Wed.Nov 21, 2012

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Blogphilosophy: Education makes the world a worse place

Ignatia Webs

These last few days were pushing the truth into my face again: education does not change the world. In fact: it helps destroying it. So why bother? Why do I put so much time and effort in researching education? It is not about Israël, it could just as easily be North Korea, China, Zimbabwe, waffles baking Belgium, … or the tiny country of Andorra for all I care. It will never do it. think not.

Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

Absorb LMS

There’s a winding, two-lane highway in Quebec that has a telephone/electrical pole standing in the middle. This isn’t a joke. I’ve inserted a photo from a reputable news source below to show you that this really exists. How did this happen? Apparently, You can read about this here  and here. on Monday Nov. 19, 2012. Jocelyn Riendeau / Canadian Press / Sherbrooke La Tribune.

Formula for happiness

Jay Cross

I spent Monday and Tuesday getting inspired at the Future of Talent Retreat. This is my eight year in row. Every Every returning alumnus said they inevitably depart with new ways of looking at the world. Kevin Wheeler  pulls insights out of the group that we didn’t know were there. My topic this year was bringing emotion into the workplace. Relationships. Nurture your connections. Mindful.

Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

Absorb LMS

There’s a winding, two-lane highway in Quebec that has a telephone/electrical pole standing in the middle. This isn’t a joke. I’ve inserted a photo from a reputable news source below to show you that this really exists. How did this happen? Apparently, You can read about this here  and here. on Monday Nov. 19, 2012. Jocelyn Riendeau / Canadian Press / Sherbrooke La Tribune.

Attract, Engage, and Develop Talent using Open Badges: An IBM case study

Companies have an incredible opportunity to use badges to help attract, engage, recognize and develop talent. There have been significant developments around digital credentials and particularly the fast rise of badges and micro-credentials. Learning Professionals need to be aware of what's happening and innovators should be taking a leading role. In this session, David will go through the well-known IBM Open Badge Program to help explain badge programs.

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WordPress Plugin #7: Twitter Card

Dont Waste Your Time

Note : In this series I’ll delve into some of the better plugins available for WordPress that I am already using, or about to start using. I’m aiming to highlight 30 of the better plugins. If, like me, you use Twitter a lot, and have something like WordTwit installed (tweet your new blog post when you publish it) then you’ll also want to explore the new world of Twitter Cards. Thanks Simple!

The OER Workshop at IMU!

ZaidLearn

THE OER WORKSHOP This 2-day workshop will be conducted at the International Medical University (IMU) from 22 – 23 November , 2012. It will empower you with the necessary skills to find, reuse, remix and create Open Educational Resources (OER) for your courses. In the final session, we will discuss how to move forward with OER at our institutions. Find OER and OCW using a variety of search tools.

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Active Learning at Conferences

Web Courseworks

Educators have come to understand the need to engage learners in all facets of education.  Even face-to-face environments need hands-on learning activities so that participants are actually getting involved in the subject matter.  When it comes to eLearning, it has been a challenge for distance educators to build activities into an online program that will [.]. eLearning active learning conferences elearning Jon Aleckson MindMeld Web Courseworks workshops