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The engagement pyramid – connecting people and social change

February 25, 2011

Civic engagement can mean a lot of different things  – from the casual forwarding of a friend’s email to deep…

Seven Things Higher Education Innovators Want You to Know

April 1, 2016

 Excerpt from Campus Technology — March 2016 “If you think the great colleges and universities of the past will be…

TED | Talks | James Howard Kunstler: The tragedy of suburbia (video)

May 13, 2008

“In James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the…

On the science of creativity

September 20, 2010

The University of Chicago’s John Cacioppo … has helped pioneer research that shows how social connection shapes everything from depression…

Video: Thought of You

December 14, 2010

“Thought of You” video from YouTube From Open Culture Ryan Woodward has worked on the art direction of many big…

Creative Destruction

October 12, 2010

Just as the cassette tape replaced the 8-track, only to be replaced in turn by the compact disc, itself being…

Henry Jenkins’ USC course on civic media

August 16, 2010

Civic Media is any use of any technology for the purposes of increasing civic engagement and public participation, enabling the…

A Skills Gap From College to Career Doesn’t Exist. It’s the Awareness Gap We Need to Fix.

May 1, 2017

Excerpt from EdSurge — April 2017 A popular narrative in the employment market today is that a “skills gap” exists…

American creativity is declining

October 6, 2010

The accepted definition of creativity is production of something original and useful, and that’s what’s reflected in the tests. There…