Media Archive

10 Days til MOZFEST!

I’m volunteering at the Mozilla Festival in London on November 4th to the 6th. I’m pretty excited about it. I had a lot of fun last year, learned a lot of interesting tidbits, and met some wonderful, awesome, fantastic, strange people. We brainstormed. We talked. We made some neat things, had some unique conversations, and [&hellip

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Assessing Learning

I came across a study called “Effective Assessment in a Digital Age”, and it underlined some key points in how assessing learners has changed due to technology. It’s not an in depth “this is what we should do” kind of paper, but it got me thinking. If you’d like to read the whole thing, you [&hellip

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What if Google is Just the Scribe of Time?

Strangely, when I read this article, I didn’t see the monolithic corporation vying for all our attention. I read between the lines a little and recognized a true value of cataloged information. Wasn’t there once an alien film where an advanced alien race had access to moments in time? They could rearrange events on their [&hellip

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Response to Mozilla as teacher

Inspiration for this post is: Mozilla as teacher by Mark Surman When I read the first line of Mark’s post “We need to teach the world to code,” I was immediately wary of the wording. It’s true that a basic understanding of HTML and CSS will go a long way in helping people rearrange the [&hellip

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Game Mechanics and Participation

Let’s start with a stat: A shitload of people are playing games. Ok, it wasn’t a stat, but in 2007 Comscore found that 217 million people are playing online games, and that was before all those people got addicted to Zynga’s Facebook games. “Yeah, but those are just games, what does that have to do [&hellip

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Newsle Pitch

The 2 Minute Pitch The Problem Newsle addresses the problem that people aren’t very curious about what’s going on in the world. They’re curious about what’s going on in their world and how something affects them. The solution is a web-based platform that allows the organization and categorization of news to be crowd sourced and [&hellip

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Overstimulating a User

Sounds kind of sexy, right? Overstimulating the user? Well, it’s not. It’s not sexy at all, it’ll lead to the systematic exodus from the usage of your app. This weeks talks from Shazna Nessa (Director of Interactive at the AP) and Mohamed Nanabhay (Head of Online at Al Jazeera English) highlighted some very important problems [&hellip

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Napkin Sketching

I spent a little bit of time on Friday hashing out an idea for the first MOJO challenge. You should do it too. The prize is awesome (a year paid fellowship in a newsroom somewhere in the world), but even if you aren’t interested in that, you can just practice having an idea. No, seriously, [&hellip

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