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Open Passage

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This is my kind-of, mini-reflection on #OpenEd17. The conference is still going though, so I am jumping the gun a bit. Last year at my 1st Open Ed conference, I didn’t know anyone. This year, I am lucky to have lots of friends here. But open educators are open people. It hasn’t been this easy to […]
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Why Open Matters

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Happy 2017
A retired American scientific glassblower, I started on my career journey at a California community college after I graduated from high school. On a whim I signed up for a...
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Looking at Stars

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We grow up watching our stars and wanting to be like them. We can see them because they have to do their thing in the open. Because we can see them we can try to do it like them. When I’m a pro skateboarder, I’m going to skate like Tony Hawk. When I’m in a […]
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Lifetime’s of Learning

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So excited about the cMOOC Open Learning ’17!<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=edtechnomad.wordpress.com&blog=122669874&post=19&subd=edtechnomad&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
Whenever I meet another glassblower I ask them “when did you first get in trouble for starting a fire?” They always have a story. I was about five when my...
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Hoagy, Bix, Wolfgang Beethoven Bunkhouse and me

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I was coming to the end of my first year as a scientific glassblower. Thurston LeVay, the owner of Glass Instruments, came into the shop and talked with the leadman,...
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My College Degree as a Digital Humanities Project

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I’m developing a new model for adult learners so they can avoid the experience I had while trying to improve my skills at a Community College. Combining Self-Directed Learning, Computational...
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Sliding In

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A fantastic new opportunity begins for me this week. I’ll be joining the wonderful folks at eCampusOntario as a Program Manager! Three other PMs are already well into the work: Jenni Hayman, Peg French, and Joanne Kehoe. The program managers work to aid Ontario colleges and universities in the pursuit of great technology-enabled learning. I’m more […]
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Learning Strategies and Goals

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  “A university training…aims at raising the intellectual tone of society, at cultivating the public mine, at purifying the national taste, at supplying true principles to popular enthusiasm and fixed...
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A Hoot

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We used Kahoot briefly yesterday in the Fleming New Faculty Experience. It’s a quizzing tool that lots of people seem to really enjoy. It was easy to set up, easy to deliver and, I think, quite fun. The way Kahoot works was involved in making it fun, but here’s what I found the most fun about […]
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Tempted By The Posts of Another

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Grab your toothbrush and some toothpaste. A flannel for your face. Say to your reflection, “Let’s get into this place”. It’s time to build a big piece of our community. Right after many of us have burned our retinas by staring at the solar eclipse, Fleming College New Faculty Experience 2017 members are getting together […]
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