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For the Folks at home: OpenEd09

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OpenEd09 was a great conference. Possibly one of the best I have been to. Sharing is very powerful. In Leigh’s circle, people have sought to develop stuff, posted it as a work in progress to find other people working on similar things just down the road. Bingo: collaboration, synergy, time saving and dare I say…

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Twittering at OpenEd

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I’ve been a very very itinerant dabbler in Twitter. Twitter emerged at the OPenEd conference complete with conference tag: #opened09.  Not as a trickle, but a steady stream.  I wondered a little at how people kept up until I saw they used some other applications.  Moving into using TweetDeck instantly quadrupled my productivity and ease…

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After OpenEd (1)

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After conference. I am too tired to write much with any coherence, plus I do not have any decent internet access.  Lots of thoughts. Yesterday, the last of the conference, a trip to Whistler. Last night tea with Randy, Patricia Schmitt and Christine Geith, all with a Wikieducator connection. Today is Saturday, we took the…

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In Vancouver on Day 2.

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Sunday: RAIN Wandered along another part of Commercial Drive.  Supposed to be a carless day, but no, commercialism and realism  has won. The cars were back on Commercial Drive yesterday, after four weekends of street closings, and Ed Wilkerson of Magnet Hardware is thrilled and relieved. So is the owner of Café Abruzzo two blocks…

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Open Ed contribution 3: it’s not all bad news

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This is number three in a series.  Some of the things I may not get a chance to share at OpenEd 2009. These are some of the roadblocks put forward as real or perceived issues by teachers who expressed a keeness to share and to collaborate or work together on resources – or at least…

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OpenEd contribution 2: the minuses

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This is the second post in a series.  See the previous post. (perceived ) Barriers to Sharing resources After some of the conversations, here are some jottings of perceived barriers to sharing resources. I realize there are more types of resources than just written items [such as video, audio and images]. Some of the stated…

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OpenED contribution 1: Introduction

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I’m presenting on Wednesday at the Open Education Conference in Vancouver.  Here are a few of the things I will not get time to say. In many respects I am an amateur and a dabbler in this area of open education. The wikipedia definition: “Open educational resources are educational materials and resources offered freely and…

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Vancouver Day One

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Terrible night last night.  Wrote a bit more of my talk when I couldn’t sleep. Today, Saturday: Time off mainly. Vancouver has a superb system to handle cyclists. vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/cycling/ Johns partner Lyn has left a bike here, and complete with a cycle route map, I set off. Firstly, I tried to sort a micro SD…

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Vancouver, Day zero.

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Christchurch > Auckland > Vancouver (13 hour flight) No camera (left it charging by the piano).  I felt so naked.  On thinking about this, I realise there is just that little niggle of guilt at being away, at feeling so free and unencumbered, with everyone else back home still in routine.  I realise though that…

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