Webinar Series on Connected Learning

Here’s a great little weekly-webinar series from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub that will touch on a number of learning topics.

Howard Rheingold, “Brother Mike” Hawkins and Joe Kahne are on my calendar!

March 29 – 10:00 AM PST
Buffy Hamilton – The Unquiet Librarian

How do libraries cultivate participatory literacy to disrupt what Paulo Freire calls the “banking” system of education?
April 3 – 8:00 AM PST

P2PU Co-Founder Philipp Schmidt will discuss his insights regarding the dynamic growth of the P2PU community.

April 10 – 9:00 AM PST

Howard Rheingold – Social Media and Peer Learning: From Mediated Pedagogy to Peeragogy

Discover how giving students more responsibility in shaping their own curriculum can lead to more active participation.

April 17 – 7:00 AM PST
“Brother Mike” Hawkins – YOUmedia Mentor

“Brother Mike” Hawkins will share his personal experience with the power and potential of interest-driven learning.

April 19 – 7:00 AM PST
Katie Salen – Making Learning Irresistible: 6 Principles of Game-like Learning

6 guiding principles underlying a learning model developed by the Institute of Play, which uses the intrinsic qualities of game design and play to reimagine

April 24 – 9:00 PST
Joe Kahne – Youth & Participatory Politics

What is the relationship between online participatory practices and political participation?

May 1 – 9:00 PST
Mark Surman – Mozilla Open Badges

Mark Surman will highlight the potential benefits of the Open Badges initiative and share how people can kick-start their own badging systems.

Connected Learning

Infographic: Comparing Low-Cost Internet Providers

Comcast and CenturyLink have started programs to provide low-income households in their service areas of Washington with affordable high speed Internet service.

Bryan Dosono, Get Engaged member of the City of Seattle Citizens’ Telecommunications and Technology Advisory Board created the following comparison of Comcast Internet Essentials and Century Link Internet Basics programs.

This is great work by Bryan for the Community Technology program and the CTTAB board. They are working to get the information translated to other languages, and on a plan for distributing widely to community-based organizations.

comparing comcast and century link low cost internet providers