Digital Spaces

My Interview on Education Matters

Chicago public radio studio

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Dwayne Olson on the WGTD 91.1 radio program “Education Matters.” It was a great opportunity to talk about virtual learning and libraries. I cannot embed the audio from the interview, but…
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Do Not Be Afraid to Cull the edu-Twitter Herd

Need to cull the social media herd? These are awfully busy screens.

Almost a month ago, Dan Rezac posted “What Twitter’s Growth Problem Means for Educators” on Medium. One of the points Dan makes in his post is: Twitter still cares too much about celebrities. I agree. There are some edu-Twitter elite who…
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Beautiful Design Can Mask Hidden Flaws

A picture of the upstairs fireplace at Wingspread in Racine

Almost two weeks ago, I visited the Frank Lloyd Wright designed home in Wind Point, Wisconsin named “Wingspread” (you can visit free of charge). This beautiful home, one that is on the National Register of Historic Places, hides its flawed design…
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Research into Ideal Digital Learning Spaces

A picture of notes and lists

Research conducted on the use of technology and digital learning spaces has told us about practices that produce evidence of student knowledge creation (CAST, 2011; Mitra, Dangwal, Chatterjee, Jha, Bisht, & Kapur 2005; Papert, 1993) beyond using a computer to simply…
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Internet Access is Still Not Ubiquitous

In the past, I have written about the misconception that Internet access is not ubiquitous for many Americans, in particular for those in rural areas. Today, the Pew Research Center released a report outlining the changing landscape of our Internet…
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If space impacts behavior . . .

If space impacts behavior, then how does your student’s digital space impact their behavior? Is it locked down, or can they define it? — James O’Hagan (@jimohagan) March 4, 2015

What is an Ideal Digital Space for Students?

I had the pleasure of attending a symposium hosted by David Jakes on the topic of “Classroom Redesign: Creating 21st Century Learning Spaces.” It was a terrific two and a half hours that could have gone two and a half…
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