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The Case of Etmooc

Topic 5 of Connected Courses started this week, we will be exploring co-learning for the next two weeks. Topic 5 is being hosted by Howard Rheingold, Alec Couros and Mia Zamora. The first synchronous event was a hangout with Howard, Alec and Mia and some of the many #etmooc alumni who still connect and collaborate on a regular basis.…

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Co-learning, #ccourses, and Keeping the Lights On: #etmooc and the Connected Courses MOOC

We may have a new corollary to one of the most famous lines from the movie It’s a Wonderful Life (“Teacher says, ‘Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.’”): Every time #etmooc is mentioned, a learner gets new learning wings.…

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Creating Effective Connected Communities

Taking some time tonight to reconnect with some of my #ETMOOC pals to reflect on what makes an effective connected community for #ccourses

It’s Always About the People- Rhonda Jessen
Learning When No One Is at the Center of the Room: Connected Courses MOOC (#ccourses)- Paul Signorelli

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Learning When No One Is at the Center of the Room: Connected Courses MOOC (#ccourses)

Frequent flyers, at one time or another, have the disorienting experience of having to consciously look for reminders of where we are; our minds simply can’t keep up with the frequent leaps between cities, states, and, occasionally, countries. Frequent learners engaged in co-learning (what Edward Brantmeier describes as the act of changing roles so teachers and learners become “joint sojourners on the quest for knowledge, understanding, and…wisdom”) within the world of connected learning may be facing a parallel challenge in at least a couple of ways; when interacting with connected-learning colleagues, we need to remind ourselves which of our wonderfully overlapping communities of learning we are currently engaging (Is this #etmooc—the Educational Technology & Media massive open online course?…

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None of us is as good as all of us

I arrived home from #BIT14 at 2:30 Saturday morning and found this on my kitchen table:

It made me think a lot about my experience at #BIT14.  I have a lot to think and say about my learning at the conference, but I think I’m going to save most of the “how to” and “why” that I picked up for another post and this one will focus more on one of the overriding messages, which is summed up in this banner that my daughter and each of the members of her Atom hockey team received at practice on Friday night.…

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Opening up my course on enterprise knowledge sharing #msloc430

I teach a course on enterprise knowledge sharing for the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University – MSLOC 430 – in the Winter and Spring quarters (January – March, March – June). For the past two years I have used class blog assignments and Twitter chats to create a tiny bit of open space in which graduate students in the class (who are all experienced working professionals) can discuss some of the more challenging questions about enterprise social networks (ESNs), knowledge sharing and collaboration with other practitioners and thought leaders.…

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Creating Video Embedded PDFs in Google Presentation

At the Student #Gafesummit I attended, I learned how to step-up the traditional PDF newsletters that are shared with the school community by using Google Slides.

By embedding videos into a Google Slide and converting the final product  into a PDF you can share videos of your students engaging in fun activities throughout your school or you can embed videos to support the character and learning goals of your school.…

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Startup Weekend Education Melbourne

Last weekend saw the first Startup Weekend Education in Melbourne and I was lucky enough to be one of the organisers.  Startup Weekends are typically a grassroot movement to empower entrepreneurs….. although ours was a little different.  Education Startup Weekends are typically aimed at entrepreneurs to work with educators to develop ideas for education…..…

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Creative Educator – Make Comprehension Work Fun with Choice Boards

Below is a link to my article on Wixie and using student voice and choice for completing comprehension projects instead of quizzing students with less Depth of Knowledge questioning.  I have also included some student samples for you to see what products the students at my school are producing with Wixie.… Continue reading

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2014 National Distance Learning Week

2014 NDLWSponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is this week!

What is NDLW?

Purpose: To generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field.

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syndicating 4515 posts from 513 #etmooc blogs