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Demetri Orlando

Does the Internet Make You Smarter? - WSJ.com - 4 views

  • the most important English reference work in less than 10 years
susan  carter morgan

open thinking » Five Recommended Readings? - 0 views

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    he Associate Dean of Faculty Development & Human Resources at my workplace has asked me to recommend five readings (e.g., books, articles, blogpost, etc.) that would help inform his understanding of current changes regarding social networks, knowledge, and technology in education. Rather than develop the list alone, I thought it appropriate to (at least attempt to) crowdsource responses from individuals in my network.

    So, what readings would you recommend to an educational leader in charge of faculty development in a teacher education program? Any responses are greatly appreciated.
susan  carter morgan

Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes Everybody - 0 views

  • If I had to pick the critical technology for the 20th century, the bit of social lubricant without which the wheels would've come off the whole enterprise, I'd say it was the sitcom. Starting with the Second World War a whole series of things happened--rising GDP per capita, rising educational attainment, rising life expectancy and, critically, a rising number of people who were working five-day work weeks. For the first time, society forced onto an enormous number of its citizens the requirement to manage something they had never had to manage before--free time.
  • It's better to do something than to do nothing.
  • We're going to look at every place that a reader or a listener or a viewer or a user has been locked out, has been served up passive or a fixed or a canned experience, and ask ourselves, "If we carve out a little bit of the cognitive surplus and deploy it here, could we make a good thing happen?"
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