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My very geeky Atlantic Monthly article

My post about the technology and history in the new Star Wars movie got syndicated by the Atlantic Monthly.  This is the first time I’ve appeared in that journal. At the same time a good article about the role of … Continue reading

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Creating a digital literacy report: the survey piece, part 2

Yesterday I wrote about the survey we ran to support the NMC digital literacy report.  Now I’d like to add more details about the survey.  Most notable were people’s thoughts about the future of digital literacy. After asking about various … Continue reading

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Creating a digital literacy report: the survey piece, part 1

After the release of that New Media digital literacy report last week, I’d like to share a few blog posts about what went into making it, along with some reflections afterward.  Call it a behind the scenes look. To begin … Continue reading

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On digital literacy: we release a new report

Over the past three months I’ve had the privilege of working with the New Media Consortium to develop a new report on digital literacy.  Our research and writing were also generously supported by Adobe. Today the report is live, and … Continue reading

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Catching up with my latest book: Gearing Up for Learning Beyond K–12

Late last year I published another book.  It’s a little one, crammed with information and ideas, and available in paperback: Gearing Up for Learning Beyond K–12 (Solution Tree Press, 2015) The goal of this book is to explain changes in higher … Continue reading

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What has happened in digital storytelling since 2011? A selfish query

I have a nice opportunity, thanks to my publisher, to create a second edition of my 2011 book The New Digital Storytelling. Praeger wants the new version to reflect what has changed in the digital storytelling world over the past five … Continue reading

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Mobile and game-based storytelling

A fine new book on mobile storytelling has just appeared in print.  It’s edited by Jason Farman, and entitled The Mobile Story (Routledge, 2014; Amazon).  Articles address a wide range of issues, from augmented reality to museums, GPS, texting, and haunting. … Continue reading

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Mobile learning in 2013

A free ebook on mobile learning has appeared, ably wrangled by David Rogelberg.  It’s “Mobile Education – Lessons from 35 Education Experts on Improving Learning with Mobile Technology” , and you can read it embedded below: Mobile Education – Lessons from 35 … Continue reading

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Unusual approaches to the future of education

I published a new article on “Gaming the Future of Higher Education” over at the NITLE Academic Common site.  The short essay describes several approaches, including scenarios, role-playing. and a prediction market. Comments are welcome!

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Launching a new project: Future Trends in Technology and Education

This week I’m starting a new project.  It’s a monthly email newsletter called Future Trends in Technology and Education, or FTTE. It’s the successor to the Future Trends report I created for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). … Continue reading

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