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Nice bit tool if you are looking to set up MCQ that will allow you to arrange a profile or similar of the test-taker. Thank you for the challenge  +shaf cangil 
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free course 'design kit' offering a 7 week course on learning options that can be used for social change. 
Helen J. de Waard - who picked up the link via @russdev got me onto this fabulous free online course "design kit". It's a 7 week curriculum course that looks at human-centered design and looks for sustainable solutions for so...
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In search for thoughts on methods and potential instruments to plan a small secondary school project which combines content and language integrated learning (clil), MOOC and lifelong learning. Feel free to share your ideas or/and experiences.
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A call to support inspirational persons who help make life fabulous for citizens around the globe, via a simple online vote. Vote for all you find inspirational, my inspiration: +Ronda Zelezny-Green 
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A nice bit of software to help with multiple interactive stories... and especially keeping them neat and full cycle. Trying it for some CFP eLearning options.
http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/inkle-making-multiple-interactive.html
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Just a small personal tale.
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great account and addition from +Paul Simbeck-Hampson  to the inspiring Aha! project book written by +Jay Cross 
 
An early morning inspired post: The Aha! Project - DIY Learning

I've had the great pleasure of knowing and working with +Jay Cross​ for quite some years.

Our first F2F meet up in Berlin was a blast! What a great day that was: I'll never forget +Harold Jarche​ saying, "just go with the flow" - and flow we did. I captured the days fun and games in this blog post:

http://simbeck-hampson.blogspot.com/2014/10/working-smarter-in-berlin-with-jaycross.html

As you'll see from the photos, the Working Smarter Fieldbook featured heavily in our tour of the city! One of my favourite photos is the guard on the old border between East and West: it had Jay in stitches. Another classic is with the Stormtrooper in front of the Brandenburg Gate - the Stormtrooper's expression is a classic - Working Smarter, huh!? :)

While reviewing the posts in the Aha! community this morning, I noticed this update, Jay wrote: "How long have I been involved in adult learning? 84,000 hours. I am exhausted (and old)."

My response to that is, "I can easily imagine that you're exhausted after the mammoth undertaking to chronicle your 84,000 hours of learning into your latest book offering. But old, na! ;)

Jay also wrote, in the intro to the Aha! book, "Personally, this is a way for me to pay back the people I have learned from over the years and to leave something of value behind as my legacy." - this touched my inspired nerve! Read the full intro here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n-HrT6nHtgIwXElNcwe5xzs0CYVJnTOzccEDeJcarE8/edit?usp=docslist_api

What I really want to say in this post, is thank you, Jay. Thank you for demonstrating what it means to work out loud and thank you for sharing your experiences, failings, learnings and life's insights; the world is a much smarter place because of your invaluable input.

As we're all on the learning conveyor belt, life long, it seems to be a no brainer to share this wisdom as far and as wide as possible.

So here goes:

What do I get in the Aha! Book?
"This book will give you seventy-five concepts and tips to help you become a better lifelong learner." - currently 175 pages.

Where do I get it?
PDF version: $2.99
https://selz.com/item/55ae839eb798720d04d21ad4?frame=Modal

Printed version: $16.00
http://www.lulu.com/shop/jay-cross/aha-get-smart/paperback/product-22308549.html

Where's the community?
https://plus.google.com/communities/102605612284824921333

Where's the Website?
http://www.ahasite.com/

What does Jay need?
Feedback, engagement, contributions, catalysts, pioneers, community, pilot companies.

So there you have it: an early morning inspired post by one of the world's prominent leaders on the topic of #learning.

Enjoy. Share. Do.
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Thank you for the share and kind words, +Ignatia/Inge de Waard​ :)
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Online course (paid, but great) on Open Education in all it's aspects, guided by George Siemens ... oh yeah, thank you Athabasca university
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+Steve Wheeler  pushes a new challenge: the blideo ! Here is my response http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.be/…/blogphilosophy-blideo-and-… and feel free to add to it through a blogpost of your own.
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Learning by reading +Jay Cross 's new book on Do It Yourself learning. Nice bit of reading, and all these wonderful options to explore! Just now had a look at Grit scale, a scale which seems to indicate your level of happiness and prosperity (in the future).

http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.be/2015/08/ahaproject-discovering-my-grit-scale.html 
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Hi, I'm Inge and I have worked in many areas in the past, and suddenly found myself completely absorbed by technology and learning in all it's aspects while working on mobile apps for continued professional health development in Tropical settings. So loving to using EdTech, building it, changing it, ... Currently investigating how people experience learning while they use technology, as well as how they learn when left to their own devices (the Open University of UK) and always a fan of Athabasca Uni in Canada (Go Canada!). And I like blogging at http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.com 
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Thank you Sahana, looking forward to your inputs also. On slow summer vacation speed here, but really happy to be able to connect with inspiring people like you. 
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Taking up #blimage challenge: airports, legal papers, cultures and art http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.com/2015/07/taking-up-blimage-challenge-airports.html
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passionate about technology enhanced learning. Started out with eLearning, than going into mLearning and now realizing that ubiquitous learning ... will bring all differentiated technology enhanced learning back to the term learning. I currently work at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Belgium and I am starting my exploratory thesis work for a M. Ed, in Distance Education at Athabasca University in Canada. My main interests are innovative learning methods (MOOC's, socio-constructivist learning), lifelong learning, social media for learning, network for knowledge... well anything that involves learning and connecting to improve knowledge (while using technology).
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My main interest is learning through and with technologies, focusing on the learning affordances of these technologies.

If you want to see what I am working on (or thinking about) in terms of TELearning, lookie here:
http://ignatiawebs.blogspot.com
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