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How to Build Meaningful Community for Online Learners #DLNchat

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Learning is often a social process, taking place through dialogue, discussion and other forms of interpersonal interaction. With more and more students learning remotely, the #DLNchat community set out last week to answer the question: How can universities create meaningful community for online students? link] A set of shared practices in an online class community is built around the learning goals. Use active learning techniques.

Professional Development Planning for Summer 2018 and Beyond #DLNchat

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How can we build meaningful personal learning networks? What’s the right balance of planning and serendipitous discovery when it comes to professional learning? Widening my personal learning network.” This idea of social learning came up a lot as well. So, how do #DLNchat community members learn from one another and build wider and more meaningful personal learning networks? A4b: Personally, I need to have fun.

#DLNchat: Open Educational Resources (OER) in Higher Ed

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Our special guest, Lisa Petrides, creator of OER Commons, kicked things off by defining the topic at hand: “OER are teaching & learning materials freely available for anyone to use. And the ecosystem of open knowledge sharing is fundamental to teaching, to learning, and to equity." Nori Barajas-Murphy shared examples from OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award Winners who described these powerful relationships as instrumental to their success in OER initiatives.

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#DLNchat: What is Blockchain and How Can it Support Student Success?

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The chat started off by defining blockchain, the technology underlying cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Etherium. Taylor Kendal brought in the technology’s grand possibilities: “A digitized, decentralized, public ledger that represents the next phase of human potential.” Other guests shared resources to provide more thorough definitions of the technology. Answers may vary, but the technology’s potential to verify student learning was the focus of Tuesday’s conversation.

#DLNchat: The Skills Gap-Fact or Fantasy?

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Institutions need to focus on this and not just on measuring” student learning outcomes. We decided to come back to the topic in a future #DLNchat ,but not before discussing some of the nuances surrounding salary gains based on higher ed degrees as well as the need for more learning options. Join the Digital Learning Network to stay up to date on all events and the latest news for higher ed digital learning leaders!

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Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

Placing those social media technology tools i n the hands of some of the most educated members of our society who have the greatest effect on future generations has had somewhat mixed results. Technology has changed that paradigm.

Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

There is however a growing number of educators using Twitter who look for strategies to better serve them in social media for collaborative learning. As you build your Personal Learning Network (PLN) of collegial sources, you will find people outside your specific realm of interest that will also add value to your learning. Go to a person’s profile to make sure they are an educator that would add value to your PLN.

What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset. Each of those follows is a person.

What’s a Twitter Chat?

My Island View

My personal preference is to participate in chats with one topic to be explored in-depth as opposed to chats, which program 5 or 6 questions in a one-hour slot. We can never answer for how other people learn and participate. They are the very people who one needs in a Personal Learning Network to continue following and interacting within meaningful ways. Some even abandon their personal beliefs to stir the pot with opposing views.

Pay Close Attention to What’s Behind the Curtain.

My Island View

The presentation was based on this person’s life experience through the lens of an educator. A Personal Learning Network consisting of thousands of collegial sources did not develop in a few months.

Pay Close Attention to What’s Behind the Curtain.

My Island View

The presentation was based on this person’s life experience through the lens of an educator. A Personal Learning Network consisting of thousands of collegial sources did not develop in a few months.

Pay Close Attention to What’s Behind the Curtain.

My Island View

The presentation was based on this person’s life experience through the lens of an educator. A Personal Learning Network consisting of thousands of collegial sources did not develop in a few months.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

How Collaboration Helps School Leaders Succeed

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School leaders can use online networks and communities for their own personal professional learning, and to support collaboration with staff across schools and districts. As a personal tool, school leaders can use online communities to expand their network.

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

Wikipedia )" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education. With that being said, I decided to list my favorite networks for education that targets technology literacy.

Tag and Chat

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

So if I my tweet was appropriate for English teachers who use technology and flip their classroom, I would use the hashtags #Engchat , #flipclass , and #edtech. You will often see me use the hashtag #teamMAIT when I want to share posts with my Masters in Instructional Technology classmates.

Virtual Learning: Benefits and Challenges

Reading By Example

I find it interesting that for the course I am taking, Technology and School Leadership , I drive two hours round trip once a week to participate in the learning. Technically, we could facilitate the course through the learning management system (Canvas). Online collaborative tools such as Google Docs and Skype could be utilized to work on projects from afar. Physically attending class has also broadened my personal learning network.

Virtual Learning: Benefits and Challenges

Reading By Example

I find it interesting that for the course I am currently Technology and School Leadership , I drive two hours round trip once a week to participate in the learning. Technically, we could facilitate the course through the learning management system (Canvas). Online collaborative tools such as Google Docs and Skype could be utilized to work on projects from afar. Physically attending class has also broadened my personal learning network.

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.

The Great "Learning 2.0" Strand Brainstorm

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Like the Library 2.011 and GlobalEdCon conferences, I''m planning on holding a (free) worldwide virtual Future of Education: Learning 2.0 So, here''s my tentative Learning 2.0 and Social media in the classroom (Blogs, Wikis, Social Networking, Podcasting, etc.) 1:1 Programs: laptops, netbooks, iPads, and tablets "Flipped" learning Rethinking Homeworl School 2.0 Personal Learning Networks Social Professional Development Social networking Peer-generated PD Student 2.0

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“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

She won a regional Georgia award for the National Center for Women & Information Technology program (NCWIT) and recently accompanied Davis to the 2012 ISTE Conference where she helped Davis present on attracting women into STEM fields. I live, breathe, and use technology.

Week of January 24, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Thanks for your attention, and see you online! More than half of all faculty at the University of Findlay utilize Blackboard Collaborate for everything from live online classes and office hours, to meetings and virtual conferences. What does the future of learning look like? network?

Week of January 3, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. Thanks for your attention, and see you online! CREATING A COMMUNITY OF TECHNOLOGY LEARNERS IN YOUR SCHOOL (TL CAFE) Mon 3 Jan 08:00PM New York / Tue 4 Jan 01:00AM GMT / Tue 4 Jan 12:00PM Sydney Gwyneth Jones. Learn why e-learning succeeds only when it is backed by an organization-wide e-learning strategy.