Mark Carbone and I recently took advantage of the opportunity to share our passion for connecting education leaders at the TEDxKitchenerED event. If you are wondering about #OSSEMOOC, here is the story of how we are working to connect leaders, and helping Ontario learners, to thrive in the complexities of teaching and learning in today’s rapidly… More Sharing our Passion for Connecting Education Leaders: TEDxKitchenerED
There is a vast amount of information online, and digging into it can sometimes feel too overwhelming to even begin. Yet our students will need to be quite adept at this process as they navigate the new realities of a digitally-connected world. What best practices do we need to model as leaders to ensure our… More Digging Into Curation
Today is my day to participate in the #OSSEMOOC Pic and Post, where we encourage learners to pick ONE piece of learning, take a shot of it, and share it with others. Got something to share? Of course you do! Here’s how to make your learning visible so others can learn too: http://ossemooc.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/collaborative-blogging-2/ If nobody shares,… More Are You Really Willing to be Disturbed?
As we celebrate the first anniversary of #etMOOC*, I am overwhelmed with the stories of growth and sharing and learning. * For those who hear about how MOOCs are a trend, a fad, a failure or a passing phase, here is the kind of MOOC I am referring to: #etMOOC connected people. It wasn’t about… More #etMOOC +1: The Power of People
Recently, this post was shared with me on Twitter: Communication Tools for School Leaders | Evolving Educators It’s a very good look at the need to communicate and respond in many ways to all the stakeholders in the school community. I would add another item to the list: Blogging Why should education administrators blog? For… More What Are You Thinking?
This week, one of the conspirators of #etMOOC, Alan Levine (a.k.a. @cogdog), emailed me with a challenge – to submit a video of a time when being open and sharing online resulted in something special happening. What could be more special than lunch with cogdog himself? Update: More about Alan Levine right here (from Dean… More Stories of Open Sharing
I enjoy reading Hattie’s work (Visible Learning and Visible Learning for Teachers), but in all the quality time I have spent with Hattie’s writing, I have only really thought about how it applied to children/students. My first day in #etMOOC changed all that. I have been encouraging educators I work with to engage in the… More The Power of Visible Learning
For some time now, I have known that there is a big hole in my knowledge about educational technology. I have absolutely no experience in working with video. I was thrilled to see that the first assignment for #etMOOC was to make a video. I don’t have a lot of time to spend on this,… More Hello #etMOOCers!
#ETMOOC is an opportunity. The very worst thing that could happen to you if you join #ETMOOC is that you could learn a few new things, and connect with a few new learners, like yourself. It’s free. It is not evaluative. It is open and supportive. (And some of the coolest educators in the world… More What is #etmooc? And why you should join us…
While working this week, I had CBC Radio One on in the background and I was thrilled to hear George Siemens being interviewed on Ontario Today (recording here) about MOOCs. As a participant in the #Change11 MOOC (see the schedule here), I was very interested to hear what George had to say. It is difficult to… More For Learning or Credit?