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Who Belongs to Rhizo14?

I have been edging up to this post for the past few weeks, but a Rhizo14 Facebook discussion today (Saturday, 2014 April 12, -5:00 GMT) and a comment to my last post by Frances Bell have pushed me into it. The Facebook discussion was kicked off by Sarah Honeychurch asking, “How do we feel about others who were not part of rhizo14 using our autoeth?… Continue reading

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Building a LibraryBox V2.0

TP-Link Portable RouterLast year, as part of a study leave, I built a LibraryBox using the instructions on Jason Griffey’s LibraryBox website.  I thought that I’d use it at the Ontario Library Association conference (which has very limited free WiFi) to allow attendees to download the slides for a presentation that I was making at the conference.  Unfortunately this did not work as planned as the conference venue seemed to block “rogue” wireless servers.  I could get the LibraryBox to function in the adjoining conference hotel, but not in the main conference space.  Apart from that outing and taking the LibraryBox to a makerspace symposium, my LibraryBox hasn’t been seeing much action.…

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New Resources

A week ago I had the opportunity to travel over 2100km to attend two fantastic education conferences back to back in Ontario. It was exhausting but exhilarating at the same time!

The On the Rise K-12 (#OTRK12) was an opportunity for me to not only meet by #eLC #PLN face to face but it provided the opportunity to  continue to learn more about the virtual learning environment (vLE) and the tools that enhance it and the direction and implementation of blended learning in different boards across Ontario.…

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RhizoRhetoric and Legibility

In a recent comment to this blog, Maha Bali linked me to Venkatesh Rao’s post A Big Little Idea Called Legibility on his ribbonfarm blog, in which Venkat (Rao’s blog name) discusses legibility, an idea developed in James C. Stewart’s book Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed.… Continue reading

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The Struggle to Define Our Jargon – Excerpts from MOOC Research

Note: I will use this space over the next month to share excerpts from my dissertation The Evolution & Impact of the Massive Open Online Course. The research was a Delphi study bringing together 20 MOOC experts to discuss the MOOC in educational, political, and sociocultural terms (slides from the oral presentation can be seen here).

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Technology Integration, ELA Common Core, and UDL (Universal Design For Learning)

Common Core state standards clearly outline the knowledge and skills students need to be Career and College Ready as readers, writers, researchers, presenters, and thinkers. The challenge for teachers and administrators is how to support all students to meet the level of rigor and depth of knowledge outlined in the Common Core standards.…

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Driving Reuse by Perception Software

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There are many benefits of parts reuse in the supply chain such as shortened development cycles and getting leverage with vendors because of increased volumes. One of the big hindrances to enabling reuse is getting the right people the right data at the right time and Cisco’s Greg Twiss (Director of Engineering Supply Chain and top 10% of patent holders) realized this big gap and architected Intelligent Search into the culture of Cisco for discovering parts/BoM related information.…

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What I’m Learning: Empowering Lifelong Learners through Micro-Credentials

I really like the context here for why badges and micro-credentials matter for all of us. 

Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners | Edutopia

My father is a former police officer who took up photography when he retired. A few months ago, I asked him when he was going to try a new hobby.

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Assembly Line Learning – Excerpts from MOOC Research

Note: I will use this space over the next month to share excerpts from my dissertation The Evolution & Impact of the Massive Open Online Course. The research was a Delphi study bringing together 20 MOOC experts to discuss the MOOC in educational, political, and sociocultural terms (slides from the oral presentation can be seen here).

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syndicating 4127 posts from 513 #etmooc blogs