I recently finished James Paul Gee’s book, The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning, which focused partially on networked affinity spaces. Gee says “affinity spaces, at their best, are key examples of synchronized intelligence…multiple tools, different types of people, and diverse skill sets are networked in ways that make everyone smarter and make the space itself a form of emergent intelligence” (p. 618 more words
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Listening to Eli Pariser speak last week gave me chills. I never had any idea how much the information I am exposed to is filtered. It never occurred to me that… 625 more words