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Mindful Infotention: Dashboards, Radars, Filters - City Brights: Howard Rheingold - 2 views

    Another interesting article by Howard Rheingold about skills necessary to "survive" online today.
    Great resource! I think this conceptualization meshes really nicely with the "IT'S NOT INFORMATION OVERLOAD. IT'S FILTER FAILURE" video, where Shirky discusses how we need to move beyond the idea of "information overload". I find that I, and many of the people around me, often set up deliberate practices to try and mediate the amount of information that we receive. The word "infotention" is new to me, and captures this practice nicely. For example, some of the practices that I use in my day to day life include: -- I always keep my phone on silent. *Always*. -- I use an RSS reader to stay on top of blogs and other information, including mailing lists which I have rerouted from my email inbox to my RSS reader (I use feedly). -- I use an email filter called "unrollme" which sends me a daily digest of email that isn't important but that I might want to see. Do you find that there are "infotention" practices you use in your day to day life? What about "mindful infotention", as the author describes?

Howard Rheingold's Rheingold University - 4 views

    Rheingold puts his thoughts, videos,course syllabi on the skills to be network smart on this site. Here is his introduction: The future of digital culture-yours, mine, and ours-depends on how well we learn to use the media that have infiltrated, amplified, distracted, enriched, and complicated our lives. How you employ a search engine, stream video from your phonecam, or update your Facebook status matters to you and everyone, because the ways people use new media in the first years of an emerging communication regime can influence the way those media end up being used and misused for decades to come. Instead of confining my exploration to whether or not Google is making us stupid, Facebook is commoditizing our privacy, or Twitter is chopping our attention into microslices (all good questions), I've been asking myself and others how to use social media intelligently, humanely, and above all mindfully. This book is about what I've learned.
Amanda Hill

Connected Learning TV - Buffy Hamilton - YouTube - 3 views

    A video conversation with Howard Rheingold and Buffy Hamilton, a high school librarian. According to Buffy, "The library is the shared story of human experience". She works with students to help them "create the story of their lives".
Stephen Dale

Internet of Things | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project - 0 views

    There's a lot to digest here, particularly if you want to read the whole report as well as the edited summary. I particularly liked the responses from JP Rangaswami: "The quality of real-time information that becomes available will take the guesswork out of much of capacity planning and decision-making......The net effect will be to reduce waste everywhere: in physical flows and logistics, in the movement of people and goods; in logical flows and logistics, in the movement of ideas and information; decisions will be made faster and better, based on more accurate information; prior errors in assumption and planning will be winkled out more effectively." And from Howard Rheingold: "We will live in a world where many things won't work, and nobody will know how to fix them." On a personal note, I can see there might be benefits with the IoT, particularly the use of sensors and actuators for monitoring and improving health, but will it put the final nail in 'privacy' and enable marketers to push their products and control my thoughts 24 x 7 through the pervasive use of wearable devices and biological interfaces with technology? Reading time: 60 mins

Reliable information? - 2 views

The following Twitter link leads to useful resources for determining the reliability of online information. Resources curated by Howard Rheingold and others.

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21st Century Competencies - 0 views

    Ideals from my old high school that are supposed to be worked into the curriculum of every class, with echoes of Rheingold's five literacies

Attention literacy - 0 views

    I opened my first class session this semester by projecting the word ATTENTION on a screen and telling my students that class begins when they turn off their telephones, close their laptops, and shut their eyes for sixty seconds.

My design of an open course - 12 views

Dear Julia and Dilrukshi, Thank you for getting back to me and for your encouragement. I know it's been a while and this is not entirely good practice, but I would appreciate your feedback on the d...

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