Archive For The “Communities” Category

Where learning takes place . . .

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One of the sessions we had at the Setubal dialogue was on the question “Does Community need a place?” Which actually leads onto the question what is a place. My answer at the moment is yes: and place is broadly defined. I noticed this quote today: Learning in Clubs that Meet in Physical Places Educational…

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Portugal: what it was all about (2) EQUAL (Mon)

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Portugal: what it was all about (2) EQUAL (Mon)

We had survived THEKA on Friday and Saturday. We got home late on Saturday to a Portuguese style banquet provided by Rogerio, our caterer. There was no doubt about it, we were both tired and stimulated. Sunday was a dialogue day. EQUAL, on Monday was a quite different enterprise. How did we end up with…

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Leadership and Teachers

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I think a Professional Leadership Community approach has a lot to offer. But what do we need leadership in teaching for? Brian Lord and Barbara Miller have this to say: At present, we do not know enough about teacher leadership to make bold claims for its effectiveness in helping reforms go to scale or improving…

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Thoughts on Communities, Blogs and Moodle

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Thoughts on Communities, Blogs and Moodle

I’ve taken a bit of a break from the community aspect of my life. The change from the College to the University has accounted for most of this. However, things have moved on. First the West Coast visit and now next week we have our next session on community nurture/community development, and the first for…

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Participatory clture

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Participatory clture

I work with Tim Greig most Tuesdays and Thursday. Through his MLIS course he has come up with some quite interesting reading. Last week he has gave me a copy of Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century by Henry James and others. The readers digest summary is found in…

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Course as community (cont)

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Course as community (cont)

More from Learning Ecology, Communities, and Networks: Extending the classroom (eLearnspace) What is needed? What is needed? We need to bring elements into the learning experience that allow for extension beyond classrooms…and integration with “real life” We need to be able to “tap into” a means of staying current within our fields. Courses can’t serve…

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CoPs and Bloggers at CPE

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Still being very interested in this topic. The chance to present at a conference where there is some understanding of CoP’s was too good an opportunity to miss. CPE 2006. Continuing Professional Education Conference. There were really three threads: recertification requirements, keeping up with developments in a profession and adult education. I totally omitted the…

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Course as Community

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Course as Community

The Applied e-Teaching and Support qual that was developed at the College last year aspires to build a community approach to the learning process. We ran a pilot last year, with some success, althought we certainly learned a lot. Here are a few blogs that have posted on this issue. Mathemagenic Blog (Lilia Efimova) blog.mathemagenic.com/2003/10/17.html#a805…

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CoPs and Blogs

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There are two specific discussions involving Blogs I am interested in at the moment: The differences between online journals, blogs and forums. The relationship between bloggers and communities. “CoP’s and Bloggers” was my last minutish presentation at BlogHui, and I shared briefly on the Saturday, which was day 2. I used the same slideshow on…

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Communities Exist . . .

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Communities Exist . . .

I have been interested again how much difference there is in our understanding of basic terms: Community of practice is sometmes assumed to be ‘Online’. I think a better term is distributed. Here is a summary of my talk on “A vision for community” Communities exist. They are bound together by a common practice, a…

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