From ETMOOC to OOE

Well it happened, our school board approved our one-to-one technology plan.  As part of that plan I have proposed a yearlong edtech professional development experience.

 My professional development plan for the 2013-2014 school year is based on what we are calling an Open Online Experience (#OOE go ahead say it out loud).…

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Learning About Digital Citizenship

Tonight’s #etmchat re: digital citizenship has brought about another learning curve for me.  So many great thoughts about teachers & students sharing online, and how it compares to citizenship in the real world.  There are a few concepts I’m still wrapping my mind around, and I’m sure that if I’m stewing over some ideas, there has to be a few people involved with #etmooc that are learning to digest and process these concepts as well.…

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Like the Energizer Bunny, I just keep going and going(in the flow)

All the posts, the tools and story starters this week have got me thinking  about creativity; in fact in dialoging with Mary Lee Newmann on my last blog, I wrote in a comment, “I needed this lesson (all our discussion about digital story telling) to remind me how important it is to exercise our “creativity muscles”.…

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Game-changing reflections re: “College branding: The tipping point” [Dooley]

College branding: The tipping point — from forbes.com by Roger Dooley

Excerpt:

Change is coming to this market. While there are multiple issues of increasing importance to schools, two stand out as major game-changers.

 


From DSC:
Important notes for the boards throughout higher education to consider:


Your institution can’t increase tuition by one dime next year.

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Education challenges are “complex”, not merely “complicated”

I love my new “job”: social entrepreneur, edupreneur or BLEAKS (blended-learning-engineer-and-knowledge-scaffolder).  I am still deciding which to put on my new “business” card…

I love it because it gives me license to address real-world, enmeshed, un-neat challenges.  The wise folks who understand this species of challenge recommend that one uses probe-sense-respond when engaging with these “wicked problems”.…

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My (emerging) portfolio of edtech projects for 2013 [Update 1]

Relationship to earlier post on my edtech “journey”

This post will start exploring more detail around one of four facets of my “value proposition” construct.

The "5P" model!

The “5P” model!

Here is a reminder of the one facet I want to dive into now:

[The] People/Professionals/Platform view, [is] the front facet of the tetrahedron.

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Goodbye to 2012…hello future-waiting-to-created

I have heard several of my colleagues and contemporaries describe 2012 as “full of ups & downs”.  Possibly in the spirit of cowboys-don’t-cry, they spared those around the details of the “downs”.  I even noted that a few folks made half-joking  :-( references to the non-arrival of Mayan Apocalypse!  One of my favourites was by Professor Jonathan Jansen, the VC of Free State University (@JJ_UFS Bloody Mayans!…

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Disrupting the education system: manifesto for edu-reformers

EdReform

Here are seven powerful quotes.  Do you see the links?

1.  It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that — but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.         —  T.S.

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Why is it different this time?

Would be do-gooders in education have for decades preached the virtues of IT.  These early advocates did such a great job of (over)selling the promise of information technology, that cynicism (at worst) and indifference (at best) now greets the next bright-eyed do-gooder.…

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