• Wed, Mar 3, 2010
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Welcome to Week 2 of Knowledge Building and Collaboration.

For Week 2, we ask you to read a section of the following Henry Jenkins article (up to page 12):

http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C-E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF

Consider the following questions:

Do you agree with Jenkins that "participatory culture is reworking the rules by which school, cultural expression, civic life and work operate"? Why or why not?

Do you agree with Jenkins that "participatory cultures are ideal learning environments"?

How does Jenkins' view of participatory culture potentially impact the four institutions we have been examining?

Please post your responses to some or all of the above questions on Ning.

Other suggested readings you may want to skim, include:

http://tomgruber.org/writing/CollectiveKnowledgeSystems.pdf

EDUCATION GROUP: Here is the site for Knowledge Forum that is instructive. I checked out the Nunavut site. http://ikit.org/virtualsuite/visits

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