Goal Statement for 2017: Engage with Balance!

Here is my Goal Statement for 2017:

Engage with Balance

Like 2016’s goal statement of Think, Believe, and Act with a Healthy Balance, I want to try to be proactive and follow my passions while not rushing into things (leaving me out of balance) or otherwise distracting me from my  commitments (or even what is good for me). I find that if I only follow my passions, I become increasingly frustrated with things that get in the way, and thus the balance that I so need to embrace, or more actively engage, is defeated. Of course, balance on its own is a meditative state that just does not reflect my passions, and thus the active engage I list with it.

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How Do You Write Posts?

blogI have writing a few more blog posts recently, and while I enjoy the process of thinking about and then sharing some of my ideas, this is still somehow not second nature to me.

Granted, I have a number of fantastic role models (to name just a few!) in the connected and networked learning space — Rebecca Hogue, Laura Gogia, Maha Bali, Jenny Mackness, Frances BellSarah Honeychurch, and Autumm Caines — their seemingly constant and often in-depth articles that seem so thought-out and developed! They are both role-models (I wish I could write like that) and

 

There are writing suggestions, guides, and outlines.

and part of this involves thinking about why I DON’T write as much.

From Openness to Permeability: Reframing Open Education… An Article Précis

open_walnutHaving taken some time off from my #5Papers summaries (though still reading in the background!), I was moved by Martin Oliver’s thoughtful work on Open Education, and related to my recent attendance at the 2016 Networked Learning Conference where open learning was one of my own take-away points, I wanted to share this in case others may not have seen this work.

1/ I read Martin Oliver (2015) From openness to permeability: Reframing open education in terms of positive liberty in the enactment of academic practices http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17439884.2015.1029940 #5Papers

2/ Oliver’s premise is that the concept of openness is under-developed within learning technology

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Introducing Twitter as an assessed component of the undergraduate nursing curriculum: case study – An Article Review

nurse_social_mediaThankful for one of my colleagues (who I somehow was not following on Twitter, but that is now all settled!) Ian Guest for pointing this article out to me, as it is somewhat consistent with some of my Twitter extra credit work for my nursing and management students.

1/ I read Jones, Kelsey, Nelmes, Chinn, Chinn, & Proctor-Childs (2016)…

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