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Catch an Idea. Pass it On. Build the Network.

My friend Terry Elliott, a professor at Western Kentucky University, saw one of my Twitter posts, in which I shared a link to the concept map at the left. 

If you've followed my blog, you'll recall that Terry and I met through a Making Learning Connected cMOOC, and exchanged some visualization ideas last July in this article.
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Overhauling our Maths Faculty Meetings

Last year our school decided to provide some Professional Development to faculty heads. It included some stuff on having those difficult conversations, which I found worthwhile, and some talk of meeting protocols and accountability amongst other things. Most of it was worthwhile.  …

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Quality Matters: Standard 1.5

It’s Quality Matters Day! Each week, 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 1.5

General Standard 1 addresses the course overview and introduction.

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Anchor – new mobile audio app

 

I was alerted to Anchor by Joe Dale.

I don’t think audio needs reanimated but…

Looks like an interesting app for mobile audio.…

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AP Faculty Research Grant Program Accepting Applications

Academic Partnerships (AP) has officially opened the application process for round one of its 2016 Faculty Research Grant Program to promote continued advancement in online learning best practices.

The program offers faculty or staff members from institutions working with AP-supported programs the opportunity to apply for grants to fund research that could promote understanding about the efficacy, efficiency and inherent value of online degree programs.

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Another first day of school

One of the things I love about the school year beginning each year is the opportunity we have as teachers to start fresh, set goals and the enthusiastic nature a new year brings in. The first morning as we meet back as a staff after a well deserved break is always full of enthusiasm and excitement.…

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The Caribou Trail and the Western Genre

So I should probably confess right up front that the Western Genre is not a personal favourite of mine. Or should I say certain aspects of it aren't. What are those aspects, you ask? Well The Caribou Trail was probably the worst possible movie for me to watch to get myself into the mindset for #western106.…
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Reading: Digital Skills, Digital Literacies and Media Literacy

For example, teaching digital skills would include showing students how to download images from the Internet and insert them into PowerPoint slides or webpages. Digital literacy would focus on helping students choose appropriate images, recognize copyright licensing, and cite or get permissions, in addition to reminding students to use alternative text for images to support those with visual disabilities.

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Using Social Media for Student Learning

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This blog post has been in my head for a while, but it is one that is worth writing down (finally) because of the impact it can have on student learning. If you are an educator who is hesitant about utilizing social media in the classroom I hope that my recent experience with Holy Angels School (@HAS) will change your mind.

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syndicating 5126 posts from 513 #etmooc blogs