Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.
I am a doctoral candidate with Athabasca University in the Doctor of Distance Education program. I live in the United Arab Emirates. Athabasca is Canada's Open University and has entered into an agreement with the Nepal Ministry of Education to assist with the Open University of Nepal Initiative.
Author, blogger, and leader educator for 40 years, Susan has met the challenge of change in her own culture and in different cultures in which she has lived and worked, currently residing in the United Emirates. Her ideas and philosophy of transformational leadership go far beyond the rhetoric of simply a ‘vision’ and she can articulate the process in such a way that other potential leaders can understand the specifics and map out their personal journey to create and sustain positive change.
I am a doctoral candidate with Athabasca University in the Doctor of Distance Education program. Athabasca is Canada's Open University and has entered into an agreement with the Nepal Ministry of Education to assist with the Open University of Nepal Initiative. If you are Nepalese and live in Western Nepal could you visit this site and complete a survey? It would be much appreciated!
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The session will discuss my findings and experiences to date. As this is a very ‘exploratory’ project, findings may be surprising.
The presentation will be of interest to anyone involved in online learning and in particular those interested in the potential for online learning in developing countries. The Internet affords us a great opportunity to bring global knowledge to remote regions of the world.
As a “younger” teacher – and later as a teacher trainer (or teacher educator – to posh it up a bit) – I always hated the phrase “Content is KING”! Why? I hear you ask.
Like so many of you, I have a full-time job and I 'live' online. That in itself is enough. But like some of you, I am also a student. I'm in the final year (God willing!) of my doctoral studies with Athabasca University.
There are days when I feel extremely guilty for my lack of communication with those of you who so kindly follow me, thank me, retweet me and pass my work around the Internet. I want you to know that I'm well aware of your amazing support, but there simply are not enough hours in the day!
When I have completed my studies, I hope to have the time to begin to 'enjoy' my time online with much more collaboration and direct communication.
I very specifically 'scoop' and 'tweet' the positive in our world. This is an amazing time to be alive and I see the world as making significant progress. I don't bother with very 'provincial' stories (of one town, or state) and try to concentrate on a global perspective. I also don't bother with negative stories, My God, we get enough of that on the news (I use the term loosely) networks.
In order to move forward we need to dwell on the positive and incorporate it into our lives. Lamenting over the negatives will stagnate our thoughts and our progress.
Thank you again, to all of the interesting and enthusiastic people who are in my PLE! Together we can change the world, one day, one school, one family at a time.