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Parallel webs: actually having good discussions on Facebook

Over the past year I’ve been participating in some very interesting, rich, and challenging conversations online.  They’ve involved a diverse population and some tricky subjects. I’m writing this post with some embarrassment, because these discussions have occurred on Facebook. Yes, … Continue reading

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Flickr Creative Commons site bug fixed

Good news: Flickr fixed that weird problem we spotted yesterday.  Their Creative Commons images Explore site, a gateway to the millions of photos published under a set of CC licenses, is now functioning correctly once more. Check out those numbers, … Continue reading

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What happened to millions of Creative Commons-licensed photos in Flickr?

UPDATED: it was a bug, and the Flickr team fixed it.  All’s well.  Read on for the story: Something weird and potentially bad just happened to the Flickr photo-sharing site.  Specifically, their page listing photos published under Creative Commons licenses … Continue reading

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American social media, mobile device use in elections rising: Pew study

Americans are using mobile devices and social media for election purposes more than ever before, according to a new Pew report.  This is a useful observation about how Americans use digital technology, with implications for teaching and learning. You should … Continue reading

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Can technology save money in K-12 schools?

I’ve been asked by several state legislators here in Vermont to offer ideas on how technology can help reduce K-12 school costs.   (This is part of a larger topic, my role in local school boards.  More on this later.) I … Continue reading

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Talking about the future of education

One article recently carried my broodings on the future of education.  Campus Technology had a panel of futurists reacting to different technologies.  I took on MOOCs, among others: MOOCs are of great concern to campus leaders and stakeholders, from chief … Continue reading

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American social media users, the latest Pew info

Which Americans are using social media, and how?  The excellent Pew Internet and American Life Project updates us with useful information, especially for educators. Some traditional patterns persist, such as youth being a strong indicator of social media use, and … Continue reading

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