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Learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community

Learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community
The Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference (LAK16) is happening this week in Edinburgh. I unfortunately, due to existing travel and other commitments, am not in attendance. I have great hope for the learning analytics field as one that will provide significant research for learning and help us move past naive quantitative and qualitative assessments of research and knowledge. I see LA as a bricolage of skills, techniques, and academic/practitioner domains. It is a multi-faceted approach of learning exploration and one where anyone with a stake in the future of learning can find an amenable conversation and place to research. Since I am missing LAK16, and feeling nostalgic, I want to share my reflections of how LAK and the Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) became the influential agencies that they now are in learning research. As more learning activities occur online, learners produce growing amounts of data. The financials of any first event are critical.

GMail info for Bulk Email Senders Learn more about email authentication. Additional guidelines for IPv6 The sending IP must have a PTR record (i.e., a reverse DNS of the sending IP) and it should match the IP obtained via the forward DNS resolution of the hostname specified in the PTR record. Corwin: More Than 100 Brain-Friendly Tools and Strategies for Literacy Instruction: Kathy Perez: 9781412926935 About This Title "This is a fabulous book! Hundreds of activities that can be implemented at no cost. César Hidalgo on personbytes and knowledge networks Posted by Ethan on Oct 12th, 2011 in Africa | 1 comment It’s sponsor week at the Media Lab, the semi-annual “open house” where Media Lab students and researchers share their work with the foundation and corporate folks who pay for it. It’s Joi Ito’s first sponsor week as director of the lab, and there’s an emphasis on making this week more open and visible to the outside world. Our sponsors are now “members”, and our hope is to be sharing the new research happening here at the Lab with the members and with the wider world. Most of the meeting is being streamed online, if you want to follow along. There are journalists in the crowd, for one of the first times.

Why Do We Keep Creative People Out of Leadership Roles? 265Share Synopsis We love stories of creative leaders; we just don’t want to be led by them. We admire stories of creative leaders. Three Helpful Tools to Add to Your Classroom Blog The start of the new school year is when I get lots of requests for helping people set up new blogs for their classrooms. Beyond the normal elements of built into your chosen blog platform, there are three things that I almost always recommend that teachers add to make their blogs a true online hub for communication. #1. Google Calendar. By creating a public calendar and embedding it into your blog you can share all kinds of helpful information that will stay in a visible location on your blog at all times. I will often include in my calendar an outline of upcoming lesson plans, assignment due dates, and school events.

The Best Icon Sets for Portfolio Sites - Web Design Blog – Desig Get the FlatPix UI Kit for only $7 - Learn More or Buy Now Icons are an important part of web design. While there are a lot of quality free icon sets out there, finding the right ones for your portfolio site can be a challenge. In this post we’ll feature the best sets that include icons suitable for portfolio sites. As always when you’re dealing with freebies, be sure to check the license details before using.

NTDOEScratch What do students learn as they create interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art with Scratch? For one thing, they learn mathematical and computational ideas that are built into the Scratch experience. As students create programs in Scratch, they learn core computational concepts such as iteration and conditionals. They also gain an understanding of important mathematical concepts such as coordinates, variables, and random numbers.

Does Globalization Lower Wages and Export Jobs? Does Globalization Lower Wagesand Export Jobs? Matthew J. Slaughter and Phillip Swagel ©1997 International Monetary Fund September 1997 PDF File (112k) also available. The Secret to Leadership Finding You You aren’t a leader if you don’t have followers. “He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is only taking a walk.” John Maxwell, “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership“ A young leader I coached received a leadership award. I asked him, “Why did you receive this award?” He said, “I have no idea.” Connectivism, Networked Learning and MOOC Edgar posted on Facebook ‎”Learning may reside in non-human appliances”, how can you explain this?” Hi Steve, I have been thinking of this principle since 2008, and still think that it could be up to one’s interpretation. How would you define “reside”, “non-human appliances”? And what sort of learning are we referring to?

Roundup of Best GIMP Tips & Tutorial GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything.

14 Infographics to Help Organize Your Kitchen With the right preparation and setup, your kitchen can be a magical place where you create the most amazing gustatory sensations. Without the right preparation? That space could become, at worst, the scene of a culinary disaster — and at best, a messy place where you just cooked a mediocre meal. The 14 infographics below have one main purpose, above all: to help you find the right tools for your kitchen and enable you to cook in it the culinary feats you’ve always imagined yourself preparing. One of the most common reasons a recipe fails is because of incorrect quantity conversions. To help keep that from happening, these next few guides can help head off those calculations.

The long slow make This weekend, World Maker Faire opens at the NY Hall of Science in Queens, our second annual event. Last year, I ran into Anil Dash at World Maker Faire and had a short conversation with him. Afterwards, he wrote a wonderful article, “Make the Revolution“. Yesterday, I sat down with Anil at the offices of his media consulting firm, Activate, to get some long-term thinking on the Maker movement. This conversation with Anil touches on the social context of making, and what it means for individuals, families and communities. How will a “long, slow make” transform our society? 12 Words You Need to Delete From Your Resume Right Now Wise Bread Picks According to a recent study, recruiters spend an average of 6.2 seconds looking at an individual resume. Working with that kind of attention span and operating with limited space, resume writers need to make every word count. With this in mind, it might be time to a take a critical look at your resume or CV (or even your LinkedIn profile) and root out terms that aren't doing you any favors. And you can start with these 12 vague, cliche, inappropriate, or downright meaningless words.

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