Spring break is here, but it doesn’t really feel like spring or break. For starters, several inches of snow fell in my location last night. Work has piled on over the last few weeks. But most importantly, spring break doesn’t mean much when you’re in a MOOC. I wrote last month about how I signed… Continue reading Spring Break! Halfway Through the MIT MOOC
On Monday, I’ll be starting my first MOOC. The MIT Media Lab is offering Learning Creative Learning – “a course for designers, technologists, and educators interested in creative learning” – as a massive open online course in what it is referring to as “a big experiment.” A MOOC is a course put online by some learning… Continue reading I Signed Up For My First MOOC
The Internet isn’t hurting communication and deconstructing social ties. In fact, two authors and researchers argue that the Internet is enhancing them. Not surprisingly, Networked authors Lee Rainie and Barry Wellman suggest that the Internet, social networking and mobile devices – the underlying triumvirate that underlies what they call the Triple Revolution – have enhanced… Continue reading Networked: How to Leverage Your Connections in the 21st Century
Power Searching with Google was a great free course designed to teach people how to leverage Google’s search capabilities.
This past week, I read an advance e-book version of Andrew Keen’s new title, “Digital Vertigo: How Today’s Online Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing, and Disorienting Us,” and wanted to share what I believed were important points from the book. Keen, in a much more thorough way than I do here, explains that social media… Continue reading Andrew Keen on Social Media: “What We Once Saw as a Prison Is Now Considered a Playground”