The Winter 2013 issue of C&C Online is now available. There are three articles on theory into practice, two articles on the digital classroom, three pieces on professional development, and four book reviews.
The Fall 2012 issue of C&C Online is now available. The issue is titled “New Media Composition in Community Colleges.” There are five articles on theory into practice, two articles on the digital classroom, one article on professional development, and two book reviews. It’s a dynamic issue, guest edited by Shelly Roderigo and Matthew Kim.
Most students stay as far from school as possible during Spring Break. So when McAllen Memorial High School Principal Rosie Larson saw a group of them huddled against the school building, tented in blankets against the unseasonable cold, she did a double take.
With a sense of triumph, Larson realized they were seeking Wi-Fi for their new school-provided iPads. The tablets, distributed across grade levels to students and teachers, give access to technology that does not exist for most homes in a district with a 67-percent poverty rate.
“At the end of the day, we can’t get them out of the building,” she said. “It’s amazing, and as an adult it’s really been transforming for me, to see that happening.”
Higher Ed Open Textbook Provider Sued by Publishers. K-12 Implications? Higher Education Implications?
Boundless Learning, a young but fast-growing company in Boston that curates open education content for college students, so they don’t have to pay hundreds (thousands, even) on textbooks, has been sued for copyright infringement. Textbook giant Pearson, along with Cengage Learning, and MacMillan Higher Education filed the complaint, alleging that Boundless is essentially trying to replicate three of their textbooks with “shadow versions” using free digital content. Using Creative Commons licenses, the company bases the content it recommends on the titles of the textbooks students are assigned.
It’s not just about putting technology in schools. It’s about creating a culture that allows technology initiatives to thrive and not become stagnant and fail.
We’re just updating our blog visitors that the Fall 2011 issue of C&C Online is available. The issue is titled “Ethics in a Digital Age.” There are three articles on theory into practice, three articles on the digital classroom, two articles on professional development, and two book reviews.
Remediating the physical and digital world. “I think that integrating information into everyday objects will not only help us to get rid of the digital divide–the gap between these two worlds–but it will also help us in some way to stay human, to be more connected to our physical world. And it will help us end up not being machines sitting in front of other machines.”
“A year ago, I noticed that more and more fellowship applications asked whether I had a Web site for my dissertation project. I doubt that my negative response to that question explained the regretful letters of rejection I received last spring. But the question and the thin envelopes did get me wondering about how we, as graduate students, craft our online presence.”
His claims are that Windows is dying (not a big surprise), Google is losing its market share and is no longer the future of Internet search, Apps > Web Pages, Facebook is the social network winner, Tablets are the device of the future, and HTML5 is going to be the new web language.
Google+ had it’s chance, according to Farhad Manjoo, but now it’s dead in the water. He explains why.
Could Google+ be revitalized once Google Music is integrated into Google+? What are your thoughts on the technical merits of Google+ in the classroom? What is the future of Google+ in your opinion?