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  1. Aug 2017
  2. science.sciencemag.org.proxy.library.vcu.edu science.sciencemag.org.proxy.library.vcu.edu
    1. A true STEM education should increase students’ understanding of how things work and improve their use of technologies. STEM education should also introduce more engineer-ing during precollege education

      definition of stem

  3. Apr 2017
    1. Learning analytics” is a more focused usage that refers to the harvesting of data specific to what learners understand in the case of so-called “smart systems” and “intelligent tutors.” When that kind of data is integrated into larger patterns of student behavior and institutional pathways, it becomes what some call “academic analytics” or “institutional analytics.”

      For an accessible critique of learning analytics, check out Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Buckingham Shum's work. One example: http://oro.open.ac.uk/32910/

    2. racked in virtual space.

      traced might be accurate but I would have loved to see a nod to Latour here with digital traces

    3. We have always lived in a world dominated by networks,” says Howard Rheingold,

      Mimi Ito and Howard Rheingold quoted on the same page. This is a statement about where this chapter is going. We'll see if it all adds up in the end.

    4. The starting point has to be that the abundance of knowledge is a good thing. Full stop

      You know...I love this quote. It's a great way to start a faculty development session on digital learning....unpack the assumptions in the room. I'm writing it down on my whiteboard parking lot right this second.

    5. If the ethos of inquiry is applied to institutional policy and practice, digital systems themselves can offer new ways to examine the evidence of student learning and inform decisions that will shape success for our students and our institutions

    6. W hat could liberal education look like if we were inventing it at this moment in history? What forms of liberal education are only possible now?

      I love this, because it is only when we accept and acknowledge the full integration of digital into our everyday lives - rather than an 'either/or' scenario, can we really build relevant learning environments.

    7. core practices of formal education

      Maybe from a teacher perspective. Not necessarily from a student perspective.

    8. information abundance

      My favorite uses of "information abundance," in the context of scholarship and digital participatory culture come from @bonstewart - example: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2158/3343



  4. Jun 2015
    1. actic of creating autonomous space as a form of resistance’

      do we create the autonomous space, or do we take advantage of unchartered or hidden space - make it our own?