Small Changes; BIG RETURNS

Sue Hellman

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#change11: Invitation my upcoming Moodle Meet
, Small Changes; BIG RETURNS, Apr 08, 2012
This is an invitation to a FREE 1 week, online professional development opportunity about Smartboards and Notebook software sponsored by CEET from April 20-25.Register through LearnNowBC () or join CEET ( and click on 'Professional Learning'. Participants engage in the learning activities and discussions that interest them the most at times that best suit them. Webinars are synchronous ... Sun, 08 Apr 2012 14:35:00 -0700 [Comment]

#Change11: Looking forward and looking back
Sue Hellman, Small Changes; BIG RETURNS, Nov 05, 2011
I just finished co-authoring and co-moderating a Moodle Meet on mLearning. (Click on the heading to see the entire resource collection).   Today I was looking back through this blog and came across this passage which was written in 2008. It was part of an interview I gave for the company (Freepath) which generously sponsored my first conference presentation. At the time I'd only had internet and a computer in my house for about 18 months. Yes, I was an edtech late ... Sat, 05 Nov 2011 09:19:00 -0700 [Comment]

#change11 ~ MOOC Monday
Sue Hellman, Small Changes; BIG RETURNS, Oct 10, 2011
This week I started out by thinking about David Wiley's challenge to all Change.MOOCers to envision how our personal ideas about change and educational technology might be played out in the world at large. He urges us not to be content to keep our thoughts inside ourselves but to actualise them by dreaming BIGGER and pushing our vision for change out beyond its normal horizons. Then I came across this oh-so-short but eloquent piece from a Brazilian blogger. (Link to original -... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 07:52:00 -0700 [Comment]

#change11 The gorilla in the room
Sue Hellman, Small Changes; BIG RETURNS, Sept 26, 2011
I've been clearing out my webmail this morning. I'm in a MOOC, and Moodle Meet, and the MathFutures Google Group, and there is so much material is floating into my inbox that I tend to let it pile up like a log jam and then have to selectively blast out a few holes so I can find critical daily communications amongst the torrent of inputs. But before I finish my clean-up, I want to address the issue of filtering when it comes to input overload because this idea keeps coming ... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 10:46:00 -0700 [Comment]

#change11 Double, double, toil and trouble ...
Sue Hellman, Small Changes; BIG RETURNS, Sept 22, 2011
I've been watching a video presentation about Doug Belshaw's 2010 about the importance of not taking a one-size-fits-all approach to implementing mobile learning (or any other educational reform for that matter). There's something about change in education that has concerned me for a long time, and I've been around long enough to witness several swings of the pendulum from traditional to reformist approaches. What starts out as a creative innovation that solves ... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 08:32:00 -0700 [Comment]

#change11 -- Moving towards a 'landscape of coherence'
Sue Hellman, Small Changes; BIG RETURNS, Sept 20, 2011
Readings: ~Narratives of coherence by George Siemens ( ~Teaching in Social and Technological Networks ( ~Constructivist Learning Theory ( For some time I've struggled with constructivism. Surely, I've wondered, there are some things that are just better passed on in the old way -- taught directly by a person who knows and ... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 06:40:00 -0700 [Comment]

#change11 -- Be Prepared
Sue Hellman, Small Changes; BIG RETURNS, Sept 20, 2011
I don't think there's any way to be prepared when an educational tsunami comes your way, but it is possible to make sure your ship is water-tight so you can try to stay afloat. This morning I've been working on my old Big Returns blog -- mostly getting used to the changes the Posterous people have made to how this all works. My feeling is that, in order to boost the social media aspects of blogging, Posterous has given up the absolute simplicity that drew me to them as ... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 08:16:00 -0700 [Comment]

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