Agreed! @portlandhead: Web projects fail when decision makers don’t perceive a problem.
Why do online projects fail? Poor governance and unwillingness to address problems right from the start - http://t.co/ueo8yRQS
U Wisconsin releases open-source platform integrating augmented reality, design, thinking, and the power of place - http://t.co/bnhMQYb3
@walterbriggs Face-to-face, whole-person mentoring will still be valuable, but basic instruction will be unbundled. From sage to guide.
@walterbriggs I think the desired outcomes of “an education” are changing rapidly from your credentials to who you become over a lifetime.
@epersonae Parents, relatives, & counselors will advise against buying a whole degree. Who recommends a whole CD now? Buy songs, make a mix!
@epersonae For instance, maximum payments of 10% of projected income for 10 years.
@epersonae Agreed. The goal of helping people learn obfuscates the practice of giving loans to people who can’t repay. Like mortgages.
@donbwhite Rather than diplomas, respected mentors in a field vet resources and assessments & provide credentials for that field. Unbundled.
@donbwhite College costs are high because people will pay. Once they understand the ROI and look for alternatives, net cost will go down.
@epersonae Higher education is being unbundled as were the recording industry, libraries, and newspapers before. A new model is emerging.
@epersonae Sure. It’s the same as giving mortgages to people who can’t make payments. Perhaps parents should be on the hook.
@epersonae I went to a state school until my preferred school would give me a large scholarship. The plan worked. But that was years ago.
@donbwhite How about a multiplier? You can get loans with payments of up to 10% of estimated income for 10 years. The data is there.
@epersonae Good point. And colleges aren’t motivated to provide financial counseling because students might leave if they knew. Parents?
Is this sacrilegious? Dear young adults with massive student loans: Why didn’t you go to one of the many good schools you could afford?
Edutopia video: Singapore’s 21st-cent teaching strategies (strong prof dev, integral ICT, teachers as facilitators) http://t.co/byLGUFqP
boone New email regimen: 10am, 1pm, 4pm. Reclaiming my sanity.
Inforgraphic: Using Amazon’s big data to visualize related interests based on book preferences. http://t.co/GiosfFoE [Use this, Goodreads!]
Weinberger on Kuhn: Our old paradigm of truth is no longer up to the task, but we don’t have a new one to replace it - http://t.co/vq8p2gdU
Wired: Legend of Korra’s timeless mythic concerns: finding balance in oneself and the world; tradition and modernity. - http://t.co/GAFYLxFq
NY author leads unit on writing for Australian rural classroom via Skype. Great opportunity. - http://t.co/ERteiHzH
BDN: Maine Department of Education official to receive national award. [Congratulations, Jeff. Well deserved.] - http://t.co/WkHyW1yt
McGovern: How to choose the right online success metrics: It’s easy to measure inputs. It’s harder to manage outcomes. http://t.co/29cAr7OZ
Can very young students effectively connect, communicate, and collaborate in a global project? Yes. http://t.co/dUYuYzqJ
AZ middle school’s Agile learning lab and unclub: robotics + stop-motion + iPad + Arduino + more = freedom to create. https://t.co/kpgLWxQr
Transforming computer labs into makerspaces: Mindstorms, Arduinos, MakerBots. 1/2 the cost, twice the engagement. http://t.co/DueGx7KAR J…
US DARPA will be funding 1,000 makerspaces in high schools around the country to support a DIY “culture of creating” - http://t.co/APqyR2eh
Coursera teams with Princeton, Penn, Michigan, Stanford to support flipped courses, pushing lectures online - http://t.co/6Og2hSKk
Now seeing “sponsored tweets” in my stream! (The first was from Snapple.) I’m ready for a non-corporate alternative to Facebook and Twitter.
Tom Whitby: What if school was more like Twitter? http://t.co/Kf8fRN8Q
LeaderQuote Culture eats strategy for breakfast - Peter Drucker
Chronicle: UC Davis program demonstrates learning via open badges, rather than transcripts, CVs, or work portfolios - http://t.co/CiWvj7F1
Chronicle: The ultimate threat to universities is disaggregation of the degree: learning in many places, in many ways. http://t.co/892hWrsP
Youth and money: connecting human development research with healthy approaches to financial matters in today’s world - http://t.co/Z1RaX7s9
The Search Institute has developed a free interactive financial literacy website for young people and their parents - http://t.co/L4ZhRSE1
Characteristics of effective teams, from Stanford tech. mgt. class, based on MacGregor, and Kaztenback and Smith - http://t.co/17cE4DMQ
Wow. 5,000 tweets since March, 2007. I hope there were more jewels than clinkers! http://t.co/X0PbpQAC
@sinikkalw I appreciate your curation of student blogging resources. I’m especially interested in the integration of portfolios & blogging.
“Why My Six-Year-Old Students Have Digital Portfolios” - http://t.co/Bzcud1us
Student blogging rubrics (multiple approaches in the comments) - http://t.co/bONqU9Z6
I am now officially dependent on Feed My Inbox as my alternative to Google Feedburner - http://t.co/3tqcU0S2
20 reasons why students should blog: authentic audience, multiple learning styles, confidence, digital portfolio … - http://t.co/uttGVXjd
DML Central/Cathy Davidson - The ethics and responsibilities of the 21st century classroom: avoiding an Epic Fail - http://t.co/32SmQsTn
Student blogs: the benefits of writing for an authentic audience - http://t.co/x1Zx43a1
Resources for learner-centered student blogging from Sinikka Laakio-Whybrow. Rationale, reasons, rubrics - http://t.co/8zHGklQG
Bloomberg: S&P 500 investors do better when Democrats occupy the White House according to S&P Equity Research - http://t.co/GEjjuE1U