Tagged with education

Steinkuehler’s views on interest-driven learning

“Games scholar Constance Steinkuehler has joined the White House as a senior policy analyst in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Steinkuehler is charged with helping the administration design games to “improve health, education, civic engagement and the environment, among other areas,” according to USA Today.” Link to article in it’s entirety here –> … Continue reading

Blogs and Learning

I really did not know that the earliest blogs were started in 1996-1997.  I have really only heard about blogs, or maybe just started to pay attention is the better choice of words here, in the last 4 years or so.  I really didn’t start getting too bothered about them myself until last year when … Continue reading

Blog Curation – Week 4

Because of our broad and varied backgrounds and interests, I think each of us took something different away from this weeks readings.  I think that while our topics were varied we are all in agreement that the collaborative nature of Web 2.0 tools are convenient and are great at bringing learners together to share their … Continue reading

Horizon Reports 2008 – 2011

“Schools, office buildings and other worksites are filled with people who have never known a world without videogames, cell phones, and the internet. In the four years between 2006 and 2010, nearly one in five US workers is expected to retire, to be replaced primarily by 18-40 year-olds who grew up with videogames.”  (Trybus) This … Continue reading

Two Technologies for Use in Corporate Training

“Schools, office buildings and other worksites are filled with people who have never known a world without videogames, cell phones, and the internet. In the four years between 2006 and 2010, nearly one in five US workers is expected to retire, to be replaced primarily by 18-40 year-olds who grew up with videogames.”  (Trybus) With … Continue reading

Quest Learning Platform

I came across an article talking about a quest-based learning platform.  It is a 3D Game Lab designed by professors at Boise State University and it’s a really, really interesting idea to me.   This platform is described as a way for learners to have some choice.  The learner chooses their way through the curriculum and … Continue reading

Changing Roles of Learner and Teacher

To address the question “How would one differentiate between learners and teachers/facilitators in the context of participatory learning and Web 2.0?” I am going to quote a passage from the John Seely Brown book, A New Culture of Learning to answer this question.  “In the new culture of learning, people learn through their interaction and … Continue reading

A New Culture of Learning

I just finished reading the interview articles with John Seely Brown and Douglas Thomas and it was great.  I was actually excited about what I was reading and a few times said “YESSSS” out loud and made my 1 year old look at me like I lost my mind. I am very interested in gaming … Continue reading

Learning and Web 2.0

How is learning presumed to occur within the context of Web 2.0? There were several words that were repeated numerous times in the articles assigned for this week’s readings Minds on Fire and Learning, Working, & Playing in the Digital Age.  These words were social learning, sharing, collaborating, and participation.  I believe that a few … Continue reading