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The VT 2020 Difference: A Blog Post From The Future

An imagined blog post by “Clay,” a member of the Virginia Tech Class of 2020, reflecting on the ways in which his alma mater invented the future of networked learning communities. Clay’s blog – a student at Virginia Tech in … Continue reading

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The Case For Change

We are living in the middle of the largest increase in expressive capability in the history of the human race. –Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power Of Organizing Without Organizations (2008) My personal view is we are observing the early … Continue reading

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Learners and Agency

“Are we teaching in a way that is going to create the types of students who can harness and leverage this new media environment, or are we failing our students?” –Dr. Michael Wesch, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Kansas State … Continue reading

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Computational Thinking

The computer has revolutionized every aspect of human existence, from individuals’ daily lives to the processes and organizations of nations and the world itself. Such a statement would have seemed a bold or even crackpot vision just half a century … Continue reading

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Invent The Future

The will to learn in an intrinsic motive, one that finds both its source and its reward in its own exercise. The will to learn becomes a “problem” only under specialized circumstances like those of a school, where a curriculum … Continue reading

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Awakening The Digital Imagination

[Education] ought to teach and reward initiative, curiosity, the habit of self-motivation, intellectual involvement…. Educators and computer enthusiasts tend to agree on these goals. But what happens? Many of the inhumanities of the existing system, no less wrong for being … Continue reading

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