LOSE THE LECTERN

Lose the LECTERN This was an article printed in a professional journal on Meetings and Conventions some years ago. It may still be useful… At an international conference in Atlanta, I prepared for my two-hour workshop on learning design by carefully setting the room with tables designed to encourage dialogue and group learning tasks. The […]

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“Talking”

What is talking? Of course the obvious answer is communicating. But that’s only one answer. I remember distinctly, a moment in my twenties when I read something like, People talk to hear themselves talk. I was appalled, what a disrespectful thing to say; it’s taken me many years to know the Truth of this, and […]

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What’s in Your Pockets?

For the past several years, my husband has been telling our children a continuing story of the time he was two inches tall. The story, which still has not ended, unfolds in his childhood home, and it has taken him from the bathroom sink drain, to rides on a June bug, to close encounters with […]

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Collaborative Cyber Education – Expanding the Dialogue Through Open Source Curriculum Creation and S

I’m fascinated with the revolutionary times in which we live. The idea of online communities and collaborative creative projects (like Wikipedia) are opening a vast new horizon of opportunities for sharing knowledge and learning. Enter into this world Rice University’s Richard Baraniuk, founder of Connexions, a free, open-source, global clearinghouse of course materials. The simple […]

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Knowing our work is worthwhile

We all get our moments of thrill — when we see the effect of a dialogue-approach on an individual, group or organization.  I had one of those moments last week and wanted to share it because it felt extra special. About 14 years ago, I worked with Karabi Acharya (both of us then with Academy for Educational Development) on a […]

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