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How to Introduce a Young Scholar to Twitter

ProfHacker

[ Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Or even a less known hashtag that you know your followers check regularly, like for a currently running MOOC on a relevant topic. Profession personal learning network Twitter Let her know to keep her privacy settings open.

Thinking About Redefining Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

The traditional forms of sit-and-get PD are giving way to MOOCs, webinars, Edcamps and flipped learning. The idea of the flipped faculty meeting means the time normally spent on the boring stuff can be turned into a time to share, learn and grow, together, as a faculty. Check out this blog post to learn more. But what does all that mean? What else would you add?

False frontiers

Learning with 'e's

In education, the common objective is usually to learn specific content, skills or competencies within defined areas. Ostensibly, learning is an individual goal, and each student does tend to learn in their own way, using their own favoured approaches and tools. We refer to this as personalised learning ( a video explains ). Learning is learning.

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Twitterize Adult Learning | A MOOC-Ed Experience

The PL2C Blog

In the spring of 2014, a team from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation launched to first rendition of a Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed), titled Coaching Digital Learning | Cultivating a Culture of Change (CDL).   The course transpired over 6 weeks, beginning on March 10, 2014. Definitely a learning experience. Twitter Data. Stevens, Katrina.

#EDENchat Up close and personal

Learning with 'e's

I have written a lot about Personal Learning Environments in the past, especially when they were emerging as a concept, and sounded quite new. There were posts about the Anatomy of PLEs , their functionality , their role as a counterpoint to the institutional Learning Management System, and also their relationship to MOOCs and Connectivism. Unported License.

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Practicing the Principles of Connected Learning

Educator Innovator

New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Kevin Hodgson about connected learning and how educators enact its principles with technology. I’ve met and profiled active contributors for years, but Kevin Hodgson has to be one of the most active co-learners I’ve encountered. DML #clmooc #edtech connected courses connected learningThe kids were so excited.

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Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning 2.0 ( [link] ) August 20 - 24, 2012 Just announced! Learning 2.0 is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet. The conference general information page is HERE and call for presentation proposals and instructions for Learning 2.0 They are part of my Web 2.0 can be found ? can be found ?

The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning 2.0 Learning 2.0 is a free conference and is held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of five days. It is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet. PRESENTING: The Learning 2.0 virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ).

GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

During the conference opening sessions we brainstormed as set of grassroots global education projects that we could bring to our personal learning networks to try to get started. Given that our combined network reach is probably in the millions, the idea is to turn our personal learning networks into a large personal action network to make a difference for students right now. To receive the daily conference schedule, be sure to join the Global Education Conference network. Hard to believe we''re almost at the end!

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Defining Your Role as an Instructional Technology Coaches – The 4 R’s

The PL2C Blog

What does it take to effectively guide educators to use instructional technology to directly support and enhance student learning and content mastery? How can you share with others how your role impacts highly effective digital age learning and teaching? Ask questions about current learning and teaching practices to have and begin crucial conversations with educators.

The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

In a formal sense, distance learning has been a familiar concept since at least 1837, when Sir Isaac Pitman began teaching his shorthand system using typed instruction cards mailed through the universal Penny Postal service to his students across England. They were surely an asynchronous form of instruction, a sort of same place - different time learning. We have come a long way.

Digital Writing Month: Striving for Inclusion in Open Online Learning

ProfHacker

I’ve been working for some time on ideas of inclusion & ( in)equality in open education, and of the possibility of a postcolonial MOOC  (with  Shyam Sharma ), and gathering ideas from others on how to envision a more inclusive, diverse and equitable open online learning experience. Not a single person we invited does not have a Twitter handle. An And Yet. And yet.

Networked Scholars – From K through 12 and to Higher Ed

Improving Education Environments

This student has a valid point:  today’s K-12 job market desires people with specific skills, and within education there is a tacit sale of educational technology as a tool belt for an intrepid teacher to wield effortlessly, one that allows teachers to integrate Common Core State Standards into any formal learning situation. Bringing Up Three by Bringing Up Madison:CC-BY.