My Thoughts: iBooks 2, iTunes U App & iBooks Author

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According to Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice-President of Worldwide Marketing and Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice-President of Internet Software and Services, there are: over 1.5 million iPads in use in education institutions over 1,000 one-to-one iPad deployments in K-12 schools over 700 million downloads at iTunes U over 500,000 audio or video offerings  available on […]

The Anti-Social Social Dilemma

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The problem I see on the horizon for leaders, teachers and parents is what I’m referring to as the anti-social social dilemma. I believe I am social media, social networking and social learning’s number one fan. I also strongly believe that IT, HR and Learning leaders should be experimenting with up and coming social sites […]

Is George Siemens Right? Social Media is like Letters to the Editor

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While I was enjoying a separation from the external world of social media this past summer, George Siemens of Athasbasca University, authored a very stirring if not controversial post entitled “Losing interest in social media: there is no there there“.  After finally dusting off my mental cobwebs and getting around to reading articles, research and blog […]

The Educational T

Education, and specifically the art of designing, developing and delivering it, is far too often interpreted as an exercise in content depth. Moreover, it is continuously relegated to formal instructor-led or eLearning formats. To shift to the ‘connected learning’ model, where learning is part formal, informal and social, education purists might assist the overall evolution […]

Dear Mr. Machado – A Few Connected Learning Options for You

Dear Mr. Machado, Your story is heart-warming. Thanks so much for taking the time to write the email, sharing your story, and posing your question about a ‘connected learning’ environment. In the spirit of collaboration, I’ve taken the liberty of responding to your request via this blog posting versus another email, but have kept you […]