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#20time by Kevin Brookhouser

I just finished reading The 20time Project by Kevin Brookhouser (@brookhouser). Kevin clearly outlines the idea behind the #20time project  which is based on the idea of the 20% time that is used at Google. The premise of the 20% time is that people are given 20% of their time at work or in class, to persue a project that is based on their passion and will ultimately improve the life of someone else.The project allows students to implement a long term project that will allow them to demonstrate creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, organization and communication skills in real-life, authentic learning opportunities.…

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 1.9

QMIt’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we will highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standard 1.9.

Click here to view Quality Matters Standard 1.9 in the Quality Matters Rubric.

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The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning

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I finished reading The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning by Tom Whitby (@tomwhitby) and Steven W. Anderson (@web20classroom). This is the second book I have read in the Corwin Connected Educators Series.

I have tweeted what I thought were key points throughout:

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Being a connected educator makes many professionals nervous.…

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Unplugged goals and outcomes. #rhizo15

One of my learners comes to class and he tells me: "I've been thinking about the many of us, young professionals, willing to work for Google or Apple in Argentina. I saw a LinkedIn post where they shared that Google was recruiting employees, so I updated my CV and filled out an application, they emailed me back and I proudly attended a job interview to find myself in a crowd of hundreds.
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The Genius Hour Guidebook – Coming Soon!

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Originally posted on www.geniushour.ca

By Denise Krebs and Gallit Zvi

A few years ago the two of us took a risk in our practice--we asked our students what they wanted to learn about and let them take the reins and direct their own learning.
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Dead or Dying: The Need to Reflect

I have had the opportunity to participate in a lot of great learning this year and the last month has been particularly busy in terms of my professional development. At these PD events, we are encouraged to give ourselves time to reflect and process on all that we have learned.…

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A design challenge update: Diversity (and quantity!) of working out loud posts

Last night I posted a bit about the design constraints of our enterprise social network system in trying to mimic some of the serendipitous interactions that you experience when working out loud on the web. Or participating in a cMOOC, which encourages learning and thinking out loud.…
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MOOC 4.No

Putty. Putty. Putty.
Green Putty – Grutty Peen.
Grarmpitutty – Morning!
Pridsummer – Grorning Utty!
Discovery….. Oh.
Putty?….. Armpit?
Armpit….. Putty.
Not even a particularly
Nice shade of green.
As I lick my armpit and shall agree,
That this putty is very well green.

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Diversity of working out loud topics and the constraints of #ESN design

We’re at the end of day two of our Working Out Loud week within the full M.S. Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) community – about 220 graduate students, staff and faculty. Let me reflect here for a bit on two observations: The diversity of topics we’re covering and the impact of features/affordances on how this […]
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