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Christopher Sessums
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It's about people, not technology.
It's about people, not technology.

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For me, this manifesto fits all forms of education and should not be limited to the arts. That or, we simply call all education: arts education.

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Christopher Sessums commented on a post on Blogger.
As someone who's been involved in distance and online learning for over 10 years, I find it funny/sad that we're still having this conversation. Platforms exist to deliver content and interaction at the speed of light, yet we're still asking How? Really?
Perhaps we should be asking WHY is the education industry SO SLOW to catch up with what the world is doing? We need to be looking upstream, seeing why we can't move this thing along.
Let me use a metaphor I heard on NPR the other day:
"A person is coming down the river, and they're drowning, and you jump in and pull them out. And then they come down again, and you pull them out. Next. Two. Three. Four. Five. At some point, you have to go up the river and take care of the spot where they're all falling in."
I hope your conference panel and attendees can address the issue of WHERE people keep falling in the water. That would make a bigger difference, don't you think?

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It's about teachers, not technology. #FExE

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+Shelly Blake-Plock gets directly to the point: "If you want teacher buy-in, let the teachers buy."

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Christopher Sessums commented on a post on Blogger.
In some respects, such adaptive tools are better educated than the educators using them. This is the part that scares many educators. And for good reason. If you can be replaced by a machine, then you should be ;).

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Christopher Sessums commented on a post on Blogger.
Many of the public universities I have worked with allow students to transfer 12 to 15 hours of academic credit from another "accredited" institution. This process is often a chore for academic program coordinators and is sometimes more work than people want to manage. The "not-inveneted-here"/seat time argument will always rear its ugly head with many administrators; however, as enrollments wane, CBE will clearly appear as an attractive/necessary option. 
Thank you for bringing this issue to the fore. I think it's time HE institutions take another look at CBE if they aren't doing so already.

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Watch edtech sausage being made!

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I couldn't agree with a rich celebrity man-cub more

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Psychological implications of feeling wealthy. Stay tuned for the end result. #empathy
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