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Michael Staton, LearnCapital the world is converging on universal primary & secondary school everyone seems to agree that higher ed should be available to all (in order of how well internet does it) Knowledge acquisition Access to opportunities [missed one here] Marketable skills Personal transformation Seeing lots of startups both across school offices & up/down [...]

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Cynthia Coburn School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University (can email her for the paper this is based on) Organizational Conditions that Support Innovation: Access to knowledge resources beyond setting Absorptive capacity presence of individuals with skill knowledge of where skill resides communication channels Organization routines that support design & iteration 4 ways of [...]

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Jonathan Worth Open photography class: http://phonar.covmedia.co.uk/ Old business model was built around scarcity of supply Internet changed all that, everyone is a photographer At first he tried hard to police this > don’t steal my images. He needed to keep it scarce so he could charge a premium for it. Someone posted his images, he [...]

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Digital Media & Learning (DML) 2014

First time at a conference that’s totally new to me (found out about it via Cathy Davidson’s current Coursea MOOC on the future of higher education) & enjoying it so far, after the opening plenary. Digital Media & Learning Conference (DML2014) http://dml2014.dmlhub.net/ Speaker: Louis Gomes, UCLA & Carnegie Foundation We need a sharper focus on [...]

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Tufts Teaching Conference 2013, opening session detailed notes

Plenary Speaker: Daniel T. Willingham, author of “Why Don’t Students Like School?” (disclaimer: these are my own personal notes.  for authentic representation of Daniel’s work, please reference his publications directly.) Talk will have two parts: Quick tour of basic findings re: learning & memory Talk about application (start with a few questions, clap to answer… [...]

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Tufts University-wide Teaching Conference 2013

Huge congratulations to Mary Lee, CELT colleagues & all others who contributed to what was by all accounts an enormously successful conference.  Registration numbers were the highest we’ve seen (the is the 27th time the conference has run) and everyone I spoke to was delighted with the day. For myself, I particularly enjoyed the morning [...]

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