9/11/13 6:19 AM
Stupidly prolific day so far. Go me :)
May even break for a nap...
i play piano Occasionally putting the mental into instrumentalist.
Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki)
9/11/13 6:20 AM
10 historical planners and their influence on today’s cities [infographic]is.gd/kHY8ux
Global Voices (@globalvoices)
9/11/13 6:22 AM
A Political Solution for #Syria bit.ly/1ezFxJE "most anti-climatic military strike in history"
Lenore Skenazy (@FreeRangeKids)
9/11/13 6:28 AM
Enraged and Inspired by the YMCA and its Safety Policies. Free Range Kidsbit.ly/13Lx3KR
Chris Lehmann (@chrislehmann)
9/11/13 6:27 AM
12 years ago, I was teaching at 61st and West End Ave, 1st Pd. English, the car alarms went off on the block and the world suddenly changed.
Doc Searls (@dsearls)
9/11/13 6:29 AM
Elephant in the market's room: in 2 years since Steve died #Apple has done nada that's truly new. Again: hvrd.me/WH3FiN@HBlodgett
|Cathy Davidson (@CathyNDavidson)|
9/11/13 6:40 AM
"US now ranks 11th in college graduation rates. That’s deplorable." Advice for MOOC Seekers, Part 2nyti.ms/19H7qvL
New technology often bedazzles common sense. MOOC Mania is a good example.
Learning how to listen in order to understand (not just in order respond
If we’re serious about educating a new kind of student, as theOpen University has done in England since 1969, that requires a serious pedagogical commitment — to mentors, advisers and others supporting the success of the st
crush of students desperate to get into our state universities is a national crisis. Right now, the media grade point average of a student entering the University of California Irvine is 4.1 on a 4.0 scale (the extra .1 comes from Advanced Placement courses). Better than perfect to get into your state university? How is that “public” education anymore
and why would you possibly need testing to get in and/or remedial courses...? no?
Currently 450,000 students in California alone are on the waiting list for community colleges. The United States now ranks 11th in college graduation rates. That’s deplorable.
Check out the Hive Learning Hubs in several cities. There are examples from all over the world, at libraries and community centers and coffee shops, of adults using free Wi-Fi access to tlake MOOCs together, then discussing the contents and working together on assignments.
However, if more and more universities and even communities were to address this social need and create courses designed to extend learning to all (including those currently excluded from college by cost or admissions standards), then it is possible that MOOCs could help mitigate soaring income inequality.
Middle-class people often take the ability to learn for granted, as if it were natural, rather than an acquired skill. True success requires mentoring, community and a pathway to success — what the MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning initiative calls connected learning. For people of any age or background, the ability to learn something new — that is, learn how to change productively — is one of the most important and under-taught skills of all.
For people of any age or background, the ability to learn something new — that is, learn how to change productively — is one of the most important and under-taught skills of all.
this comes from confident whimsy... you can't not become grit filled
Our hope is that, by studying these different systems, we can learn more about what works and what doesn’t.
what we were able to do in the shadows the last 5 yrs