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From Continuity with Care to Zoom Memes for Self Quaranteens–My Internet Responds to COVID-19

I started this week with ambitions to curate the Connected Learning Alliance’s networked wisdom on how to grapple with social distancing and a jarring transition to online learning. Bleary from too many hours of managing crises on screen, tonight brings humility and a modest goal of sharing a few gems from my idiosyncratic vantage point.... Read more » The post From Continuity with Care to Zoom Memes for Self Quaranteens–My Internet Responds to COVID-19 appeared first on Connected Learning Alliance.

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Kean University 2017, The Network

The #SelfieUnselfie Project

Selfies have become the cultural artifacts of our time, a digital mosaic of the diversity of our online lives. And while some say selfies are a mark of a deeply narcissistic culture, others say selfies are a new version of the old idea of the self-portrait. Some understand the selfie as an important means of self-expression and an affirmation of self-love. Selfies have also become a key component of a person’s “personal brand.” But whatever your take on selfie-culture, there […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Textransformations: Interactive Art Practice as Connected Learning

We find ourselves in a cultural moment that is particularly fraught with the impulse for instant gratification as online social networks have us “plugged in” and busy narrating our lives online. So many have become wholly accustomed to certain forms of digital interactivity by seeking approval and amplification in online forums. Jaron Lanier has effectively dubbed certain social media platforms as “behavior modification empires.”  The hazards are now plain to see. Open communication platforms profit from the data generated from […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Textransformations: Interactive Art Practice as Connected Learning

We find ourselves in a cultural moment that is particularly fraught with the impulse for instant gratification as online social networks have us “plugged in” and busy narrating our lives online. So many have become wholly accustomed to certain forms of digital interactivity by seeking approval and amplification in online forums. Jaron Lanier has effectively dubbed certain social media platforms as “behavior modification empires.”  The hazards are now plain to see. Open communication platforms profit from the data generated from […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Connected Learning and 21st Century English Teacher Education

Much of the current rhetoric about technology and education relates to devices and software programs — what types schools should purchase, how much money districts should spend on them, how they should be integrated into classroom learning, and what return on investment they should produce. The implicit message communicated by this rhetoric is that technology transforms education through the medium of specific tools — that these tools are what structure and produce powerful teaching and learning. Give teachers and students […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Connected Learning and 21st Century English Teacher Education

Much of the current rhetoric about technology and education relates to devices and software programs — what types schools should purchase, how much money districts should spend on them, how they should be integrated into classroom learning, and what return on investment they should produce. The implicit message communicated by this rhetoric is that technology transforms education through the medium of specific tools — that these tools are what structure and produce powerful teaching and learning. Give teachers and students […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Reteaching Teaching: Pedagogy and Teacher Training for the Digital Age

Digital media and networks, like blackboards and post-it notes, are tools whose effectiveness depends on how they are used. Whether you call it “connected learning” or a “new culture of learning,” deploying the tools depends on changing the mindset of educators. Connected learning elements are openly networked, interest powered, production centered, peer supported, shared purpose, academically oriented. Educators and trainers of educators are leading the way by experimenting with pedagogy that engages students by connecting their academic curriculum with their […]

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Kean University 2017, The Network

Reteaching Teaching: Pedagogy and Teacher Training for the Digital Age

Digital media and networks, like blackboards and post-it notes, are tools whose effectiveness depends on how they are used. Whether you call it “connected learning” or a “new culture of learning,” deploying the tools depends on changing the mindset of educators. Connected learning elements are openly networked, interest powered, production centered, peer supported, shared purpose, academically oriented. Educators and trainers of educators are leading the way by experimenting with pedagogy that engages students by connecting their academic curriculum with their […]

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