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A slightly belated thank you to Bryan Alexander

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I should have done this Saturday, but Monday will have to do. Thanks, Bryan Alexander, for directing our week of digital literacy at Open Learning ’17. I met Bryan in January, 2004, in San Diego, at a conference of the … Continue reading →
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Week Six: Connected Learning

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According to the Alliance for Excellent Education’s 2014 report, connected learning is “an educational approach that seeks to make learning relevant to all populations in both everyday life and work, taking into consideration the opportunities and realities of the digital age” (p. 3). The group goes on to say that the basic tenets of connected […]
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Peer Coaching: The Basics

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Last week I was responsible for introducing a faculty group to the concept of peer coaching.  Most in the room had heard of it but few had participated in any sort of formalized peer coaching experience and no one could define peer coaching or differentiate it from other forms of coaching, mentoring, or training. What is... […]
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Civic Engagement + Digital Literacy = Liberal Learning in the 21st Century

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I’ve had a lot of thoughts swirling around in my head so far in 2017. This week, they are starting to come together. As I try to articulate them, you may wonder what this has to do with open learning, … Continue reading →
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Conceptual Frameworks: some thoughts

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At the end of the #OpenLearning17 week of digital literacy, hosted and herded and directed with aplomb, panache, alacrity, and insight by Bryan Alexander, I have a few thoughts on conceptual frameworks: their necessity, and why they are all too often … Continue reading →
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There’s a MOOC for That (Maybe)!

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I really enjoyed the NMC video on digital literacy (University of Mary Washington panel participant mentioned digital fluency). The video led me to ask–where can faculty members go for professional development on digital literacy (or digital fluency)? Maybe there is a MOOC for that—one that can discuss digital literacy in the context of our current … <a href="https://edtechnomad.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/theres-a-mooc-for-that-maybe/">Continue reading <span>There’s a MOOC for That (Maybe)!</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=edtechnomad.wordpress.com&blog=122669874&post=97&subd=edtechnomad&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
I really enjoyed the NMC video on digital literacy (University of Mary Washington panel participant mentioned digital fluency). The video led me to ask–where can faculty members go for professional development on digital literacy (or digital fluency)? Maybe there is a MOOC for that—one that can discuss digital literacy in the context of our current […]
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A few thoughts on Twitter chats as course discussion

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One of the exciting and fun experiences of the #openlearning17 cMOOC are the twitter chats. I have not been able to participate in all of them, but the ones that I could make it to were energizing, provocative, and – I don’t want to say full of, b...
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A few thoughts on Twitter chats as course discussion

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One of the exciting and fun experiences of the #openlearning17 cMOOC are the twitter chats. I have not been able to participate in all of them, but the ones that I could make it to were energizing, provocative, and – I don’t want to say full of, b...
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Nelson & Imagination

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When I was a little girl, nap time was a crucial part of the early school experience. Little children, after all, needed their rest. On one occasion, however, a friend and I were right in the middle of building an amusement park with blocks. We moved our small hands as delicately, but swiftly, as possible, […]
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Nelson part 2: of teachers and curricula

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In the time between writing Computer Lib/Dream Machines in 1974 and being interviewed by Gardner Campbell in 2014, Ted Nelson seems to have become a bit more sympathetic to teachers (or at least a bit less inclined to attack them/us directly).   In 1974, he presents teachers as holding considerable power in, and power to shape […]
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Confessions of a Computer-Mediated Communications Addict

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Yes, I’ve been going through the closets lately. Here’s something I caught that might be […] Read More
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Selfies & avatars as a form of reflection

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Recently, I’ve spent much time and energy  discussing the pedagogical merits of blogging: a practice […] Read More
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Hace doce horas en un pasillo del hotel oscuro – Openness with Brian Lamb

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Much as he may disavow my assertion (ask him about the one in Flagstaff a […] Read More
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