DML Central (DML= Digital Media and Learning)

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Watchworthy Wednesday: Meet 10 Women Championing Connected Learning

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, let’s turn our attention to 10 women scholars making their mark as champions of connected learning. (Connected […]

Avoiding ‘Dark Pits of Yuck’: Connected Learning for Military Spouses

“We moved nine times in 14 years…It wore me down. Anything I started and developed on my own got taken away.” — Joanna McGuffey, founder and […]

Making Science: When Does Spaghetti Become a Light Ray?

For the past few years, we have been fortunate to work together in a scientific inquiry class. Bringing together science faculty and composition faculty makes […]

Watchworthy Wednesday: The Importance of Media Literacy in Partisan Times

“It’s crucial that we cultivate students’ ability to judge the credibility of online political content and build their commitment to carefully assessing such content.” — […]

The Power of Digital Writing and Connected Learning

“Sharing power in a system rooted in not sharing power is a pretty tough go,” was the first thing Terry Elliott said when I asked […]

Badges, Proof and Pathways

How do you prove what you know and can do these days? Sure, you can show someone your CV, résumé or LinkedIn profile, but what […]

Watchworthy Wednesday: New Book Focuses on Teacher Leadership and Connected Learning

Kira J. Baker-Doyle’s new book, “Transformative Teachers: Teacher Leadership and Learning in a Connected World” (Harvard Education Press) offers insight on the pulse of teaching […]

Online Tools That Foster Civic Engagement

As my colleague, Antero Garcia, explained in a DML Central post last month, we are working together to produce a web series that provides educators […]

When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students

Editor’s note: The following is a discussion between Data & Society Research Institute researchers Monica Bulger and Mikaela Pitcan and Jade Davis, associate director of Digital […]

The Trouble with ‘Screen Time Rules’

“Screen time,” as ever, is a hot topic for academics, policy folk and for parents. There’s a seemingly endless debate about how much is too […]

The Importance of Connected Learning Leadership

At the beginning of our conversation, Emily Vickery cautioned: “I can’t talk about being a connected educator without talking about teacher leadership.” In addition to […]

Watchworthy Wednesday: Fighting for the Arts

With the arts potentially on the federal funding chopping block, Americans for the Arts Action Fund has mobilized to heighten awareness of the benefits provided […]

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