Connected Courses MOOC (#ccourses) and #oclmooc: Communities Dealing With Violations  

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A great reflection on living and learning in our online communities

Originally posted on Building Creative Bridges:

We shouldn’t be surprised when we discover that our communities—onsite as well as online—are less safe than we expect them to be.

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The MOOC revolution did not take place.

The din of the MOOC world continues unabated, vacillating between the MOOC continuing its march toward Valhalla and the MOOC as a dying revolution in need of last rites.  The multiple personality disorder of MOOC coverage is most evident in last week’s tech-business articles about MOOC company Udaicty.…

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CFP EXTENDED for Round Two of the AP 2014 Faculty Research Grant Program

AcademicPartnershipsWe have extended the call for proposals for round two of the 2014 Faculty Research Grant Program!

Proposals are now being accepted through this Friday, October 3rd.

The program, which has committed to providing $100,000 in funding in 2014, offers faculty or staff members of institutions working with AP-supported programs, the opportunity to apply for a grant to fund research that could increase understanding about the power of online learning.

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TeachMeet at EduWiki Conference 2014

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The EduWiki Conference 2014 (Wikimedia UK ) conference in in Edinburgh this year. I’ve been along to a few wikimedia meetings recently and we are arranging a TeachMeet to run along side the conference.

The Conference and Wikimedia/Wikipedia’s educational focus is very much aimed at higher education.…

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Spirit Week

I have the honor and the privledge of working at Bishop Carroll, one of the most fantastic schools in the city. We have a reputation for being one of the most welcoming high school communities. One of the ways we foster this sense of community is through relationship and team building opportunities.…

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A creative writing MOOC to reclaim MOOCs

One of the earliest problems with the MOOC phenomenon was discord:  on one side there were distance/online education scholars devoted to digital learning as a transformative opportunity, on the other AI and Machine Learning mavens (whose models focused on the Tech side of EdTech) who were largely unaware of existing methods and progress and saw EdTech as a mechanism of convenience/ease/economy.…

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New course and a new app

Last week I started the MA in Distance and On-Line Education at the Open University.

During the gap from studying my last course to this, as well as having dyslexia, I have also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Since the diagnosis I have been taking anti-psychotic drugs which are having an adverse effect on my short term memory.…

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Tracking 50 Passion Projects at Once

As my second full year of Genius Hour passion projects begins, I’m trying something new in order to better track each student’s progress. Last year I learned plenty from my students, including that I need a leaner, more agile tracking system in order to assess, encourage, and praise progress.…

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RSS Serendipity

I woke up the other morning morning to a bit of serendipity in my RSS reader that cheered me up.
First I read Alan’s great post Don’t Be a Platform Pawn. Next up was Marco Arment Linking and quoting Waffle on Social Media which quoted in turn Community Services which pointed to What’s a Twitter Timeline?

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