The #DLTV2014 Conference

It is hard to believe it is only a bit over a week since the first Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria Annual Conference.  It was a two day conference focussing on using digital tools for teaching and learning and innovation in our classrooms, which is the core focus of DLTV, the newly formed subject association.…

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Building Support for Youth. Attracting Resource Providers

I’ve been posting articles on this blog since 2005 and frequently use graphics and maps to help communicate ideas. Below is a new graphic that illustrates a fundamental goal of my work.

In an area as large as the Chicago region several hundred non-school tutoring/mentoring programs are needed. Continue reading

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Event report: International Conference on Using New Technologies for Inclusive Learning

Yesterday was a ‘first time day’ as I attend my first accessibility conference. The International Conference on Using New Technologies for Inclusive Learning Conference was held at Glasgow Caladonian University and had been organised as part of ENABLE project.

After the keynote the conference was split into 2 halves with themed sessions running in parallel with each other.…

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PLE Murder Mystery

On Thursday and Friday this week I was lucky enough to run two workshops at the PLE Conference held at Monash University.  The PLE Conference is a two day conference held in two cities, Melbourne and Berlin.  This year’s program, Personal Learning Environments: Learning and Diversity in the Cities of the Future, was full of presentations looking at the use of PLEs in education and examined the use of technology enhanced learning.…

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Hot Issues Conference: Online Nursing Education

Academic fields all around are exploring how technology can transform education, but the field of nursing has already cleared much of its path headed toward the next frontier in education transformation. Nursing educators reached for technology to develop effective online education in response to demands for registered nurses (RNs) to receive higher education and increased [...]

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Going through my Rolodex. Guess who I found.

I’ve been collecting business cards for more than 20 years. While I have three full Rolodex files I also have cardboard boxes with hundreds, or thousands, of cards representing people who I’ve lost contact with. I keep these with hope that some researcher will want to do an analysis of the network I’ve been building to show how others might duplicate this effort.… Continue reading

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Final notes from 1/24-25 National Mentoring Summit

I received an email from MENTOR today announcing that photos, videos and workshop presentations are now available at this link.

I’ve been working on a final recap expressing some of my observations. I wrote here and here… showing some of the people I met and comments I heard. Continue reading

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Mentor Summit Workshops. Take a Look.

Yesterday I posted an article with some quotes made by mentoring leaders at last week’s National Mentoring Summit. I also posted a map showing people I met…. I do this to draw attention to the need for operating resources and to try to connect with others who will add their time, talent and dollars to building a year-round public attention and resource generation strategy that supports tutor/mentor programs in every neighborhood of Chicago and every city with flexible, constantly flowing operating and innovation resources. Continue reading

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National Mentor Summit – January 2013

I spent last Thursday and Friday at the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, DC. In this week’s blog articles I’ll try to share some of the ideas and resources that I connected with.

I created this map to show some of the people and organizations I connected with out of the more than 500 people who attended.… Continue reading

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Connected Learning. Collective Action.

How do we turn a participation map into a “collective impact” map?

I’m one more than 1600 people who have joined the Education Technology Mooc (#ETMOOC) since last Monday. I’ll be participating in the National Mentoring Summit… in Washington, DC this Thursday and Friday where more than 500 people will be connected in the same building and for the same purpose. Continue reading

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