Walk 800 miles to attend Boy Scout Jamboree. Washington, D.C. June 16. Two Venezuelan Boy Scouts, Rafael Petit, left and Juan Carmona, right, examining their boots after tramping 25 miles a day for two years in order to attend the Boy Scout Jamboree in Washington the left Caraca, Januray 11, 1935 arriving in Washington today..
You can’t always lead like an admiral.
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Lessons from the 23rd International Conference on Teaching and Learning. Shared with all students across my current courses regardless of the topic.
After attending the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning and presenting two times, it was good to see the evolution of online to mobile learning in the last four years. On 2009 I presented about blogs and wikis for collaborative learning, and then moved into testing new technologies for management and systems learning. Information overload hit my students and me while we started moving into tablets and smartphones for personal, business, and education.
These technologies waves have been moving up and down and several models have helped us in narrowing widgets and gadgets in our “Reduce Information Overload” movement. We are in a “learning-to-go” revolution or evolution that is bringing knowledge to our mobile devices. All generations are now attached to a device (or the opposite) that is impacting the way we communicate and gather information.
Eating at Panera Bread with my iPad while writing and posting this note before the afternoon workshop allowed me do a quick visual survey to see who was alone using a device, or eating with another person and….using a device. We are connected and disconnected on a table. I was tempted to take a picture of the table next to me where a couple had been eating and texting for five minutes…
What do you think about public use of these devices? How to take advantage of these time slots to update our social or learning connections at the same time we are enjoying some free offline time? Please share your practices and help others (and me) to optimize our online learning experience without losing our mind, sanity, eyes, and table companions.
Have a great weekend. I will be updating our courses in my “after-the-conference” weekend.
March 2012. North Florida Council Recognition Banquet. North Florida Council 2011 Silver Beaver Award.
Dr. Jose Lepervanche received the North Florida Council 2011 Silver Beaver Award during NFC Recognition Banquet. The Silver Beaver Award is the council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. It is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not actively seek it. The Silver Beaver Award is not earned but awarded based on nomination.
MIT Club of North Florida board member and MIT graduate Gabe Farra is interviewed by Undercover Professor Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche about his role as robotics mentor of the First LEGO League Competition. Dr. Lepervanche is VP of Communications of the MIT Club of North Florida (www.mitclubnf.org)