Category Archives: education and elearning

more on curation

So we think we know what curation is. We’re all talking about it as if we do. We’re all looking for effective and efficient ways of managing information overload. Steve Wheeler provides a good overview in Taming the tide: digital content … Continue reading

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curation

some people feel that there’s a brutality in the attempt to force chaos into some form of order; that the need to control is a primitive one based on fear. there is an appeal in the idea that we can … Continue reading

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remix culture: content and context

Some wonderful passages from my latest find A new culture of learning: an interview with John Seely Brown and Douglas Thomas authors of the new book A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change … Continue reading

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shirky responds to carr

in my last last post i set myself the task of a closer reading (quietly and without interruption) of clay shirky’s reply to carr’s article ‘is google making us stupid’. shirky’s argument is that carr is not really just talking … Continue reading

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cartesian learning vs the hive

rereading the nicholas carr article ‘the web shatters focus, rewires brains’ (wired magazine, may 2010). it’s clear he’s worried about the bargain we’ve brokered with the internet, seemingly choosing to go with ‘skimming and multitasking’ at the expense of ‘reading … Continue reading

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what makes finnish kids so smart

there was a wonderful article in the wall street journal a while ago ‘what makes finnish kids so smart?’. the scandinavian model of education has some interesting twists and their results are pretty impressive. the scandinavian nations have topped international … Continue reading

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noam chomsky on education

re-reading megan garber’s ‘attention vs. distraction? what the big NYT story leaves out’ Formal education, as we’ve framed it, is not only about finding ways to learn more about the things we love, but also, equally, about squelching our aversion … Continue reading

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