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2015 Event One: Learning Subjectives  - 
 
Hi - I've been dipping into the #rhizo15 conversation on Twitter but remembered there was a G+ group so checking in to say hello and share my first post on learning subjectives.
I've not got a good track record with MOOCs, I sign up for them, start a few, lurk a bit but invariably don't finish them as I never  seem to have enough time to commit to them.  Last year I manage...
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Thanks +Kevin Hodgson :)
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New media and young people's lives  - 
 
One of a number of books I'm dipping in and out of at the moment is danah boyd's 'It's complicated - the social lives of networked teens' which offers an interesting insight into how teens use social media.  I bought the book before I realised that she'd made the book available open access - you can download as a free PDF via this link on the Open Culture website.
danah boyd (she doesn't capitalize her name) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center, where she looks at how young people use social media as part of their everyday lives. She has a new book out called It's Complicated:
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An hours worth of quality exercise Ching! Way to go!
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Student approach to new technology and to to learning  - 
 
A bit of shameless self-publicity for my blog and a post I've just written about the flipped classroom.  There's a paper in the latest edition of Medical Education which highlighted that students at Virginia Medical School aren't engaging with flipped learning and their lack of attention and poor attendance isn't any better than in traditional lectures.  Liz Mossop's commentary in the same edition highlights the curse of the teenage learner and their lack of learning skills.  Interestingly the students seemed to prefer TBL.
  by  Brett Jordan  Following a couple of conversations with students over the past week and reading a few articles in Clinical Teacher and Medical Education I've been thinking about attention in l...
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You might like Gulia Forsythe's blog - she's a doodler and takes visual notes http://gforsythe.ca/visual-notes/
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Looking at the demographics of MOOC participants are they just really massive online evening classes?
I see that FutureLearn have published some preliminary data on participation on the first eight of their MOOCs.  They've attracted a fair bit of interest with high enrollment rates. I was struck by...
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I would suggest they are an alternative for now.
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by Natalie Lafferty. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Hi All
Hoping to be able to dip into this MOOC if things at work aren't too busy over the next few weeks.  I'm involved in medical education and I'm a fan of the Free Open Access Medical Education movement (#FOAMed).  I'm keen to explore rhizomatic learning in the context of medical education and #FOAMed in particular.
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Student approach to new technology and to to learning  - 
 
Probably just confirms what we've always known.
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Wouldn't it be great if Universities grasped this in relation to their use of learning platforms.  We need to make the move from monlithic LMSs/VLEs to learning ecosystems.

"The platforms of the past were monolithic in design, focused as they were on driving unit cost reduction by helping standardise processes: they didn’t have to worry about the cost of change. Today’s platforms have to be based on ecosystem models, small pieces loosely joined, ensuring that change can be compartmentalised and controlled at affordable time and cost levels. They start having semi-permeable membranes around them: APIs to extract information from the feed, “publishers” to drop information into the feed."
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Absolutely!
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Would be interested to hear whether others have experienced students checking out of the flipped classroom.
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Here's my interview with Damian Roland about NHS Change Day.
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An overview of NHS Change Day and what's it all about and getting involved.
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My kick off blog post on #rhizo14
A new year, a new MOOC!  Over the next few weeks Dave Cormier is running a cMOOC on rhizomatic learning over on the Peer2Peer University platform.  I'm  hoping to dip in and out of this MOOC as I'm...
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Me too!
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Based at the Centre for Technology & Innovation in Learning, University of Dundee, interested in the role of technology in teaching and learning and medical education.