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Scottish Open Education Declaration 1.0 @ #tmglasgow

I am going along to TeachMeet Glasgowthis evening. I’ll be giving a two minute nano presentation. Not because I know a lot about the topic but because I think it is one that we should be thinking more about.

Given two minutes I’ll not be doing more than saying I think this is important and pointing to some resources.…

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And the Winner Is…

Choosing what to focus on for my individual learning project was not easy.  Once I opened my mind to the possibilities I was flooded with ideas.  I could study French, my ancestral language that for political and personal reasons my father never spoke to me.  I could study novel writing.  Seeing my work in print has always been a dream of mine.  I could learn the nuances of dog training from experts (although I think my nearly eleven year-old retriever is beyond redemption.) Or I could get a headstart with Google Apps for Education which the school district I work in will be subscribing to next year.…
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www.raspberrypi.org/help

www.raspberrypi.org is where I started. I went to the website and after looking around on the homepage, I decided to click on the 'help' menu. I found a number of nice, short videos on all sorts of different things. Most importantly, I found a video titled "Quick Start Guide" and after watching it, I discovered I needed NOOBS.…
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​Quality of Open Educational Resources


There are no “textbooks” available for one of the courses I teach as a sessional instructor in the Department Fisheries and Aquaculture at VIU and the resources I use in my classes are up to my discretion. This presents both a burden and an opportunity in the development and delivery of the course and I have embraced open resources as they have become available.…
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My Learning Project: GIS Community Mapping 

 No this isn't my product shown above.... yet! I’ve been interested in creating a GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping project for some time and tackling it as my learning project for OLTD 505 will be my second attempt at it. ESRI Arc GIS is considered the industry leader in GIS and mapping and a few years ago I found that they offered a free 60 day training program, which  I thought it was an excellent opportunity to get started learning about GIS.…
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Are OER the Solution?

In earlier courses in the Online Learning and Teaching Degree program I was introduced to the terms Open Education Resource (OER) and Creative Commons but had not explored either in depth.
The video “Why Open Education Matters” (https://vimeo.com/43401199) presented several points in favour of Open Education Resources.  These included reducing financial burdens to those who might not be able to afford enrolment in traditional courses or print textbooks; reaching people in remote areas who would find it difficult to attend face-to-face classes; and the ability to keep materials current.…
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A Review: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

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I just finished reading The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom (@mitchalbom).

As with all his novels, Albom weaves his lesson adeptly throughout the characters, especially that of Frankie Presto and his musical gift. Uniquely narrated by music, the narrator provides us through Frankie, many opportunities to understand the many gifts we each posses and the role that these gifts have in shaping our lives.…

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La vita piena

La riflessione mi è giunta come risposta a un reale bisogno.
Per questo ringrazio e ripropongo.

Speculum Maius

La leggenda (materna) narra che io sia nata in una freddissima giornata nevosa, con un paio di occhi bellissimi e una massa di capelli stranissimi: per tutto il primo anno anno di vita, sembra che stessero a posto solo con il sapone… Il problema, probabilmente, era quello di volerli piegare seguendo un verso che non era il loro:) E così, dovetti aspettare di cotonarmi i capelli per una festa di Carnevale di adolescenti,  ^_^ per capirne finalmente la vera natura e comportarmi di conseguenza.

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