Archive For The “Leadership” Category

Facilitatior or Teacher?? (Part One)

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The debate still unresolved. Probably won’t ever be. From Leigh: As I teach and facilitate various online courses this year, a lot of the theories and concepts I subscribe to are getting some hard testing. The biggest challenge I am finding is the expectation for a teacher or instructor while everyone talks about a facilitator….

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End of Long Dark Tunnel

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Basically, I can now look ahead. Our UCTL integration is complete (except that they are thinking of moving our new buddies at the Learning Skills Centre further away and out of the middle of Campus), we have a website (nearly releaseable), the LMS review committee is moving along, we have a wiki to play with,…

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Light at the end of the Tunnel

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Light at the end of the Tunnel

I’ve wondered seriously whether I need to declare online bankrupcy. Laurence Lessig did it for e-mail. E-mail is not quite my problem. Just a bit too much online stuff, too many frontiers. But I decided it is just the end of year run up to Christmas, I was tired – plus, there has been a…

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Catching up with the crowd: Networks & Communities

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I even took part in the event last year ::FLNW:: but I had not really taken part in the Network vs Community vs Group conversations. Didn’t feel the need. Didn’t see the point. I think I will need to face this soon however. SO: Marshalling some references. Social Networks vs Online Communities. David Coleman Often…

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Final e-fest event: Conversation on Learning Communities (Eva and John)

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= Finished my final workshop here this morning. Whew. Tried a new structure, which I found very very relaxing: Needed to get the learning theory down to the basics for CoP thinking. Used several mini presentations just like some of the Youtube videos: images to support a long quote. I packaged all the educational theory…

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E-Fest: morning of keynotes

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E-Fest: morning of keynotes

One: Sean McDougal: great story teller, 25 minutes of our small group time used up in a few questions, some of them well thought out, he used a remarkable small group activity much like that that we used in Portugal. He reminded me a lot of one of my hero’s, Stephen Heppell, then when I…

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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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Should All Learning Professionals be Blogging?

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Should All Learning Professionals be Blogging?

Learning Circuits is has their big question of the month for October as: Should All Learning Professionals be Blogging?I just thought I would have my 2 cents worth on this question. Part of my answer to this question stems from some of the dialogue we had in Florence in early October. The blog is here….

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Enterprise 2.0

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Enterprise 2.0

Here is an abstract for an MIT Sloan Management Review article. Blogs, wikis + IM are dubbed “Enterprise 2.0” There is a new wave of business communication tools including blogs, wikis and group messaging software — which the author has dubbed, collectively, Enterprise 2.0 — that allow for more spontaneous, knowledge-based collaboration. These new tools,…

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Learned Optmism

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Learned Optmism

Martin Seligman is The formal site for Positive psychlogy: www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu/ The ‘popular’ site: www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/ Peter Cammock speaks very highly of Martins work last year. I’ve just been reading some more of Learned Optmism. In my opinion this is more than just cheap pop psychlogy. Today’s little gem (liberally interpreted by me). Think of the context…

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