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Debbie Morrison
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Instructional and Learning Designer, Online Educator focused on Education
Instructional and Learning Designer, Online Educator focused on Education

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Coursera's PR department is busy -- Koller gets a half-page feature in this Saturday's WSJ.  Nothing new, same old lines, but she is plugging the new MBA program..."For now, Dr. Koller is looking forward to launching the online M.B.A. program. In it, students can get a full M.B.A. for a targeted cost of around $20,000..."

 http://www.wsj.com/articles/daphne-koller-on-the-future-of-online-education-1433532321

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Google featuring a free online conference "Education on Air", Friday and Saturday May 8 and 9. Focused on K-12 --- looks interesting!

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I recently participated in Mediaplanet Canada’s Online and Continuing Education campaign to help encourage more students to enroll in online programs. I contributed an article "5 Online Learning Myths Debunked". There are some good articles on the site geared to students --  Granted some articles from a Canadian higher ed perspective! http://www.careersandeducation.ca/

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According to the Brookings Institute  Google and Coursera may upend the traditional college degree with the 'micro degree' credentials. They're referring to the news where Coursera is partnering with companies such as Google to create capstone projects. 

It's a stretch to think a mini-credential gets even close to an undergraduate degree, however it does demonstrate what happens when businesses, e.g. Google, Instragram, AT&T (Udacity)  get involved as 'partners' in higher education.

http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2015/02/23-mooc-google-coursera-butler?utm_campaign=Brookings+Brief&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=16200722&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--G8322YKhhbvil7jkiIn6UvQwtk35_kqnjqcnKvBl6Q9WE9OvVqRv7PNUDA131Drz0QIRms1LGqlC4TLlFrxL0FJJjowqqRp1Nyzk5VEcq7OwNEBM&_hsmi=16200722

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Happy Halloween! Funny costume mishap! Little Minion Boy, I'm Okay! - Best Halloween Costume Ever!

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I read this article yesterday, and love the idea of the book club described -- everyone reads a different book, they just get together and read.

"The point of the club isn't to talk about literature, but to get away from pinging electronic devices and read, uninterrupted. The group calls itself the Slow Reading Club, and it is at the forefront of a movement populated by frazzled book lovers who miss old-school reading."

http://online.wsj.com/articles/read-slowly-to-benefit-your-brain-and-cut-stress-1410823086

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Nice interview with +Phil Hill    featured on Evolllution site, re. how consumer companies set the standard for higher ed  http://www.evolllution.com/distance_online_learning/audio-consumer-technology-companies-apple-set-standard-higher-ed/

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Catherine Cronin's slides from her keynote at the Association for Learning Technology Conference #altc on ' Openness in Education' are thought provoking --  we (those active on Google+) learn in the open, share, use social media for our personal and professional learning, yet how do we get our students to view social platforms as learning vehicles? The slides on #studentvoices are most telling -- below.

 http://catherinecronin.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/navigating-marvellous/
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An interesting paper on Twitter applied to education settings "Twitteracy: Tweeting as a New Literary Practice".  Authors share  research studies discussing Twitter used in formal and informal learning situations, online and F2F ...pages 467 to 469

"In summary, these findings suggest that Twitter use in higher education may facilitate increased student engagement with course content and increased student-to-student or student–instructor interactions—potentially leading to stronger positive relationships that improve learning and to the design of richer experiential or authentic learning experiences"

http://www.kdp.org/publications/theeducationalforum/pdf/TEF764_Greenhow_Gleason%20(2).pdf

http://www.kdp.org/publications/theeducationalforum/pdf/TEF764_Greenhow_Gleason%20%282%29.pdf
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