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Here is this week’s MOOCmetaphor. MOOCs are like thepatronising uncle who has yet tohave a child of his own.– The Ed Techie
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Here is this week’s MOOC metaphor. MOOCs are like the patronising uncle who has yet to have a child of his own.
– The Ed Techie

Not everyone feels adept enough to build an app to solve his or her problems. But for the next generation of programmers, it’s second nature.
- Lauren Orsini

In the digital world, the line between what is fun and what is work is often complicated. …There is tremendous anxiety among white collar workers about how blurry the boundaries have gotten, but little consideration for how that blurriness is itself a mark of privilege.
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Today’s obsession with MOOCs isa reminder of the old forecastingparadigm: in the early stages oftechnology introduction we try tofit new technologies into existingsocial structures in ways thathave become familiar to us.”– Marina Gorbis

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The recent brouhaha over the term “alternate facts” makes it seem like everything people have been reading in the media and online has been true up until Trump was elected president. Librarians have always known better.

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If I asked a teacher a questionand they used Google, or tweetedout the question and found theinformation through a socialnetwork, many people wouldconsider that adult “resourceful.”Yet if a student does the same thing,they are considered a cheater.—George Couros

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Write this down: Labels like “digitalimmigrants” and “digital natives”—and the connotations that theycarry—do more harm than goodin conversations about changinglearning spaces.–Bill Ferriter

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Many of us have not accepted thatmuch of what we value and believeabout teaching has already beenreplaced by technology.—Chad Evans

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Effective tech leadership is an amalgamation of individual management style, a collection of competencies and skills, and organizational structure. — Angie White

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As a high school student reading articles about the benefits of modern school practices, I don’t understand why my high school can’t incorporate these practices into our system.