Virtual community pioneer and author Howard Rheingold recently sat down with Bryan Alexander--senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education--to discuss MOOCs through the lens of liberal arts education, and the potential future(s) of MOOCs.
The National Writing Project, as part of the Educator Innovative Initiative (http://blog.nwp.org/educatorinnovator/), is kicking off a six-week Making Learning Connected MOOC starting June 15th! Making Learning Connected (#clmooc) is a collaborative, knowledge-building and sharing experience open to anyone who’s interested in making, creativity and learning.
Judith Butler, author of Bodies That Matter and Gender Trouble, delivered a pitch perfect honorary doctorate address at McGill University about the importance of the humanities in our society and in our universities. Butler is a post-structuralist philosopher, who has contributed to the fields of feminist philosophy, queer theory, political philosophy, and ethics. She is a professor in the Rhetoric and Comparative Literature departments at the University of California, Berkeley, and is also the Hannah Arendt Professor of Philosophy at the European Graduate School.
A week-long survey of creative hacking and networked subversion begins on Dazed Digital
"I, sitting at my desk, certainly had the authorities to wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge, to even the President [of the United States] if I had a personal email."
HASTAC 2013: The Storm of Progress will take place April 25-28 in Toronto.
Special Issue of Computers in Human Behavior: "Newcomer Participation in Online Communities"
Special Issue Editors
Aditya Johri, Virginia Tech
Vandana Singh, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Rosta Farzan, University of Pittsburgh
Oded Nov, NYU Polytechnic