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Apprenticeship 2.0 Could Fuel 21st Century Learning

John Jones
Mar 1, 2010

In a recent New Yorker piece on cookbooks, Adam Gopnik observes that “the space between learning the facts about how something is done and learning how to do it always turns out to be large, at…

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Dispatches: Digital Media & Learning Conference 2010


Feb 24, 2010

In the wake of the Digital Media and Learning Conference, we’re seeing many great conversations taking place and intriguing questions being asked. Here’s a second wave of tweets harvested from the…

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Remix: Digital Media and Learning Conference 2010


Feb 22, 2010

More than 400 researchers, scholars, educators, practitioners, and youth experts from the emerging digital media and learning field have just returned from our first Digital Media and Learning…

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Information & Convergence: Twitter’s Practices in Brazil

Raquel Recuero
Feb 17, 2010

Recent data from Hubspot showed that Twitter’s growth in Brazil is slowing down, but it is definitely in the mainstream population. Its role and its profile have grown, and more and more TV shows,…

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Unique Conference to Seed Collaboration, Discussion, Insights on Implications of Networked, Digital World

February 16, 2010

(IRVINE, CA) – Nearly 500 global researchers, scholars, and practitioners will gather for a first-of-its-kind conference at UC San Diego to debate and discuss a fast-growing list of issues about how digital media and the Internet are transforming  society – especially in education, politics, and youth culture. Experts from across

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Recommended reading, watching, listening

Barry Joseph
Feb 14, 2010

Global Kids’ New York City-based programs address the urgent need for young people to possess leadership skills and an understanding of complex global issues to succeed in the 21st century workplace…

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21st Century Assessment: A Critical Moment


Feb 10, 2010

Editor’s Note: This is a re-blog of a timely post by guest bloggers Daniel Hickey and Brian Nelson. You can find the post in its original form here. The authors argue that the opportunity to…

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A Thought Experiment: Why grade? Why test? What if?

Cathy Davidson
Feb 7, 2010

Let’s try a thought experiment.   Let’s assume we live in a culture where all forms of educational achievement tests have been banned and no one is allowed to assign a letter or numerical…

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Teaching, Texting, and Twittering with Obama

Liz Losh
Jan 31, 2010

With the first year of the Obama administration officially coming to a close, educators have been thinking about how the president’s online presence could be used for both civic education and media…

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“Game Changer” Competition


Jan 28, 2010

Take a few minutes and help influence the next generation of games. The 2010 game design competition sponsored by HASTAC and the MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning program is looking for…

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Public by Default, Private when Necessary

danah boyd
Jan 24, 2010

With Facebook systematically dismantling its revered privacy infrastructure, I think it’s important to drill down on the issue of privacy as it relates to teens. There’s an assumption that teens don’…

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eBooks and Learning

John Jones
Jan 20, 2010

Now that the ebook industry has set its sights on the textbook and educational markets, it’s especially important for educators to shape discussion of the benefits and potential impact of ereaders….

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Educating for the Future, Not the Past

Cathy Davidson
Jan 18, 2010

Historian Robert Darnton has argued that we are currently in the fourth great Information Age in all human history.  The first information revolution came with the development of writing in 4000…

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An Emerging Theory: Things Rule

Liz Losh
Jan 13, 2010

The international conference on Digital Arts and Culture is often a place for previewing coming theoretical trends in digital scholarship.  Long before the formation of separate conferences for…

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Social Networks and Civic Mobilization in Latin America

Raquel Recuero
Jan 10, 2010

Translation of the Tweet: “People with more than one thousand followers: RT (Retweet) is a good way to contribute with #projetoenchentes (flood relief in Brazil).” Access to the Internet as well as…

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Global Kids: Recommended Reading…Viewing…Listening

Barry Joseph
Jan 4, 2010

Global Kids’ New York City-based programs address the urgent need for young people to possess leadership skills and an understanding of complex global issues to succeed in the 21st century workplace…

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The Social Media Classroom


Dec 28, 2009

The Social Media Classroom, a browser-based, free and open source environment for teaching and learning, grew directly out of the first minutes I stepped into a physical classroom and began to…

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Classroom Authority and Twitter

John Jones
Dec 20, 2009

An interesting aspect of Twitter’s recent surge in popularity has been how educators have embraced the technology, not just for networking and personal communication, but also in the classroom. Many…

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Digital Media and Learning Conference 2010

Henry Jenkins
Dec 16, 2009

Earlier this year, we issued a call for proposals for panels and presentations for the first Digital Media and Learning Conference, an annual event supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized…

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$2 Million Competition Opens For Ideas to Transform Learning

December 16, 2009

Durham, NC and Irvine, CA – Dec.16, 2009.   The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, Duke University and the virtual network HASTAC, today launched the third annual open-call competition that will provide $2 million in awards to innovators shaping the field

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President Obama Launches “Educate to Innovate” Campaign for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (Stem) Education

December 16, 2009

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 23, 2009President Obama Launches “Educate to Innovate” Campaign for Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (Stem) EducationNationwide effort includes over $260 million in public-private investments to move American students to the top of the packin science and

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Social Games and Facebook in Brazil and Latin America

Raquel Recuero
Dec 13, 2009

A recent post from Inside Facebook has shown that Facebook is growing fast in Latin America, and a large part of this growth is happening in Brazil (33 percent each month, according to the same set…

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Reinterpreting the Digital Divide

Aaron Knochel
Dec 9, 2009

digital divide: the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology and those with very limited or no access at all. The digital divide is understood to be the gap…

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On Gaming, Politics, and Reform

Liz Losh
Dec 7, 2009

As the new year rolls around, like many political science professors, Kareem Crayton is thinking about the possible repercussions of next year’s 2010 census and what he calls the “opening skirmishes…