Tag Archives: OpenEd

Reclaiming Open with WordPress

https://twitter.com/hrheingold/status/978094073608159232 I woke up to a few tweets about Reclaim Hosting and the #deletefacebook movement. It’s been hard for me to get excited about Facebook either way. I see it as one of the more depressing malls of the web, … 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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A Mediterranean Diet for Open EdTech

From the Wikipedia article on the Mediterranean Diet: In 2013, UNESCO added the Mediterranean diet to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of Italy (promoter), France, Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, and Croatia. It was chosen … Continue reading

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Virtually Connecting the OER Conspiracy Dots

Still working on blogging all the good stuff I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of the last two months. At the same time, I’m also hoping it’s one small way to counteract the feelings of hopelessness in the aftermath … Continue reading

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A POEJAM in Porto

Last week I spent a few days in beautiful Porto, Portugal at the Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM) Conference thanks to the kind invite from Graham Atwell. Since last April we had been planning a different kind of keynote: the People’s Open … Continue reading

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Paleoconnectivism: The Long History of Edtech

One of the three presentations I was part of at Open Ed this year was “Towards a Paleoconnectivist Reader” with David Kernohan, unfortunately our third co-presenter Brian Lamb couldn’t make the conference—and we missed him dearly. I’m sure David will have a … Continue reading

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An Innovation Incubator Grows in Virginia?

What might Virginia’s higher ed institutions do in terms of experimenting with distributed, virtual learning? How can the Commonwealth encourage technology-mediated exploration, collaboration, and implementation amongst a wide range of faculty, technologists, and students from its 39 public institutions of higher … Continue reading

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Opened12: The Open Boat

I wasn’t in Vancouver last week for Open Education 2012, but I was following the hashtag on Twitter pretty intently. It’s an amazing conference for a lot of reasons, but the following two videos shot by Novak Rogic on a boat … Continue reading

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Open Architecture: Our Course Could be Your Life

With the recently peaked interest in open online learning, the conversation seems to have moved immediately towards the shock and awe of scaling an architecture for 30 thousand to 1 million students. I signed up for a Coursera course more … Continue reading

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Opening Up Virginia or, Faith in a System of People

Funny that I should find myself as excited as I’ve been in a long while writing a post about a state-level higher education council committee meeting I attended. Who gets excited about committee work?! Well, today I did. Because I … Continue reading

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