October 10, 2012
50 months to save the world – interactive
E-learning Examples, October 10, 2012.
Interesting interactive on global warming. "The world has 50 months to go before the dice become loaded against us in terms of keeping under a 2C temperature rise. We asked Guardian readers and public figures what they would do to lead us out of this climate predicament. From mass protest to pensions to personal carbon targets, here are their suggestions." But as I comment (awaiting moderation) "Actually there may well be considerably less than 50 months available, and so planning to use all 50 months – or to even talk about them as though we can do nothing for that time – is taking the riskier route."
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Could a MOOCl Contribute to the Education of the World’s Poorest Children?
Weblog, October 10, 2012.
John Connell writes, "The last thing this global emergency needs is any kind of quick fix. But I do believe that there is a potentially powerful application of digital and networking technologies that could play a significant role, alongside all the other big investments needed, in contributing to a much better quality education for many millions of the poorest children in the poorest countries around the world."
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The Flip: End of a Love Affair
Powerful Learning Practice, October 9, 2012.
Interesting article documenting the reasons why one teacher drifted away from 'the flip' in her classroom. A 'flipped classroom', recall, is one where videos are assigned for viewing as homework, while class time is used for discussions and project work. It's a good idea - except that the videos are redundant. Shelly Wright writes, "As this new way of learning played out over time, my students found they didn’t need me to locate or create videos for them. Instead, they learned how to learn, and they were able to find their own resources. For me, this was a much more important skill than following my directions or using the resources I told them to use."
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Being Regular is Good
Ideas and Thoughts, October 4, 2012.
There's always good fibre in Dean Shareski's posts, and this one is no exception. "Being regular," he writes, "is about trying to be consistent and persistent in sharing ideas and content." Quite so. The one really major thing that has been central to my professional development over the years has been the regular reading and writing of these posts. He also says, "I think I need to podcast more often. Remind me to do that. Someone who's been doing a great job lately is my buddy Darren. Check out some of his short, but awesome video blogs." Maybe I should do more. I probably have enough ideas for a whole slew of three-minute videos. Related: Graham Wegner ponders whether Twitter "is a low hanging fruit for online thinking and learning."
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