connectedness

Friday Campus Connections

Friday Campus Connections

Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  Here are 5 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@IICEorg).  Happy Friday!

Holiday Reading List

Holiday Reading List

Here is a potential list of some great reads. Yes, you will find “learning” as a thread that binds them all, but most of these books were not authored with educators as the primary audience.

Higher (disconnect)ED

Higher (disconnect)ED

Loneliness leads to failure.  Lonely students do not persist.  Being alone makes a person far less likely to get good grades, stay in school, find a good job, and more.  And just as we know that not every measure works for every person, success can be better predicted through non-cognitive measures than academic ones for many students. 

Friday Campus Connections

Friday Campus Connections

​​​​​​​Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  Here are 5 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@IICEorg).  Happy Friday!

Friday Campus Connections

Friday Campus Connections

Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  Here are 5 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@IICEorg).  Happy Friday!

Friday Campus Connections

Friday Campus Connections

Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  Here are 5 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@IICEorg).  Happy Friday!

Friday Campus Connections

Friday Campus Connections

Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  Here are 5 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@Ice_Inst_Org).  Happy Friday!

What Is A Learning Ecosystem?

What Is A Learning Ecosystem?

A crucial "systems thinking" component of a learning ecosystem is this: Integration trumps functionality.  In other words, if 85% of your desired functionality can be achieved with a fully integrated tool, or 97% of your desired functionality can be achieved with no connection to other parts of the ecosystem, use the former and avoid the latter.  (Of note, this is why the RFI / RFP process can be so detrimental to an organization's longitudinal well-being from a systems perspective.)  

Friday Campus Connections

Friday Campus Connections

Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  Here are 5 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@Ice_Inst_Org).  Happy Friday!

Friday Campus Connections

Friday Campus Connections

Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  Here are 3 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@Ice_Inst_Org).  Happy Friday!

Friday Campus Connections

Friday Campus Connections

Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  Here are 5 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@Ice_Inst_Org).  Happy Friday!

The Strangest Keynote Situation I've Ever Experienced

The Strangest Keynote Situation I've Ever Experienced

When I was with eCollege, we always heard from integration partners which schools were truly ahead of the curve and which ones simply had a good marketing story, but were in fact awful to work with.  Likewise, we would hear which companies were great to work with and which ones were not.  That even translated to a company’s values or ethical practices.  But embarrassingly, I did not include vendor referrals as part of my research.  I solely relied on college / university recommendations.  And at this point in my career, having worked on both sides of the fence as well as sitting on committees like the CWiC Executive Advisory Board, we all know that there are thousands of failed technology initiatives which have little to do with the technology and everything to do with the implementation.  Yet I contacted school after school, both the solid and the weak, asking if they recommended a vendor. 

Friday Campus Connections

Friday Campus Connections

Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  Here are 3 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@Ice_Inst_Org).  Happy Friday!

Tricksters, and Hustlers, and Cons, Oh My!

Tricksters, and Hustlers, and Cons, Oh My!

Meanwhile, educators have a captive audience of 20-2000 students, every week.  You are experts with important and powerful messages of learning, critical thinking, problem solving, and more.  These students need your message.  These students would benefit from your wisdom and solutions.  Yet, without the best practices surrounding connectedness, those same messages are seen as boring or undeserving of attention.  With becoming a master teacher, your expertise does little to help these needy students.  It is in everyone’s best interest to learn how learning works in every sense of the word!

Friday Campus Connections

Friday Campus Connections

Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  Here are 3 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@Ice_Inst_Org).  Happy Friday!

If I told you to care about something, would you?

If I told you to care about something, would you?

Savvy administrators now realize that placing all of the responsibility and accountability around retention on the academic offices was unfair.  For too long we told students what to connect to (academics, programs, instructors, etc), instead of allowing them choices by which to connect to things that mattered to them.

Friday Campus Connections

Friday Campus Connections

Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  We'll post 3 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@Ice_Inst_Org).  Happy Friday!

Learning That Sucks...in the best way possible

Learning That Sucks...in the best way possible

If you allow a robotic vacuum to work, it will get your floors cleaner than you can yourself.  Likewise, if you create a student-led model for learning, and you cultivate it, your students will learn better than through the traditional, teacher-centric model.  And learning won’t “suck” either.