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A Rich Seam How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning
This report is about three new forces that are converging to break open prodigious learning
possibilities. The first force, ‘new pedagogies’, springs from the new learning partnerships that
emerge between and among students and teachers when digital tools and resources become
pervasive. The second, ‘new change leadership’, merges top-down, bottom-up and sideways
energies to generate change that is faster and easier than anything seen in past efforts at
reform. The third, ‘new system economics’, makes the powerful learning tools and resources
that accelerate the first two forces more affordable for all. These forces are nascent, but we
see them expanding rapidly – together acting as a form of positive contagion that becomes
unstoppable given the right conditions.
distance  nesta  digital  ict  schools  pearson  economics 
february 2014 by dunc
Needed: An Economic Performance Index for Cities - Jobs & Economy - The Atlantic Cities
"There are far more meaningful and investment-worthy cities than there are nations. But we need better metrics to measure their performance and invest in their potential.

It is time for a serious city performance index to emerge that provides real-time data which banks, insurers, property developers, investors, and municipalities can actually use to capture rapidly changing urban dynamics. Earlier this year, the Financial Times reported that hedge funds sought to short U.S. municipal bonds on the basis that data was insufficient as whether cities were actually solvent. Some of the data that will necessary include indicators around entrepreneurship levels and capital investment, education and creativity, political stability and hybrid governance institutions."
cities  informatics  convergence  economics  smartcities 
november 2011 by dunc
The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet | Magazine
"Over the past few years, one of the most important shifts in the digital world has been the move from the wide-open Web to semiclosed platforms that use the Internet for transport but not the browser for display. It’s driven primarily by the rise of the iPhone model of mobile computing, and it’s a world Google can’t crawl, one where HTML doesn’t rule." great diagram showing the traffic through different internet sources showing a peak in 2000 for web based (browser) internet activity - peak web
convergence  apps  internet  web  trends  wired  economics 
september 2010 by dunc
Terra Nova: April 2005 - cornering the market
On World of Warcraft's Elune server, two players recently bought out the entire contents of the Auction House in Ironforge, with the exception of premium-priced high-level weapons and armor (e.g., they bought all the trade goods) and then resold all of what they bought at a higher price.
convergence  rss  mmog  worldofwarcraft  economics 
september 2008 by dunc
BBC NEWS | Technology | Fantasy fuels games with finances
Instead "farming" is jargon for those that stay in one area of the game world and repeatedly kill particular monsters just to get at the coveted loot, be it arms or armour, that they drop.

In Warcraft many farmers repeatedly go through the game's "instances" - stand alone dungeons - because the monsters in them are guaranteed to drop rare items.

Stocked up with this loot, the farmers travel to an auction house and flog their gear for gold.
convergence  rss  worldofwarcraft  economics 
september 2008 by dunc

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