collaboration

A group of disparate individuals, engaged in passionate discussion, sit leaning in, elbow to elbow, in a darkened bar with drinks in hand.  Many a revolution has started with that same picture right? CTRL-Shift (http://ctrlshift.mste.illinois.edu/), for me and for many others, has been just that: A revolution.  Begun by a group of local entrepreneurs and University professors, this social think...
Las Vegas – Clark County Library District TechArt Studios  presents DJ Thread: A STEM Success Story Once upon a time about one year ago 12 years old Tyler walked into the one station DJ studio. The rest as they say is history. During the course of these 12 months Tyler became DJ Thread (stage name). He picked up on the DJing skills quite rapidly. The pictures that supplement this post are each...
Keywords: Hive, open, collaboration
This white paper from the Hive NYC talks about why working in the open is relevant to their organization. It further describes what working in the open looks like in practice and talks about the benefits and tensions. Citation: Santo, R., Ching, D., Peppler, K., Hoadley, C. (2014). What does it mean to “Work Open” in Hive NYC? A Vision for Collective Organizational Learning. New York, NY: Hive...
(This originally appeared on my blog, Kevin's Meandering Mind) I was invited into the planning for this idea by friends and fellows in the Connected Courses community, and I could not resist. The idea that emerged from side discussions is to create a Daily Connect, a riff on the DS106 Daily Create, in which folks will be encouraged to make connections. I set up a simple WordPress blog — The...
The Common Core State Standards include collaboration as a key component [ See Speaking and Listening Standards as an example ].  Collaboration, though, requires listening and discussing skills and strategies that many students find difficult. Are there ways to promote practice of these so students acquire them as a daily habit? I'm sure many of us have ideas -- and please add yours here in the...
As you step through the doorway of a history classroom, the lights are off as the teacher drones on about the importance of certain Revolutionary War battles. A plain PowerPoint slide is plastered across the front of the room. A few students are awake, actively taking notes, but the majority of the class is dead asleep as the teacher drones on, unfazed by  this behavior. This is what many...
Digital Literacies in a Networked World is a graduate seminar at Penn, in which the class explores and analyzes how literacy and learning are constantly evolving, as students become not only consumers, but also makers of digital media. During our time in this course, we engaged with, and challenged how meaning making happens in and out of the classroom, and how diverse digital tools can be useful...
Keywords: poetry, remix, collaboration
As part of the Rhizomatic P2PU course's theme around "cheating as learning" with Dave Cormier, I offered up a poem for others to steal and remix. It was a sort of call to arms, partly as poetry about the remix culture and partly to see if what I view as a rhizomatic concept (that of ideas twisting, turning and being reshaped as we make sense of experience in unexpected ways) might actually take...
I could not spend the entire day yesterday playing with the project known as Read/Make, or Digital Writing MakerText, in which people are invited to create a crowdsourced novel collaboratively in just 48 hours (see premise/rules). But after a lot of writing in the morning, I did periodically pop into the Google Doc where the novel (on theme of  how writing and reading is changing) is unfolding,...
In their recent book The Connected Educator- Learning and Leading in a Digital Age, authors Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall state an important distinction between cooperative and collaborative work. In cooperative learning, “each learner works individually on the same topic and then shares with the group… [so that] one learner’s failure to participate does not negatively affect the...

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