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The 2017 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship is available

The 2017 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship is available for the international students who have completed at least an undergraduate degree. The fellowships are open for any country to which there is an active Fulbright U.S.

Funds for travel, a living stipend, and health benefits as well as a modest professional allowance will be…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 25, 2017 at 11:43 — No Comments

Ivy League Professors Exhort Their Students and All Students to --- Think for Yourself

Some Thoughts and Advice for Our Students and All Students…

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Added by John S. Oliver on September 24, 2017 at 8:30 — No Comments

If schools continue as stand-alone insular institutions they will continue to be dealt out of the play - what do you reckon?

Mal Lee and Roger Broadie have written an article entitled, "The Impact of the Unintended on the Digital Education of the World’s Young, 1993 – 2016", which draws from their research. The article describes an alternative perspective to that suggested by many education authorities and global government…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 22, 2017 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

What does business look like when driven and funded by women?

In the following erudite and compelling video, Vicki Saunders shares some of her formative experiences in business. One that stood out for me was the time when she was heading up her business, having become increasingly successful, she was advised that she could not be the CEO when the business went public, because the CEO would need to be a man. Since that time (and yes, she took the advice, one of her few regrets) Vicki has come across many other similar women, who have had the same…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 21, 2017 at 17:00 — No Comments

Making visible the significant differences between people...

Diversity management is the deliberate, unwavering pursuit, when managing employees and working with clients, to ‘make visible’ “all of the significant differences between people, including perceptions of differences ... such as our thinking styles or beliefs and values (Australian Multicultural Foundation, 2010, p. 8).

At TEDx Auckland 2012, Philip Patston…

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 15, 2017 at 13:26 — No Comments

Monkey business

This post, by Nick Major, was originally published as part of a uChoose newsletter in September 2017. uChoose is a mentoring and coaching programme offered by CORE Education.

September is here and Spring has sprung. This is the time we are encouraged to tidy up, declutter and breathe new…

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Added by Nicholas J Major on September 15, 2017 at 4:30 — No Comments

Politics, Colleagues and Friends

Cross-posted from Hynessight.

Politics, Colleagues and Friends

It is so easy, isn't it?  The elections looming in the next few weeks and posts go up on Facebook declaring your political bent.  In…
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Added by Leigh Hynes on September 12, 2017 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Listen, process, then action

I really enjoy reading Zac de Silva's blogs.  He shares a lot of valuable ideas that I have found useful on many occasions. His latest post, https://lnkd.in/g-VHh5Y, touched on a very recent experience.…

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Added by John Owen on September 11, 2017 at 9:33 — 1 Comment

Week 7

A breakthrough... I hope it continues!

The tension is dissipating and a new shared language is being built

I'm so happy that we have negotiated our way through the first bit of tension and I feel we did so due to taking the time to listen.

Not just the surface nod we often think is listening.. but actually opening up to listen and perceive each other's point of views. Sometimes not the easiest or comfiest process.. but I feel it has been hugely worthwhile!

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Added by joanna Wheway on September 7, 2017 at 19:57 — 2 Comments

Week 6!

It's week 6 and the easy road I have had so far is over!

The transition stress is starting for some staff...it is long overdue...as no staff can deal with stress like they have this year and not have concerns and fears about the future along with resentment around what has happened to them in the past.…

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Added by joanna Wheway on September 4, 2017 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Compelling Reason

I recently read a post from George Couros. If you don't already subscribe to his newsletters then I'd recommend you do, they don't take long to read and are inspiring and informative. This one resonated with me because it contained this reminder: "when you have a compelling reason, you can learn anything". There was also a delightful video, an advertisement for whisky but with a strong…

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Added by Jan-Marie Kellow on August 29, 2017 at 9:08 — 2 Comments

Māori and Pasifika learners: To make change it has to be a tide rather than a wave

I was going back through the archives, and came across this overview of a webinar where participants discussed some thoughts around working with Maori and Pasifika learners (recording can be accessed here). The ideas are still really current, so I thought it was worth dipping into it again...enjoy :D



The session…

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Added by Hazel Owen on August 28, 2017 at 14:30 — 3 Comments

A rubric for testing the longevity and impact of iPads and other technologies

Greg Carroll shared the following really useful PLSA (Probability of Large Scale Adoption) Predictors rubric - developed by Doug Johnson (you can click through to his …

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Added by Hazel Owen on August 27, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

What Parents Look for in a School

Have you wondered what is going on in the minds of parents who are considering a school for their child?

It could be a private, charter or public school. It also could relate to preschool or after school program.

Note that a parent needs to consider this each time the family moves. And they might consider it if not pleased from year to year.

The top 3 considerations according to this study are safety, quality teachers and academic…

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Added by John S. Oliver on August 27, 2017 at 4:32 — No Comments

Finding really useful images for eLearning from Stock Photography Sources

If you are involved in eLearning development, and / or instructional design, you are likely to find this article, What's Wrong with Traditional Stock Photography Sources for eLearning, by Tony Karrer really useful. In the article, Tony reflects on what stock photography…

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Added by Hazel Owen on August 26, 2017 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

Described myself in 50 words

 Joining an online business association that asked to describe yourself in 50 words and here are mine. http://www.ecademy.com

Here is the video where the founder describes the value of this…

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Added by John S. Oliver on August 25, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

Made it to week 5....where did the time go!

So holy moly...I survived...in fact I really have to be the luckiest human ever! It is week 5 and I have no idea how we got to halfway through the term already. 

It has been a rollercoaster of a ride...with huge highs and some moments of whoah..this is too much!

From dealing with a school in debt and then realising that yes I have inherited debt...but unfortunately I need to get more in debt as some systems aren't in place and some health and safety needs action NOW!

To…

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Added by joanna Wheway on August 24, 2017 at 17:21 — No Comments

ICTs in the daily lives of Australian students

While Matt Riddle's research is from 2008, the highlights are definitely worth revisiting (and you can find out more by clicking into his overview).

Matt Riddle…

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Added by Hazel Owen on August 24, 2017 at 17:02 — No Comments

The end of digital collaboration - or is it? ACEL e-Teaching 25 (cross-blogged from thebelbird.blogspot.co.nz)

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Earlier this year I was approached to write an article for …

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Added by Monika Kern on August 24, 2017 at 15:30 — 1 Comment

Increasing student agency for students with special education needs.

"Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon."

E.M. Forster (1908)

What is student agency?

Student agency is when learning involves the activity and the initiative of the learner, more than the inputs that are transmitted to the learner from the teacher, from…

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Added by Lorraine Vickery on August 20, 2017 at 16:45 — 1 Comment

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