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March 04, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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+Justin Schwamm is fantastic!  If anyone hasn't had a Justin experience, and seen him in action teaching online - he is fantastic!  Thank you Justin for hosting an amazing Latin class tonight - everyone loved it :)

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February 22, 2015 8 comments 3 shares 9 plus ones
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So this is what I've been doing.  +George Station +Laura Gibbs +Phil Hill +Mathieu Plourde +Stephen diFilipo and anyone who thought I wasn't being as participative as I love to be lately...be back more frequently soon!

How Faculty Adapt their Practices to Teach Online – An Interview with Donna Murdoch - AACE

Donna Murdoch is a Digital Learning consultant who is currently working with UNICEF to build an architecture that embeds digital learning into the organization. She also teaches educators how to integrate online and blended instruction into their practice at the…Read more ›

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February 18, 2015 1 comments 1 shares 2 plus ones
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"If you really want to advantage of this new science – rather than focusing on a pyramid of needs – you should focus on: autonomy, relatedness, and competence."

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

Leaders need to focus on three basic psychological needs.

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February 03, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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"Our real value add occurs in what can’t happen at scale. That is in the relationship between an educator and a learner."
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"Calling these things Courses is only somewhat problematic. I like calling these learning communities Courses because of the connection to cohorts and narratives. There is something powerful to a group of learners starting together, and progressing as a group through a set of structured activities, conversations and content."

DOCS not MOOCs | Technology and Learning @insidehighered

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January 21, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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For anyone who doesn't really get the difference between public, charter, private, etc. schools in a city - this is +MaryBeth Hertz, an amazing Philly teacher who I'm so glad organizes the Philly EdTech Meetup with me. Our next one is called "Demystifying the Classroom Pilot" (and if you're in #Philly  please come out on Thursday night!) In this video - she can't come out because she just had a baby - Mary Beth explains how school funding and structure works for the benefit of both teachers and entrepreneurs so they understand the barriers/complications that are implicit in the adoption of new technology, often based on type of school.  

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January 15, 2015 0 comments 2 shares 1 plus ones
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From training, to performance, to social.  +Harold Jarche, great as always.  "...if courses are all you know, that’s what gets built. Moving from Training, to Performance, to Social can sum up my professional journey in supporting organizational learning. All are needed, but too often the easiest solution is the course, designed to disseminate the approved content."  I've taken Harold's PKM (Personal Knowledge Management) course before - this introduces a new shorter one called Workplace Learning.  I may be convinced.  #WOL

9 ways to improve workplace learning

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January 05, 2015 4 comments 0 shares 0 plus ones
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I am so surprised at this study's outcomes. On so many levels.  This is about online classes and note the example of online classes they use. One thing I will say - that a sweeping statement like this while using one school as an example for online education is surprising considering the source of the study. Though I suppose it is more valid in some ways because it really is the same experience, scaled. To include more schools would be confusing because everyone does "online" differently. I just think here the outcome is probably valid. Not so sure it would be same result with many other online courses at other institutions.

Study finds no impact of increasing class size on student outcomes @insidehighered

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January 05, 2015 1 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Joshua Kim - thinks most important story of the year was the one we all talked about from NYT a few weeks ago about science classes and how large classes will no longer subsidize small ones in California schools -  we all discussed  (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/27/us/college-science-classes-failure-rates-soar-go-back-to-drawing-board.html)  +Laura Gibbs +George Station +Justin Schwamm and PLN...

The Most Important Higher Ed Story of 2015 | Technology and Learning @insidehighered

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December 31, 2014 2 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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 +Laura Gibbs - how do we get from here to Connected Learning? :)  Quite the challenge!
"So papa, how do you like the iPad we got you?"  This is in German but you don't need to understand the language.... +George Station +Justin Schwamm  and PLN friends you will get a laugh too (as will everyone)

Embedded video - Snotr

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December 28, 2014 0 comments 2 shares 1 plus ones
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Love this video. From the   #EVERYchild series.
"Innovation can come from anywhere, it comes down to how you look at things."  

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