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When the student is ready …

There’s a saying that is (apparently) falsely attributed to Buddha, which says that: I was reminded of that during the latest #MoocMooc chat when Mark said that: @Jessifer@jasoncummings1@NomadWarMachine@yishaym@slamteacher Much f2f is about control / design online to lose control #moocmooc … Continue reading

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Six word manifesto for learning

Today Sean asked us to: Write a six word manifesto about learning, about your learning, about learning management, about building environments for learning.  See here Here’s mine (above). More mantra than manifesto, this is what I have become thanks to … Continue reading

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Fools march in (a #twistedpair post)

For Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism We all know them, don’t we? Those enthusiastic colleagues who launch into everything they do with fervent enthusiasm without a thought for the consequences. Remember Roobarb? … Continue reading

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Returning to learning

So this week Turnitin announced their automated marking service.  My first reaction was to groan and wonder how long it would be before we were asked if we’d be supporting the service.  Then Scott said something that made me think … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable thoughts

A philosophical problem has the form: “I don’t know my way about”.  Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, § 123 Philosophy makes my head hurt. It’s hard, and it makes me think, and it challenges me to justify my inchoate beliefs when I just … Continue reading

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Lecture notes

I gave a workshop today about Flipping Classrooms which I’ll blog about on my other blog.  At one point I paraphrased Eric Mazur saying something like this: College is a place where a professor’s lecture notes go straight to the students’ … Continue reading

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Planned Obsolescence

There is a  saying, supposedly Buddhist, that “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”.  This week in #rhizo14 we are looking at the opposite to this  – how should the teacher disappear – how do we empower our learners … Continue reading

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Enforcing Independence Part 2

I haven’t engaged much with the topic for week 2 of #rhizo14 which is about whether we can enforce independence because I’ve been too busy doing my own thing (haha!) and thinking about D&G.  I’ve been reading blogs of other … Continue reading

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