Reflecting Allowed

Maha Bali’s blog about education

January 15, 2015
by Maha Bali

Offline and Online Connected Learning

On Monday January 26, 3-4:45pm Cairo time, Maha Abdel Moneim and I will be facilitating a workshop at Nile TESOL (so audience are mainly teachers of English to speakers of other languages, whether in school, higher ed, or informal learning) … Continue reading

January 12, 2015
by Maha Bali

The Question of Education: Context, Scale, Binaries & Generalizations

I’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

January 7, 2015
by Maha Bali
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The Truth about MOOCs (and err Learning in general)…

The truth about MOOCs is, you can’t know for certain, in advance, how good of a learning experience it’s going to be… Until you’re in it. People at work tell me all the time about bad MOOCs they’ve registered for. … Continue reading

January 5, 2015
by Maha Bali

Reflecting on Papert, Palmer and Freire

I’ve been reading several books in parallel these days (I haven’t managed to read a non-fiction book in a linear manner since I finished my PhD!) and finding amazing connections between them. There’s Papert’s Mindstorms, Freire’s Pedagogy of Hope, and … Continue reading


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