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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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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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Free All Sled Dogs

While editing the point-of-view video Miles took while he and his friend Ruggiero were sledding, I was thinking of a soundtrack. Given we were in Sud Tyrol I was toying with Kraftwerk’s fun fun fun on the “Autobahn.” Too slow. And then considered … Continue reading

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The People’s Open Education Jam or, Say it with a GIF

This Friday I will be co-presenting with Graham Atwell at the  Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM’15) in Porto, Portugal.  The talk is something we kind of half-baked up at EDEN15 this past April in Barcelona, and we have been playing with over … Continue reading

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Where’s all the Dominant Narratives at?

The MOOC Research conference has resulted in some really interesting discussions that are playing out right now, and I want to take a moment to try and capture a few of them. I’ll start with Michael Feldstein’s thoughtful post “Changing the … Continue reading

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De-Icing the MOOC Research Conference

I am currently sitting in Dallas Fort Worth airport hoping to escape the ice storm that hit Dallas during the MOOC Research confernece. Despite the atypical elements, this is one of the best conferneces I’ve been to in a while, … Continue reading

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Joe Strummer on Open

Luke Waltzer linked to this clip from a documentary about The Clash in a comment he made on the Bava the other day, and I haven’t been able to stop watching it. In particular, the section at 3:50 that Joe … Continue reading

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Open as a Power Relation

I’ve been co-teaching a True Crime course here at UMW (which is a blast), and last night we discussed Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish. If any of you out there were in grad school during the 1990s or early ’00s … Continue reading

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WVU’s Super Wi-Fi and the Wireless Future Project

Sara Grossman’s article about super wi-fi at West Virginia University is one of the more hopeful things I’ve read online in a while. The idea of WVU and the Wireless Future Project  (led by Michael Calabrese) teaming up to provide free … Continue reading

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