Maine has been a leader in adopting educational technology in support of its students. In 2002, through the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI), the state began providing laptops to all students in grades 7-8 in a one-to-one laptop program. In 2009, Maine expanded the project to high school students. The one-to-one laptops paved the way... Continue Reading →
"On Jan. 17 George Siemens and I will launch the third offering of our online course called 'Connectivism and Connective Knowledge' -- or CCK11. We use the term 'connectivism' to describe a network-based pedagogy. The course itself uses connectivist principles and is therefore an instantiation of the philosophy of teaching and learning we both espouse....... Continue Reading →
"On Quora you can subscribe to topics, specific answers or people. You’re alerted when people follow you, when the create new questions in your topic area and when new people have answered the questions you’re following. And the system is really quite smart. First, it has DIGG like voting mechanism where you can vote up... Continue Reading →
"At a minimum, Twitter is an extension of each one of us. It feeds our senses and amplifies our voice. We’re connecting to one another through shared experiences creating a hybrid social network and information exchange tied by emotion and interest. "While Twitter provides the technology foundation, it is we who make Twitter so unique... Continue Reading →
"McKinsey’s new survey research finds that companies using the Web intensively gain greater market share and higher margins."
"The internet has caused an economic shift every bit as important as the Industrial or Agricultural Revolutions. Thousands of bottom-up solutions are leveraging mobile and social media, open-source values, collective intelligence and other emerging patterns. These crowd-driven innovations are combining – symbiotically — into a truly novel way of living and doing business."
Our global society faces the challenge of moving from an industrial-growth society to a life-sustaining society. This shift is often referred to as 'The Great Turning.'
From Open Culture: "Ryan Woodward has worked on the art direction of many big name Hollywood films, but he had an idea for a short animated film, a love story expressed through dance, and it led to a fruitful collaboration with dance choreographer Kori Wakamatsu."
I know the pendulum spirals between "information wants to be free" and "information want to be expensive" and I think we come out at a more expansive level most of the time. It's just that the exclusionary approach makes me nervous.
"A few days ago I started reading The Last Child in the Woods. It sparked in me a sense of panic and guilt about the amount of time my daughter spends outdoors connecting to nature, getting fresh air, and exploring. I decided I wanted us to begin exploring our surroundings together. Even if our immediate... Continue Reading →