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  1. Nicholas Negroponte: Beyond Digital - The Long Now

    In education, Negroponte explained, there’s a fundamental distinction between "instructionism" and "constructionism." "Constructionism is learning by discovery, by doing, by making. Instructionism is learning by being told." Negroponte’s lifelong friend Seymour Papert noted early on that debugging computer code is a form of "learning about learning" and taught it to young children.

    Thus in 2000 when Negroponte left the Media Lab he had founded in 1985, he set out upon the ultimate constructionist project, called "One Laptop per Child." His target is the world’s 100 million kids who are not in school because no school is available. Three million of his laptops and tablets are now loose in the world. One experiment in an Ethiopian village showed that illiterate kids can take unexplained tablets, figure them out on their own, and begin to learn to read and even program.

    In the "markets versus mission" perspective, Negroponte praised working through nonprofits because they are clearer and it is easier to partner widely with people and other organizations. He added that "start-up businesses are sucking people out of big thinking. So many minds that used to think big are now thinking small because their VCs tell them to ‘focus.’"

    As the world goes digital, Negroponte noted, you see pathologies of left over "atoms thinking." Thus newspapers imagine that paper is part of their essence, telecoms imagine that distance should cost more, and nations imagine that their physical boundaries matter. "Nationalism is the biggest disease on the planet," Negroponte said. "Nations have the wrong granularity. They’re too small to be global and too big to be local, and all they can think about is competing." He predicted that the world is well on the way to having one language, English.

    Negroponte reflected on a recent visit to a start-up called Modern Meadow, where they print meat. "You get just the steak—-no hooves and ears involved, using one percent of the water and half a percent of the land needed to get the steak from a cow." In every field we obsess on the distinction between synthetic and natural, but in a hundred years "there will be no difference between them."


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  2. On Point: Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning

    A.I., artificial intelligence, has had a big run in Hollywood. The computer Hal in Kubrick’s “2001” was fiendishly smart. And plenty of robots and server farms beyond HAL. Real life A.I. has had a tougher launch over the decades. But slowly, gradually, it has certainly crept into our lives.

    Think of all the “smart” stuff around you. Now an explosion in Big Data is driving new advances in “deep learning” by computers. And there’s a new wave of excitement.

    Guests: Yann LeCun, professor of Computer Science, Neural Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University.

    Peter Norvig, director of research at Google Inc.


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  3. Flipped Model of Learning: A Podcast with Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams | November Learning



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  4. BYOD/BYOT in Schools

    Eric Curts (North Canton City Schools’ Technology Director)from The State of Tech was kind enough to point out that they have an entire podcast dedicated to this topic—BYOT/BYOD to Schools—available online: Summary: In this episode we talk about schools using Bring Your Own Technology initiatives (BYOT, BYOD, BYOL); where students bring personal laptops, tablets, smart phones, and other devices to school. We also explore practical uses, benefits, challenges, and resources. http://www.mguhlin.org/2011/10/byodbyot-podcast.html

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  5. E-Learning 24/7: Mobile Learning - What You Need to Know



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  6. #9: Usability. Don’t Be a Moron. — Emergent Radio

    special guest Julie “Usable Learning” Dirksen discuss usability, why you should care about it, how to start making sure your courses meet “table stakes”, and of course, Julie’s brand-new book, Design for How People Learn.


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  7. ToolBar Episode #5 — Emergent Radio

    Reviewing iOS apps for learning.


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  8. François Ronai, Learning Strategist – Moving from traditional Learning Management Systems towards collaborative knowledge sharing technology


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  9. Marc Demerest – Leading knowledge intensive organizations under duress


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  10. What Students do In Libraries

    Harvard Law School: Alison Head, who is spending time with us at the LiL as she simultaneously is a Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center — she is the co-diorector of Project Information Literacy at the Univ. of Washington’s Information School — spoke with us about a new study she’s done with Michael Eisenberg [pdf] about what students are actually doing with their electronic companions when in the library during “crunch time” (two weeks before exams). Are they multitasking? Are they playing games or Facebooking instead of studying? Are they managing their devices, or are their devices managing them?

    In this interview, Alison explains that answers are of course complex, but that overall, The Kids are managing well…and that this may give some hints about the future of libraries.


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