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Laura Gibbs
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Attended University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Ph.D.)
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What a great piece! It was so depressing to read through the hype and harm but at least there was HOPE coming!!! And I do agree... although it is so sad to watch vital, powerful ideas about education having the life sucked out of them and turned into empty marketing buzzwords. We need HOPE, not hype!!!
hope like this: quote highly relational, active and inquiry oriented (both online and offline), and commit to empowering students with digital tools
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+Laura Gibbs Thanks for sharing this.
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I don't have time for this (too much India!!!), but I will definitely be prowling around later to see all the good stuff that will have gone on! :-)
 
I am going to try to participate in the Teaching with WordPress course being offered by UBC’s Will Engle and Christina Hendricks. The course runs for the month of June. Earlier today, my BCcampus colleagues Amanda Coolidge, Tracy Kelly and Mary Burgess…
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Wonderful graphic as always to go with +Jackie Gerstein 's post. I'll be sharing this with students!
https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/its-all-about-the-connections/
I've written about connections before in It’s All About Connection. Today, though, I was thinking about all of the connections important for learning. Connection has a lot of meanings and connotati...
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As Vahid says, lots to ponder here! I vote for "less is more" ... instead of MASSIVE...
 
Calling all educators: (this should be a perfect discussion starter for a teachers' meeting)
When I left my 7th grade math classroom for my Fulbright research assignment in Finland I thought I would come back from this experience with more inspiring, engaging, innovative lessons.  I expect...
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Such fabulousness from +Marc Schnau ... for you, +Stacy Zemke , librarian!!!
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Ha ha, this will be fun to share with students!!! :-)
Thank you, +Brad Esau !!!
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And sigh again for this one...
 
This makes me crazy! Idiots out there on the internet who can't seem to do anything other than catcall and insult women. Don't they all have mothers? 
Something happened when women took the stage at Google I/O, and it happened in real-time. In the comments section.
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Now here's an UNDERSTATEMENT for you: 'Machines still don't have the same deep understanding of human society that teachers must rely on." ... Try: machines have NO understanding of human society. Processing data is not the same as "understanding" anything... sigh.
Via +Michael McIntyre (who is similarly appalled...)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11642622/Robo-teacher-is-coming-but-dont-expect-to-be-inspired.html
Increasing use of machines in the classroom means teachers will be less important, Oxford academic warns
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More goodness from +Project Gutenberg !
 
Walt Whitman was born today in 1819, Happy One! - James Earl Jones Reads from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” - http://t.co/jmddsH57Dx (at Brainpickings)

Whitman - http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/600

The Walt Whitman Archive by Ed Folsom and Kenneth M. Price - http://www.whitmanarchive.org/

Modern & Contemporary American Poetry - ModPo is a fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry, with an emphasis on experimental verse, from Dickinson and Whitman to the present. - by Al Filreis (University of Pennsylvania) - free, online, starts this year on September 12 - https://www.coursera.org/course/modernpoetry
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ECHOES: I agree! This will be useful to share with students. Via +Amanda Patterson , such a fun person to follow here.
 
Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States, says, ‘The first line is the DNA of the poem; the rest of the poem is constructed out of that first line. A lot of it has to do with tone...
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ZING: "Yale is basically a hedge fund with a university attached for tax status and marketing purposes." ... +A. Michael Berman this made me think of your MIT post which I saw in the stream earlier.
 
We're soon going to be left with no viable option for providing quality higher education to the masses
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Uh, yep: #1 on the list.
Offer fully online professional development
But even when geared towards supporting faculty who will be teaching blended or fully online, all the PD at my school is still face to face workshops. 
Go figure.
 
One of the biggest challenges for instructional designers is finding a convenient time to provide faculty development. A few alternatives to consider:
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Dedicatedly digital... teaching online for 10+ years. :-)
Introduction
I'm an online instructor at the University of Oklahoma with a long-standing interest in Aesop's fables! You can see my online courses - Mythology-Folklore & Indian Epics - at MythFolklore.net, and I blog every other day at the Bestiaria Latina.

During the summertime, I try to get some writing done. These are my books:
About the fox avatar: I use different fox images for my online avatar (sometimes a cartoon fox like Fox in Socks, or real foxes, like this one) - it's because the fox is the most important character in Aesop's fables... and the trickiest! :-)
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., Ph.D.)
  • Oxford University (M.Phil.)
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