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Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this. Here’s the bad news: technology – specifically, surveillance technology – makes it easier to police disaffected populations, and that gives badly run, corrupt states enough stability to get themselves into real trouble.

Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this

Here’s the good news: technology – specifically, networked technology – makes it easier for opposition movements to form and mobilise, even under conditions of surveillance, and to topple badly run, corrupt states. Inequality creates instability, and not just because of the resentments the increasingly poor majority harbours against the increasingly rich minority. Palinscar1998. The Current State of Educational Blogging 2016 – The Edublogger. Each year we conduct a survey on how educators are using blogs.

The Current State of Educational Blogging 2016 – The Edublogger

Our goal is to document the trends in educational blogging. We started the annual survey because we’re frequently asked for detailed information to help educators: Convince school administrators to allow blogging.Understand the benefits of blogging and how blogs are used with students.Know more about which blogging platforms are commonly used by educators (and why). An Educator Turn-off. Anyone who is familiar with what I write about should recognize that I stress the importance of relevance as educators in order to teach in an ever-changing, rapidly paced, computer-driven society.

An Educator Turn-off

That message goes across well with most connected educators for they seem to be the educators who are more comfortable with the tools to make all that happen. Micro-Credentials. Not being an Outsider in Education. Faculty Development in the Age of Digital, Connected Learning. Nicolemirra – My Exploration of Connected Learning as a Framework for Teacher Education. I was living in Los Angeles in 2013 when the Los Angeles Unified School District began implementing its ill-fated plan to provide all of its 640,000 students with iPads.

Nicolemirra – My Exploration of Connected Learning as a Framework for Teacher Education

I am now living in El Paso, Texas, where the El Paso Independent School District just completed its (admittedly much smoother) roll-out of laptops for all of its 60,000 students. I could likely be telling a similar story regardless of where I lived considering the frenzy across the country to get devices into the hands of students. Welcome to the Digital Human Library - Digital Human Library. Connected Educators Month Digest. Online Communities for Civic Engagement - Insightrix Communities. The concept of the Innovation Adoption Lifecycle has been around for many years and has been applied to many industries, products and services.

Online Communities for Civic Engagement - Insightrix Communities

Innovators, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority and Laggards are all terms used to describe segments of the population who vary on how quickly they adopt new innovation. Cities are no different in how they adopt new technology. On one end of the continuum are the innovators, and at the other end are the laggards. The following excerpts from the UK experience show how a relatively recent digital innovation, “insight communities,” or online community groups or forums have been a key component of creating change. This article talks about the potential for this technology to change how cities work, prioritize and deal with issues by using the input of its citizens to collectively solve problems. The U.K. provides a useful model of how councils are evolving. We are way too dependent on technology – Chalyn's Online Journey Through Technology. As soon as we are with a group of friends at a restaurant or sitting with family visiting, someone pulls out a smart phone and somehow the domino effect takes place.

We are way too dependent on technology – Chalyn's Online Journey Through Technology

Before We Were Connected: How To Achieve a Statewide Professional Learning Network. To Find Success, Psychologists Recommend More Listening and Connecting. Do you struggle to understand what people may be thinking?

To Find Success, Psychologists Recommend More Listening and Connecting

Do you wonder why you are not as successful as you want to be? Do you think that sometimes your emotions get the best of you? If so, you may need to improve your emotional intelligence. It was two Yale psychologists, John D. Mayer and Peter Salovey, who originally coined the term emotional intelligence to describe the understanding that we all have different personalities, different wants and needs, and different ways of showing our emotions. Emotional intelligence allows you to develop and focus the skills that will help you understand people better, attain the type of success you want, and stay on top of your emotions. When you understand the essentials of emotional intelligence, you can learn more about yourself while you lead and interact with others. Rhizomatic Education : Community as Curriculum.

Below is my paper as it appears in Innovate – Journal of Online Education.

Rhizomatic Education : Community as Curriculum

Internet of Things: Connectivity for a smarter world. Mark Zuckerberg Should Not Have Met With Conservative Leaders. The LaaN Theory. PhD. Actor-network theory (ANT), also known as the sociology of translation or sociology of associations, proposes a socio-technical account that makes no distinction in approach between the social, the natural and the technological (Callon, 1986; Latour, 1996, 2005; Law, 1992).


ANT is based upon the principle of generalized symmetry employing a single conceptual framework when interpreting actors, human and non-human. Latour (1996) writes "an ’actor’ in ANT is a semiotic definition -an actant-, that is, something that acts or to which activity is granted by others. It implies no special motivation of human individual actors, nor of humans in general. The LaaN Theory. Mohamed Amine Chatti's ongoing research on Knowledge and Learning: PhD. New technologies for knowledge sharing. New technologies for knowledge sharing Ines Mergel is a young, smart and productive faculty member at the Maxwell School at Syracuse, one of our country's leading public administration programs.

New technologies for knowledge sharing

She writes mostly about social media and government. And she has just published a new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government, called The Social Intranet: Insights on Managing and Sharing Knowledge Internally. We should start with the observation that opportunities for knowledge-sharing are one important reason to put people into organizations in the first place, rather than having them just work alone.

We should then add another important insight: There already exists an excellent, last-century technology for sharing information among experts in an organization. But both these traditional technologies have important limitations. These different features work in different ways. Weblog: Connected Learning. A few years ago, I conducted a study with a large team of researchers on how young people were learning through electronic games, social media, and digital media production. We saw many reasons to be hopeful as to how the online world could support learning that is social, participatory, and driven by the personal needs and interests of the learner.

We were inspired by young people who were taking to the online world to learn complex technical skills, create and share sophisticated media works, engage in social causes, and pursue specialized knowledge. Connecting to Create Change: A Q&A With Erica Dhawan. Question: What do the founder of Quirky, the creator of Duolingo, and the farmer who grew the world’s largest pumpkin have in common? Answer: They all leveraged “connectional intelligence” on their path to success.

The Art of Thought: Graham Wallas on the Four Stages of Creativity, 1926. By Maria Popova. Is Connectivism A New Learning Theory Based on Old Ideas? Theories of Learning - Successful Student. Places_to_Go-__Connectivism__Connective_Knowledge.pdf. Conectivismo.pdf. Connectivism: Learning theory of the future or vestige of the past?