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March 25, 2011


Photos from Girona. I'm now in Andorra, where I have very poor bandwidth.

Learning communities as cryptoforests
Artichoke, Artichoke, March 25, 2011.

When you live in Canada, you learn to appreciate forests - not the tame forests where the animals are as pets, but the wild forest, the forest that can kill you, the forest that springs up unwanted and unappreciated and becomes your entire country, your entire culture. Learning should be like that,

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Special Issue - Connectivism: Design and Delivery of Social Networked Learning
George Siemens and Grainne Conole, eds., IRRODL, March 25, 2011.

The new issue of IRRODL focuses on Connectivism. No, I don't have a paper in the issue, not for lack of interest, but totally due to lack of time. Nonetheless, the subject is very well represented with people like George Siemens, Diego Leal, Rita Kop, Terry Anderson and Jon Dron, Grainne Conole, Rebecca Galley, Juliette Culver, and many more. I haven't read it yet (I will as soon as I get home) but I know I can recommend it.

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Privacy and cloud based apps – a background paper from BCcampus
Clint Lalonde, ClintLalonde.net, March 25, 2011.

I haven't been able to read this, but it looks pretty interesting. "The paper highlights some of the concerns and benefits post-sec institutions in BC are grappling with when considering using cloud-based applications and services (specifically those hosted in the US), and illustrates some examples of how BC post-sec's have addressed these issues within their institutions."

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