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What I’m Learning: Creating Pivot Tables in Google Sheets

This is a really great presentation and video that finally got me to understand the ways in which you would create and use pivot tables. Thanks, Alice Keeler.

How to Create a Pivot Table to Summarize Student Information | Teacher Tech

Pivot tables are an incredibly powerful tool for summarizing information.  

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What I’m Using: Oppia – Online Learning that is about Exploration

I’m really intrigued by the deeper learning that can happen when the learning process is iterative, as it is in these explorations. This open source project was initiated by Google, so there may be more development afoot. I’m particularly keen on the idea of adaptive questions and co-creating these explorations.…

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What I’m Learning: Failed Sharing is a Thing.

I really love this post about how sharing comes with responsibility. The responsibility is to credit a creator or provide a context for what you have shared. My biggest connection to this work is the idea that “the people” are just as important as “the things” we share.…

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What I’m Learning: 2 Minute PD

This is one of my favorite blog posts of the last few months. It really digs into why the current state of PD is so poor, but also moves beyond it. It suggest that we might all do better to create 2 minute PD videos that we share and use collaboratively and collectively.…

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Collaborative economy and massive open online course

One nice side result of taking a coursera MOOC course over the past few weeks on Gamification is that I've learned about the newest global economy - the collaborative economy. Also known as sharing economy, users engage in sharing of goods, services, money, space or transportation via cyberspace.…
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Instructional Designers in Our Midst

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This from a recent exchange in the Kirkwood Community College open online course on ‘Teaching Online: Reflections on Practice’

Janet’s Question:

As an instructor, I have a question about instructional designers. How does one become an ‘instructional designer’ and what are the qualifications for employment?…

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The Power(ful Perception) of Learning Analytics – 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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How Clear Is Your Role?

This podcast episode is dedicated to the idea that we don’t have clarity around the differences between educational technology, blended learning, personalize learning, instructional technology, IT, professional development, online professional development and any other role that works with technology and adult or student learning.…

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The Cognitive Style Revolution – 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 4672 posts from 513 #etmooc blogs