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August 29, 2015 2 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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What is Open Pedagogy

Eight Qualities of Open Pedagogy, a word cloud created with Tagul.com This post was originally published on Teaching and Learning Innovations @CI. Chances are, you are familiar with the concept of "open content," but "open p...

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August 29, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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They've gotten much better!  But this is still accurate.

8 Things That Always Go Wrong In Web Meetings | Technology and Learning | InsideHigherEd

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August 26, 2015 2 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Hmmmm .... They have a point with this. Adaptive learning comes in so many flavors... I thought I was crystal clear about the varieties until I had to teach a unit about adaptive learning, and wanted to explore all by actually using them. Some are so different than others! Even if the concept is easily understood, I understand this as an issue.

Buzzwords May Be Stifling Teaching Innovation at Colleges

So what is adaptive learning? At a summit, ed-tech makers and other experts try to figure that out.

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August 24, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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A new place to see +Audrey Watters - plus I love the title!

The MOOC revolution that wasn’t

What happened to the MOOC revolution? Just a few short years after promising higher education for anyone with an Internet connection, MOOCs have scaled back their ambitions, content to become job training for the tech sector and for students who already have college degrees.

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August 06, 2015 2 comments 4 shares 8 plus ones
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This is seriously great, from my favorite site +Product Hunt  -  all free stock photos.  So useful!  Attn +Laura Gibbs 

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August 03, 2015 0 comments 10 shares 15 plus ones
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"Affinity posting" - it has a name! and it's clearly what we all do.  The article is from +Mike Caulfield.  "I do a lot of affinity posting. So do you. If I retweet a John Oliver rant about the minimum wage, it’s probably not because there’s something particularly useful in the rant. It’s largely to show hey, I’m in this group too. You like this, I like this, and that’s a communion of sorts."   The article is an excellent read as always from Mike.

Adopting a Library Metaphor for Sharing

I've referred in the past to the phenomenon of "affinity posting". The idea of affinity posting is you post not to spread information or start a discussion, but to demonstrate your membership in ce...

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July 31, 2015 2 comments 3 shares 3 plus ones
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Per our discussion about personalized learning +George Station - this is from +Tom Vander Ark 

Nobody is average, every student deserves personalized learning — Changemaker Education

In Square Peg, Todd Rose tells the story of how a high school dropout became a Harvard professor in educational neurosci…

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July 31, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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Does everyone agree that this is the usual experience?  Not me, it was just for a short while...during the initial iPad craze...."Even in my relatively short foray into office life, I notice that few people bring a pen and notebook to meetings. I’ve been told that over the years, the spiral notebooks and pens once prevalent during weekly meetings have been replaced with laptops and slim, touch-screen tablets." This is interesting, because I'm seeing the opposite. At least in my experience, there was a time when everyone was bringing iPads to take notes.   Now I always use a pen and notebook....and I see everyone regardless of age or business doing same.  When I say notebook, I mean Moleskin-type ??  Curious about everyone else...

What You Miss When You Take Notes on Your Laptop

Research shows the many benefits of taking notes by hand.

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July 29, 2015 9 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Part two - online learning for K12 and PD needed.. What do you think +Justin Schwamm +Jackie Gerstein +George Station +Laura Gibbs and whoever else follows K12?

Shifting the Professional Development Paradigm for K-12 Online Learning

With contributing authors Dr. Donna Murdoch, Penn GSE VOLT instructor & Cat McManus, Penn GSE Doctoral Candidate Previously we discussed the landscape of online learning in higher education. The ground is shifting in K-12 education as well, and learning online is now not only an option for many students, but in [...]

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July 20, 2015 33 comments 5 shares 12 plus ones
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Ok PLN friends - had to share. Pls be kind with any comments esp if on Forbes ? :) +George Station +Ian O'Byrne +Laura Gibbs +A. Michael Berman +Bryan Alexander +Justin Schwamm +Mathieu Plourde and anyone else I am forgetting..of course as Laura always says, support could be a PLN but many don't know what one is...

Carts Before Horses: Growth in Online Learning for Students, but Who Will Teach Their Instructors?

With contributing authors Dr. Donna Murdoch, Penn GSE VOLT instructor & Cat McManus, Penn GSE Doctoral Candidate From early learning to high school, college, professional education, and beyond, can the landscape of for-credit online higher education become more competitive? We think the market is significantly  saturated at this point. We don’t need [...]

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