Archive | June, 2011

Social media articles

Some articles about social media from the last couple of weeks: Online relationships Don’t Believe Facebook; You Only Have 150 Friends : NPR The way Facebook changes relationships by Benjamin Cohen from C4 news Dangers of social groupthink: A case study in Enterprise 2.0, Social CRM and Social Business | CustomerThink Disconnecting 6 […]

Social justice articles

Some of the articles about social justice that I’ve noticed in the last couple of weeks: Not quite one person, one vote. Stanford paper on democratic discrepancies So much for digital democracy: New Berkeley study finds elite viewpoints dominate online content Prisoners give their time back to community in pioneering project Death by […]

Common passwords

In the graphic below are the most commonly used passwords (according to Lulzsec’s recent hack of user accounts).  The size of each password indicates its frequency of use. Is yours here? Click on the image for a better view. From dem358.

Learning articles

Some of the articles about learning that have caught my eye: How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education A pedagogy of abundance. How HE might manage an abundance of content from @mweller 11 Great Reasons to Skip College Storytelling in education and games Computer Games and the Future of Assessment by Gee […]

Play & games articles

Some of the articles that have caught my attention in the last couple of weeks: Play Swings & Roundabouts in Whitehall: Pat Kane article for Play England’s Play Today Wanted: More Playful Parents Games & education How social media and game mechanics can motivate students – Computer Games and the Future of […]

Failed Sim

I have had the pleasure and privilege of attending and presenting at this year’s Games + Learning + Society conference in Madison, WI. My talk was one in the wonderfully honest, encouraging and educational strand, Hall of Failures.  The strand was an opportunity to share experiences of projects that have delivered surprising results or haven’t […]