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Digital Handshakes

April 16, 2012 by Anne Fox   Comments (0)

The digital handshake is a critical point in any online interaction. Handled well, it will lead to successful and rich communication. Handled badly, it will take a long time to recover and get group process on track. I am thankful to Vicki Davis and Julie Lindsay for this evocative name for a vital part of online collaboration. I have long admired The Flat Classroom project almost from when it started in 2006. The story of a collaborative project between the US and Bangladesh which just grew... Read full post

Valorisation of pilot projects

April 13, 2012 by Anne Fox   Comments (0)

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Over at Powerful Learning Practice where I have been flexing my muscles as a Connected Coach, I came across a really neat model to help educators think about what happens after the pilot. The model was developed with the support of Microsoft and can be accessed here. It's called the scaling framework and divides the valorisation process into a number of different aspects. These are the different dimensions of scaling as described by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach on her... Read full post

IATEFL session

March 29, 2012 by Anne Fox   Comments (0)

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Last Wednesday I had a stand at the Interactive Language Fair at IATEFL Glasgow. This two hour event consists of a series of very quick 2-minute presentations on stage about your stand during the first hour and the second hour consists of attendees making their way around the stands and talking to the people who interested them. On my stand I put the distributed CCeD methodology on one side and the VITAE pilot on the other. I had UnderstandIT brochures to distribute as well as the... Read full post

Pedagogical pattern bank

March 27, 2012 by Anne Fox   Comments (0)

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Teaching as a design science Do you see yourself as a designer? According to Diana Laurillard, that’s exactly how teachers should be seeing themselves and she had a proposal for systemizing the process of engineering learning experiences. Diana Laurillard’s IATEFL 2012 plenary was making the case for the collation of proven pedagogical patterns across all disciplines in a standardised way. These patterns could then be used and adapted by teachers of all disciplines. The... Read full post

Connected Coaching

March 13, 2012 by Anne Fox   Comments (0)

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I’ve always wondered how politicians such as Tony Benn were able to keep such copious diaries while in office. It is when I’m busy that I don’t have time to blog and the fact that this is the first blog post of the year is testament to the deadlines that I have been trying to meet.
I had the opportunity of a place on the fairly new Connected Coach course at fairly short notice early this year just as I had finished working on a EU Erasmus application. Since a great deal... Read full post

Can you help me and my students create "buzz" for our project?

June 8, 2011 by Dr. Laurent Borgmann   Comments (0)

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In Lisbon, we decided to try out this platform before we use it as a CoP with our students.
Right now my students on my course "International Business Simulations" and I are working on a project making Iraqi musicians come over to Germany to play at the Beethovenfest in Bonn. We are very enthusiastic about this! Please check out the videos of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq, we need your support. Perhaps you could like or comment the videos below?
Kickstarter NYO Video Kids... Read full post