Monthly Archives: June 2010

Jun. 22, 2010

An Interview with Rahaf Harfoush – Part 2 of 2

This is the second half of Alan’s discussion with Rahaf Harfoush, New Media Expert and Member of Barack Obama’s Social Media Team.

In this segment, Rahaf explains gender differences on the Web and the skills and practices that should be basic as we move forward in our digital world.

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Jun. 22, 2010

An Interview with Rahaf Harfoush – Part 1 of 2

This is the first of a two part interview between Alan November and Rahaf Harfoush, New Media Expert and Member of President Barack Obama’s Social Media Team.

In this segment, Rahaf explains how she became a part of the Obama campaign and how important the Web was in the 2008 presidential election.

Alan and Rahaf then begin a discussion on how this global shift in technology use should impact teaching and learning in the future.

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Jun. 21, 2010

An Interview with Michael Wesch – Part 3 of 3

This episode is the conclusion of a three part conversation between Alan November and Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University.

In this segment, the two discuss the myth of the digital native and the importance teachers still bring to assignments that have gone digital.

Finally, Dr. Wesch explains how his own teaching and learning has changed in our newer digital environment.

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Jun. 21, 2010

An Interview with Michael Wesch – Part 2 of 3

This episode is the second of a three part conversation between Alan November and Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University.

In this segment, the two empathy as an essential 21st century skill.

Additionally, Alan and Michael discuss the motivating nature behind having students publish their work online and the importance this puts on teaching students to utilize copyrighted material effectively and ethically.

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Jun. 21, 2010

An Interview with Michael Wesch – Part 1 of 3

This episode is the first of a three part conversation between Alan November and Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University.

In this segment, the two discuss the need for teaching social responsibility to students and what important basic skills students and teachers need to know.

Additionally, the two discuss whether students are having a loss or gain of identity by working online.

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