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Tom Segal

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Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part V

(6) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 5:02 PM

To begin the fifth installment of Rethinking the Learning Experience, let's take a brief pause to review exactly where we stand:

Our model for education was built for a world and learning environment that no longer exists. Today's learning environment shifts so drastically from one day to the next that,...

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Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part IV

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 10:56 AM

We live in a world of unprecedented access, not simply through projects and compiled content like Open Education Resources (OER), but also things as diverse as Twitter gatherings, online strategy and role playing games and communities built around sharing questions and answers (like Quora...

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Rethinking the Learning Experience Part III

(1) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 11:53 AM

For most of us adults, the learning experience of our primary education (whether calculus, grammar, or art history) centered around one fundamental piece of literature: the textbook. What we know today as the modern textbook actually has its roots in the 1960s, when a combination of the diversification of traditional...

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Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part II

(3) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 11:43 AM

One of the key drivers to the recent surge of technology implementation in K-12 classrooms has been the federal government's not-so-subtle guidance toward a curricular standard. The White House understood that the United States could no longer be an academic nation of insular colonies each speaking their own language. The...

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Rethinking the Learning Experience: Part I

(5) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 4:16 PM

Okay. I know we are very early in this series of posts brought to you by the good people at Rethink Education, but I'm about to get meta on you.

If you are reading this article, and you are of legal age to marry or join the military, whether you...

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