#connectedlearning

You may have heard and seen some of the flurry of activity surrounding the NWP's summer MOOC, Making Learning Connected (#clmooc). The kickoff for the MOOC is fast approaching. It launches next Saturday, June 15! If you wanted some more information, there are a few explanatory paragraphs included here. You should also check out the About page on the MOOC hub, and the fully-animated FAQs! We're...
  TL;DR version: By employing a critical literacy perspective to "making" and Connected Learning, teachers and students can engage in activism & cyberactivism for the purposes of understanding and critiquing societal issues.   In the second week of the Mozilla #teachtheweb MOOC we have been asked to consider Connected Learning in practice. The three principles of Connected Learning state that...
**Next Webinar: Thursday, April 18, 11am-12pm PT**http://bit.ly/10LPfBr Penny Sebring & Eric Brown - Teens, Digital Media, and the Chicago Public Library: A Study of YOUmedia's ProgressAn in-depth look at YOUmedia's strengths as a space for connected learning, and broader considerations for application in other environments. *Ways To Participate* 1. Join the Google+ Hangout with Penny &...
In the spirit of melding DIY with do-what-you-can-where-you-are (DWYCWYA?), I ran an mostly impromptu nerd camp for any and all local educators. Call it #popupPD. I scheduled the camp for Wednesday of Spring Break and used my blog and Twitter account to promote it. I made a flier available as a .pdf and set up a sign-up sheet on Google Drive. In less than a week, the event went from inception to...
Join Mitch Resnick of the MIT Media Lab, Philip Schmidt of P2PU, and Natalie Rusk of the LIfelong Kindgergarten group for a look at Learning Creative Learning. Designed as an open-course from MIT, but without the heavy LMS, Learning Creative Learning will operate openly on the web using a variety of general consumer tools: blogs, a Googe+ community, etc. It should be a wonderful course for...
There has been a flurry of activity around Tuesday's release of "Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design." Here is a quick list of links that should help you and your networks access the content that is most important to you: Read the official press release The full report [PDF] You can access a summary of the report [PDF] Watch a short video series of comments from the Connected...
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Access and activity During S. Craig Watkins’ connectedlearning.tv session, he explained that Black and Hispanic teens spent more time on mobile devices than White teens. Watkins, a principal investigator of the Connected Learning Research Network and a teacher at the University of Texas, called this the “mobile paradox,” a seeming contradiction to the digital divide. Though they are more likely...
Two sites, two opportunities Recently, in a 12th grade English classroom, I asked students to navigate between two different types of sites while researching to prepare for debates. I wanted them to begin their research on the New York Times Room for Debate page, so I showed them how the site worked and asked them specifically to read the introduction of a high-interest topic and then to read...
Three wishes for Mozilla Open Badges   After watching latest web session on connectedlearning.tv in which Erin Knight of Mozilla discussed the company’s vision for their Open Badge infrastructure, I discovered that Knight’s guarded optimism about the project was contagious. Here are three reasons I can get excited about open badges:   Badges might help us rethink motivation and learning     ...

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