4 days in New York

Miguel-Angel will be this week participating in the AERA 2008 Annual Meeting. He will, in particular, give a talk in one of the sessions of the meeting.


This is the program of the TICL Symposium meeting in which Miguel-Angel participated:

SIG-Technology, Instruction, Cognition & Learning
Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square, Times Square Ballroom, Section A,
Lobby Level
2:15 pm to 3:45 pm

Peter Fadde, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
Short Introduction: Media, Content, and Pedagogy: What Is a Learning Object?
Joseph M. Scandura, University of Pennsylvania
* Generative Learning Objects: A More Powerful Basis for Reuse and Repurposing.
Tom Boyle, London Metropolitan University

* Reuse, Instructional Design, and Learning Objects.
Miguel-Angel Sicilia,University of Alcala – Spain

* Learning Objects, Social Learning Communities, and Design-Based Research Opportunities.
Terry Anderson, Athabasca University – Canada

* Modeling Complex Systems.
J. Michael Spector, Florida State University, Tristan Johnson, Florida State University, Pablo Nicolai Pirnay-Dummer, University of Freiburg

Lifelong and Life Wide eLearning: Some Ideas on the Future Role of LMSs and ePortfolios.
Ingo Dahn, University of Koblenz – Germany

After the session, some of the organizers continued the discussion around the table. In the picture below you have left to right (half of) Ingo Dahn, Joseph Scandura and wife, Peter Fadde, Miguel-Angel Sicilia and Ingo Dahn (Tom Boyle is taking the picture).

That’s the view of Manhattan from my hotel room.

A picture of Rockefeller Center.

The plaque at the landmark of Rockefeller has the following John D. Rockefeller, Jr. quotation:

“I believe in the supreme with of the individual and in his right to
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe that every right
implies a responsibility, every opportunity, an obligation; every
possession a duty.

I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that
government is the servant of the people and not their master.

I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the
world owes no man a living but it owes every man an opportunity to
make a living.

I believe that thrift is essential to well-ordered living and that
economy is a prime request of a sound financial structure, whether in
government, business or personal affairs.

I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man’s word should be
as good as his bond; that character-not wealth or power or position-
is of supreme worth.

I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of
mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross
(waste matter) of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human
soul set free.

I believe in all-wise-and all-loving God, named by whatever name, and
that the individuals highest fulfillment, greatest happiness, and
widest usefulness are to be found in living in harmony with His will.

I believe that love is the greatest thing in the world; that it alone
can overcome hate; that right can and will triumph over might.”

That’s a great quote. We need more of this philosophy here in Spain to restore our right to own the outcomes of our labour.


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