Lifelong Learning

Ubiquitous Learning Ideas from TCC 2007

“Technology, Colleges, and Community.” The theme for this year’s conference was “Blending Community and Multimedia in Ubiquitous Learning.” I have to admit that not too many people explicitly talked about “ubiquitous” learning; there were presentations on Web 2.0 tools and Second Life, some on accessibility and learning theories, and a few on working and teaching

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CyberCompliment Day

David Warlick pointed out a suggestion from Jennifer Wagner to make today CyberCompliment day. I think this is a great idea, so let’s spread some happiness and gratitude on the web! Will Richardson is definitely at the top of my list of people to thank, as I’m sure he will be for many other people.

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Lifelong Computer Skills

Jakob Nielson, usability guru, has posted a new Alertbox called Life-Long Computer Skills. This article summarizes what he considers to be the essential computer skills which will still be relevant when today’s elementary students join the workforce. Here’s his list of lifelong skills: Search Strategies Information Credibility Information Overload Writing for Online Readers Computerized Presentation

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Text Messaging to Teach ESL

Courtesy of Matthew Nehrling, I just found this article describing the use of text messages to teach English as a Second Language (ESL). This pilot program is from Athabasca University, which I heard of for the first time last Friday during Terry Anderson’s presentation at the Online Connectivism Conference. While mobile learning through cell phones

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Passion in Learning

Will Richardson’s presentation at the Online Connectivism Conference had a number of great ideas, but one recurring theme was the idea of passion in learning. Will talked about creating networks of passionate learners. This comes back to my ideas about lifelong learning from my post last week; if we can excite our students, they can

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