Live and experience a trillion human life stories

The globally acclaimed simulation game, RealLives – originally unveiled in the United States in 2004 and subsequently developed in Pune after 2012 – is now being introduced in India. RealLives essentially aims to develop empathy in players – empathy for other cultures, societies, as well as one’s own, thus helping them learn to appreciate the […]

Online discussions for learning…

Image via Wikipedia In a recent discussion about online learning it was suggested that cross-posting, digression and double posting somehow foster confusion… My response to that suggestion : Confusion can also been seen as a natural state of humans when learning.  Let’s be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater… the ACT […]

People as the Platform

Image by Stuck in Customs via Flickr This strikes me as something that Education needs to better understand….. There is something simply wonderful about a directory of people. And then enabling people to make the directory social. You quickly find not only the people, but who they are, who knows who, and who is paying […]

Howard talks about key 21st century literacies.

Image by jdlasica via Flickr Over at SocialMedia.biz, JD Lasica caught an impromptu interview with Howard Rheingold on his Flip Mino HD video recorder. 21st century media literacies from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Meanwhile Howard has posted his own keynote from Reboot Britain on Blip.TV Related articles by Zemanta Howard Rheingold on essential media literacies […]

Tracking the goings on at EDMEDIA 09

Me, We and Everyone: navigating the spaces between individuals, groups and networks (Nancy White) View more Keynote presentations from Nancy White. Stephen Downes – EDMEDIA presentation #EDMEDIA – Hashtags listing Related articles by Zemanta The Cloud and Collaboration (downes.ca) Critical Thinking in the Classroom (downes.ca) Networked Effect: Listen, Learn, Adapt, Respond …. (beth.typepad.com) Media Literacy: […]

Government 2.0 and Web 2.0 in schools

Image via Wikipedia An interesting report Web 2.0 in Schools. Given that yesterday Canberra was engaged with, and streamed live, its Government 2.0 Forum and announced the establishment of the Government 2.0 Taskforce (http://gov2.net.au/)– this educational focus may also get some legs and coverage. The twitterstream (#publicsphere) and live feed from Parliament (http://www.katelundy.com.au/live/) on Monday […]

Twitter and that Harvard Study

Image by luc legay via Flickr This post is taken directly from an email interaction with some Instructional Design colleagues: It began when I sent this Twitter post and these questions to my colleagues – What does it also say about how we engage in online contexts?  What does it mean for online course design?  […]

Visible Past – location aware learning environment

Visible Past View more OpenOffice presentations from uberme. Visible Past is a location-aware learning environment geared toward the delivery, discovery, and storage of information, but using the spatial and temporal characteristics of that information as the organizing structure. It is being developed at Purdue University by a multidisciplinary team of faculty and students led by […]

A feature from Global Kids

This is a great little profile video – as much about the work of Global Kids as it is about Nafiza. My impression is that learners like Nafiza are the leaders of the future.  These students are learning to operate at so many levels and projects like Global Kids are showcasing these students to the […]

Wolfram|Alpha: another thing to frighten teachers…

Making the world’s knowledge computable Today’s Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone.  You enter your question or calculation, and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and growing collection of data to compute the answer. http://www.wolframalpha.com Wolfram|Alpha was officially launched yesterday, and although many […]