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Competencies, not Courses

Very thought-provoking statement from George Siemens on Twitter:

I think competency-based learning is where things are going. Learning unit reduced from courses to competencies.

If he is correct (I believe he is), this has a lot of implication on the things we usually talk about in relationship to MOOCs:  economics, the University (and the entire formal education system), the student.  …

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#ETMOOC Is Overwhelming. So, Let’s Make Some Meaning.

I was quite engaged by Sheri Edwards comments on my previous vlog, so I thought I would extend it into a discussion of how we can "spin off" parts of the course conversation into passion projects. This isn’t the final word on how to create meaning in a MOOC, but it is what I would love to continue to discuss and collaborate on throughout the course.…

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A few thoughts on Ecologies of Yearning by @gardnercampbell #etmooc

Some quotes from Gardner Campbell‘s Ecologies of Yearning talk at OpenEd12:

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are

…I was struck and deeply moved to think that I have seen, I have listened to students and colleagues who describe their own relationship with the institution we call Higher Education as one determined primarily by paranoia, hebephrenia or catatonia.

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Is there such a thing as too much space?

Over the last days preparing for the start of #edcmooc I, along with MANY others, have been overwhelmed with the share number of spaces for connection and learning. In the last 3 days I have come to be aware of at least 20 new spaces I had never even heard of and feeling the pressure (whether that is environmental or a mental script I’m not sure) to engage in some spaces that previously I had avoided.…

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Networking: Food for Thought

This evening I participated in my first large-scale Twitter chat as part of #etmooc, (which, if you haven’t been following, is a great online educational technology professional development experience).

The conversation summarized some of the topics we’ve been talking about for the last week, such as introducing ourselves, acknowledging our PLN (professional learning network), how/what we share, and how we contribute to the learning of others.…

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Swimming in a Sea of Tweets With #etmooc #etmchat

Not ten minutes ago, I disengaged my fully immersed brain from the sea of #etmchat postings. It was my first Twitter chat. Ever. My eyes are bugging out of my head. I have tweet overload. I tried to prepare, really … Continue reading
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Spending Time, Saving Time… Thinking and Reflecting

I caught two etmooc sessions this week, but I was not able to give my undivided attention to the Blackboard sessions due to work and family obligations. I plan on heading back this weekend when I have a chance to watch the two recorded sessions.…

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#etmooc – Twitter Chats and Lipdubs!

Hello ETMooc’ers!

So, in keeping with my resolution to participate more, and lurk less, I wanted to write an update to what I’ve been doing in the #etmooc over the last couple of weeks. I’ve been busy, trying some new types of participation and to try to give back to the larger communtity of #etmooc as someone who’s been around the block so to speak.…

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Connection In a Self- Directed Learning Environment: Learning and Teaching in the Digital Age

What’s going on inside the building of Bishop Carroll is not only exciting, but innovative, educational and engaging. Not only are the halls of Bishop Carroll High School buzzing, but inside the offices of several educators learning is taking place.

Bishop Carroll High School is a part of the Canadian Coalition of Self- Directed Learning.

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Connecting: What Apps do YOU use?

The fun thing about owning a tablet is adding the apps you plan  to use in the classroom (and the games you use during staff meetings… shhhh)

Here’s my current fav.. Moon Phase for IPad (I also have a version for Android that is on my phone)

What sorts of apps do you use in the classroom?

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syndicating 5500 posts from 517 #etmooc blogs