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Bingo! and a heartfelt thank you for supplying the trigger that has helped make a frame upon which to hang my chaotic thoughts. Your explanation and fringe references are stellar!  I am always entranced, challenged and find new thinking for me to try on ... what a joy. I love reading your writing as well as having conversations with you.
I'm sliding outwards, across the boundaries and just in time. One of the most important results of Rhizo14 for me has been my connection to educational thinkers outside of North America and Western Europe, the West. In a seri...
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You are most welcome, Carol. Come sit with me and talk. We both have things to hear.
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Learning about learning is a free Open Education Week offering starting Monday, 10 March.  Join us for the fun and offer your ideas and experiences to the mix.
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Just finished Rhizo14 unhangout #6 ... fast, fun and always a treat ... session now titled planned obsolesence
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I often wonder if any if it is worth the time and energy ... the power structure seems to be overwhelming and I am very tired. Truly enjoyed the parts of Rhizo14 I was able to find time for ... one of the best open ed journeys I have made lately :)
So spank the tots and put them to bed!  :)
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an interesting and decidedly different sort of enforced independent learning :) and a fun read about the dating game ...
Paul Oyer is an Ivy League-educated economist, but everything he ever needed to learn about economics he learned from online dating. Photo by Flickr user Tim McFarlane. When Paul Oyer's new book crossed our desk, it was hard not to take notice. "Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I ...
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Thank you for your thoughtful blog post.  The emphasis on process, the ability (and in my own exhortations) to make mistakes (yes, to learn from them, as well as feeling free to experiment), underscore the importance of creativity in our learning, and in our lives. Yes, it is the PROCESS more than the end results that are important in the learning, in life. Waiting for grammar structure critique here :) I really do need to write in simple, rather than complex sentences.  My brain just does not really work that way.
Lots of wrestling in FB this week with what could be argued to be an essential ‘issue’ with MOOCs – they are open – free – out there… surely this is thus egalitarian learning at its very best? But no – some are still silenced...
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My name is carol yeager and I am a recovering academic. This may be difficult for some to reconcile as I am also a lifelong learner.  For as long as I can remember, and that is a long, long time, I have loved learning.  My curiosity as to what was around the next turn has been insatiable. In many respects, I have been in front of new thinking, maybe even recalcitrant in the methods of inspiring learning.  I have circumvented authority in order to introduce more enticing, more personal approaches to learning.  I model what I teach, or rather what I facilitate for others' learning journeys.  It has been a series of fascinating journeys, of shared learning, of changing perspectives. Of mentoring and being mentored by those I have mentored.

I find myself in a strange situation now, because I no longer love learning.  Yes, my curiosity is still alive and insatiable, but I have lost the patience to follow through for any length of time.  Lurking around learning seems to suit me only too well.  This, obviously, seriously limits my learning capacities.  For years my mantra has been one "stolen" from A Toffler in his treatise "Future Shock" ... it is important that we now learn how to learn, unlearn, and relearn in order to survive in the 21st Century. Yes, I am that old, and have been in the education business that long, maybe even longer ... actually, since before it was really a "business".
 
My goal now is to find new inspiration to learn, unlearn, and relearn.  Please be patient with my impatience.  Thank you.

PS This is excerpted from an earlier blog posting for another course ... I am still recovering and still seeking additional inspiration.  My curiosity remains active!
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Welcome Carole! So good to see you here. We sure hope that the conversations here will generate the spark needed to recharge your batteries! Alvin Toffler is my hero -- gYour quote is my email signature. Here, stealing is called remixing - building upon other peoples ideas and transforming the learning. We hope you enjoy the ride!
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Great article! The key seems to be taking time. We are rushed and pressured to "cover" so much material and prepare for so many skills, that it is easy to rush past those important moments where true learning can develop rather than be implanted. 
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Join us tomorrow, 10 March, for a short 5 day offering on open learning. Share what you know and discover more about the open education opportunities. Hope to see you there ... free, open, no registration required ... join us when you can ... see you there!
http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/flex/oerweek.php
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I am particularly attracted to the idea of "global and circular causalities".  Local causality, for me, has always been more limiting than I have been able to accept ... on multiple levels.  Cultural, historical, educational and academic are but a few of the arenas I have been compelled to examine, if only as a lurker and minimal participant. Thanks for the verbalization of my frustrations, Keith.

Indeed, I will be spending much more time unpackaging much of what has transpired in Rhizo14 .. and what a great adventure and fun it promises to be!
Well, didn't we have a party! I really enjoyed Rhizo14, and I thank everyone who joined in, especially the lurkers, who play a much unheralded role in the community as curriculum. I think they are the ones I most want to talk...
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Hi Keith,
I will be in your general area on Friday, early afternoon of 14 March on my way to Coconut Creek, and then again, on my return northward the later afternoon of 15 March.  Would love to meet over tea or coffee.
Cheers,
Carol
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Presentation is on in a few minutes from now.  Meanwhile, the slide share is well worth a few minutes viewing time!
http://www.slideshare.net/vances/chaos-in-learning
MultiMOOC is about chaos in learning and how to engage learners in resolving that chaos through networking with one another. This presentation introduces a conn
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Merci Carol
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