#ToRead: It’s Complicated

February 26, 2014

“Over the past decade, social media has evolved from being an esoteric jumble of technologies to a set of sites and services that are at the heart of contemporary culture.” In her new book ‘It’s complicated‘ danah boyd, a researcher … Continued

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UNC Chapel Hill meets coursera: MOOC on Metadata

September 5, 2013

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a hotly debated trend: The New York Times declared 2012 to be “The Year of the MOOC”. While sociology Professor Mitchell Duneier recently stopped offering his content on the MOOC platform Coursera over licensing … Continued

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Digital Scholarship: OER Collection

August 1, 2012

This Web site is a nice example on how to mold different open educational resources into one coherent collection that presents the learner with a concise, coherent and well structured curriculum. Many OER repositories and collections aim for a comprehensive … Continued

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Informal Learning Examples: 52 Infographics in 52 Weeks

February 22, 2012

One thing that is continuously exciting for educational technology researchers about simple Web 2.0 tools such as weblogs is their ability to foster informal learning. Usually we focus on edublogging in the context of e.g., second language acquisition, writing skills … Continued

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