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Thinking Big and Learning Big

Last week, we gathered ThinkBig program heads, educators, partners and technologists in London to run a workshop on Webmaker and open collaboration. We had a lot of goals for this workshop, but my main objective was this one: Accept one another as a valuable ally and feel confident in reaching out to ask for or [&hellip

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Connected Courses

I’m quite pleased to point you to a new online learning experience being put together by a group of amazing educators from the Connected Learning community. Starting September 15th we’re going to be talking about openness and blended learning in a 12 week course that aims to help people run their own connected courses. It’s [&hellip

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Join Mozilla for global teach-ins on Net Neutrality

reposted from the Webmaker blog At Mozilla, we exist to protect the free and open web. Today, that openness and freedom is under threat. The open Internet’s founding principle is under attack. Policymakers in the U.S. are considering rules that would erase “Net Neutrality,” the principle that all data on the Internet should be treated [&hellip

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Updates from the edge

Last week I was off work at a family event, and I was disappointed because I thought that maybe I wasn’t getting the rest I needed from a week off of work. Apparently, social stress and work stress are different. This week when I feel like I’ve been extremely productive and managed to make a [&hellip

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This Week in Webmaker Training: Building

Last week, we launched a new online learning experience, Webmaker Training, and you can see how that first week went here. This week in Webmaker Training we concentrated on building open educational resources. We used the Webmaker Teaching Kits to document activity ideas and learning objectives for teaching the skills and competencies on the Web [&hellip

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This Week in Webmaker Training: Exploring

Over at Webmaker Training we’re working together to learn how to #TeachTheWeb. On Monday, May 12th, we launched the first course on Exploring the methodologies behind Webmaker – including Making as Learning, Connected Learning and the Open Web. This is how YOU can participate: Here’s how others are participating I strongly encourage you to go [&hellip

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Webmaker: An Open Educational Ecosystem (OEE)

Often it’s difficult to get contributions to open projects because some people aren’t quite sure what contribution means or how to go about doing it. Other folks don’t know what “Open” means, and thus they don’t know they can contribute at all. Perhaps it’s the nomenclature of “Open” that confuses people. Perhaps it’s just an [&hellip

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Webmaker Training: Why Modular?

I’m a serial MOOC dropout. My most recent dropout experience (though I keep saying I’m going to go back) is from Harvard’s CS50 course. I never took Computer Science, I just taught myself how to make the web. I had a knack for it, I accessed and consumed thousands of articles and tutorials and tidbits [&hellip

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The Spark, the Confusion

Over the holidays I did my best to forget about education, technology, and everything in between. 2013 was an epic year of various successes, and I needed a break. But it’s impossible to escape from the things you’re passionate about and my work is one of those things (otherwise, why do it? duh.) This post [&hellip

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Mentor Community Call December 5th

Yesterday, we had another Webmaker Mentor Community call, and it was a great one. WARNING: this post has too many GIFs. As per usual, we kicked things off with some silent ether padding. The first prompt, stolen at the funeral of the Webmaker Community call, was a collection of interesting stuff people have seen on [&hellip

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