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Ralph Mercer
Attended Royal Roads University
Lives in Monte di Procida, Napoli
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In a lecture at SFU Woodward's, the author and historian demolished several myths propelling Canada into expanding air strikes in the Middle East.
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Twenty-five years ago, Norway chose to bank the returns from its oil resources, and it has paid off handsomely - to the tune of $1 trillion. Alberta can only look on with envy, writes Susan Ormiston.
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Emerging Technologies - Most of the global challenges of the 21st century are a direct consequence of the most important technological innovations of the 20st century. New technology is arriving fa...
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(Mirrors my transition to apple, would prefer open source but like windows it just doesn.t work)
Confessions of an open source purist http://zite.to/16Yvdvr

When picking a PC, we face a three-way choice: High maintenance, out-of-the-box utility, and software freedom. Choose any two
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there exists a point in all organizational change where the manufactured facts that support change or defend the status quo become the spears of truth used to defend their respective position, without regards to why the change was needed in the first place. It is also the point where the vision of a leader must triumph over leadership by spreadsheet #essentiallycontestedconcepts
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it is of concern to watch the "data wins" approach to innovation, data is a rearward looking activity that assumes the existing measurement system will not change and is valid. It supports and reinforces the culture and organizational model that presently exists. 
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What does the future hold for academic books? Rebecca Lyons introduces The Academic Book of the Future, a two-year project funded by the AHRC in collaboration with the British Library in which a cr...
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How the battle over privacy technologies could define the future of the web. This TechRepublic cover story explains the strange history and the serious consequences of the fight over encryption.
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I learned about David Lippman from an article on TeamOpen and realized I needed to talk to him more about his work in open education and open source. David is a professor at Pierce College and has saved students a million dollars with his shared textbooks. He also built IMathAS, a free, open source math assessment and course platform.
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Student, traveller, advocate, moleskin user, masters candidate
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professional development advocate and mentor
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  • SelfSteering:, 2014 - present
    Professional Advocate of whole-person development who encourages and mentors people to explore learning as a journey of discovery and self-improvement. I see technology as an opportunity to fundamentally change how we deliver education to those on the margins of society. Personal: Masters Candidate, digital opportunities exploiter, practitioner of self-tracking, exploring the convergence of the quantified self movement, e-portfolios and personal learning environments. Military: I am a champion of NCO self-development to enhance professional skills and to enrich the profession of arms and a believer that the NCO corps are the greatest untapped resource modern militaries have at their disposal. Education and self-improvement opportunities are key to enabling that resource to be fully operationalize.
  • Canadian Forces
    Chief Warrant Officer, 1978 - 2014
  • Royal Roads University
    Masters Candidate, 2012 - 2014
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Monte di Procida, Napoli
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Kingston Ontario - Sydenham Ontario - Trenton Ontario - Fredericton New Brunswick - Ottawa Ontario - Greenwood Nova Scotia - Cold Lake Alberta - Gander Newfoundland - Beausejour Manitoba - Senneterre Quebec - Chibougamau Quebec - Comox, British Columbia - Halifax Nova Scotia
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Advocate of whole-person development who encourages and mentors people to explore learning as a journey of discovery and self-improvement. A problem solver who sees technology as an opportunity to fundamentally change how we deliver education to those on the margins of conventional society. 

Always open to new challenges and opportunities, just contact me. http://ca.linkedin.com/in/ralphmercer/



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learning, sharing, guiding
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    MAIS, 2014
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The Social Learning Daily paper
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The Social Learning Daily paper, by Ralph Mercer : Education is the Greatest Social Influencer

Seth's Blog: "Do you have three minutes?" The conservation of mental ban...
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It's not the three minutes it will take to do this favor for you. Everyone has three minutes. And it's not even the noise and the wear and t

Wireless mobile storage expander roundup: Your iPad wants one of these
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CNET editor Dong Ngo puts together a list of mobile storage accessories for those wanting to carry a lot more content than their iPad or oth

New entrant disrupts rankings hierarchy - University World News
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It is something of a wonder how, in 10 short years since they were invented, global rankings have come to have a fixed hierarchy of prestige

Zero Rolls Out a Rugged Electric Motorcycle for Special Ops | Autopia | ...
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Electric motorcycles just went from practical to tactical with the Zero MMX, the first all-electric bike developed specifically for the U.S.

Myspace Is Back — As an iOS App | Gadget Lab | Wired.com
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Myspace, the social network that dominated the early part of this century, has risen from the ashes. Or at least, that's the plan, as Myspac

6 Alternatives To Bloom's Taxonomy For Teachers - TeachThought
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At the end of the day, teaching is about learning, and learning is about understanding. And as technology evolves to empower more diverse an

Personify Launches Immersive Video Conferencing for Apple's Notebooks an...
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Personify, the immersive video communication company behind Personify Liveâ„¢, announced today the launch of the Mac version of its flagship

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Content Curation - Best Practices | E-Learning Council
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E-Learning Symposium Austin. ELS -2013 Austin Registration. New forum topics. Complex Real Jailbreak/Unlock iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS iOS 6.1.4/6.1.

Staggering Stats And The New Reality
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Have you seen the CTRL ALT Delete experience yet? My latest book, CTRL ALT Delete, came out two days ago. In an attempt to create attention

There are only four jobs in the whole world – are you in the right one?
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For the past 30 years my company has been involved in creating over 2,500 different performance-based job descriptions that define the actua

ten years | Harold Jarche
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ten of spades On 21 April 2003, jarche.com went online. It started as a single web page, later upgraded to a Drupal powered site and then ch

Students can criticize prof on Facebook, court rules - Calgary - CBC News
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Alberta's highest court is siding with two University of Calgary students who say their charter rights were violated when the school punishe

It's Nikola Tesla's World (We're Just Opening Museums About Him In It)
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Matthew Inman--the comic illustrator behind The Oatmeal--won a thumping victory against FunkyJunk's lawyer in June and raised more than $220

Alternatives to Google Reader? Don't Bother, You're Not Going Anywhere...
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Today Google Reader became the latest Google product to have Plus added to it. Now Google Reader users can +1 or share items to Google Plus,

BlackBerry review: The good and bad of the new Z10 - Technology & Sc...
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Peter Nowak reviews the new Z10 smartphone from BlackBerry. Bottom line: pretty cool, great speed, but needs more apps and a better map prog

Smart Phones Hold the Keys to Front Doors
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Knock, knock. Who's there? A brand-new generation of hardware and app combos that let you play doorman from anywhere

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