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When we decide that a Synchronous learning space (like hangouts - for example) will add a more 'real feel' to learning what are some implications that others have discovered?  

I have been involved in online courses where these are used to present material and then assessed and unfortunately the ability to feel you've achieved a good grade is lessened by the technology's inadequacies (or yours with it).  I hate thinking that I do this to my students.

Any experiences/research (Falloon, 2012) out there to increase my understanding appreciated!

p.s. I was part of the cohort for this research

 
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This is interesting, especially considering the changing face of classrooms and libraries too...love these kinds of educational blurs!
 
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Can't believe I finally have 'ice-cream sandwich' on my smart phone! It is super clever, clean, clear & exciting cool upgrade. New Zealand not far behind other countries! :-)
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ICS rolls out to the Galaxy Tablets in July to August. Looking forward to seeing ICS on the tablet. Especially as Samsung, in their ihfinite wisdom, have seen fit to not roll it out to the Galaxy S. And now we jave Jellybean starting to appear.
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Awesome walk on a beautiful day with my lovely daughter in law!
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Really love this new look Google+
It seems so much tidier and user friendly. Just wish photos was easier to navigate and create albums - any suggestions out there? Video Tutorial Welcome as I haven't found one on Google+ that answers my questions and I hate fumbling when I don't have time!
Thanks all :-)
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Make the time to hear this especially if you think your life is missing something! Laugh, love and look for the positive...
 
12 min video on pianist Alice, born Nov 23 1903, sharing Longevity secrets; she lives in her own flat in London without :) assistance while practicing 3 hours piano daily. In this/other videos Alice (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Herz-Sommer) credits her Longevity to "looking at the bright side of every person and event", laughing, harmonious music, positive words said to others, loving everyone, smiling (7 min video: Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling). Studies show optimistic thoughts can slow aging: http://goo.gl/bRDvq. Joy releases rejuvenating hormones, while negative emotions release aging stress hormones. Some MDs think peaceful music increases longevity: http://goo.gl/4xBCm. Soothing music helps plants grow faster & healthier: http://goo.gl/Xyn11
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This is the kind of horse that the legends and myths were based on for sure! What a shame that there aren't many left in the world! Thanks for sharing...
 
The Akhal-Teke
A horse breed from Turkmenistan. Only about 3,500 are left worldwide. Known for their speed and famous for the natural metallic shimmer of their coats.
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Thanks for the share!.ღ (◠‿◠) ♥
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Thought provoking if one considers the way e-Education seems to be heading...how do MOOCs fit into this theory?
Michael G. Moore ... Towards a theory of independent learning and teaching. ... He explained that pedagogical, or “transactional distance” is a function of two ...
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One of many shots from the arbotorium...
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I have my neighbour Heidi this weekend so it will be nice to take her too. She is only 15. We need to take some bags this time :-)
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Amazing how a flat surface is transformed by an artist's vision and ability to translate this by knowing how to draw our eyes in...lines and colours just in the right places :-)
 
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Thats my favorite too!
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