Watershed Moments of Learning

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license In a recent post, Dean Shareski reflected on the notion of  ‘watershed moments’: I was chatting with someone the other day and the idea of watershed moments came up. Specifically, we reflected on watershed moments in our own learning and careers. Watershed …

Defining a Community of Practice

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license I have been spending a bit of time lately with the idea of communities of practice. One of the things that becomes clear quickly is that there are many different definitions and descriptions. Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner suggest that: Communities of practice are formed by …

REVIEW: The Connected Educator

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license The Connected Educator, by Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall, provides a thorough introduction to becoming more connected. Through a mixture of anecdotes, elaborations and questions, the authors invite those wishing to adapt their practice for a participatory culture made possible by Web 2.0. Although technology plays its …