Category Archives: open education

cPanel Minimalism

We recently migrated UNLV’s faculty websites to a Domain of One’s Own environment. I learned a lot during that migration which in turn helped motivate me to finally clean up the bavatuesdays multi-network site I’ve been putting off for over … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Open with WordPress

Instead of/ in parallel with #deletefacebook, how about #createonopenweb? Promote activities that are not "alternatives to Facebook" but contributions to the open web? @jimgroom@cogdog @mizuko @davewiner @timbe — (((Howard Rheingold))) (@hrheingold) March 26, 2018 I woke up to a few … Continue reading

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The Idea Generator

A year ago I went to Karlstad University with Tom Woodward thanks to the kind invitation from the great Jörg Pareigis to run a workshop for a group of faculty running open courses. It was a fun workshop, we used ds106 as … Continue reading

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Tech Infrastructure as OER

Recently on Twitter, Jöran Muuß-Merhol reminded me of a discussion we had back in 2016 at the OER Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.  This podcast with @jimgroom on the beauty and the messiness of #learning is one of my favorites! (Only … Continue reading

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Containing the Future of OER

I spent the morning listening to Stephen Downes‘s talk “Applications, Algorithms and Data: Open Educational Resources and the Next Generation of Virtual Learning” he delivered yesterday at the RELIF Symposium in Hammamet, Tunisia. I highly recommend it, it’s a remarkably thorough … Continue reading

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OER You Not Inspired?

It was pretty hard for me not to do a double-take while reading David Wiley’s recent post about the “cost trap” of OERs. While I agree with the fact that defining educational resources around cost savings is uninspired, I found … Continue reading

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OpenMed

A little over two weeks ago I ventured to nearby Torino, Italy for the final two days of a week-long training event that is part of the OpenMed initiative. What’s OpenMed, well I am glad you asked: Five partners from … Continue reading

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#OER17 Karaoke Replay

Last week I did a ds106radio show highlighting some of the songs that were karaoke’d at the #OER17 after party.  I had a blast that evening because I enjoy karaoke to no end, and I was able to share the … Continue reading

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I Don’t Need Permission to be Open

I made the mistake of mentioning I was a bit struck by David Wiley’s recent post “How is Open Pedagogy Different?” on Twitter. I should have gone right to the blog because the tweet onslaught from David and Mike Caulfield … Continue reading

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The Overselling of Open

I gave two presentations yesterday, one to a faculty cohort at Coventry University about Domain of One’s Own, I also presented a session titled “The Overselling of Open” as part of the Open Education Tuesdays series through the UNLR. The … Continue reading

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