Igniting Conversation About the Future of Education


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We are going to be watching a number of Ignite Talks from the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference. Here’s their description:

The Digital Media and Learning Conference is an annual event supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub at University of California, Irvine. The conference is meant to be an inclusive, international and annual gathering of scholars and practitioners in the field, focused on fostering interdisciplinary and participatory dialog and linking theory, empirical study, policy, and practice.

You were assigned one talk to watch for which you are going to respond to in a blog post in a few ways:

  1. Embed the video in your post. And do some research about the speaker. I a few sentences please give us some context as to who they are and what they do. Also hyperlink to any references you used.
  2. Find two or more quotes from the talk you find interesting and share them with your classmates in two ways: write out the quotes and hyperlink to the quotation points in the video using the Youtube timing link by adding “#t=00m00s” at the end of the link. Here’s an example:
  3. Next you are going to poll your fellow classmates about the two quotes using an embedded Google Form. You will need to create a Google account (or gmail email) if don’t already have one to create your form. Also you will need to edit the form embed code a little bit for it to show up in your post. These are the edits you will need to make:
    So the code will now look like this:

In your poll you can ask simple agree/disagree questions using a multiple choice, as well as you should ask students to back up their perspective in a follow-up question. All the answers you receive will be anonymous and sortable in Google spreadsheet. You are to report out your results of the survey in a second blog post on Wednesday morning.

4 thoughts on “Igniting Conversation About the Future of Education

  1. Prof,

    Did u assign each student a talk to watch or I can just pick one from the list?

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