data Diets and Hungry Algorithms

July 2, 2015

What do robots eat? Contemporary digital data analytics systems feed on a diet of data produced through human activity. Through this feeding, robotic machines receive the informational nutrition required for their own development: to…


EdContexts – Educators Across Contexts

June 30, 2015

How can educators teach, collaborate, and learn thoughtfully and meaningfully across national, cultural, and other borders?

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Emerging Trends in Open Scholarship

June 30, 2015

What are some of the emerging approaches to open scholarship?

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Transliteracies: Exploring Literacies and Learning in a Connected World

June 30, 2015

As connected educators and mentors work to create powerful learning opportunities, how can we understand and design for the mobile, transliterate lives of youth and adults?

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How to Teach Self-Directed Digital Media

June 29, 2015

The digital world has many moving parts, and bringing it into the classroom can seem overwhelming, both for the instructor, and the student. Once it gets broken  down to the pieces that are relevant to the learning outcomes, however, it…


How a Digital Pen is Turning a Museum into a Library

June 25, 2015

Right now, in New York City, a digital pen is turning a museum into a library — a 21st century library, that is. And, its potential impact across civic and cultural spaces offers considerable lessons for those interested in…

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What’s ‘Value Added’ About Tech Tools in the Classroom?

June 22, 2015

I always cringe when educational pundits talk about evaluating teachers according to “value-added” assessment models, as if the value that teachers offer their students could be easily quantified or evaluated according to any standardized metric…


View From a Startup: Cities of Learning in Washington, D.C.

June 22, 2015

What lessons have been learned from starting up a Cities of Learning site in Washington, D.C.?

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