education's digital future

readings

The digital revolution in education is part of a larger transformation in modern societies as digital media reorganize virtually every social institution. The edf team is committed to placing our work in this larger context. The readings we have assembled here provide a few tools for doing that.

Pea, R. D.. 2001. "Technology, equity, and K-12 learning." In R. Noll (Ed). Bridging the digital divide: California Public Affairs Forum, 39-51.
Warschauer, M.. 2003. "Demystifying the digital divide." Scientific American, 42-47.
Meyer, John W., and Brian Rowan. 1978. "The Structure of Educational Organizations." Marshall W. Meyer, editor, Environments and Organizations, 78-109.
Labaree, David F.. 1988. "Introduction: Politics, Markets, and the Middle Class." The Making of an American High School: The Credentials Market and The Central High School of Philadelphia, 1838-1939, 1-8.
Wechsler, Harold S.. 1977. "Admission to College and University." The Qualified Student: A History of Selective College Admission in America, 3-15.
Haertel, E. (Chair), Beauregard, R., Confrey, J., Gomez, L., Gong, B., Ho, A., Horwitz, P., Junker, B., Pea, R., Rothman, R., & Shepard, S.. 2012. "NAEP: Looking ahead – leading assessment into the future." Recommendations to the Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics.
Quellmalz, E.S., & Pellegrino, J.W.. 2009. "Technology and testing." Science, 323, 75-79.
McAndrew, P., Makriyanni, E., Casserly, C., & Vollmer, T.. 2011. "Planning the OER landscape." In: OCWC Global 2011: Celebrating 10 years of OpenCourseWare. Cambridge, MA, USA.

Available here

Midgley, S.. 2012. "The Learning Registry Project." The Learning Registry as part of the Content in Context Metadata Lab.

Available here

Ram, P.. 2012. "A different approach to digitally enhanced education." California Council on Science and Technology, CCST Spotlight.

Available here

DeMillo, R. A. . 2012. " Keeping technology promises." Communications of the ACM, 55/11, 37-39 .
Lowen, R.. 1992. "'Exploiting a wonderful opportunity': The patronage of scientific research at Stanford University, 1937–1965." Minerva, 30, 391-421.

Available online - check academic search tools (e.g. Google Scholar)

Kamenetz, A.. 2010. "DIY U: Edupunks, edupreneurs, and the coming transformation of higher education." White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green. (selections TBD).

Available at the Stanford bookstore

Pellegrino, J.W., & Hilton, M.L., Eds.. 2012. "Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century." Washington, DC: National Academy Press. (selections TBD).

Free PDF available here

Lewin, Tamar. 2012, July 22. "One Course, 150,000 Students." The New York Times.

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Parry, Marc. 2012, June 18. "College Degrees, Designed by the Numbers." The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Youngberg, David. 2012, August 13. "Why Online Education Won't Replace College—Yet." The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Castells, M.. 2010. "The Rise of the Network Society: The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture Volume I (Information Age Series)." Oxford: Blackwell. (Ch. 1: Information technology revolution; Ch. 5: The culture of real virtuality).

Available at the Stanford bookstore

Abelson, H., Ledeen, K., & Lewis, H.. 2008. "Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion." New York, NY: Addison-Wesley, 384 pages.

Book available free at http://www.bitsbook.com/excerpts/ - thanks to Ritu Tandon for the tip!

Rainie, L. & Wellman, B.. 2012. "Networked: The New Social Operating System." Cambridge: MIT Press.

Available at the Stanford bookstore

Coleman, J.S.. 1988. "Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital." American Journal of Sociology, S95-S120.

Available online - check academic search tools (e.g. Google Scholar)

Meyer, J.W.. 1977. "The effects of education as an institution." American Journal of Sociology, 83(1), 55-77.

Available online - check academic search tools (e.g. Google Scholar)

Parsons, T.. 1959. "The school class as a social system: some of its functions in American Society." Harvard Educational Review, 29, 297-318.

Available online - check academic search tools (e.g. Google Scholar)

Whitehead, A. N.. 1967/1929. "The Aims of Education and Other Essays." New York: Free Press, 13-26. (Ch. 1: The Aims of Education).

Available online - check academic search tools (e.g. Google Scholar)

Educ 403x: education's digital future

DeMillo, R. A.. November 2012. "Keeping technology promises." Communications of the ACM, 55/11, 37-39.
2012. "The 403x White Papers - Fall 2012." education's digital future.