Category Archives: Musings

Mashups and piracy in the service of education

I’ve read and listened and viewed, and I still have no idea what my view is on mashups. The copyright idea means paying people for their publicly-distributed intellectual property. In the U.S., this is as basic as the idea of … Continue reading

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Going to extremes

We are taught a subject, yes, but we are also taught the milieu and the intentions behind the learning environment. If you take adopting social media/connectivism/web-based learning in schools to the extreme, here are the lessons it might teach. They’re … Continue reading

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Another off-the-wall perspective

Off the wall and probably off base, I guess I’m turning into the class curmudgeon (move over, Jud). I don’t want to be a believer, to be part of a “movement for change”, to be part of the solution, or … Continue reading

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The PLN thing has gotten out of hand

As I understand it, the idea of a Personal Learning Network is actually pretty simple: you find the tools you want to use to keep up on the things you’re interested in, and think about them in an integrated way. … Continue reading

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Am I a sherpa?

Am I a sherpa? I have been looking at Dr Couros’ “sherpa model” (developed here and revisited here) as a metaphor. The larger issue, of course, is the role of the teacher in this “new world” of web technologies and … Continue reading

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Excerpting Mr Robinson

I felt very lucky today to have been raised in a non-mashup culture as I listened to Sir Ken Robinson‘s excellent presentation on Changing Education Paradigms (no links yet — wait for it…). I first watched the RSA Animation of … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy: Apocalypse and Utopia

First (you knew I’d say it) I don’t believe in Digital Literacy, or the term “literacies”. I’m an OED girl, and it’s pretty clear that the word derived from competency with letters. In fact, the terms “illiterate” was used in … Continue reading

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Learning, Hype and Engagement

These are unfinished ideas – I keep writing notes on this subject in different ways, hoping something brilliant will come together… It’s becoming a prism through which I’m seeing this course, so I thought I should share it even in … Continue reading

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Keeping track of blogs: a rant

I have been annoyed by this before, but more so now because I’m either missing something or someone should have done something about it by now (presumably those geeks whom, if they all went to a Star Trek convention, would … Continue reading

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Ideas on Community

I just this morning discovered Esko Kilpi, who made this comment [say! did you know the URL for an individual comment is right there in the date/time stamp? news to me!] on Jeff Jarvis’s BuzzMachine blog post: The publicness that … Continue reading

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