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Donna Murdoch

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June 23, 2015 0 comments 3 shares 6 plus ones
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"New research suggests that employees with a diverse Twitter network — one that exposes them to people and ideas they don’t already know — tend to generate better ideas."   ICYMI

How Twitter Users Can Generate Better Ideas | MIT Sloan Management Review

There's a link between the amount of diversity in employees’ Twitter networks and the quality of their ideas.

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June 23, 2015 0 comments 1 shares 0 plus ones
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Sounds great, but I can only imagine the false positives, extra tests that are really unnecessary, and ultimately higher healthcare costs -  yes there are great things about this of course. But  "patients will now own and interpret their health data?" - hmmmm the interpretation part sounds a bit scary.

Personalized Technology Will Upend the Doctor-Patient Relationship

The two business models transforming the industry.

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June 23, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Not sure why I hadn't seen this report from +George Siemens and his colleagues but I just found it.  "During the process of completing this report, it became clear to us that a society or academic
organization is required to facilitate the advancement and adoption of digital learning research.
Important areas in need of exploration include faculty development, organizational
change, innovative practices and new institutional models, effectiveness of teaching and
learning activities, the student experience, increasing success for all students, and state and provincial policies, strategies, and funding models. To address this need, we invite
interested academics, administrators, government and industry to contact us to discuss the formation of an organization to advocate for a collaborative and research informed approach to digital learning."  Is this the report that ignited dLEARN? 

linkresearchlab.org/PreparingDigitalUniversity.pdf

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June 20, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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This is so funny!  What would have happened without the world wide web?  Arianna Huffington delivering papers on a bicycle, etc - worth watching :)  Thanks to +Jane Hart for sharing.

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June 19, 2015 2 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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+Mathieu Plourde I just read UDEL is using Wiley.  Are you allowed to say how that's working out for you???   You decided against the other group permanently, or are still using them for other degrees?  A school where I occasionally adjunct just decided on Wiley for 2 masters programs so I'm curious.  And post more baby photos!  :)

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June 18, 2015 3 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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I'm going to take some courses on Coursera.  The topic isn't my thing, but being relevant is.   I know how many of us feel about MOOCs!  But this is a good mix.  R Programming, Data Analysis, using GitHub and RStudio....I've done some, not others.  I am finding with almost everyone I talk to coming out of school, these are foundational for a job, regardless of industry.  Anyone want to join me #PLN?  Not sure I will take them all, BTW - but will get started!

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June 18, 2015 20 comments 2 shares 5 plus ones
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So +George Station I am starting to agree with you.  We are now connected enough to have decent quality synchronous learning.  You believed it first - - this is the first academic year I agree with you.  You are the trendsetter (and very patient!!)

6 Ways Videoconferencing Is Expanding the Classroom -- THE Journal

With instant access to international collaborators, virtual field trips and courses in other districts, learning can happen anywhere in the world.

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June 18, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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Funny quote at the bottom from +Will Richardson .  "Move along, nothing to see here."  Well, we all know this first hand but then there is that legend of the DN.....

“Brink of Disaster”

Howard Rheingold:
“America stands on the brink of disaster. Don’t be fooled by the mythology of the “digital native.” Just because young people grow up Texting, Facebooking, Snapchatting and...

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June 18, 2015 0 comments 0 shares 1 plus ones
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We talk about education all the time. In reality there are so many parts of the world where it makes such a difference. Life and death. In Chad a girl is far more likely to die in childbirth than to attend secondary school.
Proud to work with the organization who made this amazing video. #unicef

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May 31, 2015 4 comments 1 shares 6 plus ones
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I love +Jay Cross comments! Thanks for the share +Jane Hart..

<<I didn’t mention my suspicion that STEM dumbs down education. It’s explicit knowledge. Life’s grand lessons are largely tacit. Besides, isn’t STEM often the algorithmic knowledge that robots are going to being doing in a few years? When that happens, lots of STEM grads may find themselves in the position of John Henry, the steel-drivin’ man. Nobody here was talking about liberal arts and continuing the culture.

Consider the role of STEM education in someone’s career arc. A career is a marathon. College teaches people to run the first 100 yards. Running the rest of the race is the individual’s problem.>>

Future of Education 2020 Summit

At a Stanford education conference this morning, speakers made presentation after presentation without once involving the audience, not even asking for questions. For the first couple of hours ther...

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