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what is the purpose of school?

A little while ago by friend Oliver Schiinkten sent me a tweet asking: 
I responded with a quick tweet back:
And I said that I would probably have to write a blog post to actually explain what I really think. In the mean time, my fantastic friends (and super fast bloggers) Denise Krebs and Joy Kirr responded with their ideas here and here.…
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Constant Improvement – Inspired By Others

I've written about MOOCs in the past, and I'm taking part in the 2015 Making Learning Connected MOOC right now. Participants are encouraged to "make" digital images, trying out new tools. Learning from others is part of the fundamental goal of MOOCs like this.…
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Aha Moments from ASCA15

School, this year, ended for me on June 26th. However, I was up bright and early on the morning of June 27th excited to be heading for Phoenix and the American School Counseling Association’s National Conference: Spice Up Your School Counseling Program #ASCA15.…

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黒い突起(涙)

私は妊娠もまだしたことがありません。生まれてからずっと乳首は黒いです。沖縄で生まれた私。もともと肌が黒いわけでもないのに乳首、乳輪と黒い。

気になりだしたのが高校生の頃でした。周りの友達と海へレジャーで出かけたり、少し性について興味を持ち始めた時に自分の乳首が黒いことに悩みを持ちました。私自身人前で裸になったりすることを嫌がりました。

脱毛サロンの乳輪回りの脱毛も恥ずかしくて行けず、自分で家庭脱毛器を購入して誰にも見せないようにしたりと隠すようになりました。そしてしばらく彼氏もいなかったので特に長年気にならなかったのですが、彼氏ができた際にこの乳首を見せるのがコンプレックスで色んな美白洗剤や色素を取ってくれるホワイトニング的なものを購入しましたがあまり実感を得ることもできませんでした。

しかしそんな私が悩んでいるほど彼は私の乳首なんて別に興味や視点を重視してないことを実感できたのです。彼は私そのものを愛してくれているし、乳首なんて体の一部の小さい部分であり、そんなことよりも大切なのはお互いを思いやってすべてを愛してくれる人がいますし、この乳首の黒いことだけで性経験が豊富なんてことはありません。

生まれ持った宝物として自分を愛すことの方が重要です。…

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Proto. Type. (cont’d) Messing with WordPress themes

Back at hacking around my prototype for the next iteration of popping-the-lid off of the course MSLOC 430. I can point you to msloc430.net – the work in progress – but just be warned that it changes a lot. And all the photography used on the site is simply placeholding.…
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The Web and Ed We Want via Justin Reich

Justin Reich’s recent Berkman Center talk – “The Web We Want and the Ed We Want” – is a great, actually entertaining tour through the recent history of the web and the parallel narrative of the web and education. I am posting it here as a note to myself.…
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Developing a framework for teaching open courses

This post was written jointly with Katia Hildebrandt and also appears on her blog.

Recently, we presented at OER15 in Cardiff, Wales, on the topic of developing a framework for open courses. In our session, we considered our experiences in facilitating MOOC type courses in order to think through and address the challenges that these types of courses present.…

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A Fringe Festival of Learning

“People don’t go to conferences for presentations. They go for the networking.” Overheard on tram 48, 6.47pm, 16.4.15.

As educators we know and understand the importance of providing authentic, rich and fulfilling learning experiences that provide real world contexts for learning.…

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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 3.3

QMIt’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we 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 Standards 3.3.

General Standard 3 addresses the inclusion of assessments that evaluate learner progress in achieving the stated learning objectives or mastering the competencies.

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