‘The underbelly of education according to Karen’

I learn best when I work with others. I talk my way to learning. I need the discourse to help me refine my ideas and to open up new avenues of thought and connections. My entire learning history is based on fusing my thoughts with the thoughts of others.… Continue reading

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Academic Partnerships Launches New Online Global Specializations Credential With Top U.S. Public and Private Universities

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Academic Partnerships Launches New Online Global Specializations Credential With Top U.S. Public and Private Universities

Specializations Expand Reach and Increase Revenue for U.S. Universities; Fill Need for Accessible, Affordable Higher Education Around the World

DALLAS (Jan. 21, 2014) – Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the world’s largest representatives of online learning, today announced that it has launched a new Specializations initiative designed to help partner universities capitalize on the globalization of higher education.

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AP Faculty Research Grant Recipient’s Research Published

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Dr. Joohi Lee, Associate Professor, College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Texas at Arlington

Dr. Joohi Lee, Associate Professor, College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Texas at Arlington, was a recipient of AP’s Faculty Research Grant in our 2012 round of proposals for her proposal, “An exploratory study of effective online learning: Assessing satisfaction levels of graduate students of mathematics education associated with human and design factors of an online course.” Lee was recently notified that her AP-funded article will be published in the March/April edition of International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.

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Sunshine Gratitude

I owe +Megan Valois (@msvalois) and +Karl Lindgren-Streicher (@LS_Karl) some gratitude for sharing their Sunshine posts with me a few weeks ago, and I’m happy to finally respond with my first post of 2014.

Here’s how Sunshine posts work:

  1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger
  2. Share 11 random facts about myself.

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ETMOOC … The GIFT That Keeps On Giving

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I am so grateful for all the gifts that ETMOOC has given me.  As I reflect upon the year I think about all the wonderful people I have met and the things we have shared.

The invite :

My first ETMOOC POST a year ago

I am a life long learner and willing to take risks and here I am signing up for #etmooc.…

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I’m Getting To Know You…

Thanks to Jeremy Inscho  @jeremyinscho  for making me think about some random thoughts this Christmas . Feel free to join in PLN. HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

  1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger.
  2. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger has created for you.

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My Running List of Google Glass in Education Posts and Blogs

Here are some sites and blog posts I found compelling about Google Glass in Education

Educator Blogs that speak to Glass in Education 

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Why our schools are NOT failing your children

This morning I read this article by recent graduate Johanna O’Farrell in The Age.  Of course any article which opens with “Why your schools are failing your children: a teacher tells” piqued my interest.  I have always advocated for teachers telling their stories in our media rather than politicians but this one had my heart rate rising as she spoke of schools tossing aside “any sort of rigour, routine or repetition when it comes to classroom learning.”

I am truly concerned of Johanna’s experiences in schools where she believes that the strategy is that students “will simply learn to read and write by osmosis” and that rote learning should be a valid part of learning.…

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The Value of Penny Kittle PD

Charged with the task of trying to articulate what has Penny Kittle done to transform my teaching, and trying to persuade administration to support a 7-12 Professional Development opportunity for our teachers, feels like a daunting task – but a worthy task.…

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Setting the Stage for Learning

I’m an aesthetic kind of person.  Setting really matters to me! Theories about what works best in classroom design and structure, to optimize student engagement, has been an obsession of mine.  I have worked so hard to create an ambiance and space of learning, peace and calm – a home.…

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