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Five Quotes from the Edge

The transition from old year to new always brings with it lists of predictions, trends, and general food for thought. I’m not much for making such lists, but I do inevitably end up stumbling upon and

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Is Generation X a Lost Generation?

“You are all a lost generation” – Gertrude Stein as quoted by Ernest Hemingway “Generation X is being skipped over” –session attendee at Great Ideas as paraphrased here. The session attendee’s

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Benkler and Hawken Reunited

A while back I briefly mentioned Yochai Benkler’s The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom and Paul Hawken’s Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World

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OER Continued

Right around the time of my critique of Andrew Keen’s article in Associations Now last week I received notice from the Development Gateway of its new OER Introduction Booklet.  This seemed like

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E-Collaboration Experiences: A Collection of Stories

Moodle, TeamSpeak, PBwiki, and a range of other tools are highlighted in a new collection of stories about e-collaboration experiences from IICD and PSO. But first: Blog Spottings and other News My posting

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Bornstein, Kawasaki, Changing the World

Last week Guy Kawasaki did a brief interview with David Bornstein, who has recently updated his book How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas. Given that my previous posting

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Nonprofit Web Windfall at Work

A look at how a small nonprofit might have taken more advantage of social media to promote and extend a recent event. First: Relevant to my main post today, I noticed on The Bamboo Project that Marketing

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Connectivism Considered

We derive our competence from forming connections…the learner’s challenge is to recognize the patterns which appear to be hidden. Meaning-making and forming connections between specialized communities

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