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well lit rabbit holes

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Noon I ducked down to our local “Maker Space,” which has open hours ’til 1:00.   I’ve been going there for years whenever something’s weird with whatever version of my dynamo hub light I’m trying to get rolling. Long story short:   the person who knows how to take gadgets apart & put ’em together […]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=resourceroomblog.wordpress.com&blog=12735171&post=11749&subd=resourceroomblog&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
Noon I ducked down to our local “Maker Space,” which has open hours ’til 1:00.   I’ve been going there for years whenever something’s weird with whatever version of my dynamo hub light I’m trying to get rolling. Long story short:   the person who knows how to take gadgets apart & put ’em together […]
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Podcasts R Us

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https://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2017/03/22/pulse-app-algebra  is 24 minutes about a guy and an algebra app that he says is the first on the planet like it — you get to drag and drop things to solve algebra equations.  (Start at 18:30 and you can be spared the l-a-b-o-r-i-o-u-s background… )    I share his mystification about the underuse of […]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=resourceroomblog.wordpress.com&blog=12735171&post=11493&subd=resourceroomblog&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
https://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2017/03/22/pulse-app-algebra  is 24 minutes about a guy and an algebra app that he says is the first on the planet like it — you get to drag and drop things to solve algebra equations.  (Start at 18:30 and you can be spared the l-a-b-o-r-i-o-u-s background… )    I share his mystification about the underuse of […]
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Endorphin-induced thoughts…

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29 degrees and not much wind at all … and I got out a little early.   I could hear talk and laughter from one early-party group this “Unofficial Saint Patrick’s Day.” Imagining having funding. Imagining organizing (!yes, I think crazy thoughts on bike rides) the Urbana-Champaign node of OER innovations.  The technology and its […]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=resourceroomblog.wordpress.com&blog=12735171&post=11257&subd=resourceroomblog&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
29 degrees and not much wind at all … and I got out a little early.   I could hear talk and laughter from one early-party group this “Unofficial Saint Patrick’s Day.” Imagining having funding. Imagining organizing (!yes, I think crazy thoughts on bike rides) the Urbana-Champaign node of OER innovations.  The technology and its […]
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Professional Development Day!

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Wherein I have watched the “Open Pedagogy” webinar from OpenOregon.org, wherein the participants discuss having students *create* “open” content in courses.   (First off is the caveat that no! this isn’t appropriate for everything! and there’s much discussion of the need for careful planning and leaving room for privacy and diverse student needs.) I’d love […]
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More open in the press…

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… My ed tech buddy at the U of I sent this to me:  Top Fears Shutting the Door on Open Education  from campustechnology.com  . Surprise 1:   In this context, concerns about “accessibility” have nothing to do with ADA and everything to do with “if it’s on the web, that website might go bell up […]
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Online courses

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So!   IN between applying for a job to help enhance and create math courses… I’m trying to … build a math course!   For our folks who need to prep for the test … or already took the test and need to learn stuff… We’ve got Modumath, but its online presence is — well, […]
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A new idea

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LOL  the two minutes ’til end of work day and I DROVE THE CAR THING so I can’t even think about it well on the way home. Here’s my next magic grant request.   Hey.   I really should figure it out and at least plop it on a few other blogs.  So I’m doing […]
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#openlearning

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Watched a video interview with the ‘connectedness coach’ or something like that for the course. Truth be told, if I hadn’t had 15 hits on my little equity post, I’d have forgotten about #openlearning.   The semester has started so my job is actually serving students.  (Yesterday was a day I wished I had a […]
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OER and equity

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or, too verbose for Twitter R Us. So I read on twitter that “Open educational resources (#oer) and open source software are the single best way to ensure #equity for all students.” Ensure? Let’s talk about ‘equity’ and the adult ed folks in need of basic literacy and numeracy. Ensure? OER are starting to serve […]
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#openlearning

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Seems there will be a “cMOOC” about this.   cMOOC being an open course that’s focused on ‘connectivity,’ somehow.  We’ll see.  The syllabus is pretty dry and academic, going through the history of ‘open.’   Guess my main beef with the ‘open’ community is that it’s so imbued with academic culture, as in “let me […]
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