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Composing a Life

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When I first came to JMU, I entered a new phase of life: new job as a dual professor-administrator, mother to a new baby (my second), and a new decade (I turned forty soon after I arrived). A few months … Continue reading →
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Liberty and Learning at JMU

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Here is a guest post I wrote for the American Democracy Project at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, July 2017 We take civic engagement very seriously at James Madison University. Originally founded as the State Normal and … Continue reading →
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Mapping My Place in the Open Landscape

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Maybe it’s all the cultural geography I’ve read, but I find the idea of mapping my place in the landscape of open learning very intriguing. Am I digital visitor or a resident? In my forthcoming book, I explore (among other things) … Continue reading →
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Mapping My Place in the Open Landscape

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Maybe it’s all the cultural geography I’ve read, but I find the idea of mapping my place in the landscape of open learning very intriguing. Am I digital visitor or a resident? In my forthcoming book, I explore (among other things) … Continue reading →
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It’s a Real Thing: Open Pedagogy

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About three years ago, I recreated my own domain. I had had a fairly extensive website back in the late 1990s, when Web 1.0 ruled the universe, but when I came to JMU in 2005, I found that faculty overwhelmingly … Continue reading →
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It’s a Real Thing: Open Pedagogy

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20160324_170516753_iOS
About three years ago, I recreated my own domain. I had had a fairly extensive website back in the late 1990s, when Web 1.0 ruled the universe, but when I came to JMU in 2005, I found that faculty overwhelmingly … Continue reading →
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Open Learning, Digital Citizenship, & Political Citizenship

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NOTE: For week three of the #OpenLearning17 cMOOC, I was supposed to read Doug Engelbart, Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework (excerpts online). But I got sidetracked, as I often do, by other readings. Imagine my surprise, however, to find … Continue reading →
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Associative trails in the post-notecard age

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Like other scientists involved in producing weapons of mass destruction for WWII, Vannevar Bush eventually issued a clarion call to his colleagues to create “pacific instruments,” namely machines capable of collecting “the inherited knowledge of the ages.” This week I … Continue reading →
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Parlez-vous open learning?

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Way back when I was in my twenties, I traveled to Quebec with some friends. I felt so sophisticated, so grown-up as I tried to use my high-school-plus-one-semester-of-college French language skills. I could order (safely) from a menu; navigate hotel … Continue reading →
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Quads as Symbols of Liberal Learning

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We recently ended Springboard, a series of thirteen days in June and July that are designed to welcome freshmen to campus and provide a key part of their orientation programming. Organized by our Orientation Office in conjunction with Admissions, the … Continue reading →
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