New Tools for Back-to-School:
Blogs, Swarms, Wikis, and Games
The process of blogging—of reading online, engaging a community, and reflecting it online—is a process of bringing life into learning.
How are wireless, mobile technologies and their emergent trends, such as swarms, affecting the learning environment, pedagogy, and campus life?
The needs met by "wikis"—documents posted online for open editing by all—are simply not being satisfied by present IT strategies and tools.
To learn more about videogames in academe, the author spoke with five leading-edge thinkers in the field: James Paul Gee, J. C. Herz, Randy Hinrichs, Marc Prensky, and Ben Sawyer.
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