Progressive Austerity and Self-organised Learning

A month or so ago, my friend Guy, whose children are educated at home, treated me to one his occasional rants. "People know there's an Arms Lobby," he said, "so they're very wary about calls for more spending on Defence and question whose interests these serve. But there's an Education Lobby too, and it always wants more spent on educational initiatives and new technologies. Because it frames its proposals as Public Goods," he went on, "middle-class liberals find it harder to see through this hucksterism."

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Three Steps to Improve Your Social Web Literacy

We wrote last week about the rise of social web literacy – how people are having to get used to a new way of communicating and a new way of using language to share information and ideas. It’s not just the technology and tools available to us that are different, the real change comes when people use these tools, adapting what they say and how they say it.

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Online Readers Compose Their Own Beginning Middle End

by: Lynette Webb

The idea for this slide came from a recent article in the NYT about how the internet is impacting literacy:

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