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"The ur-game for computers — Adventure — was originally written by Will Crowther in 1975 and greatly extended by Don Woods in 1976. I have taken Woods’s original FORTRAN program for Adventure Version 1.0 and recast it in the CWEB idiom.

I remember being fascinated by this game when John McCarthy showed it to me in 1977. I started with no clues about the purpose of the game or what I should do; just the computer’s comment that I was at the end of a forest road facing a small brick building. Little by little, the game revealed its secrets, just as its designers had cleverly plotted. What a thrill it was when I first got past the green snake! Clearly the game was potentially addictive, so I forced myself to stop playing — reasoning that it was great fun, sure, but traditional computer science research is great fun too, possibly even more so.

Now here I am, 21 years later, returning to the great Adventure after having indeed had many exciting adventures in Computer Science"
adventure  history  1977  programming  fiction  interactive  via:robinsloan  willcrowther  cweb  coding  games  gaming  videogames  cyoa  filetype:pdf  media:document  if  interactivefiction  from delicious
july 2011 by robertogreco
Jury Independence Illustrated, written and illustrated by Ricardo Cortés [.pdf]
“The fact that there is widespread existence of the jury’s prerogative, and approval of its existence as a ‘necessary counter to case-hardened judges and arbitrary prosecutors,’ does not establish as an imperative that the jury must be informed by the judge of that power.”<br />
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"Ricardo Cortés is an author & illustrator of books, including Go the Fuck to S leep, I Don’t Want to Blow You Up!, It’s Just a Plant, and the forthcoming Coffee, Coca & Cola."<br />
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juryduty  juries  law  legal  civics  citizenship  us  courts  nullification  rights  2011  classideas  patriotism  ethics  howto  unjustlaws  checksandbalances  judges  injustice  activism  power  politics  filetype:pdf  media:document  from delicious
june 2011 by robertogreco
Unschooling Media: Participatory Practices among Progressive Homeschoolers [.pdf]
Just reencountered Vanessa Bertozzi's 2006 thesis through a post by Sandra Dodd, commented by David Friedman:

"On the flipside of the technology debate, I experienced a moment of great academic pleasure when I received an email from Rob, an unschooling dad in California. He explained that he’d come across my links tagged “unschooling” in and he was curious about my research. We then went on to have a very fruitful interview."
vanessabertozzi  unschooling  homeschool  networking  bookmarks  bookmarking  2006  lizettegreco  glvo  education  learning  networkedlearning  participatory  participatoryculture  grassroots  ego  cv  filetype:pdf  media:document 
june 2011 by robertogreco
News is cognitively toxic and systematically misleading: Towards a Healthy News Diet [.pdf]
"We are not rational enough to be exposed to the news-mongering press. It is a very dangerous thing, because the probabilistic mapping we get from consuming news is entirely different from the actual risks that we face. Watching an airplane crash on television is going to change your attitude toward that risk regardless of its real probability, no matter your intellectual sophistication. If you think you can compensate for this bias with the strength of your own inner contemplation, you are wrong. Bankers and economists – who have powerful incentives to compensate for news- borne hazards – have shown that they cannot. The only solution: cut yourself off from news consumption entirely."
food  news  health  media  medicine  via:mathowie  psychology  cognition  cognitivebias  bias  information  risk  probability  riskassessment  filetype:pdf  media:document  from delicious
april 2011 by robertogreco
"the more you focus on control, the more likely you’re working on a project that’s striving to deliver something of relatively minor value" [.pdf]
"The book’s most quoted line is its first sentence: “You can’t control what you can’t measure.” This line contains a real truth, but I’ve become increasingly uncomfortable with my use of it. Implicit in the quote (and indeed in the book’s title) is that control is an important aspect, maybe the most important, of any software project. But it isn’t. Many projects have proceeded without much control but managed to produce wonderful products such as GoogleEarth or Wikipedia…

This leads us to the odd conclusion that strict control is something that matters a lot on relatively useless projects and much less on useful projects. It suggests that the more you focus on control, the more likely you’re working on a project that’s striving to deliver something of relatively minor value."
management  administration  control  value  whatmatters  work  leadership  measurement  software  metrics  development  programming  tcsnmy  via:migurski  filetype:pdf  media:document  from delicious
april 2011 by robertogreco
"From General to Particular: The Game Metaphor in Wittgenstein's Philosophy" Michael Kocsis [.pdf]
"The temptation to characterize Wittgenstein’s philosophy according to the aphorisms derived from his style is powerful, but must be avoided where it obscures the approach to language he developed. The game metaphor served a specific purpose in Wittgenstein’s philosophy as an object of comparison — as a way of looking at language. The analogy allowed him to describe the implications of his early view that drew him toward a different perspective, and most importantly, it allowed him to articulate the features of his new philosophy. This is where the later approach connects with his style in writing philosophy. In saying “Don’t think, just look!”, Wittgenstein is referring to an approach to language and to an approach to  his language — and to his philosophy. Overcharacterization of Wittgenstein’s game metaphor steps into the very trap — the craving for generality — that the later period in his philosophy was conceived to avoid."
play  philosophy  wittgenstein  metaphor  michaelkocsis  language  aphorisms  generality  filetype:pdf  media:document  from delicious
march 2011 by robertogreco
The Cultivation of Conspiracy
"A translated, edited and expanded version of an address given by Ivan Illich at the Villa Ichon in Bremen, Germany, on the occasion of receiving the Culture and Peace Prize of Bremen, March 14, 1998."
deschooling  corruption  anarchism  conspiracy  ivanillich  society  lcproject  unschooling  the2837university  agitpropproject  filetype:pdf  media:document  from delicious
february 2011 by robertogreco
Thirteen Ways to Raise a Nonreader [.pdf]
"1. Never read where your children can see you.
2. Put TV or computer in every room. Don’t neglect bedrooms & kitchen.
3. Correct your child every time she mispronounces a word.
4. Schedule activities every day after school so your child will never be bored.
5. Once your child can read independently, throw out picture books. They’re for babies…
7. Give little rewards for reading. Stickers & plastic toys are nice. Money is even better.
8. Don’t expect your children to enjoy reading. Kids’ books are for teaching vocabulary, proper study habits & good morals.
9. Buy only 40-watt bulbs.
10. Under no circumstances read your child the same book over & over. She heard it once & should remember it.
11. Never allow your child to listen to books on tape; that’s cheating.
12. Make sure your kids only read books that are “challenging.” Easy books are a complete waste of time. That goes double for comics & Mad mag.
13. Absolutely, positively no reading in bed."
reading  books  literacy  children  parenting  teaching  humor  sarcasm  via:thelibrarianedge  tcsnmy  toshare  topost  boredom  cheating  audiobooks  rewards  filetype:pdf  media:document  from delicious
december 2010 by robertogreco
Why don't we believe non-native speakers? The influence of accent on credibility [.pdf]
"Non-native speech is harder to understand than native speech. We demonstrate that this “processing difficulty” causes non-native speakers to sound less credible. People judged trivia statements such as “Ants don't sleep” as less true when spoken by a non-native than a native speaker. When people were made aware of the source of their difficulty they were able to correct when the accent was mild but not when it was heavy. This effect was not due to stereotypes of prejudice against foreigners because it occurred even though speakers were merely reciting statements provided by a native speaker. Such reduction of credibility may have an insidious impact on millions of people, who routinely communicate in a language which is not their native tongue."
psychology  language  credibility  accents  communication  xenophobia  confidence  prejudice  processingdifficulty  comprehension  via:cervus  filetype:pdf  media:document  from delicious
november 2010 by robertogreco
Eden Medina: Designing Freedom, Regulating a Nation : Socialist Cybernetics in Allende’s Chile [.pdf]
"This article presents a history of ‘ Project Cybersyn ’, an early computer network developed in Chile during the socialist presidency of Salvador Allende (1970–1973) to regulate the growing social property area and manage the transition of Chile’s economy from capitalism to socialism. Under the guidance of British cybernetician Stafford Beer, often lauded as the ‘ father of management cybernetics’, an interdisciplinary Chilean team designed cybernetic models of factories within the nationalised sector and created a network for the rapid transmission of economic data between the government and the factory floor. The article describes the construction of this unorthodox system, examines how its structure reflected the socialist ideology of the Allende government, and documents the contributions of this technology to the Allende administration."
chile  cybersyn  cybernetics  history  staffordbeer  edenmedina  filetype:pdf  media:document  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
“New shit has come to light”: Information seeking behavior in The Big Lebowski by Emily Dill and Karen L. Janke [.pdf] [via:]
"The methods employed when a person seeks information and incorporates it into her existing knowledge base often determine how well she will grow in her understanding of a specific information need, or more broadly, in life itself. Put another way, the self-defined process of seeking meaning is the very basis of the human condition, and one that is a central fixture in The Big Lebowski. As Ethan Coen related, watching a seemingly inept person struggle with a complex situation was ‚the conceit‛ of the film (Making‛ 1:47). This paper analyzes the information seeking behaviors of Donny Kerabatsos, Walter Sobchak, The Dude, and Maude Lebowski through the lenses of a variety of information seeking theories and models."
thebiglebowski  cohenbrothers  film  information  understanding  learning  informationseeking  search  queries  complexity  humor  meaning  sensemaking  filetype:pdf  media:document  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
Ecstatic Truth [.pdf]
"“Ecstatic truth” is a term used by the German director Werner Herzog to describe a filmmaking technique that favors emotional accuracy over detail-oriented accuracy in a documentary context. To achieve a sense of “ecstatic truth,” a filmmaker, instead of attempting to portray characters or events in an objective or factual way, fabricates a situation that plays with the emotional intensity of the subjects and reaches a level of sincerity that the facts alone could not achieve. In Herzog’s manifesto, the Minnesota Declaration: Truth and Fact in Documentary Cinema written in 1999, point five states:

“There are deeper strata of truth in cinema, and there is such a thing as poetic, ecstatic truth. It is mysterious and elusive, and can be reached only through fabrication and imagination and stylization.”"

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wernerherzog  ecstatictruth  emotion  rtruth  filmmaking  fabrication  imagination  stylization  poetry  accuracy  minnesotadeclaration  filetype:pdf  media:document  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
Learning from the Extremes - Charlie Leadbeater & Annika Wong [.pdf]
"Leadbeater makes further point about increasing relative ignorance that is highly significant for teaching & learning. It is that we can & must put ignorance to work–to make it useful–to provide opportunities for ourselves & others to live innovative & creative lives. “What holds people back from taking risks, is often as not…their knowledge, not their ignorancel.” Useful ignorance becomes a space of pedagogical possibility rather than base that needs to be covered. ‘Not knowing’ needs to be put to work w/out shame or bluster…Our highest educational achievers may well be aligned w/ teachers in knowing what to do if & when they have script. But…this sort of certain & tidy knowing is out of alignment w/ script-less & fluid social world. Out best learners will be those who can make ‘not knowing’ useful, do not need blueprint, template, map, to make new kind of sense. This is one new disposition that academics as teachers need to acquire fast–disposition to be usefully ignorant."

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charlesleadbeater  teaching  ignorance  usefulignorance  learning  lcproject  tcsnmy  schools  risk  risktaking  pedagogy  annikawong  knowledge  education  academics  unschooling  deschooling  gamechanging  disruption  informallearning  informal  olpc  sugatamitra  holeinthewall  outdoctrination  kenya  brasil  india  developingworld  development  technology  filetype:pdf  media:document  brazil  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
Education policies for raising student learning: the Finnish approach [.pdf] [via:]
"Finland is example of nation that has developed from remote agrarian/industrial state in 1950s to model knowledge economy, using education as key to economic & social development. Relying on data from intl student assessments & earlier policy analysis, this article describes how steady improvement in student learning has been attained through Finnish education policies based on equity, flexibility, creativity, teacher professionalism & trust. Unlike many other education systems, consequential accountability accompanied by high-stakes testing & externally determined learning standards has not been part of Finnish education policies…Finnish education policies intended to raise student achievement have been built upon ideas of sustainable leadership that place strong emphasis on teaching & learning, intelligent accountability, encouraging schools to craft optimal learning environments & implement educational content that best helps students reach general goals of schooling."
finland  education  schools  policy  standards  curriculum  learning  cost  markets  economics  socialmobility  equity  flexibility  creativity  professionalism  teaching  trust  tcsnmy  accountability  testing  highstakes  leadership  filetype:pdf  media:document  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
Some Thoughts of a Scientist on Inquiry, by Bruce Alberts [.pdf]
"certainly easy to recognize another, much more familiar type of science teaching, in which teacher provides student with large set of science facts along with many special science words that are needed to describe them. In worst case, teacher of this type of science is assuming that education consists of filling a student’s head w/ huge set of word associations...This would seem to make preparation for life nearly indistin-"

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teaching  science  inquiry  inquiry-basedlearning  learning  education  schools  brucealberts  richardfeynman  understanding  projectbasedlearning  memorization  rote  tcsnmy  lcproject  unschooling  deschooling  experience  filetype:pdf  media:document  pbl  rotelearning 
july 2010 by robertogreco
PSCS Story Number 1: Andy Smallman [.pdf]
"A dozen years later, out of high school and having returned home from an adventure in Alaska, Andy realized what he needed to do: he was going to be an elementary school teacher. His childhood experience remains a vivid memory."
empathy  andysmallman  pscs  pugetsoundcommunityschool  teaching  learning  children  experience  tcsnmy  disabilities  education  dyslexia  culture  evergreenstatecollege  alternative  careers  cv  biography  lcproject  unschooling  deschooling  filetype:pdf  media:document  disability 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Genetic and environmental influences on prereading skills and early reading and spelling development in the United States, Australia, and Scandinavia [.pdf]
"Genetic & environmental influences on prereading skills in preschool & on early reading & spelling development at the end of kindergarten were compared among samples of identical & fraternal twins from the US, Australia, & Scandinavia. Mean comparisons revealed significantly lower preschool print knowledge in Scandinavia, consistent with the relatively lower amount of shared book reading & letter-based activities w/ parents, & lack of emphasis on print knowledge in Scandinavian preschools. The patterns of correlations between all preschool environment measures & prereading skills within the samples were remarkably similar, as were the patterns of genetic, shared environment, & non-shared environment estimates: in all samples, genetic influence was substantial & shared environment influence was relatively weak for phonological awareness, rapid naming, & verbal memory..."
literacy  learning  reading  scandinavia  us  australia  instruction  preschool  spelling  filetype:pdf  media:document 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Nursery school personality and political orientation two decades later - Jack and Jeanne H. Block [.pdf]
"Preschool children who 20 years later were relatively liberal were characterized as: developing close relationships, self-reliant, energetic, somewhat dominating, relatively under-controlled, and resilient. Preschool children subsequently relatively conservative at age 23 were described as: feeling easily victimized, easily offended, indecisive, fearful, rigid, inhibited, and relatively over-controlled and vulnerable. IQ during nursery school did not relate to subsequent liberalism/conservatism but did relate in subsequent decades. Personality correlates of liberalism/conservatism for the subjects as young adults were also reported: conservatives were described in terms congruent with previous formulations in the literature; liberals displayed personality commonalities but also manifested gender differences"
politics  preschool  psychology  self-reliance  energy  relationships  liberalism  conservatism  experience  naturenurture  victimhood  personality  vulnerability  inhibition  tcsnmy  filetype:pdf  media:document 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Most unusual college in the world: Ode Magazine, October 2005 [.pdf]
"At KaosPilots, young people (starting at 21) learn how to set up and carry out projects, sell their ideas, put together a business plan, stimulate creativity, work cooperatively, inspire others and themselves, take advantage of unexpected events, remain open to new ideas, bring mind and body into balance, and keep their heads cool and their hearts warm. They learn, in fact, how to realize their dreams." ... "“KaosPilots are streetwise and risk- taking,” Elbaek says. “And above all, they have social compassion and the inclination to adopt a helpful attitude toward the people they work with and for. You should never underestimate that influence.”"

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kaospilots  århus  education  altgdp  learning  entrepreneurship  schools  progresive  denmark  scandinavia  gamechanging  deschooling  projectbasedlearning  uffeelbaek  filetype:pdf  media:document  pbl 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies, U.S. Department of Education
"on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction...difference btwn student outcomes for online & face-to-face classes...was larger in studies contrasting conditions that blended elements of online & face-to-face instruction with conditions taught entirely face-to-face..blended conditions often included additional learning time & instructional elements not received by students in control conditions...suggests that the positive effects associated with blended learning should not be attributed to the media, per se...unexpected finding was small number of rigorous published studies contrasting online and face-to-face learning conditions for K–12 students. In light of this small corpus, caution is required in generalizing to the K–12 population because the results are derived for the most part from studies in other settings" [via:]
education  learning  elearning  e-learning  technology  comparison  teaching  onlinelearning  pedagogy  trends  research  blendedlearning  online  study  filetype:pdf  media:document 
august 2009 by robertogreco
“Willing to Be Disturbed” Margeret Wheatly [.pdf]
"As we work together to restore hope to the future, we need to include a new and strange ally—our willingness to be disturbed. Our willingness to have our beliefs and ideas challenged by what others think. No one person or perspective can give us the answers we need to the problems of today. Paradoxically, we can only find those answers by admitting we don’t know. We have to be willing to let go of our certainty and expect ourselves to be confused for a time. We weren’t trained to admit we don’t know. Most of us were taught to sound certain and confident, to state our opinion as if it were true. We haven’t been rewarded for being confused. Or for asking more questions rather than giving quick answers. We’ve also spent many years listening to others mainly to determine whether we agree with them or not. We don’t have time or interest to sit and listen to those who think differently than we do."

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change  disruption  innovation  learning  confidence  knowledge  society  future  opinions  perspective  tcsnmy  curiosity  comfort  lcproject  unschooling  deschooling  filetype:pdf  media:document 
august 2009 by robertogreco
San Diego Modenism Historic Context Statement [.pdf]
"...describes the background of social and economic history, development patterns, and artistic and cultural trends that informed the years 1935-1970 when Modernism flowered in San Diego. This context statement also becomes an essential tool for the City Historical Resources Board (HRB), and the City staff to more accurately assess the value and relative significance of resources in this time period. It provides a foundation for future HRB efforts and consideration of historic designation of significant Modernist resources.

Furthermore, this Statement reinforces the City’s commitment to all aspects and periods of its history, particularly the most recent period leading into our current 45 year window of review. San Diego is blessed with a wealth of Modernist resources created by bold, accomplished and nationally recognized practitioners. As interest and respect for Modernism grows, San Diego offers its distinctive contributors to this legacy."
2007  sandiego  modernism  history  design  architecture  culture  filetype:pdf  media:document 
august 2009 by robertogreco
New Liberal Arts [.pdf]
"It's 2009. A generation of digital natives is careening towards college. The economy is rebooting itself weekly. We have new responsibilities now—as employees, citizens, and friends—and we have new capabilities, too. The new liberal arts equip us for a world like this. But... what are they?" [see also:]
culture  alternative  books  liberalarts  literacy  education  colleges  universities  snarkmarket  filetype:pdf  media:document 
july 2009 by robertogreco
The Art of With - Charles Leadbeater [.pdf]
“The 20 century avant garde was built on the principle: separate and shock. The avant garde of the century to come will have as its principle: combine and connect. The web will encourage a culture in which art creates relationships and promotes interaction, encourages people to be a part of the work, if only in a small way. This “participatory” avant-garde will not emerged from thin air. It will be fed by the way the web gives new energy to participatory approaches to art, a digital version of a folk culture in which authorship is shared and cumulative rather than individualistic. [...] For the participatory avant-garde a work of art becomes more valuable the more it encourages people to join a conversation around it and to do something creative themselves. Participatory art is based on constant feedback and interaction, people talking, arguing, debating around the art and their views having some impact."

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art  collaboration  charlesleadbeater  tcsnmy  innovation  sharing  organizations  hierarchy  leadership  conversation  culture  society  change  relationships  interaction  glvo  participatory  filetype:pdf  media:document  ncm  participatoryart 
june 2009 by robertogreco
Outcomes-based Education and the Death of Knowledge [.pdf]
"The Death Of Knowledge Occurs: When Evidence Of Learning Becomes More Important Than The Learning Itself."
education  teaching  change  curriculum  deschooling  unschooling  tcsnmy  outcomes  assessment  learning  schools  schooling  lcproject  homeschool  filetype:pdf  media:document 
may 2009 by robertogreco
Taken Out of Context: American Teen Sociality in Networked Public by Danah Boyd [.pdf]
"My analysis centers on how social network sites can be understood as networked publics which are simultaneously (1) the space constructed through networked technologies and (2) the imagined community that emerges as a result of the intersection of people, technology, and practice. Networked publics support many of the same practices as unmediated publics, but their structural differences often inflect practices in unique ways. Four properties—persistence, searchability, replicability, and scalability—and three dynamics—invisible audiences, collapsed contexts, and the blurring of public and private—are examined and woven throughout the discussion."
danahboyd  thesis  teens  sociology  youth  socialnetworking  facebook  anthropology  myspace  socialmedia  communication  technology  internet  socialnetworks  networks  community  research  socialsoftware  identity  filetype:pdf  media:document 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Principles for a New Media Literacy [.pdf] [via:]
"**Principles of media consumption: 1. Be skeptical of absolutely everything. 2. Although skepticism is essential, don’t be equally skeptical of everything. 3. Go outside your personal comfort zone. 4. Ask more questions. 5. Understand and learn media techniques. **Principles of media creation: 1. Do your homework, and then do some more. 2. Get it right, every time. 3. Be fair to everyone. 4. Think independently, especially of your own biases. 5. Practice and demand transparency."
digitalliteracy  literacy  newmedia  nemedialiteracy  medialiteracy  teaching  schools  media  learning  education  journalism  filetype:pdf  media:document 
january 2009 by robertogreco
2000 Owens Sutton - Meetings as Status Contests [.pdf]
"This paper develops a conceptual perspective describing the status orders that exist in face-to-face groups. We discuss the existence of status orders, how movement within them occurs, and how the presence of these orders affects what happens within a group and within the organization in which a group is embedded."
meetings  2000  study  status  administration  management  leadership  groups  groupdynamics  organizations  filetype:pdf  media:document 
october 2008 by robertogreco
“Resistance is Futile”: Reading Science Fiction Alongside Ubiquitous Computing [.pdf]
"Design-oriented research is an act of collective imagining – a way in which we work together to bring about a future that lies slightly out of our grasp. In this paper, we examine the collective imagining of ubiquitous computing by bringing it into alignment with a related phenomenon, science fiction, in particular as imagined by a series of shows that form part of the cultural backdrop for many members of the research community. A comparative reading of these fictional narratives highlights a series of themes that are also implicit in the research literature. We argue both that these themes are important considerations in the shaping of technological design, and that an attention to the tropes of popular culture holds methodological value for ubiquitous computing."
via:adamgreenfield  everyware  ubicomp  pauldourish  genevievebell  scifi  sciencefiction  technology  culture  research  design  fiction  storytelling  filetype:pdf  media:document 
october 2008 by robertogreco
In Search of Student-Generated Content in Online Education [.pdf]
"Enabling students to create their own educational content increases engagement, improves learning, and can result in products of lasting value. So why are effective examples of student-generated content in online education so hard to find?"
teaching  learning  content  elearning  curriculum  networks  e-learning  pedagogy  eportfolio  studentgeneratedcontent  filetype:pdf  media:document 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Remixing Cities [.pdf]
"Cities innovate when people mix and mingle, sharing and combining ideas from different vantage points and traditions. That mixing takes place on and in shared infrastructures and spaces that bring people together." "Schools are factories for learning in an economy in which services, software and innovation will be the future...The entire city could be a classroom for real-world learning. An integrated city learning strategy would link schools and families more closely, supported by a “platform” for learning, both digital and physical, distributed across the city."
charlesleadbeater  schools  future  education  cities  learning  change  reform  gamechanging  lcproject  innovation  filetype:pdf  media:document 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Switching On: Connecting the World: Developing nations leapfrog West as mobile phone useres explore the limits - The Guardian Weekly [.pdf]
"Corruption is bypassed, elections checked and poor farmers informed...African farmers get commodity prices by text, pushing out 'briefcase buyers' who turn up and offer less...How text messages save lives in India."
technology  leapfrogging  development  world  global  mobile  phones  gamechanging  change  international  filetype:pdf  media:document 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Bill Buxton: Innovation vs. Invention [pdf] [via:]
"innovation is far more about prospecting, mining, refining and adding value than it is about pure invention. Rather than focusing on the invention of the ‘brand new’, one might better strive for creative insights on how to combine, develop and levera
innovation  billbuxton  invention  creativity  experience  interaction  ux  user  ixd  filetype:pdf  media:document 
june 2008 by robertogreco
John Seely Brown: Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 [pdf]
"The most profound impact of the Internet, an impact that has yet to be fully realized, is its ability to support and expand the various aspects of social learning. What do we mean by “social learning”? Perhaps the simplest way to explain this concept is to note that social learning is based on the premise that our understanding of content is socially constructed through conversations about that content and through grounded interactions, especially with others, around problems or actions. The focus is not so much on what we are learning but on how we are learning."
via:preoccupations  connectivism  edtech  education  socialnetworking  future  technology  schools  learning  lcproject  social  conversation  johnseelybrown  longtail  informallearning  informal  schooling  unschooling  deschooling  community  filetype:pdf  media:document 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Children Learning, Squeak Etoys on the OLPC XO [.pdf]
"presents main kinds of media, authoring and styles of learning that most children will do on the OLPC XO computer. We will first give a few examples from main areas of interest to provide a gist of what Etoys is all about, and then provide more detail an
etoys  olpc  squeak  filetype:pdf  media:document 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Michael Wesch: Anti-Teaching (pdf)
[Linkrot, so go here: ]

"I have toyed with the idea of calling what I do “anti-teaching", as I have come to the conclusion that "teaching" can actually be a hindrance to learning.""

[See also:]
michaelwesch  teaching  learning  deschooling  unschooling  education  gamechanging  colearning  socialmedia  contentcreation  neilpostman  marshallmcluhan  simulations  methods  pedagogy  students  schools  schooling  filetype:pdf  media:document 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Bruno Latour — Mixing Humans and Nonhumans Together: The Sociology of a Door-Closer (pdf) "It's a bizarre essay, not the least because Jim Johnson is a pseudonym for Bruno Latour, who felt that in order for a American audience to care about what he wrote, he needed to write in an American persona."
brunolatour  sociology  filetype:pdf  media:document 
april 2008 by robertogreco
How to integrate Traveller children into the UK education system.
“Travellers tend not to live by the clock & find operating to time table extremely difficult...are often thought to be over familiar with adults in school...stems from social structure at home where they are treated as adults"
travellers  education  society  uk  unschooling  homeschool  learning  culture  filetype:pdf  media:document 
april 2008 by robertogreco
BECTA: Emerging Technologies for Learning [pdf]
"success or failure of such initiatives will hinge to a great degree on decisions made at the level of their architecture, and to the humility and realism with which they are devised...delivering the will depend vitally on the degree of insight and sensit
education  everyware  learning  location  technology  ubicomp  adamgreenfield  filetype:pdf  media:document 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Dylan William: Assessment, learning and technology: prospects at the periphery of control [pdf]
"Transcript of a keynote speech by Dylan William, Deputy Director of the Institute of Education, at the 2007 Association for Learning Technology Conference in Nottingham, England."
toread  technology  education  learning  assessment  dylanwilliam  filetype:pdf  media:document 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Peter Norvig: Learning in an open world [pdf]
""Transcript of a keynote speech by Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google, at the 2007 Association for Learning Technology Conference in Nottingham, England."
learning  teaching  collaboration  google  toread  via:preoccupations  peternorvig  filetype:pdf  media:document 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Open Space Technology and the legacy of Education [pdf]
"For those who are deeply embedded in the social norms created by schooling, freedom shock is a palpable emotional experience, overcome only after significant reflection and personal transformation."
education  learning  freedom  johntaylorgatto  teaching  culture  society  alternative  change  constraints  reform  unschooling  deschooling  lcproject  filetype:pdf  media:document 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Fat Tails [pdf]
"Sometimes the average is anything but average"
science  statistics  data  information  averages  math  filetype:pdf  media:document 
april 2007 by robertogreco
Design Is Elementary [Ambidextrous Magazine - Issue 5]
"Prolific designers and inventors aren’t people who have gone out and acquired some magical critical trait, but rather have simply managed not to lose one—namely, they’re still kids at heart."
design  children  process  ideas  schools  education  curriculum  play  reform  creativity  filetype:pdf  media:document 
february 2007 by robertogreco
Escape from the Institutional Straightjacket (pdf)
"Perry Marshall Sounds Off on Why Entrepreneurs Have to Un-Learn So Much Mental Garbage Before Things Really Start to Click"
innovation  business  politics  history  education  society  schools  homeschool  schooling  filetype:pdf  media:document 
march 2006 by robertogreco
Home Office | Good practice guidance for the moderation of interactive services for children
"This guidance has been produced in response to public concern about the safety of children using interactive communication services, such as the Internet."
online  internet  teens  web  society  learning  education  parenting  schools  social  software  children  interactive  filetype:pdf  media:document 
november 2005 by robertogreco
21st Century Schools: Learning Environments of the Future (application/pdf Object)
"21st Century Schools is aimed at those commissioning, designing and working within school environments. It sets the context for the sector, and goes on to explore the relationship between the physical school environment and the teaching that it contains.
schooldesign  architecture  design  space  schools  education  children  future  learning  filetype:pdf  media:document 
november 2005 by robertogreco
ESA: Entertainment Software Association
2005 Essential Facts about the computer and video game industry (.pdf)
games  fun  play  marketing  economics  computers  videogames  filetype:pdf  media:document 
october 2005 by robertogreco
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