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“Who Does the Earth Think It Is?”
Tony Searl, Neoteny, Nov 17, 2011
Erik Duval's "Always On" interests me this week more than abundance. As fun as circuitous rhizomic metaphors were, I look forward to Erik's always on in practice. Hearing, seeing and thinking practitioners, like Erik sharing methodology from his "space", was immediately refreshing. Metaphors bricolaged and assigned portents unintended had rounded up the week. Vivid memories of  Ken , impassioned with 1000's release, teaching ... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:37:00 -0800 [Comment]

Conditions for Learning
Tony Searl, Neoteny, Nov 11, 2011
Cross posting a comment I made at George's Ed tech learning. It starts at "Thanks George" below. More a comment on MOOC than metaphor. SMH Ken Unsworth River Rocks Marc Ngui - Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus. First some brief context, but please skip this or click through the links for more details. Dave is a master facilitator. I say that because of this week's conducive learning weather. Metaphor overload is a risk, ... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 19:08:00 -0800 [Comment]

Week 1 #Change11 BYOoCPU ASAP
Tony Searl, Neoteny, Sept 29, 2011
  #Change11 Week 1 indicated to me the importance of encouraging, in high school's, the default of Bring Your Own (open) Central Processing Unit, for learning, As Soon As Possible. With additional guidance and graduation, that could also extend to K-6. Has a smart phone CPU ever been partitioned? Docked in a dumb clam in Learning Access Mode, smart phone LAM partition plus dumb clam provides a fully featured ... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 01:50:00 -0700 [Comment]

Whelmed - My New MOOC New
Tony Searl, Neoteny, Sept 29, 2011
Neither over or under, I've decided my new new in this place, is just whelmed. But Not Old Whelm. So what is new whelmed?   Well even in #change11 O-week I've sensed the chill bangers. So connectivism cool and down with the hipsters, they don't even see the water in which they're swimming. No accents, no epiphanies, no worries. Check. All good lest you think I mock. They've been hanging out in MOOCs, playing the pinnies, with no tilt, and ... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 16:41:00 -0700 [Comment]

#Change11 MOOC.
Tony Searl, Neoteny, Sept 29, 2011
Receiving a Jack of All Trades Badge was a proud moment. In Scouts. In 1973. As a 10 year old. (edit: hated on or not, badge "value" will still be further debated, so badges abey) Geographic Disadvantage and False Summits are still enjoyable distractions whilst exploring the Barrington Tops, but discovering better means to focus on professional learning goals in this open, digital and networked world is a ... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 02:05:00 -0700 [Comment]

Is Learning The New Coffee.
Tony Searl, Neoteny, Sept 29, 2011
Further to the future of The BYOD for Australian K-12 classrooms, a decision that will eventually be made by visionary leaders, lets review core issues in Australian Education already in place. 1) ACARA is federating curriculum and AITSL is promoting excellence in the teaching profession. 2) NAP is discovering data (common value points through system's pulse snap shots) 3) MYSCHOOL is attempting to open educational transparency and ... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 21:25:00 -0700 [Comment]


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