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Build your own coach

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Build your own coach

Marshall Goldsmith recommends support using regular engagement with key questions. www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYhws73vm0c At this point, a small warning: if you are interested in this topic, and a little distraction prone as you surf, you could find this a bit like going down a rabbit hole.  Or as my son says “Oh look, there’s a butterfly” Questions…

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Habits, Routines and Structure

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This probably is a “Part One” post.  Just a small placeholder. Some of my friends know that for a long time I have pondered the question of how to bring about genuine change. Firstly in ourselves and also in the organisations we are part of.  Even a few people I have only met once also…

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MOOCs etc.

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MOOCs etc.

I was recently able to go to a small conference in Auckland, mainly around the topic of MOOCs and Online education. Opened by Stephen Joyce.  “It’s all about the learner” Key reading before the conference Kahn Academy Salman Khan, Founder of Khan Academy beamed in via Skype. Coincidentally I signed up properly for the Khan…

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Vishal’s visit with his sitar

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Vishal’s visit with his sitar

Lured back onto Facebook and this Blog by the visit of an Indian Sitar player.   STOP PRESS NOTE: Dr Vishal is in Auckland FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS and still has spaces for performances on June 30th, July 1st and July 2nd, subject to transport.  If you are interested, please feel free to contact…

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HACKED!!!!!!

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Well, I nearly lost this blog.  Left an upgrade a little too late and all sorts of nasties got into the system, Bluehost then shut me down. Thanks to Bruce (hacking into the database, cleaning things up) and the wonderful people at Bluehost, things have been put back.  A large backlog in my thinking.  But…

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Kickstarter Moodle projects for 2.3??

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Moodle 2.3 is due out soon.  I’ve dabbled in the QA process.  Didn’t do so well, the site resets itself regularly, you really need your own site to work on.  But it was good to have a look around the implementation of  some of the new features.  There will be a slew of blog posts…

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China

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I’ve had a quiet day today part way through a visit to Chuxiong Normal University.  Two sessions so far: Thursday (Information Science Majors) and Friday (Physics Majors) The aim: exposure to a few strategies to support active learning practice in English have fun All these students will be teachers sometime.  The hope: just to see…

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Moodle 2.0 Wellington workshop

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Moodle 2.0 Wellington workshop

After a false start (abandoned due to the February 4 earthquake) I made it to Wellington for a Moodle 2.0 workshop.  Details here.  If anyone from the TALO group is reading this (especially Leigh) then probably best to move on. I still value Moodle as a Walled Garden.  I see this as a feature, not…

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Workplace learning: professional trajectories

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How do you help competent professionals in a field to become also competent in an education role? I spent a week in Auckland in late March considering this question.  Moodle shut down on me.  Where better to work then Columbus Coffee You need an awareness of adult education principles (not just theory thought) I love…

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Moodle 2 wish list

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Moodle 2 wish list

I’ve pondered for weeks how to make a first post on Moodle 2.  Here is my wish list.  I got the idea from Mark Deschler’s wish list post.  He has some great comments on how to get involved.  I’m always surprised with 1,000,000 people on Moodle.org why so few vote in the tracker. You will…

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