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Let the dinosaurs die and the lurkers lurk. Insights on seeding adoption of enterprise social networks.

MSLOC 430 tweet chat

Learning & Organizational Change graduate students in the thick of a class sponsored Twitter chat.

On Thursday, Feb. 27, my class of graduate students from the Master of Science in Learning & Organizational Change program at Northwestern University organized a Twitter chat to explore the following: What tactics have proved effective in seeding the adoption of social collaboration technology, considering the variety of organizational and work contexts out there.

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Shifting Practice: Outcome-Based Badges Roundtable

*Planning Doc:* http://bit.ly/shiftroundtable

This is going to be an amazing roundtable on how we are _Actually Shifting Practice_ using badges for Professional Learning. This is a follow up to our previous roundtable on Badges for Learning (http://bit.ly/badgesroundtable).

*Roundtable purpose:*
This roundtable will help to identify the ways in which we can use Outcome-based Badges (rather than badging for seat-time) to shift practice for teachers and leaders.…

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Yes, it’s 2014 and I need to blog.

Are you there free-time? It’s me, Alyson.

I’ll figure out what’s next, dear readers, I promise.

So many new and exciting things have happened since I’ve blogged last. It’s all happened so quickly I haven’t had time to process it. I’m living in the moment of pure luck, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time. Continue reading

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Are We Making Upside Down Investments In Education?

In this podcast episode I think through whether or not we are making upside down investments in develop curriculum and people within our schools and districts.

Just like if you are upside down in your house, you are paying more than it is worth, are we paying more than our curricular resources and own understanding of professional development can provide?…

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The #sxswedu Twitter Archive (for your data mining pleasure)

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I am a huge fan of learning from others, and I think one of the best ways to learn from #sxswedu is to look through all of the tweets. Unfortunately, they go by too fast to glean much of anything out of them other than people seem to be having a good time.…

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Are you a Conference Sponge? #sxswedu

In this carcast I look at whether or not we need to define a new role for those who are learning from a conference that is taking place in another city. This isn’t about virtual attendance, but rather about having the time and space to learn from a conference through tweets and reflections from those who are attending live.…

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Professional Learning | Really?

You may have seen this YouTube clip that is circling social media at the moment.

It was taken at a Chicago Professional Development session and was shared as an example of why teachers are going out of their minds on the Washington Post blog, Answer Sheet. In the last couple of days I have also read Wes Fryer’s post, with a good reminder not to turn this into a stereotype and also Larry Ferlazzo’s blog, who felt “Yes, you can make a lot of things look bad taken out of context, but I don’t think a case can be made that this is appropriate for any professional development, or classroom, context….”

When I first watched it many emotions swarmed inside me; sadness, horror, embarrassment, anger, disbelief.…

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K-12 Curriculum and Books now on Google Play

This may potentially be a game changer for how content is made available digitally. I don’t think Google is messing around when it comes to android tablets getting in the hands of kids.

Official Enterprise Blog: New tools for schools announced at SXSWEdu

Access thousands of K-12 books – Starting today, K-12 books are available to all schools using Google Play for Education.

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The MOOCademy Awards

This tweet, from the co-founder of Coursera, highlights several troublesome aspects of the MOOC phenomenon and the manner in which we envision online education in an age of technological solutionism (see Morozov).…

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Hi Natasa, Thank you for the incredible reflectio…

Hi Natasa,

Thank you for the incredible reflection. I truly appreciate you and your colleagues completing your chapters and the course. You did a fantastic job and am happy to hear you will continue with the rest of the ebook.

When you're a teacher sometimes it is helpful to have more than one platform.… Continue reading

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syndicating 4123 posts from 513 #etmooc blogs