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Martin Weller on some important battles of Open Education today.
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A few hours ago as the sun was rising...  I don't see many sunrises, so this was a momentous occasion.
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Good post by Steve Wheeler - "Not so shallow" http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2015/04/not-so-shallow.html
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Protect me from those naughty words 
Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.
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"Language MOOCs" published, with a free online version. +António Teixeira and I contributed with Chapter 3 - "A Proposal for the Methodological Design of Collaborative Language MOOCs".
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Explore the world's largest cave, Son Doong in Vietnam, with this interactive map comprised of 360° panoramas created by National Geographic Explorer Martin Edström.
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Interesting post by +Erik Duval​​ on Open Science. His proposal:

I propose that the European Commission takes the bold step to ensure that, before the end of this decade, all metadata about all scientific publications ever published would be put in the public domain.
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Good post by Lorena A. Barba on why video-based learning is not the best of options.
A MOOC professor takes a contrarian view and creates a MOOC without relying on videos, and makeing the claim that they are not necessary for a meaningful online learning experience.
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<quote> Teaching students that intelligence can grow and blossom with effort – rather than being a fixed trait they’re just born with – is gaining traction in progressive education circles. And new research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential.

The new research involves larger, more rigorous field trials that provide some of the first evidence that the social psychology strategy can be effective when implemented in schools on a wide scale. Even a one-time, 30-minute online intervention can spur academic gains for many students, particularly those with poor grades. The premise is that these positive effects can stick over years, leading for example to higher graduation rates; but long-term data is still needed to confirm that... </quote> 
New research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential.
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As we approach the amazing glacier on Antarctica (from the previous photo), which loomed hundreds of feet over us, +Stu Robertson and I stood in the silence of it... 
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English Teacher at Escola Secundária de Camões. Researcher at the Laboratory of Distance Education and eLearning (LE@D), Universidade Aberta, Portugal.
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I am currently an English teacher at Escola Secundária de Camões. I am also a researcher at the Laboratory of Distance Education and eLearning (LEaD), Universidade Aberta, Portugal. I teach in the eLearning Pedagogy Master’s Program. I participated as a co-author and facilitator in the online teaching training program developed at Universidade Aberta (part of the Innovation Program in Distance Education], with courses both for Universidade Aberta’s professors and tutors, and for other Portuguese universities as well. 

My master’s dissertation, “From Web 2.0 to eLearning 2.0: Learning in the Network” is available in an online, rich-media version @ http://orfeu.org/weblearning20 (only Portuguese, but there’s an abstract in English).

My research interests include personal learning environments (PLEs), connectivism and networked learning. On a more broad perspective I’m interested in learning, cyberculture, edutech, literature, music, people and writing.

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    Researcher at the Laboratory of distance education and elearning, Universidade Aberta, Lisbon.
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    Teaching English to 10th graders.
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