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Starts with SMART Immediate and Constant Access to Information

Learning then becomes more intense, personal, and relevant
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In the process, students are self-directed, self-regulated, curious and creative

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All along, teachers are content experts, facilitators, consultants, facilitators, and improvisationalist
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MSL Methods Wiki - collaborative knowledge building and composing tool; evolves over the course of the semester

Theoretical grounding for the New Learning Ecology

John Seeley Brown (1999) introduced a knowledge ecology by using the definition of "an open system, dynamic and interdependent, diverse, partially self-organizing, and adaptive" (p. 3.)

Barron (2006) defined a learning ecology as the "set of contexts found in physical or virtual spaces that provide opportunities for learning," which may include formal, informal and non-formal settings (p. 195).

Spires, Wiebe, Young, Hollabrands, & Lee (2009) defined a new learning ecology as an emergent concept that is being prompted by 1:1 learning environments.

Greenhow, Robelia, & Hughes (2009) reference a learning ecology perspective as useful in conceptualizing learning & teaching across Web 2.0 spaces of home, school, work, and community.

May 2010 AERA presentation on 1:1 NLE research

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