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January 17, 2018 – 11:02 am | 58 views

This is a guest post by music educator Louise Campbell.
Memory is trained less and less in our everyday lives, with major impacts on students’ ability to understand and master subject matter. Assuming there are basics …

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Articles by Verena Roberts

Verena Roberts is a passionate open educator from Calgary, Alberta. She has been lucky enough to teach, develop and consult about k-12 curriculum and authentic technology integration from pre-k to Higher Education in Canada and the US. Verena is currently working as the New Learning Models Consultant with iNACOL.

Open Learning Limitations

May 19, 2016 – 12:54 pm | 4 Comments | 1,852 views

On April 1, 2016 I was skimming my twitter feed and I came across a post shared by Will Richardson about Alexandra Elbakyan. According to the Washington Post, “The 27-year-old graduate student from Kazakhstan is …

10 Years Later: Is Creativity Still Being Killed in Schools?

March 22, 2016 – 9:30 pm | One Comment | 1,092 views

After watching Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” in 2006, I have been actively looking and searching for creativity in schools. Are we seeing the evidence that creativity is as important as …

Learning to Code is Learning to Learn

December 15, 2015 – 2:39 pm | Comments Off on Learning to Code is Learning to Learn2,171 views

Are we preventing students from accessing a basic education by denying them the opportunity to learn to code and program in school? Is “Learning to Code” as important as learning to read, write and understand …

Living in a World of “Not-Yetness”

November 24, 2015 – 2:27 pm | One Comment | 1,470 views

Last week, Amy Collier and Jen Ross talked about the idea of “not-yetness” at the #OpenEd15 Conference in Vancouver, BC. They connected the idea of not-yetness in terms of the messy, risky and frustratingly hard …

Being Human Online: It takes a village

October 6, 2015 – 3:05 pm | Comments Off on Being Human Online: It takes a village1,144 views

A digital surprise for me this week was driving up to a brand new Starbucks drive-through and being asked what I would like to order – from a video screen. Imagine my shock when a …