"Established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals were formed to galvanise efforts to meet the needs of the world's poorest. Eight goals were defined and twenty-one targets were set to be completed by 2015. / To mark the final year of this programme, Taylor & Francis Group are delighted to be offering free access to selected research related to each of the eight Millennium Development Goals" (¶¶1-2, 2015.11.17). The offer of free access apparently will expire at the end of November 2015 (Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability,¶3, http://goo.gl/zjYrCb).
In this post, Nigel Coutts shared a story of collective teacher development activity that focused on online teacher discussion regarding visual note-making with students. He provided a model for other teachers ready to take the leap into cyber-teacher development–or considering doing so, suggesting: "Most teachers recognise the potential for collaboration between students and the importance of it as a component of a 21st Century education[,] and yet many do not take full advantage of the opportunities they have for collaboration as teachers. Others have found the benefits and willingly share ideas gathered from their personal learning network" (2015.11.01, ¶1).