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Exploring the Connection Between Ecosystem Changes and Human Health: A New Video About Out of Eden Learn’s Planetary Health Learning Journey

This post is authored by Devon Wilson and Shari Tishman. Devon Wilson is a research assistant at Project Zero, where he works on the Out of Eden Learn project and the ID Global project. Shari Tishman is a co-director of Out of Eden Learn. Out of Eden Learn is excited to share a short new […]

Online Learning Landscape 4/9-4/16

A SNAPSHOT OF THE CURRENT LEARNING LANDSCAPE PART 3

Morgan Nixon, an international ELL educator and student in the Technology in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is working with the Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) team as a research assistant this semester. This piece is the third in a series of Learning Landscapes—or weekly distance learning news, strategy, and big-picture updates. Similarly […]

Online Learning Landscape 4/2-4/9

A SNAPSHOT OF THE CURRENT LEARNING LANDSCAPE PART 2

Morgan Nixon, an international ELL educator and student in the Technology in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is working with the Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) team as a research assistant this semester. This piece follows up on the one I shared last week. I have taken the time to synthesize some […]

Online learning landscape 3/26-4/2

A Snapshot of the Current Learning Landscape

Morgan Nixon, an international ELL educator and student in the Technology in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is working with the Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) team as a research assistant this semester. In order to support our educator and learner community, it is important for the OOEL team to follow what […]

Uncovering the Big Idea of Planetary Health

Out of Eden Learn and the Planetary Health Alliance have partnered to develop the Introduction to Planetary Health learning journey—a new special curriculum on the Out of Eden Learn platform.  The purpose of the learning journey is to introduce young people to the complex subject of planetary health and help them uncover connections between planetary […]

New Dialogue Moves in Action: How Out of Eden Learn students use POV, Challenge, and Name tools

This post was co-authored by Susie Blair and Carrie James. We recently announced the expansion of Out of Eden Learn’s online Dialogue Toolkit to include three new dialogue tools: POV, Challenge, and Name. The impetus behind these new tools is to support students to practice dialogue strategies that can deepen their conversations and, in turn, […]

An illustrated reflection on Out of Eden Learn

In the summer of 2018, after graduating from the Arts in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, I worked as a research assistant on the Out of Eden Learn (OOEL) project. I had the opportunity to look through a lot of student artwork and dialogue on the platform. The delight I felt […]

Enriching user experience and online interactions: Supporting sustained and varied dialogue on Out of Eden Learn

The Out of Eden Learn platform is a unique online space that supports young people to interact, share stories and be their authentic selves in a safe environment. It is different from other social media in many ways. Most notably, participants create pseudonyms and at no point share their real names or pictures of themselves. […]

Understanding Culture(s): Promises and pitfalls of Out of Eden Learn and other intercultural digital exchange programs

The research described in this blog post was conducted by Out of Eden Learn team members Anastasia Aguiar, Susie Blair, and Liz Dawes Duraisingh. Before participating in Out of Eden Learn, my understanding of culture was primarily taken from individual books about a culture … Since participating in Out of Eden Learn I would think, […]

Changing the Conversation about Migration: A Provisional Pedagogic Framework

This blog post is co-authored by Liz Dawes Duraisingh, Emi Kane, and Sarah Sheya. Last year, Out of Eden Learn piloted and launched a new learning journey called Stories of Human Migration. We wanted to see if the curriculum design principles we had developed for promoting thoughtful cross-cultural inquiry and exchange  — inviting young people […]