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Paul Signorelli
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Attended University of North Texas (MLIS degree), Golden Gate University (M.A., Arts Administration), UCLA (B.A., Poli-Sci)
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"The cMOOC That Would Not Die" (http://cogdogblog.com/2015/05/the-cmooc-that-would-not-die/) is rising for another round of conversation, camaraderie, and learning: we're looking forward to catching up with current and new members of the #etmooc community during our next hour-long tweetchat, on the topic of "The #EdTech We & Our Learners Love," this Wednesday (4/13/16) at 9pm ET/6pm PT. We will, as usual, use the #etmooc hashtag. Rhonda Jessen and I will lightly facilitate the session. If you want to prime the pump, you can take a look at the infographic and executive summary at the beginning of the @NMCorg Horizion Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition (http://www.nmc.org/publication/nmc-horizon-report-2016-higher-education-edition/). And please don't forget that we're still very much working to honor our source of inspiration, Alec Couros, through donations to the newly-established Mario Couros Memorial Bursary: https://www.smore.com/8keea-mario-couros-memorial-bursary -- you can make a difference by donating at a level that is comfortable for you and helping to attract other donors to this wonderful #etmooc-based effort to support quality education.
Thinking about donating? Who should consider donating? Everyone,but especially educators as this fund will go directly to helping a...
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The #etmooc  community rides again: next hour-long live Tweet chat:

Topic -- Failing to Learn: How Failure Contributes to Learning
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
9 pm ET/6 pm PT
Hashtag -- #etmooc  

For those who want a bit of pre-reading to prime the pump:
"Making Friends With Failure"
Ainissa Ramirez, Edutopia, August 26, 2013
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/learning-from-failure-ainissa-ramirez

Hope to see you there. Newcomers welcome, as always.
 
Science evangelist and Edutopia blogger Ainissa Ramirez suggests that we make friends with failure in the academic world - because for scientists, failure is just another word for data.
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Well, dangit. I have been utterly swamped with emails lately, and in the need to focus on the ones that have to be answered right away, I have sometimes been letting others slide until too late (like the notification about this tweet chat). Grrrrr. I really need a better system of dealing with emails.
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Happy to announce that  Erin Luong and I have rescheduled our July #etmooc  gathering (originally scheduled for last week) and are now set to facilitate an hour-long tweet chat (using the #etmooc hashtag) on Wednesday, July 29, at 9 pm ET/7 pm MT/6 pm PT. We'll be pursuing the topic of "Hyperlinked Learning," an idea inspired by the concept of Hyperlinked Libraries, as summarized in this piece:
https://buildingcreativebridges.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/information-services-today-hyperlinked-libraries-makerspaces-learning-in-a-collaborative-world/). Please feel free to spread the word so our wonderful community of learning continues to thrive and grow. 
Trainer-teacher-learners reading Michael Stephens’ “Hyperlinked Libraries” and Kristin Fontichiaro’s “Creation Culture and Makerspaces” chapters in Sandra Hirsh’s newly-released anthology Informati...
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+Paul Signorelli Because this is such an extensive library I feel it needs to be embedded into institutions where people can engage with bits and pieces over many years, or even a lifetime.  Those institutions could be k-12 schools, colleges, faith groups, even businesses who do research and development to innovate new ways to reach customers and better ways to attract and keep talent.  In the #clmooc  a couple of members have dug deeper into some of my work, as shown in this article. http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2015/07/build-with-me-continuous-process.html  This is my 3rd year in CLMOOC which illustrates the incubation process needed to gather even a few who will dig deeper. I hope you and others can keep the ETMOOC community going for many years, and for this same goal.
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Another major celebration here in San Francisco today as completion of the Lincoln Park Steps--the fourth large-scale ceramic-tiled staircase in the city--was commemorated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. Lincoln Park Steps project artist Aileen Barr previously worked with Colette Crutcher (http://www.colettecrutcher.com/) on the three other large-scale ceramic-tiled staircases in San Francisco (http://tiledsteps.org/, http://hiddengardensteps.org, and http://www.artandarchitecture-sf.com/arelious-walker-stairway.html). For more about the Lincoln Park Steps, please visit http://www.lincolnparksteps.org/. For more about Aileen Barr, please visit http://www.aileenbarrtile.com/. And for occasional updates about the Hidden Garden Steps, please visit http://hiddengardensteps.wordpress.com.
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What a great project to bring pride to the inner city. Absolutely beautiful. 
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Want to be sure everyone in this group knows we've moved things over to #etmooc , so am repeating a posting from the #etmooc  Google+ community:
 
Happy to confirm that Susan Spellman Cann and I--with help from Erin Luong--will be leading the next convening of the #etmooc  community via a tweet chat later this week:

"Integrating Twitter into Learning"
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9 pm ET/6 pm PT
**Conversation, as usual, will be centered on the #etmooc  hashtag**

Looking forward to being with new and returning members of the #etmooc  community; feel free to share this information with any trainer-teacher-learners who may be interested in the topic.
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looking forward to it ~ got schedule mixed up and thought I missed it. Thanks for the reminder
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Feeling left out when colleagues are at conferences and you're still at home? So do some members of the American Library Association (ALA), who routinely follow ALA conferences via Twitter by using the hashtag #alaleftbehind . Which is why some Association staff members, including Mary Mackay, have been wonderfully proactive in providing ways for offsite members to interact with onsite colleagues at the current association Midwinter Meeting in Chicago (https://buildingcreativebridges.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/nmc-and-ala-black-swans-conversations-and-collaboration/). Maurice Coleman's T is for Training podcast is joining the effort via a special 30-minute episode of the show via this Google Hangout on Air from the ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 4-4:30 pm CT. Onsite participants will meet in the Networking Uncommons in McCormick Place; offsite participants can interact by viewing the session online and interacting via the chat window. Guest host Kate Kosturski will be our onsite-online moderator in this exploration of how to bring offsite colleagues into the room. Hope you can join us and be part of the movement to leave no colleague behind.
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Thanks for the invite. Sorry I couldn't make it for the live link, but appreciate the video here.  Looks very interesting. 
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For friends and colleagues interested in the San Francisco Hidden Garden Steps project, here's the latest: the project is one of 14 that will be honored with an SF NEN (Neighborhood Empowerment Network) Award next month. We remain grateful to everyone who is continuing to make the site a neighborhood gem that serves as a wonderful meeting place for people from all over the world. More information about the award and free awards ceremony is available at http://tinyurl.com/jhe45uc.
The Hidden Garden Steps is among 14 projects in San Francisco to be honored with a NEN (Neighborhood Empowerment Network) Award in City Hall on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 starting at 6 pm. Reserva...
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Woops just saw the date. Small font and no glasses :-)
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The latest reconvening of the #etmooc community--a tweet chat on the topic of hyperlinked learning--has been captured in a slightly-edited transcript produced with Storify. Plenty of wonderful moments here--and yes, you're going to have to skim the Storify document if you want to see what (and who) showed up.

Thanks to everyone--particularly chat co-host and cherished #etmooc  colleague Erin Luong--for making this another hour well-worth experiencing.
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+Paul Signorelli I've really enjoyed reading your blog. Another writer I appreciate is +Brian Dowling who writes about systems and design thinking and collective impact, and uses visualization to help communicate his ideas. I encourage you to browse some of his articles, such as this: http://newcommunityparadigms.blogspot.com/2015/07/an-exploration-of-applying-business.html
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The rhizomes are continuing to grow: noticing the earlier posting here about Alan Levin'e "The cMOOC That Would Not Die" article and seeing additional references to it on Twitter, I followed the links to his article, posted a comment, realized I wanted to expand upon that brief comment, so am now engaged in a continuing cross-blog exchange with Alan that extends into this piece: https://buildingcreativebridges.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/alan-levine-etmooc-and-the-cmooc-that-would-not-die/.

Anyone else want to join the discussion via cross-linked blog posts?
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A great endorsement of the cMOOC format and the perseverance of a few ETMOOC members.
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No surprises here: the May 27, 2015 #etmooc  tweet chat that Susan Spellman Cann and I facilitated was wonderfully lively and engaging thanks to the ongoing participation of members of the #etmooc  community--and a few unexpected drop-in guests (who, if all goes well, will become part of this ongoing community of learning). A slightly edited version of the conversation (with repetitive retweets deleted and a few comments grouped together to make for a more cohesive reading experience) has been captured via Storify at https://storify.com/paulsignorelli/etmooc. Already looking forward to an #etmooc  session in June 2015 if all goes as planned.
The #etmooc (Educational Technology & Media massive open online course) community's May 2015 online gathering used Twitter as the platform for a conversation about Twitter in Learning. More on this learning community at https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/116116451882856472187 & etmooc.org.
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Happy to confirm that Susan Spellman Cann and I--with help from Erin Luong--will be leading the next convening of the #etmooc  community via a tweet chat later this month:

"Integrating Twitter into Learning"
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
9 pm ET/6 pm PT
Conversation, as usual, will be centered on the #etmooc  hashtag

Looking forward to being with new and returning members of the #etmooc  community; feel free to share this information with any trainer-teacher-learners who may be interested in the topic.
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2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting
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  • University of North Texas (MLIS degree), Golden Gate University (M.A., Arts Administration), UCLA (B.A., Poli-Sci)
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Writer, Trainer, Instructional Designer, Presenter, Social Media Strategist, and Consultant
Introduction

I'm Paul Signorelli, a San Francisco-based writer, trainer, instructional designerpresenter, social media strategist, and consultant.

I explore/use/write about/help others become familiar with e-learning, social media, MOOCs, & mobile technology to creatively facilitate positive change within organizations; develop/manage workplace learning & performance (staff training) programs; foster collaboration & partnerships; assist in organization development (strategic planning, content strategy, critical thinking in decision-making, marketing/pr, fundraising & grant-writing); & help clients improve face to face & online presentation skills.

Career highlights:

•Developing & writing about innovations in e-learning, the use of social networking tools (including Google+ Hangouts, Skype, & others for live presentations), and the development of social learning centers

•Writing courses for online delivery; webinars & other personalized online learning opps; presenting at regional and national conferences

•Helping health care (hospice) employees learn to use mobile devices for medical record-keeping purposes/working with Blue Shield of California's Health Reform Program Instructional Design Team to help staff implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

•More than 20 years of experience working with community-based organizations, nonprofits, libraries, and government agencies to facilitate sustainable collaborations with their constituents

•Active involvement in the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), where I served as an advisor on the National Advisors for Chapters and helped rebuild a chapter on the verge of collapse

•Expanding and managing a successful workplace learning and performance (training) program for the 850 employees in the multi-facility San Francisco Public Library system

•Creating, nurturing, and engaging in effective volunteer programs

•Nonprofit board management, including general administration and strategy management

•More than 30 years of writing and editing for publication

I served as President of the Board (2010) with the Mount Diablo Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) and worked on a variety of national ASTD activities as a member of the National Advisors for Chapters (January 2011 - December 2012). I'm also active with the American Library Association, where I served on the American Libraries (magazine) Advisory Committee (July 2009 - June 2013) before beginning a two-year term on the ALA Publishing Committee (July 2013-June 2015), and the New Media Consortium, where I've served on the 2011- 2014 Horizon Project (Higher Ed) Advisory Boards. Current activities include service on the San Francisco Parks Alliance Parks Policy Council (2014)

You’ll find more information, including writing samples and training resources, on my website at http://paulsignorelli.com.

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