#OTRK12 Follow Up: Professional Learning

On Thursday April 23rd at #OTRK12, I was very fortunate to spend an hour of time with educators from all over Ontario discussing professional learning. Thanks to @Tina_Zita for the poster describing my session.  The focus was sharing about how leaders balance and blend online and onground ways of learning.…
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Humans vs. tech: Reflections on #et4online

Let me start with the ending. I left the Online Learning Consortium’s 8th Annual Emerging Technologies Symposium inspired. But I was also struck by a game at play that has been going on forever. It was tiring – exhausting really – to see this game played out again.…
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Same as it Ever Was – The Global Freshman Academy

When will people stop applying the Gartner Hype Cycle to MOOCs?  Wednesday’s announcement of the new ASU/edX partnership, the Global Freshman Academy (#CollegeMyWay), is the freshest coat of lipstick on the acronym.  I won’t get into the details or various criticisms (George Siemens and Jonathan Rees do a stupendous job as always, as does John Warner over at Inside Higher Ed), but suffice it to say, charging more than a community college to take online courses designed for didactic learners or adult learners fails to engage the stated visions of both ASU and edX.…

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Building Online/Blended Course Environments

I was recently invited to speak with the  #eLearnOnt “Game Changer” series where I discussed various options around building online and/or blended course environments via Google Hangout. I began with traditional LMS options and moved to the more nebulous concept of “Small Tools Loosely Joined” course/environment design.…

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#OTRK12 Session & Sharing Our Outline

OTRK12.ca | On The Rise K-12: Enhancing Digital Learning begins tomorrow! I am honoured to be facilitating a learning session entitled ” Professional Learning: Onground + Online = Super Visibility ”  and it’s for school and system leaders. Here’s my session description:   How do you find the sweet spot?  …
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Learning subjectives – designing for when you don’t know where you are going

In the first week of #rhizo15 Dave asked us:

How do we design or own and others learning when we don't know where we are going?

How does it free us up?

What can we get done with our subjectives that can't be done with objectives?…
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Academic Partnerships to Launch Third-Generation Online Instructional Model for Higher Education

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DALLAS, April 21, 2015

Academic Partnerships 3.0 Key Facts

  • Technology-driven solution
  • Enhanced interaction between faculty and students
  • Peer-to-peer collaboration
  • Face-to-face environment in cyberspace
  • Global 24/7 access in multiple languages
  • Revenue-sharing with faculty who participate

Academic Partnerships, a global provider of online services for higher education, announced today it will launch Academic Partnerships 3.0 (AP 3.0), a blended online instructional model that will revolutionize faculty and student interaction as part of the online learning experience.

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We Have to Stop Pretending

The other day my good friend, Joy Kirr, wrote a blog post called "We have to stop pretending..." in response to a blog post-challenge by Scott McLeod.  You can read the original post by Scott McLeod here.  She got me thinking when she posed the following questions:
What do you think?
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