Monthly Archives: August 2006

PayPal4Ph

Have you heard about the movement for PayPal4Ph? Read all about it at JSpot’s J. Angelo Racoma’s blog.

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CP Square Launches Bibliography on CoP

Etienne Wenger launches a rich, valuable online resource wiki on Communities of Practice at http://cofpractice-biblio.wikispaces.com/ . Here’s an organic list of what you can find at the link:

General resources for the whole field

  • Classics and foundational materials
  • Learning and learning theory
  • Cases
  • Information_Science
  • Innovation
  • Leadership and community cultivation
  • Measurement and outcomes assessment
  • Narrative techniques
  • Organizational context and sponsorship
  • Related fields and literatures
  • Technology
    • tools
    • issues
    • support
  • Unclassified (please use only as a last resort)
  • Bibliographies and directories

Specific organizational or cultural settings

  • Civic Practices & Settings
  • Development (economic, social, and otherwise)
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Open Source Software
  • Pharmaceuticals

Lifelong Learning

Dr. Keith Robinson’s Blue Flavor gives nuggets of wisdom on lifelong learning:

  • Make the decision to keep learning
  • Get face to face
  • Become a teacher
  • Play
  • Use technology to connect
  • Mix it up
  • You don’t need to master everything

On becoming a teacher, I’d like to think it’s more of ‘becoming a mentor’.  In this role, one not only imparts knowledge to a student; one is open to learning from the learner.  In this mode, I get to practice all the other tips that Dr. Robinson has listed.

More importantly, lifelong learning is always a choice.  It takes courage to face people  and say, “I still have a lot to learn”. It also takes a sense of social responsibility to say, “I want to learn, so I can pass on what I know to the next gen.” 

What do you think?

Windows Live Writer Review

From Maish’s E-learningpost Aug. 18 links:  Robin Good has created a video to demo the new Windows Live Writer blog tool. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY6gf5aa93E

Try it out, let me know what you think!