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Maha Bali’s blog about education

January 12, 2015
by Maha Bali
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The Question of Education: Context, Scale, Binaries & Generalizations

Reading Time: 5 minutesI’ve been wanting to respond to Dave Cormier’s posts on the problem of education. I love that he’s taking the ideas we’re all discovering as we learn online in open, connected ways, and making connections to what might be wrong … Continue reading

April 21, 2014
by Maha Bali
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The trouble with agency

Reading Time: 6 minutes[i fully intend to write a post about my journey towards reclaiming my domain, but this one is more urgent; this “fully intend to write” thing reminds me of Keith has done before] I recently commented on Clarissa’s blog about … Continue reading

April 13, 2014
by balimaha
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Mess in education. Mess in research. Mess in ethics

Reading Time: 6 minutesMess is life Mess is my life. I have a toddler, after all, and there are few things that toddlers enjoy more than mess. I wear about ten different hats in my life and while some of them synergize, the … Continue reading

March 31, 2014
by balimaha
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How We Look at Education

Reading Time: 4 minutesSo… I’ve been reading some vastly different things about education and just wanting to connect all that’s rushing through my head. I was in a private facebook discussion with a friend who pointed me to uncollege, so I shared it … Continue reading

February 20, 2014
by balimaha
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The Main Responsibility of Teachers? Make yourself dispensable!

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen I read this week’s prompt for #rhizo14, my first thought was “but isn’t that the point of teaching?” – I always thought it was our responsibility as teachers to eventually make ourselves not needed, obsolete – for our learners. … Continue reading

December 22, 2013
by balimaha
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Why @HybridPed is my Favorite Journal

Reading Time: 3 minutesOn the upcoming two-year anniversary of the journal Hybrid Pedagogy, I thought I’d share why this has been my favorite journal for the past few months (and probably for many more years to come). There are many reasons I love … Continue reading

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