learning.now: at the crossroads of Internet culture & education with host Andy Carvin

About Learning.Now

Learning.now is a weblog that explores how new technology and Internet culture affect how educators teach and children learn. It will offer a continuing look at how new technology such as wikis, blogs, vlogs, RSS, podcasts, social networking sites, and the always-on culture of the Internet are impacting teacher and students' lives both inside and out of the classroom.
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About Andy Carvin

Andy Carvin is founding editor of the Digital Divide Network, an online community of more than 9,000 Internet activists working to bridge the digital divide. He is the author of the pioneering online education resource EdWeb: Exploring Technology & School Reform launched in 1994. Andy is the founder and moderator of WWWEDU, the Internet's oldest forum on the Web in education, and the DIGITALDIVIDE email list. He and his work have been featured in many news outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, BBC Radio, Harvard Educational Review, Education Week, Washington Post, Rolling Stone and Wired.

In 2005, Technology Review magazine named him one of the 35 leading high-tech innovators under the age of 35. In December 2001, Andy was named by District Administration magazine as one of America's top 25 edtech advocates. Andy received similar honors from eSchoolNews in 1999 when they named him a member of its Impact 30 list of edtech leaders. He is a former member of the board of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), which advocates policies advancing the role of information technology in schools. From 1999 to 2001, he served on the Board of Directors for the Asia/Pacific Center for Justice and Peace, a consortium of NGOs that promotes democracy, freedom of speech and freedom of religion across Asia.

Andy holds a bachelor of science in rhetoric and a master of arts in telecommunications policy from Northwestern University, where he received the prestigious Annenberg/Washington postgraduate policy fellowship. Andy has traveled extensively around the world and has written about his adventures in popular online travelogues and photo galleries. He has published extensively through his blog, Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth where he has produced more than 120 podcasts and videos from nearly 20 countries. He also serves as a contributing correspondent to the hit video blog, Rocketboom. In 2002, he completed co-producing the independent documentary Thai Boxing: A Fighting Chance, which has aired in more than 140 countries on the National Geographic Channel.

Andy lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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