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Maha Bali’s blog about education

October 26, 2014
by Maha Bali

Twitter Scavenger Hunt for Nov 4th – Update

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis is a blogpost to update everyone who volunteered to help me out with my students’ Twitter Scavenger Hunt on Nov 4th, as a way to introduce students to twitter before our Twitter game (hacking #tvsz planned Nov 14-16). I’m … Continue reading

September 8, 2014
by Maha Bali

Process for Connecting

Reading Time: 2 minutesI’ve been thinking for a while and a lot today about my process for connecting, especially in a new cMOOC… or in general, really, because sometimes I have spurts of connecting with people outside of any formal or informal context… … Continue reading

September 5, 2014
by Maha Bali

Blog til you can’t talk, write til you can’t think without it

Reading Time: 2 minutesDo you ever end a f2f or synchronous conversation (extreme example: thesis defense) and think, “hey wait, can we go back and continue that point about…”? This happens to me ALL THE TIME. Often, I would call the person back … Continue reading

July 19, 2014
by Maha Bali

Open and shut

Reading Time: 2 minutesI’m open I’m direct I’m willing To share I’m noisy I’m chatty I’m taking up Space I trust you Before I know you Am I stupid? Should I care? Should I care That you don’t trust me Won’t trust me … Continue reading

June 26, 2014
by Maha Bali

The need to breathe

Reading Time: 1 minutesI recently saw on twitter a graphic making fun of adolescents’ current view of Maslow’s hierachy of needs, which had ‘wifi’ at the bottom, even before the basic physical needs of “food” followed by safety/shelter, then social needs, etc, etc. … Continue reading

April 30, 2014
by Maha Bali

How I feel about different channels of e-communication

Reading Time: 1 minutesI have to say that my preferences in terms of communication media change very fast. When I first started MOOCing (latecomer in 2013) I was not a tweeter or blogger, and discussion forums worked for me just fine. I had … Continue reading


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