"This Handbook looks at both the theory and practice. Part 1 considers the emergence of social media, its impact on workplace learning the difference between social training and social learning, the range of social technologies available as well as strategies for supporting and encouraging social learning in the business. Part 2 looks at some of the key social technologies and how they can be used to work and learn smarter. (See contents for further details)"
American Passages: A Literary Survey is a 16-part American literature course. The video programs, print guides, and Web site place literary movements and authors within the context of history and culture. The course takes an expanded view of American literary movements, bringing in a diversity of voices and tracing the continuity among them. The materials, which are coordinated with the Norton Anthology of American Literature, can be used as the basis of a one or two-semester college-level course or for teacher professional development.
One of the projects that I've begun to engage my students in is studying the world through microloans that we are making through Kiva. We've spent the better part of the past 8 months raising money, studying countries, and selecting entrepreneurs that we are willing to support with loans ranging anywhere from $25-$100. We've even created a Lending Team---called Team Kids Care---designed to encourage other classes to join us in our efforts.
Mobile devices are here, there, and everywhere. Can we use them to support learning? The answer is a definite “yes”! Mobile provides a new channel for learning -- whether it be formal or informal -- and offers unique properties for just-in-time, just-in-place learning. But it’s not about augmenting learning, it’s about augmenting performance. Because mobile is not about courses, but instead supports a broad definition of learning, including innovation, collaboration, research, design and more, generating new products, services, and problems solved. Whether providing needed tools, augmenting learning, or connecting individuals, mobile is a powerful new tool for supporting performance.