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Hello world

Hello everybody!

I am writing this post by way of introducing myself to the Connected Courses Community (how’s that for alliteration?).

Education and digital technology have been core themes for me over the past 25 years along with other eclectic pursuits (producing films and theater, 14 years at Harvard Business School, playing jazz piano, doing startups). 84 more words


Anticipating Connected Courses "Happenings"

When I was hangin’ with Alec Couros (@courosa) this summer at BLC14 in Boston I was thrilled to hear about this “Connected Courses” MOOC with an all star cast (Michael Wesch, Helen Keegan, Mimi Ito, to name a few and …wait for it…the THREE MAGI : Alan Levine ( 433 more words

Austin Kleon

The past, present and future of online communities

Well worth a watch, what Howard Rheingold doesn’t know about online communities isn’t worth knowing.


crap detection and blogging

I’ve got an inbuilt fondness for the encyclopaedia. As a child from a family with a pretty modest income, but one which valued books, Arthur Mee’s Children’s Encyclopaedia took pride of place on the bookshelf. 829 more words

Pat Thomson

Smart Mobs: Humanity vs Technology

I struggled with how to divide the topic of technology development since Lev Manovich covers it fairly extensively in The Language of New Media as does Howard Rheingold in… 831 more words


Smart Mobs: Identity Deception & Play

A topic that Howard Rheingold explores in Smart Mobs, and a bit in The Virtual Community, is that of identity. Specifically, he touches on the idea of identity deception as he calls it. 889 more words


Jean Baudrillard's Theories: Exchange & Connection

Expanding from the discussion of Howard Rheingold’s gift economy, I wanted to explore Jean Baudrillard’s interpretation of the ideal space compared to the current, at the time, reality of human interaction and social economy. 465 more words