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Alan Levine
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barks about and plays with techie toys
barks about and plays with techie toys

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Alan Levine commented on a post on Blogger.
You'd shocked at hw Mike might explain how in 2 clicks you can figure out the IFTTT recipe to convert his RSS feed to hitting your inbox.

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Still a lot of loose boards to nail down, fleshing out the #western106  site at http://106tricks.net/western106 

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For what its worth in community colleges are you in touch with my former colleagues at the Maricooa Community Colleges? (there are things in Phoenix besides ASU and U of P ;-) https://www.maricopa.edu/welcome-to-the-maricopa-millions-oer-project

And especially what Donna Gaudet and colleagues have done at Scottsdale CC to create open textbooks at a department level http://www.oeconsortium.org/projects/impact-of-openness-on-institutions/scottsdale-community-college/

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A hybrid plenary presentation for the 2015 Etug Fall Workshop
http://etug.ca/2015/10/26/fall-workshop-2015-at-a-glance/

About the UDG Agora Project http://udg.theagoraonline.net/

Tannis Morgan, Brian Lamb, And Terri Bateman are presenting on sit, Ken Bauer and Alan Levine are present virtually through this hangout

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I have to agree it feels refreshingly unprecedented to have a direct response from a CEO, especially acknowledging their previous position as "kinda lame". 

There is something though that has been nagging the back of my brain when Kellan cites a "principle that vendors should not sell back institutional data – that belongs to the schools." -- doesn't that data really belong to the students? That's a bold claim IMHO that data that originates from student activity is owned like gold coin by institutions.

This was amplified somewhat from sitting in on an EDUCAUSE 2015 session on "Is there too much personalization?" meaning what institutions do with "all the data", and questions about how much value is knowing how many times students went to the library.

My (unsaid) wonder is- how do institutions inform student about what information they are using, measuring? Where is the transparency there? Where are the equivalents of Google's informing us of what data they gulp from our actions? And what are the agreements to how long the data will be stored? This too is bouncing from Maciej Cegłowski's framing of "toxic" or haunted data. http://idlewords.com/talks/haunted_by_data.htm 

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Student groups in Project Community (Industrial Design Engineering program at The Hague University of Applied Sciences)
 present their videos created for NGO projects in a live video session.  Learn more about #projcomm15  http://2015.projectcommunity.info/ 

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Alan Levine commented on a post on Blogger.
I grow weary of "the" lecture as if it's a single monolithic entity. We carry our experiences of great and lousy lectures, all of them generally involved one teacher In front of a room doing "something". It's as if it's either Ferris Bueller's economics prof vs Robin Williams desk leaping John Keating in Dead Poets Society.

And that leads me to a second weary concept of teaching being content delivery (yes the Smoot-Hartley act) or whatever is all that non-content stuff, poetry and action.

And this is why I do like your framing of "liveness" or as Jim Groom called it, "eventness" the feeling that something is happening in the room, space, even online. Something that you as a learner want to tune into- not necessarily showpersonship. Just calling what goes on inside a class as a "lecture" seems to unfairly reduce it to a fraction of what the experience could/should be.

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Our first live session for #ProjComm15, with participants connecting from Holland, and in the US...  from Florida, Seattle, and Arizona.

http://2015.projectcommunity.info/

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Join us for more conversation about the plans and progress of your UdG Agora implementation plans. Joining us are Gabriela and Sara (and hopefully two more volunteers) who will share their efforts so far. Nancy will fill us in more on the strategies for Peer Assists (what we are suggesting using your triads and dilo instructor groups for).

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I've scheduled a hangout on air, and added a trailer (public video) but the trailer never shows. When you click the play button, it opens the hangout window, shows the title of the trailer in the top bar, but says "Please stand by"

I've deleted and re-added the trailer video. No change.

I've run about 100 hangouts, but first time I added a trailer. I did not expect it to be this challenging.

https://plus.google.com/events/c7983gn4rd0bg782s1vs9nh3hbg
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