Sunday, April 15, 2018

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Sunday, April 08, 2018

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

  • Is your online training content ready to go global? When developing online training material, it is important to plan ahead and create a realistic budget. It’s best to design the online training content in such a way that it’s easier to adopt localized versions. A little organization and research beforehand can go a long way and make online training globalization a much smoother process. Let’s take a closer look at the following 6 steps to globalizing online training content.

    tags: education highered globalization

  • tags: culture education interculturalunderstanding

  • Welcome to All Aboard! Are you keen to improve your digital knowledge, skills or confidence? If so, we’d love to help. All Aboard is a national project that aims to empower learners, teachers, and anyone who uses technology to support their work, their study, or other aspects of living in a digital age. We have: developed a simple, fun (we hope!) way of thinking about digital skills (in the form of a Metro Map) produced and shared lessons and learning materials that anyone can access online promoted the use of ‘digital badges’ across a range of applications including, of course, digital skills worked in partnership with many organisations and groups, including supporting student engagement projects championed a focus on confidence, empowerment, identity, and wellbeing. Interested? Then read on and start your digital journey!

    tags: opened education digitalliteracy

  • How do you develop a cost-effective quality learning model for the 21st Century for disadvantaged children in small rural schools scattered across Colombia? Beginning in the 1970s, Vicky Colbert rose to the challenge. She focused on building an innovative education model in which key strategies were cooperative learning and cross-peer tutoring. Colbert and her team at Fundacion Escuela Nueva essentially pulled off a paradigm shift, moving their schools from a teacher-centered education to a student-centered learning model that integrates curriculum and teacher professional development and engages local communities in the education journey of their students.

    tags: education pedagogy future

  • “Retrieval practice” is a learning strategy where we focus on getting information out. Through the act of retrieval, or calling information to mind, our memory for that information is strengthened and forgetting is less likely to occur. Retrieval practice is a powerful tool for improving learning without more technology, money, or class time. Download the FREE retrieval practice guide

    tags: education thinkingroutines

  • New to blogging and image use online? Read this short article to develop skills key to knowledge work online

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Sunday, April 01, 2018

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Conversations about learning - Podcast series you must subscribe to!

Have you have found this podcast series yet?  

Rethinking Learning Podcasts hosted and created by Barbara Bray, Creative Learning Strategist, USA.


Barbara has been involved in education for a long time and has an astute understanding of trends, needs and priorities. Her website has resources, a blog and services - make sure you take note of the Personalized Learning page!

The Rethinking Learning podcast series is a hand-picked selection of thought leaders, movers and groovers what are out there affecting change. These are the educatirs you should be following on twitter - and reading their blogs and listening to what they have to say. Plan to listen at teacher staff meetings or casual PD sessions. Share, tweet, blog.....

Don't forget to listen to my conversation with Barbara - Podcast #29 - Learning about the world, with the world



Thanks Barbara! You are an inspiration to us all!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Sunday, March 04, 2018

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Nostalgia will NOT get my PhD finished.....but it is a nice diversion

Life is work, work is life....or should it be 'life is a beach'? I just don't know anymore....most days here at our beach home are the same right now. I am not working in a full time position, and yet I work full time. I would like to be working (money is a requirement to pay bills) however my FT contract with CSU finished in December....and I am waiting (patiently?) for something to come up again this year. 

I am working part time as an Adjunct, with two Masters level classes starting this week - about 50-60 students in total, so that will keep me busy. I am continuing to work on my business 'Flat Connections' - with some new projects being offered and a new professional learning opportunity launching this week - 'Online Global Collaborative Playbooks' - but although time consuming, this work does not warrent my full attention - the world generally continues to not want online global collaborative consultancy and all that I can offer right now - even the Victorian Education Department have not taken up my offer of a free webinar to local educators sharing 'how to' and first steps for online global collaborative learning in the classroom....I really think we are going backwards with online learning in K-12..... 


Odd picture of me levitating on South Golden Beach - haha - the power that comes through completing a PhD

My full time 'job' right now is my PhD.
I have flexibility of hours....and yet I still spend most hours of most days in my study working. I would like to get on with my career in Higher Education (what career?)....but I have to finish my PhD, as that may be (should be??) the door to new opportunities. I would like to write another book (and have a publisher waiting for a draft outline).....but I have to finish my PhD. I would like to get rid of this burden, this weight of study, this responsiblity of getting the thesis finished so I can 'break free'.....but I can't.....my PhD analysis and 'originality' is the hardest challenge I have had for a long time (possibly for ever!). I started to blog about my PhD journey - but now I find it is 3 months since the last post - oh! Fail, fail, failure.....

You can tell I am starting to get delirious? Just a little?

So...amongst all the other things coming across my desk today....most of which is PhD angst.....for some reason I thought looking back on blog posts from 10 years ago was a good idea! I have blogged now since 2006.....and looking back at February 2008 was quite interesting. Not wanting to bore you with too many details, I do want to share this little nostalgic journey with you.....

February 7, 2008 - What a way to turn the day around
I am the IT Director at Qatar Academy, Doha, Qatar at this time.  This post brings back memories of the many technical issues we had due to 'those who know more than educators' continued to block Web 2.0 tools and disrupt class activities. Wikispaces is topical right now given the announcement to close - I am still wondering how I can archive 200+ wikis before July.....BTW - there is a dead link in the post, the Flat Classroom 2007 wiki is here - http://flatclassroomproject.wikispaces.com/
Also, a couple of images are dead - in my excitement I posted images of the top of the  cake which was spectacular - BUT the pics had faces of some girls in my class - and they asked me not to post them online (of course!). The early heydey of Flat Classroom projects was exciting. Between now and when Wikispaces pulls the plug you can find all archives HERE and HERE.

February 18, 2008 - How to start shifting teachers: A successful model
Oh! The first time Kim Cofino and I worked togther - one of the very first consultancies she ever did - and look at Kim now! We were so excited to have Kim join us at Qatar Academy and share her expertise and passion. The PD model we started at this time has grown and developed since.....and is still a large part of how I approach workshops and professional learning with teachers - and how Kim does as well.

February 25, 2008 - Another look into the 'Fischbowl' of 21st Century Learning
Do you remember Karl Fisch? An amazing educator in Colorado and prolific sharer of learning. Google him - and you will see how wonderfully he permeated our lives and psyches 10 years ago. This post is about joining one of the 'Fischbowl'...well actually 'fishbowl' ...virtual sessions. I believe this is one of the most innovative uses of technology I was fortunate to be a participant in then...and since.

Thanks for making it to the end of this post.......

Julie Lindsay
Unemployed PhD student......Life IS a beach

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Global Education Highlights (weekly)

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