Jan 23 2008

Marie Crossing

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Marie Crossing

Originally uploaded by Choconancy1

I learned yesterday that one of my wonderful online friends, Marie Jasinski of Australia passed away. I feel like I have known Marie for most of my online life, probably coming into contact around 1999 or 2000. She amazed me with her natural facilitation gifts, her curiosity to move beyond the “same old same old” and her innovation with games as a central part of learning and being together, especially online.

In 2006 I got to meet Marie F2F in her hometown of Adelaid. We got to go out to dinner and have a “girlfriends” night out. We talked about our work, our lives and of course, about food. On the way to dinner, I took this picture of Marie, mid street, mid sentence. I entitled it “Marie Crossing.”

Now Marie has crossed out of our physical world. Her light and energy, her insistence on pushing our learning forward, her love for the people around her will leave a big hole in our worlds, online and offline.

Marie, thank you for everything you brought into my life and into my worlds. Marty, and all of Marie’s closest, I’m sending massive love beams to see you through this crossing.

Update Jan 24 – More memories, a wiki to share your thoughts and see the comment below for an online memorial gathering tonight 9pm PST for those of us in the nothern hemisphere.

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  1. Nancy Whiteon 23 Jan 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Here is an update on an online memorial gathering for Marie that will take place after her funeral on Friday in Hobart, Tasmania. The times are Australian.

    You are invited to attend the following Elluminate Live! session:

    Name: Tribute To Marie Jasinski
    Type: None
    Starts: Jan 25, 2008 05:00 PM (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)
    Ends: Jan 25, 2008 06:00 PM (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)

    Format of the session – This celebration for Marie will be informal but will of course have a moderator. People attending may like to come along with a memory to share – it could be a favourite moment, a funny situation, a particular inspiration, a URL that illustrates a point, a game to play, whatever. Some of us in Hobart will attend having just come from the funeral service and audio of some of the presentations at the funeral may be available (technology permitting!). If anyone has media they would like to be pre-loaded, please email to Frankie Forsyth on frankie@bigpond.net.au

    RSVP for virtual catering purposes (please indicate any special dietary requirements) would be appreciated but not essential (RSVP to Janine Bowes by replying to this message and editing the subject line)

    Position possibly vacant – moderator for this session – We have 3 possible moderators so far all of whom will be attending Marie’s funeral service. Traffic jams are unusual in Hobart but you never know on a Friday afternoon. Thus, if anyone else is able to take on the moderator role it would be preferable. Volunteers please email me or phone on 0417 350 956.

    Janine Bowes

    Instructions from the technical team

    (thanks Cathy, Jyothi, Jenny for setting this up so quickly)

    To join the session, please click on the link below within 120 minutes of the specified time.

    https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=995&miuid=51A3500F39BFC7315E8D14AE18A10FB7 < https://outlook.education.tas.gov.au/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=995%26miuid=51A3500F39BFC7315E8D14AE18A10FB7>

    To invite others to join the session, e-mail the following link:

    https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=995&password=M.F7C543063CEC856877486925D4E59B < https://outlook.education.tas.gov.au/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=995%26password=M.F7C543063CEC856877486925D4E59B>

    To view the hardware and software pre-requisites for Elluminate Live! please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support < https://outlook.education.tas.gov.au/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.elluminate.com/support>

    Networks Administrator

    Phone: (612) 62074832
    Email:
    networks@flexiblelearning.net.au

    To add this Elluminate Live! session to your calendar, please click the link below:
    https://sas.elluminate.com/mvc?sid=995&miuid=51A3500F39BFC7315E8D14AE18A10FB7 < https://outlook.education.tas.gov.au/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=https://sas.elluminate.com/mvc?sid=995%26miuid=51A3500F39BFC7315E8D14AE18A10FB7>

  2. Janine Boweson 24 Jan 2008 at 4:36 am

    UPDATED URLS for online Tribute to Marie

    Here is an update on an online memorial gathering for Marie that will take place after her funeral on Friday in Hobart, Tasmania. The times are Australian Easter Summer time (GMT +11). Please ignore previous information.

    You are invited to attend the following Elluminate Live! session:

    Name: Tribute To Marie Jasinski
    Type: None
    Starts: Jan 25, 2008 05:00 PM Eastern (EDT)
    Ends: Jan 25, 2008 06:00 PM Eastern (EDT)

    Format of the session – This celebration for Marie will be informal but will of course have a moderator. People attending may like to come along with a memory to share – it could be a favourite moment, a funny situation, a particular inspiration, a URL that illustrates a point, a game to play, whatever. Some of us in Hobart will attend having just come from the funeral service and audio of some of the presentations at the funeral may be available (technology permitting!). If anyone has media they would like to be pre-loaded, please email to Frankie Forsyth on frankie@bigpond.net

    RSVP for virtual catering purposes (please indicate any special dietary requirements) would be appreciated but not essential (RSVP to Janine Bowes by replying to this message and editing the subject line)

    Position possibly vacant (moderator for this session)We have 3 possible moderators so far all of whom will be attending Marie’s funeral service. Traffic jams are unusual in Hobart but you never know on a Friday afternoon. Thus, if anyone else is able to take on the moderator role it would be preferable. Volunteers please email me or phone on 0417 350 956.

    Janine Bowes

    INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE TECHNICAL TEAM
    (thanks Cathy, Jyothi, Jenny for setting this up so quickly)

    To join the session, please click on the link below
    https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=995&password=M.F7C543063CEC856877486925D4E59B

    To view the hardware and software pre-requisites for Elluminate Live! please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support

    You can check to see that everything is working fine by going to the PRACTICE ROOM before the session, found on the networks site here –

    http://www.flexiblelearning.net.au/flx/go/home/projects/2007/cache/offonce/pid/259;jsessionid=23D2A8149F804E7B73C9B11FAAEC7616

    Networks Administrator

    Phone: (612) 62074832
    Email: networks@flexiblelearning.net.au

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