Space to make ideas your own

Helen Crump caught my attention earlier today with her reflective post Literacy: Not a desk job, but an identity job. It’s a great story reminding us of the connections between literacy, identity, learning and teaching. And then I learned there is more to the story.…
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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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Building Online/Blended Course Environments

I was recently invited to speak with the  #eLearnOnt “Game Changer” series where I discussed various options around building online and/or blended course environments via Google Hangout. I began with traditional LMS options and moved to the more nebulous concept of “Small Tools Loosely Joined” course/environment design.…

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What We Cannot Learn from the Udacity/GT Partnership

Today’s Chronicle of Higher Education features an article by Steve Kolowich about the potential impact of the Udacity/Georgia Tech/AT&T online master’s program on the future cost of higher education:

The program, which started last winter, pairs MOOC-like course videos and assessments with a support system of course assistants who work directly with students.

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The Cardboard Arcade Challenge.

Earlier in the year I had watched ‘Caine’s Arcade’ on Youtube  you can find it here-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U I loved the story and loved the idea of children building things out of boxes, just like I used to do back in the day.…

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“Good Designs for a Better Life!” ds106’s Week 6-Reflection

For week 6 in ds106, we learned that "Design is everywhere! Anything we create or manufacture has key design elements." Everything in our environment has design potential and possibility. We can design to invent what never existed or breathe new life and purpose into an existing object for people to have new behaviors.
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“Good Designs for a Better Life!” ds106’s Week 6-Reflection

For week 6 in ds106, we learned that "Design is everywhere! Anything we create or manufacture has key design elements." Everything in our environment has design potential and possibility. We can design to invent what never existed or breathe new life and purpose into an existing object for people to have new behaviors.
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Designing Great Comment Love in Peer to Peer Learning

Sally Field's  "You like me! Right now!" Oscar acceptance speech 
One of the most important aspects of being part of a peer to peer learning environment such as ds106 is engaging in the art of giving, receiving and eliciting critical feedback.
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