ETMOOC Anniversary #etmchat Twitter Chat

On Tuesday January 14th I hosted an #etmchat Twitter Chat for the Post Etmooc community to celebrate the anniversary of ETMOOC. My friend Susan Spellman Cann co-hosted and Alec Couros, instigator and lead learner in ETMOOC, was our guest.…

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Thank You Alec Couros

Thank you Alec Couros for being my teacher and role model for the past 4 years.

I first met you as a mentor through the Powerful Learning Practice. It was exciting to find a Canadian who was actively modeling what being a Connected Educator could look like.…

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Reflecting on ETMOOC, One Year Later

Last year I learned, collaborated and played with people from around the world because last January I joined ETMOOC, an Educational Technology and Media Massive Open Online Course. I had participated in online courses before, but I had never participated in something of this scale without knowing at least other participant; and by the time I convinced myself to take the risk and join, it had already started.…

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5 Things I Learned This Year

As the calendar turns from 2013 to 2014 I find myself looking back over all that has happened in the last twelve months. The year has been filled with great experiences. Because I am not teaching in the classroom I don’t have to plan lessons and correct so I have much more time in the evenings and on weekends.…

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Twitter Verse & Digital Citizenship via @Verenanz

One of the the things that I love about Twitter is how it allows me to have real time conversations: I talk about mundaine things, collaborate, share resources, participate in Twitter Chats and play games of Twitter vs. Zombies.

Sometimes the conversations take place over a longer period of time, like the riff below that started with Verena sharing an excellent infographic she saw at Edudemic that had Teachable Moments for Digital Citizenship” target=”_blank”Teachable Moments for Digital Citizenship for teachers and included Julie Balen in Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Verena Roberts and Susan Spellman Cann in Calgary and me here in Edmonton.…

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Explore PLN (failure/success)

Technically I am a MOOC failure. One more data point for those who are tallying the high drop out rate for MOOCs in news stories across all media these days. A disappointment to Jeff Merrell and Kimberly Scott who facilitated Exploring Personal Learning Networks (#xplrPLN.)

I was very interested in the topic but right from the start I was never able to give it my full participation.…

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i.am.ary. and i.am. ds106!

DS106 has been chosen as a top innovator in the open education movement so for Saturday’s daily create, the ds106 cult faced the task of creating a short video to give audiences at the Reclaim Open Learning Symposium on September 27th a sense of who or what the cult people of ds106 are all about. 

We had certain rules to follow…

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PetHangout with Hybrid Pedagogy

This morning I hosted my first Google Hangout on-air. There were 10 people in the hangout and another six people in the room with me at Alberta Education. Johanne and Maureen participated in the room with me and in the hangout.…

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Blog Reading Group Update

This month in the Post #etmooc Blog Reading Group we are exploring 21st Century Publishing, and the featured blog is Hybrid Pedagogy. There are discussions taking place in the Google+ community, and there have been a few live events.

I have been caught in the craziness of June and haven’t been able to participate in any of the live events yet, so I really am looking forward to participating in Hybrid Pedagogy’s 24 hour Moocathon this Saturday.…

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The Student Blogging Challenging has drawn to a close

I learned about the Student Blogging Challenge through Sue Waters who was the Blog Guru and Fairy Blog Mother for #etmooc. She has taught me, supported me as a blogger and answered my questions so when she put out the call for mentors I volunteered.…

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