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It seems like “Open” ought to be easy

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[808 words] …Yet, it’s neither easy, nor free-flowing nor natural. At least it does not seem so to me as I try to “open” my course development and scholarly work. I know that others have discussed the challenges, but I intend to walk through this on my own two feet (figuratively speaking) and lay things … <a href="https://rrdaniel2-open-learning.blog/2017/07/27/it-seems-like-open-ought-to-be-easy/">Continue reading <span>It seems like “Open” ought to be easy</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=rrdaniel2-open-learning.blog&blog=123078728&post=493&subd=rrdaniel2openlearning&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
[808 words] …Yet, it’s neither easy, nor free-flowing nor natural. At least it does not seem so to me as I try to “open” my course development and scholarly work. I know that others have discussed the challenges, but I intend to walk through this on my own two feet (figuratively speaking) and lay things […]
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OpenCon 2017

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I’ve just applied to OpenCon2017. Might I suggest that you ought to consider doing the same? (Whether this year or in the future. It’s worthwhile.) . For more information, see the poster that I’m inserting below.
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A few threads…

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My apologies for making a very brief post containing little more than placeholders and breadcrumbs. I’m pressed for time, but want to be sure to come back to these items. Someday…. Ideas to pursue: humans’ evolutionarily shaped propensity for learning humans’ evolutionarily shaped propensity for cooperation and democracy   Resources / sites / pages to … <a href="https://rrdaniel2-open-learning.blog/2017/07/18/a-few-threads-to-follow-at-some-point/">Continue reading <span>A few threads…</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=rrdaniel2-open-learning.blog&blog=123078728&post=452&subd=rrdaniel2openlearning&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
My apologies for making a very brief post containing little more than placeholders and breadcrumbs. I’m pressed for time, but want to be sure to come back to these items. Someday…. Ideas to pursue: humans’ evolutionarily shaped propensity for learning humans’ evolutionarily shaped propensity for cooperation and democracy   Resources / sites / pages to […]
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Learning Communities, Learning Selves

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I realize that it has been months since I last posted to this blog. My scholarly work, my time-wasting, my disorganization and my shifted focus took me away from the Open Learning initiative that was at the origin of this blog. That does not mean that I have not been thinking about open learning or … <a href="https://rrdaniel2-open-learning.blog/2017/05/12/learning-communities-learning-selves/">Continue reading <span>Learning Communities, Learning Selves</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=rrdaniel2-open-learning.blog&blog=123078728&post=414&subd=rrdaniel2openlearning&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
I realize that it has been months since I last posted to this blog. My scholarly work, my time-wasting, my disorganization and my shifted focus took me away from the Open Learning initiative that was at the origin of this blog. That does not mean that I have not been thinking about open learning or […]
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Associative Trails, Connectivity, Networks, Rhizomes, Learning

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[703 words] As is my wont, I’m throwing together a bunch of semantically charged bits, following an an only partially conscious, mostly intuitive process, a kind of ADHD fluttermind effect that arises from neural activity in my brain. To nail down some of these flighty connections and intuitions, it is my intent to explore it further […]
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Openness, Connection, Scholarship, Knowledge Development, Learning

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[1152 words] I’m still pondering the relationship between openness and connection. There are significant ways in which the two concepts align well with each other in the domain of learning, even if they do not overlap semantically. That is, open learning is generally going to be characterized by a relative ease of connection in many forms. […]
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Openness?

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[644 words] Plunging into the content and the spirit of the cMOOC #openlearning17, I’m thinking at length about “openness” and its many resonances. And, to be quite honest, I’m posing some hard questions during my interior conversation, as I think about the future, the future of education in general and my own life years from now. (N.B. To […]
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Opening the page for #openlearning17…

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This blog’s initial reasons for existing are contingent and instrumental. Its purpose will evolve over time, undoubtedly, but for the moment, it is primarily intended as a tool for participating in the Open Learning 17 cMOOC. Currently on sabbatical, I have spent a great deal of time thinking about teaching, learning, education. I am hopeful […]
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