Huffington Post: Real-Time Social Learning — The Decorah Eagles Captivate Millions

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Huffington Post contributor, Beverly Macy, reports on Ustream’s live feed of the Raptor Resource’s Decorah Eagle Cam, which offers an intimate glimpse into the nest of two Iowa-based Eagles as they nurture their three eggs and, subsequent eaglets. Macy briefly describes the nonprofit, Raptor Resource’s work to preserve rare bird populations, and the popularity of their broadcast, which has attracted millions of viewers world-wide.

Macy goes on to discuss the significance of this event as it relates to education, science, and society. Pointing out that the wide-spread interest in the Eagle Cam signifies a shift in teaching and learning tools, she compares traditional schools and corporate training models to the opportunities presented through technology platforms. Taking into account Ustream’s social component, the opportunities for real-time learning are endless, and the Eagle Cam is theĀ harbingerĀ of a new era in education and sharing.

Read the full article here.