Douglas Crets


Giving Credibility to the Shadow Education System

Zynga Gamers Prove Gaming is a Community

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Zynga gamers donated over US$1 million in about 36 hours to help the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. The organizational skills and the outreach to people other than those involved in the game puts a test to the idea that online gamers are narcissistic and consumed with things other than reality. TechCrunch reports on the effort.

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Monday Beginning: Learning is Multi-Modal

Dean Shareski goes to educon and comes away from the event noting that conversations have started to be more about communication on multiple devices, in multiple types of settings, between multiple people. Conversations still depend on an exchange of ideas between people, but it looks as though knowledge sharing has many other routes to transferal. What could this mean for educators? Leave your thoughts in the comments section. And click to read more posts after the break.

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