May 31, 2006

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Graham Wegner[Edit][Delete]: Blog On, Teaching Generation Z [Edit][Delete] May 31, 2006
[link: Hits] Hello, I'm in London and I'm very jet-lagged, so we'll make this a short quick issue. And I couldn't resist the anonymous comment cited in this article: "Blogging. YouxTMve obviously got a lot of spare time." Pretty funny. [Tags: ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Mike Seyfang[Edit][Delete]: My Last Post, LearnDogPup [Edit][Delete] May 31, 2006
[link: Hits] LearnDogPup is hanging up its, um, claws? after funding for the LearnDog project ran out. Mike Seyfang writes: "Sniff, sniff, woof, woof. (out but not over)." Hang in there Mike; we'll watch for the Pup to rise again. [Tags: ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Susan Smith Nash[Edit][Delete]: Perhaps Our Kids Really Are Smarter Than We Were: Technology and E-Learning, E-Learning Queen [Edit][Delete] May 31, 2006
[link: 1 Hits] Facinating reflection and podcast on the question posed in the title. "We're smarter than your generation, Mom," he said. "WexTMve moved beyond that. We evolved." Is it true? Could the younger generation be smarter? I think that there's no question that they're different, that they have adapted to the new environment. That doesn't make them smarter. But it does make them more adept. "I do believe that my son has a point. Boomer generations can been seen as resisting the notion that everything is always in flux, and that nothing is permanent; thus one can never be smug or complacent." [Tags: ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Alan Levine[Edit][Delete]: NAU Keynote Audio, Cogdogblog [Edit][Delete]CogDogBlog [Edit][Delete] May 31, 2006
[link: 1 Hits] "Here is a low quality, 80 minute MP3 from the session Brian Lamb and I did in Flagstaff on Social Software (or as we called it, Tag Cloud frenzy)." [Tags: ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Bud Hunt[Edit][Delete]: A World at His Fingertips, Bud the Teacher [Edit][Delete] May 31, 2006
[link: 3 Hits] Haven't seen the video, but still, this is a great example of the sort of thing I talk about from time to time: "What happens when your game is more than a game? How about Othello, World of Warcraft style? One of my students produced this video as his final project for my Shakespeare course this year. He chose to involve his family in the project (they help with the voice work) and to shoot the abridged performance via a network of computers in his home." [Tags: , , ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

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I want and visualize and aspire toward a system of society and learning where each person is able to rise to his or her fullest potential without social or financial encumberance, where they may express themselves fully and without reservation through art, writing, athletics, invention, or even through their avocations or lifestyle.

Where they are able to form networks of meaningful and rewarding relationships with their peers, with people who share the same interests or hobbies, the same political or religious affiliations - or different interests or affiliations, as the case may be.

This to me is a society where knowledge and learning are public goods, freely created and shared, not hoarded or withheld in order to extract wealth or influence.

This is what I aspire toward, this is what I work toward. - Stephen Downes

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