Thursday, January 24, 2008
Finally! We, Rose & Smith, wrote Chapter 9 -- Online Discussions -- at least a year ago, and now finally the book is out.
Of course we don't get any royalties so, don't feel the need to run out and buy it to help support me, but if you're interested in learning more about What Works in K-12 Online Learning I thing there is a lot of good stuff in the book.
I heard from a friend who said:
"Ray, this was the book I wanted most of the new crop of ISTE titles, and yours was the first chapter I read...it is great! I like the way you made clear what many of us assume will be understood about intention, that freedom requires structure, the comparisons between reflexive and reflective practice and above all the importance of community (and what it takes to build it). It is excellent, and coming from you, I am not surprised
The Issues Brief that I wrote with Bob Blomeyer on access and equity and followup webinar has attracted some attention. A Google search shows a number of links. And now, Bob and I have been asked to speak at Innovation 2008 April 14-15 at Breckenridge CO.