The Virtual Playground: Free Admission

Today was a wonderful day.

At 9:00 am I met a dear friend for coffee. During our conversation we discussed work, job hunting and web technology.  My background involves web technology, web design, desktop publishing, instructional designing, etc.

Her current position involves working with online learning communities and education. She gave me some delicious sites to review and we discussed Web 2.0.  Her observations about the future of educational learning management systems (Blackboard, eCollege, etc) and ‘pay’ walls forced me to get back into the learning ring and get up to speed on this technology. So, here I am.
In searching for this blog, I stumbled over several others that I bookmarked so that I would remember to share with you.

Classroom 2.0
The Edublogger
The Top Education Blogs
Seven Principles for Cultivating Communities of Practice

The resouces already exist … for faculty, students, teachers, job seekers, employers, employees and everyone. The resouces are here and there and on this link and on that link. Free. Come and find them.

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6 thoughts on “The Virtual Playground: Free Admission

  1. Marge, We are going to take an incredible journey into lifelong learning and the entire world is our classroom. As Jeff Jarvis discussed in his book, it is about abundance not scarcity.

    My question for the day is:
    Why is it so difficult for me to stop being a lurker and start being an active participant?

    Patty Cantrell

    • Hi Patty — Lurking is like going to visit a friend and then when you get there your friend is sleeping and you slowly and quietly exit. HOWEVER, your friend never knew you visited – no note, no flowers, no comments … how sad. And sad for you too because you had so much to say!

      [How’d ya like that?]

      Marge

      • I think it is more like someone has a studio and they invite everyone over to show what they have created.

        People from all over stop by to have a look. Some say hello or ask questions other just move on.

        It doesn’t mean those who did not respond were not impacted they just didn’t comment.

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