Take a Chance

This post was originally issued by me on 7 February 2013 at the TAAPCS Leadership Learning Blog.

“When one is uncomfortable, one will learn,”  – Buddha

I don’t usually like to open a piece of writing with someone else’s words because, honestly, I am pretty fond of my own.  Given that it’s Buddha I am referencing, though, I think it’s fair to give him the floor.  While the above quote is almost certainly apocryphally attributed to the enlightened one, the sentiment is one that we will all recognize and will have struggled with in our practices.…

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#change#etmooc#loptis. Ritorno

L’estate e il caldo mi debilitano. Ecco spiegato il lungo e prolungato silenzio che deliberatamente ho mantenuto, assecondando un naturale istinto di sopravvivenza. L’attività, qui non manifesta, si è spostata su Flickr a cui ho affidato scoperte, sorprese, più o meno piacevoli, esplorazioni…

Ginevra, la mia cagnetta, oramai è diventata la mia vivace compagna di passeggiate e, al contempo, veicolo di una comprensione più approfondita anche dei comportamenti uomini.…

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#change#etmooc#loptis. Ritorno

L’estate e il caldo mi debilitano. Ecco spiegato il lungo e prolungato silenzio che deliberatamente ho mantenuto, assecondando un naturale istinto di sopravvivenza. L’attività, qui non manifesta, si è spostata su Flickr a cui ho affidato scoperte, sorprese, più o meno piacevoli, esplorazioni…

Ginevra, la mia cagnetta, oramai è diventata la mia vivace compagna di passeggiate e, al contempo, veicolo di una comprensione più approfondita anche dei comportamenti uomini.…

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My thoughts on the future of higher education [Christian]

My thoughts on the future of higher education -- March 2013 by Daniel Christian

 

 

From DSC:
Though the title of this article I wrote says 10 years, it may be more or less (and given the pace of change, I would lean towards sooner rather than later).  

If you haven’t read Christensen’s/Horn’s/Johnson’s work re: disruption — such as Disrupting Class and/or The Innovator’s Dilemma — it would be worth your time to do so.

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The future of higher ed according to Richard DeMillo; some thoughts/perspectives worth reflecting on

Traditional institutions will close, number of colleges and universities will rise (audio and transcript) — from evoLLLution.com (where LLL stands for lifelong learning) by Richard DeMillo | Director of the Center for 21st Century Universities, Georgia Institute of Technology
Excerpt (emphasis DSC):
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The power of being able to pursue one’s passion. [Christian]

From DSC:
I appreciate Kevin Wheeler’s comment on Jay Cross’ posting entitled “A Solution to the College Crisis” (emphasis below from DSC)

In response to Jay Cross:

Higher education in the United States is broken. Costs are ouf of control.

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What are we doing?! We will all pay for these broken strategies — for generations to come! Time for some new goals!

From DSC:
Some very frustrated reflections after reading:

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The Spread of Learning Rhizomes

It would appear that the learning rhizomes are spreading uncontrollably—which, for any trainer-teacher-learner, is a wonderfully positive phenomenon.

etmoocHaving been introduced recently to what Dave Cormier calls rhizomatic learning—a connected learning process that mirrors the spreading of rhizomes so there is no center, just a wonderfully ever-expanding network of learning connections rooted in creation, collaboration, and the building of communities of learning—I now am seeing this connected learning phenomenon nearly everywhere I look.…

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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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Extremely powerful ideas for new types of face-to-face & web-based collaboration [Tidebreak; Christian]

From DSC:
As a team of us have been charged with putting together a new collaborative workspace/conference room, I’ve been thinking about some ideas for a new type of interface as well as some new types of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) to be used in group collaboration/web-based collaboration.  I was thinking it would be good to not only display files from various devices but also to be able to share files/URLs/other resources with each other.  (Some type of storage device that processes files — and scans them for viruses would be needed in addition to a large display or an interactive multitouch surface/wall.)

People within the same room could contribute files/items to a variety of “areas” — and so could others who joined in via the Internet.

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