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Participate Remotely in #AMICALNET Rome with @jimgroom & me – Fri May 13

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Friday May 13 – the day I go to Rome, hoping to build Rome in a day with Jim Groom 🙂 whom I will inshallah meet for the first time and collaborate with on 3 things (bad things happen in 3s but good things happen in 3s as well!!! I hope)

Note: I’m writing this post ahead of time and it *should* self-publish sometime tomorrow morning. 

9:30am Jim Groom Keynote: Small is Beautiful (livestreamed)

If you’re seeing this and are interested in watching Jim Groom’s keynote, you can ask questions virtually on Twitter using #amicalnet or via YouTube comments

11am Virtually Connecting with Jim Groom and me (livestreamed – Tweet @vconnecting to join)

12:20pm Session “Does Ed Tech Have an Ethos?” (livestreamed – Jim & me)

These are the slides we are using, and we’ve scheduled tweets to invite folks to participate via #amicalnet hashtag but you can also add comments on the Google slides if you like

2 thoughts on “Participate Remotely in #AMICALNET Rome with @jimgroom & me – Fri May 13

  1. Hi Maha, I just sent you and Jim a couple of tweets about an #infolit tutorial that addresses plagiarism in a non-punitive way. The Claremont Colleges tutorial on “Exploring Academic Integrity” is at and has a CC license for reuse.

    Two of its creators, Char Booth and Dani Brecher Cook, talk about the process and motivation for creating the tutorial at I love this passage from their interview:
    “We also discussed the importance of respecting our students’ intelligence, and totally avoiding the trap of treating them as though they were errant, academically dishonest children. Through these conversations, we elected to focus the tutorial on a message of “scholarship as conversation” as opposed to one of “don’t plagiarize.” We did this for two main reasons: 1) we thought students would respond better to a positively framed approach to academic honesty, and 2) students have been hearing “don’t plagiarize” since high school,and if the message hasn’t sunk in by now, it probably never will.”

    1. That’s wonderful Lisa. In Egypt most kids don’t hear about plagiarism til college but i think the approach you are referring to is definitely better as it respects students and builds morality

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