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Watch this commentary by Stephen Colbert on variable tuition costs for different college majors. In particular, I appreciated Colbert's classification of all knowledge into three tiers: 1) Marketable (e.g., business) 2) Non-Marketable (e.g., history) 3) You know this is killing your parents! (e.g., classics) Where do you think he would put "education?" I found this clip entertaining, particularly in light of some of our conversations at the last EdLab seminar (e.g., What should be the mission of the EdLab/Library?). Maybe one of the After Ed shows will tackle this issue in ...
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I am currently in the process of writing a paper for presentation at the Association of Internet Researchers this October. The paper is titled “Does Web 2.0 Matter? Investigating How Learning Environment Design Affects User Community Engagement” and the system being investigated is PocketKnowledge. Since today's seminar is about the future of PK, I thought I would discuss some interesting things I have found while analyzing the data. One interesting thing is how PK use has changed since I first analyzed the data back in November 2006. One interesting trend is the increased prominence of doc...
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Please take a look at this week's lineup on the newly released After > Ed channel: Moving Ed News: various educational news topics from the week Looseleaf Report: Steroid Abuse 10 Things You Don't Know: Sex Education Pep & Squeek's Review: Batman Begins The Blackboard of Truth: Paying for Good Grades Recommendations & suggestions for improvement are greatly appreciated! The Channel Team
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Cristina recently finished the Frontiers Project. Please take a look. We are going to launch this officially in the near future. If you have any suggestions for the launch, please let us know. As well, if you come across any articles that you find particularly interesting or provocative (see for example Trotsky) please post them below.
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I'm not sure if this is a repost or old information but... I found a site called We feel fine that uses some amazing java skills to display what people feel, as gathered from their blog entries. You can narrow the search with the options on top. It's pretty impressive. I can't figure out how things form clumps around the cursor. It might just be random. Cool Hunting recently did a video piece on one of We Feel Fine's creators....
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Hi Dan: I had a chance to review the docs you gave me. Alas, given where I stand pre AERA (and post Gary), I don't think I will be able to make it tomorrow. So, for what its worth, here are my comments. They range from the general to the specific.... 1) Fantastic idea. Much needed. Wish I had it. The only conceptual issue you may face is that a lot of what this needs to do is content management/work-flow type functionality that frankly is desperately needed at TC in other contexts. So the back end of Doc.Life feels like it can/should be used for other purposes (e.g. File content ...
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The Edit Jam production team tests the Democracy Kit on the streets of NYC. The Kit is meant to elicit ideas and dialogue about democracy. Let us know what you think! The Democracy Kit Hits the Streets
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I just wanted to give a quick update for everyone who couldn't make it to Edit Jam. Thanks especially to Joachim, Skye, and the rest of the design group, it was a really good event. Some highlights: About 30-40 visitors came, including a class of 10-12 high school students from one of Skye's digital studio classes in Brooklyn(?) There was a great moment in the beginning where all the high schoolers were gathered to the side in a lounge area, and then with a few introductions they exploded into the middle of the show. 2 outside videographers (Christian and Jennifer) were a pleasure to work with. We're looking forward to seeing their footage. (Read more...)
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Hi. I am pretty new to EdLab, so this may have already been discussed. But has anyone played around with GMU's Zotero? http://www.zotero.org/ If so, I'd love some feedback. Thanks!
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Here's another bit of footage from our recent trip to the DigitaLife Expo 2006. This clip is a little more developed and polished than the last two pieces that we have published on the blog. In this video, I comment on the advertising saavy of a few of the corporate sponsors at this event and suggest how education, perhaps, needs to catch on to this trend. In this piece, you will notice a few ideas that we are currently experimenting with. I hope that this clip will give everyone a taste of what we are thinking of in terms of experimenting with and using "broadcast conventions". We have m...
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