Open Educational Essence

You would need to scan to the 18 minute mark, or just click link below, or just watch it all!

This was a video I did in response to the question “What is the value of openness?” for the ETUG Open Keynote—which you can see in its entirety here. I love the whole re-imagining a famous movie scene, and have done this before with Tom Woodward and another with Andy Rush, and I want to do more of it in the future.

This video was inconsistent, but I do love the last part where the scene with General Ripper from Dr. Strangelove dovetails seamlessly into the idea of a professor refusing to give away their instructional essence to the students. Too much fun!

Update 10-6-2019: Now defunct YouTube embed:

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6 Responses to Open Educational Essence

  1. Grant says:

    Thanks so much for submitting this Jim – it was a awesome, fun contribution to the open keynote project – you rule.

  2. Todd Conaway says:

    Before reading text I started video and my first impression was, Hunter S. Thompson. I could not get that out of my head, particularly after reading “instructional essence” and lapsing into some weird sexual connotations? I was even more inspired by kazoo and Hunter and then “Strangelove” was melted into the now boiling Hunter/TimDoom/Kazoo/Essence/OpenLove/Sex/Education event that was ripping through my now exhausted brain.

  3. Alan Levine says:

    That was beautiful, man, really groovy. The pipe made it.

  4. Scott Leslie says:

    That was wicked Jim, thanks for doing it, though I will blame you if I cannot sleep tonight.

  5. Sami says:

    I know… what do I do now what all this new knowledge? Can I have a job, please? What if no one wants any of my art? Do I have to sell myself now? Do I have to sell out? How can I be free when I have to work? Can I have some money now? Despite my knowledge and the few answers I have, I have so many questions, how can I learn more about the answers to the questions provoked by the answers; what if this process never ends? How can I do what I want to do, rather than what all these idiots around me with no imagination want me to do? All I have are answers to questions that no one wants answers to… how is this of value to me… or anyone? Why did I start on this road? I wish I just gotten a good university education and a career. I hate my life…

  6. Amanda coolidge says:

    It was awesome! Thanks for submitting.

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