What Is Learning? 12 Principles of Peer-Led, Connected, Interactive Education

By Cathy Davidson|December 17, 2014|Mapping, Reflection|0 comments

Cross-posted to the Futures Initiative HASTAC Group. Here are a baker’s dozen of the main principles of connected learning. As you will see, they form an “ecosystem,” where each component influences and changes the others. These apply in any field (although differently in each field). These principles draw from constructivist, engaged “public educators” (Stuart Hall’s term)  going back as far as Lev Vygotsky and John Dewey and including Howard Gardner,

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The Big “Why”? 4 Top Reasons Higher Ed is More Important Than Ever AND Needs to Change!

By Cathy Davidson|December 17, 2014|Mapping, Reflection|0 comments

Cross-posted to the Futures Initiative HASTAC Group. As we begin to assemble the documents, materials, models, and course materials for “Mapping the Futures of Higher Education,”  the first course offered by the Futures Initiative, I will keep posting some of our central documents.  We will be hosting several livestreamed open sessions devoted to the methods, theories, ideas, models, and practices of this course.  Yesterday I gave a “baker’s dozen” of

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Recap of F.I. Open Session “How ProQuest Fits in with the Changing Dissertation Landscape”

By Michael Dorsch|December 17, 2014|Event Recap, Reflection|0 comments

On December 1, 2014 the Futures Initiative along with JustPublics@365 and the Mina Rees Library at The Graduate Center, CUNY, hosted a discussion with Austin McLean, Director of Scholarly Communication and Dissertations Publishing at ProQuest®. Polly Thistlethwaite, Chief Librarian at the Mina Rees Library, opened the discussion with a look back at how the Graduate Center has historically dealt with the publication and archiving of dissertations. A Short Timeline of

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