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My Elevator Pitch on Twitter for Educators

Twitter is a method of quickly publishing text, pictures, and video to the Internet. Many educators avoid using Twitter and other social media because of high-profile embarrassments that are reported on a regular basis. Those embarrassments are largely the result of the ease with which one can post information to the Internet. It takes only […]

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Embrace Social Technologies

When computers arrived on the consumer market, they were tools for programming hobbyists. By the mid-1990’s consumer and educational computers came with Internet protocols and modems as standard parts. As massive numbers of users went online, the Internet was predicted to be “the infinite library.” While traditional publishers moved content online to begin creating this […]

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Google+ Reflections

So, the word has come out that Google+ will be shutting down. I can’t say this is going to have any affect on my digital life. I have (had) a G+ account, but found little there that wasn’t other places and the community did little to help me (of course, I did little to help […]

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Review of Rewired

Between 2008 and 2011, I wrote several brief reviews of books which appeared on the Education Review web site. Since then, the editors ceased publication of that type of review and removed the previously published brief reviews from the site. I am making the original drafts of my reviews available here. Rosen, Larry. (2010). Rewired: Understanding the […]

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Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

Education and the models and strategies educators use to create learning environments are grounded in ideas about how people learn. Ideas about learning are grounded in cognitive and learning sciences, and also on ideas about the organization and structure of knowledge. Connectionism is an idea that is gaining popularity and influence in thinking about teaching […]

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Everything has Changed: Thoughts on Education and Social Media

Greenhow, C., Sonnevend, J., & Agur, C. (Eds.). (2016). Education and social media: Toward a digital future. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Find it on Google Books When new technologies—information technologies—emerge, educators have a very predictable response: They reject it. This is, of course, a quite rational response: Clayton Christensen is well known for describing […]