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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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The Will to Learn: Have You Got It?

“Repetition is the mother of learning” was a phrase often repeated back in my days of learning and teaching Russian. I believe it is true, particularly for learning a language. It is also true that

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Open Education Marches On At Yale

I am glad to say that this posting does actually fit in with my previous two postings about the Great Ideas conference. Part of the reason I was at the conference was to attend a meeting of the professional

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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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Pictures That Help Us Learn

I was putting together a presentation on social media and online learning recently and in doing so, wanted to come up with an example of how photo sharing might be used to support educational activity.

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Blog Action Day, 43 Things, and Personal Learning

As noted in an earlier posting, today is Blog Action Day, a day when bloggers all around the world will write about the environment. The point is to increase awareness, cultivate involvement, and raise

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