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Sharing the Show – JIBC Demofest 2014

I had the pleasure of spending part of the day last week at the JIBC Demofest in New Westminster – an event I first heard about way back in 2010 (here’s the link I found in my Diigo collection – … Continue reading

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Serendipity by design – the ETUG Unconference

Welcome to organized chaos! Have you heard of the Unconference (see video) model? An exercise in emergent learning and collaborative organization, this year’s ETUG Fall Workshop was a deliberate deep-dive into a new way of learning together. My first ETUG … Continue reading

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What education can learn from business…

Caught a news piece about the new Gallup study on the impact of social media (Social Media Fail to Live Up to Early Marketing Hype) and thought that a number of the “learnings” expressed by the companies that were included … Continue reading

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Confluences and divergences at CNIE2014 May 13-16

The natural confluence of the North and South Thompson Rivers at Kamloops, B.C. was the inspiration for the theme and title of this year’s CNIE-RCIÉ 2014 conference hosted by Thompson Rivers University (TRU).  The organizers hoped that bringing together the … Continue reading

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Another week of openness in education…

Well, the 2nd annual Open Education Week is underway – March 11-15, 2013. There are lots of “open” events – webinars, videos to watch, projects to explore, and lots and lots of different things to learn – for free! The … Continue reading

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Say what? MOOCs will save education?

I’ve been reading the public thoughts (as expressed through mass and social media) about education; what is wrong with it, teachers, institutions, funding, policy, etc. I’ve noticed how hackneyed some of the opinions are (e.g., we’ve known for at least … Continue reading

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Teachmeets growing in Australia…

Australian teachers crazy for their teachmeets The TeachMeet:  It’s fixed, do we need to break it? Defn (Wikipedia) :  A TeachMeet is an organised but informal meeting for teachers to share good practice, practical innovations and personal insights in teaching with technology. … Continue reading

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