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Digital Learning Games Must Be More Than Skinner Boxes

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 06.10.2016 | Education
Marcus T. Wright

They must be more than a set of choices with rewards that possibly lack the need for any real critical thinking and problem solving. They must connect with the player, so that the player cares about their participation, involvement, and hopefully, the learning that they will transfer to real-life contexts.

What's Next for Foreign Policy Think Tanks?

Robert Muggah | Posted 11.03.2014 | Technology
Robert Muggah

Instead of drafting briefing papers describing policy proposals in the abstract, think tanks can consider building software and data visualizations that demonstrate how these same policies might operate in practice. This is not as hard as it sounds -- there are some tried and tested steps worth considering.

The Four Stages Of Tech

| Posted 01.17.2012 | Technology

By Brian David Johnson (Click here for original article.) My one-man campaign against fear started on a chilly evening in San Francisco. I was dis...

Iterate to Innovate

Jigar Shah | Posted 12.02.2011 | Green
Jigar Shah

While the threat of carbon to our planet has been dismissed on one side -- and is Armageddon on the other -- it seems prudent that we assume the probability for Armageddon is greater than zero and that we address it.

Step 1: Spending 100 Percent Of Our Efforts On Next Generation Technologies

Jigar Shah | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Jigar Shah

Whether you are for ending our dependence on oil, job creation, safe water supplies, commodity price stability, or human health protection the answer leads to the same set of innovations and business models.

The Edge Annual Question 2010: How Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?

John Brockman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John Brockman

New technologies beget new perceptions. Reality is a man-made process. Our images of our world and of ourselves are, in part, models resulting from our perceptions of the technologies we generate.