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Christopher Sessums
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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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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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+Shelly Blake-Plock gets directly to the point: "If you want teacher buy-in, let the teachers buy."
The fact that there are plenty of companies touting video-based PD as more efficient, individualized, cheaper, and faster should not surprise anyone who has been in the education game long enough to have suffered through Harry Wong
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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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I couldn't agree with a rich celebrity man-cub more
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Just do it!

The application process for the fourth cohort (fall 2014) in the online Doctor of Education, Educational Technology at the University of Florida is now open until November 15, 2013.

Further information at http://education.ufl.edu/educational-technology/online-ed-d/.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Kumar at edtechedd@coe.ufl.edu.
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the things i learn...
The adulteration of Italian olive oil.
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It's about teachers, not technology. #FExE
This year marked a very noticeable surge in technology investment and innovation in education--what I call “innovestment"--which plays an important role in stimulating a sector that is traditionally behind the innovation adoption curve
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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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Watch edtech sausage being made!
Kno's consumer-focused model, seeking to sell what is ultimately a feature for an entrenched oligarchical of suppliers, was doomed from the beginning.
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Psychological implications of feeling wealthy. Stay tuned for the end result. #empathy
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  • University of Florida
    Educational Technology
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It's about people, not technology.
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Director of Research and Development, The Center for Technology in Education, Johns Hopkins University
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I am an experienced director of educational services for higher learning. I specialize in developing and implementing plans to support identified organizational goals and needs. In addition, I am a skilled presenter and educator with over 10 years experience providing training and professional learning to clients face-to-face and online. My current research interest focuses on diffusion and implementation science. Specialties: Research and evaluation, educational technology, participatory media, critical pedagogy, talent development, action research, activity theory, implementation science, diffusion of innovation.
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  • Johns Hopkins University
    Visiting Assistant Professor, present
    As a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and the Center for Technology in Education, I am responsible for developing the 21st Century Educator degree program and mentoring doctoral students in the online EdD in Education program.
  • An Estuary
    Chief Learning Officer, 2013 - 2014
  • xlm-design
    CLO, 2012 - 2013
  • UC Berkeley Extension
    Director, New Initiatives & Online Learning, 2012
  • College of Education, University of Florida
    teach, research, write, play, rinse, repeat, 2011
  • College of Education, UF
  • Division of Continuing Education, UF
  • P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, UF
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