Monday, November 26, 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek. (Sinek, 2010), 18.5min
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
|5:00||"It's aways challenging to run a 21stC Education Institute on 19th C Structures" - Benoit-Antoine Bacon|
|9:52||External pressures : Politics & funding.|
|10:30||Demography: Student diversity (US chart)|
|11:00||Increase in Part-time (invisible part time).|
|11:47||Local youth populations decreasing. But increasing in some countries so international students. Add "culturally inclusive educator" courses.|
|15:00||Digital natives. More precise information (6 second news video!)|
|17:18||Online education. Teleconferencing.Apprenticeship by distance.|
|19:00||MOOCs. Amherst College - outsourcing to Harvard MOOC. Merging credit - Arizona State using EdX for Year 1.|
|23:00||Online doesn't work for everyone. Average performance penalty about 14% varies by area & social demographics.|
|24:50||Social Learners 80% students prefer to study f2f or virtually.|
Blended approach .MOOCs held in physical Learning Hub (massive completion improvement).
|29:00||Active Learning. Significant improvement.Video University of British Columbia|
3 steps" Decide what they should learn? What are they learning? How can we improve learning?"
|.||...will add more later.|
Ken Steele's keynote to EIT: Rethinking Higher Education. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wvb2DBrWnE&feature=youtu.be
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
six models of blended learning which correspond to specific learning contexts:
- Blended learning model in elementary schools: Station rotation model
- Blended learning model in middle schools: Lab rotation model
- Blended learning model in high schools: Individual rotation model
- Blended learning model for higher education: Flipped classroom model
- Blended learning model for the workplace environment: Enriched virtual model
- Blended learning for mobile delivery: Ubiquitous learning model
Monday, August 6, 2018
One and a half million New Zealanders shopped online in 2017, contributing $3.6 billion to a global industry that is growing far faster than its real world counterpart. E-commerce, it seems, is big business.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
We have a few lambs to look after and were given some Anlamb.. However the measuring cup was missing. Googling it everyone evades the question and tells you to weigh it.. Which is fine if you have kitchen scales handy. Anyway for those of you (and for me in future) the one I have is 1/3 cup (75ml).
Monday, June 11, 2018
Saturday, May 26, 2018
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
GDPR goes live today - and it affects you
- The EU says the changes attempt to "harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy."
- One of the more controversial impacts of the new rules, and the reason it has such a world-wide impact, is what they call the "extra-territorial applicability". This means that it applies to all companies worldwide who are dealing with information about people residing in the EU, even those simply offering goods or services to EU citizens. It hits everyone and it's huge.
- One of the key changes is around consent. Basically if a company is going to store or process personal data such as names, email addresses and the like, it needs to have explicit consent. The small print in the middle of a 10-page "terms and conditions" aren't enough - it has to be in complete plain English.
- The method of consent has to be recorded as well and proper records kept. This is significant - for example, if you have a mailing list you need to be able to show when people opted in and how.
- The fines are huge too. Companies can be fined up to 4% of their annual global turnover for breaches, with big fines for even seemingly minor issues.
- Companies must now also tell people if they've had a breach. We've seen a heap of this lately - people's information being stolen and companies keeping it quiet to try to avoid reputational damage. Do that now and it could cost 2% of global revenue.
- Other changes are familiar to kiwis, such as the right to obtain (free of charge) any information that is being held about them. That's been a part of NZ's Privacy Act for a long time, although the EU law goes further.
- There's heaps more as well, such as the controversial "right to be forgotten" This basically gives EU citizens the right to have Google, for example, remove references to them on searches. And again, the rules apply globally - not just to EU companies.
- The new rules also put into law the concept of "Privacy by design" for software developers. Basically software developers have to show they've built privacy into software from the ground up, not just tagged it on in the end. This has been a long time coming.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018