Blog Posts & Resources

May 13th, 2015

Platform

I am interested in developing and delivering projects for seniors.

My project colleague and I are exploring how audio headsets playing high fidelity music can help seniors challenged with health limitations. In one program, we use peer to peer co-learning feedback protocols (loops), including slow motion video to increase performance outcomes and enhance the shared group learning among participants.

In another project we play music using low cost headsets, There is a growing body of research that confirms that playing music can open up the neural pathways, revive memories and facilitate improved communications with caregivers.

PKM, Workplace-Network Learning

The Alive Inside Trailer

May 24th, 2019

Music and Memory

April 16th, 2019

Workplace-Network Learning

Silent Zumba

April 14th, 2019

This video illustrates the use of headsets in outdoor dance activities. It’s easy to see how headsets can also be used in activities such as yoga, guided meditation, outdoor workshops etc.

Workplace-Network Learning

Alive Inside Demo

April 11th, 2019

The Power of Music on the Brain – Parkinson’s and Dementia Patients

April 6th, 2019

Senior Services

Power of Music and Dementia

April 4th, 2019

Senior Services

Social Determinism Theory and Me

January 29th, 2018

Over the past few years I’ve shifted my work interests (getting paid for work with non-profits) to addressing issues related to senior’s health. In particular my interest included matters related to:

  • accessibility & inclusion;
  • isolation & depression;
  • belonging & social connections;
  • recreation activities to improve health.

Read more…

Workplace-Network Learning

Education as Stewards and Purveyors of our Collective Wisdom

February 16th, 2017

Stephen Downs ((Half an Hour) posted in the Working Smarter Daily website on an un-attributed report appearing in document from the New America Foundation. I thought Stephen’s points of disagreement in the article were bang on. In particular I liked how Stephen described the purpose of education and the importance of not throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Read more…

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Modern Workplace Learning

February 14th, 2017

In a new post by Jane Hart she shares current research on 5 factors driving modern workplace learning. I’ve taken part in her online modern workplace learning sessions and I really appreciate Jane’s approach. In this post I was encouraged to see that mainstream corporate institutions (Microsoft) are finally embracing and implementing practices that support workplace learning. Read more…

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Tool Kit for Filtering News & Taking Civic Action

February 5th, 2017

truthometer-190x300I’m learning how to filter news and just about any information or media I come across (online, print, video).

I think improving your filtering skills has become critical. We are getting flooded by fake news, disinformation and propaganda.

It is becoming more apparent (at least to me) that with the arrival of Trump politics citizens need to take more responsibility for figuring out where information is coming from and what are the verifiable elements in news stories.

Here is a post that has given me a guide for improving my news filtering skills.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy tookit for a “post-truth” world

We were guaranteed a free press,  We were not guaranteed a neutral or a true press. We can celebrate the journalistic freedom to publish without interference from the state.  We can also celebrate our freedom to share multiple stories through multiple lenses.

But it has always been up to the reader or viewer to make the reliability and credibility decisions.  It is up to the reader or viewer to negotiate truth.

Media Literacy, social learning, Workplace-Network Learning