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April 08, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Whether you care about the Apple Watch or not, this is a beautiful piece of digital journalism.  And it's from The Verge.
http://www.theverge.com/a/apple-watch-review

Apple Watch: the definitive review

The Apple Watch is Apple’s first entirely-new product in five years. I’ve been wearing one non-stop for a week trying to answer the question: is it worth buying?

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April 02, 2015 1 comments 4 shares 11 plus ones
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Funniest thing I have seen in a long time!

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March 17, 2015 1 comments 2 shares 4 plus ones
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In case anyone needs to know - here's a guide.  How to stream Google Hangouts via You Tube.

How to Stream Live Google Hangouts on Air to YouTube |

Want to get more out of live streaming your event? Here's how to stream Google Hangouts on Air to YouTube and how you can use this to get more exposure.

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March 14, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 0 plus ones
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There are very valid points made in this paper, and even when I saw the author was from a for-profit (which handles online VERY differently than others) I still thought it made some good points.  And then I read "Most universities with online coursework require faculty to respond to students within 24 hours."  Now of course that is the VERY right thing to do, but I've never heard of a school "requiring" it -  so then I realized I had to consider the source (not the person, just the for-profit background and likely the sample used) when reading. 

Work Ethic, Characteristics, Attributes, and Traits of Successful Online Faculty

Work Ethic, Characteristics, Attributes, and Traits of Successful Online Faculty. Lisa Marie Portugal University of Phoenix lisamarieportugal@msn.com. Abstract. This study was a phenomenological study examining the experiences of faculty in an online learning environment in order to identify the ...

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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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