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Wiki Discussions?

One of the new possibilities we've been exploring at the Interactivity Foundation is the use of wikis for the discussion and development of material. We've set up a general wiki site, the Interactivity Foundation Wiki as a home base for these wikis (a list of the...

Learning from Experience

A couple weeks ago, I facilitated a public discussion on Anticipating Genetic Technology with a group of individuals residing in the borough of Queens in New York City, and I wanted to comment on how different the process was from facilitating (and training student...

Keeping Things Under Control, or Not

“This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it.”  Admiral Josh Painter in Tom Clancy’s The Hunt for the Red October. “The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.”  Artist, author, teacher...

We Are the Books our Students Read Most Closely

How might educators teach students to engage as active participants and facilitators in student-centered discussions? How might contemporary higher education classrooms become places for the discovery and social construction of alternative ways of thinking and...

Tacit Knowledge vs. Intellectual Technologies

There's an interesting section on "Thinking as Doing" in Matthew Crawford's Shop Class as Soulcraft that can help shed light on what we're trying to convey in our approach to collaborative and developmental discussions (my earlier post on Crawford's book is here)....