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Brainy Smurf

The 'Busy' Trap - 2 views

  • they’re addicted to busyness and dread what they might have to face in its absence.

  • Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day
  • if your job wasn’t performed by a cat or a boa constrictor in a Richard Scarry book I’m not sure I believe it’s necessary.
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  • his busyness was like some vast churning noise through which he was shouting out at me, and I gave up trying to shout back over it.
Brainy Smurf

The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance - 1 views

  • Introverts are to extroverts what American women were to men in the 1950s -- second-class citizens with gigantic amounts of untapped talent.
Nagwa Abou El-Nga

For Faculty - Copyright - ResearchGuides at Sheridan College Institute of Technology an... - 1 views

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    "Copying guidelines are
    posted above all photocopiers and scanners in the
    college."
Dana West

Book Sprints and Booki: Re-Imagining How Textbooks are Produced - 0 views

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    Background on collaborative authoring using booki.
Dana West

Iterative Book Development Manifesto - 0 views

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    Want to learn more about social book production, book sprints, and booki? Start with a draft of the agile manifesto for books...
Nagwa Abou El-Nga

Wikipedia:Canada Education Program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 1 views

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    Canadian uiversities post open courses under (CC) Licenses. Widki Ambasador watch for the material that it must have the Encyclopedia tone writing and fair. Students can edit their work group members work in the posted courses.
Leonardo Pena

English 2.0 - 3 views

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    the benefits of technology for educators [Page 1]
David Brooks

California passes open textbook legislation - 5 views

http://creativecommons.org/tag/sb-1052

open textbook

started by David Brooks on 28 Sep 12 no follow-up yet
Nagwa Abou El-Nga

TLT-SWG: Real Revolution Not MOOCs. Real Revolution Big Open Mostly-Online Things with ... - 2 views

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    summery: MOOCs have bad and good impact discribed well. As faculty I agree that iMOOCs is revelaing knowledge from best universities in the world but initially a loss in tuition fees.
Brainy Smurf

At Home - 0 views

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    Ongoing web documentary (to 2013) by the National Film Board (Canada) in which the traditional model of dealing with homelessness is flipped: housing first, other issues second. Eye-opening in terms of its design and its content.
Nagwa Abou El-Nga

Strengthening Ontario's Centres of Creativity, Innovation, and Knowledge - 3 views

Contact North published an interesting article about MOOCs in Ontario http://www.contactnorth.ca/sites/default/files/contactNorth/files/pdf/publications/moocs_-_final.pdf. The article state that th...

Ontario MOOC George Siemans Toronto university

started by Nagwa Abou El-Nga on 25 Sep 12 no follow-up yet
Jan Herder

The development of OER in China - 3 views

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    The Development of China's OER - Chinese Course of Excellence Project and Case Study Talk by Jia Yimin.
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