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MOOCs and Motivation: Part 2

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WEEK FIVE: A Week of Digital Literacy
This post is a continuation of the previous one, but digs deeper into the question of why participants fail to complete MOOCs  It is speculative and personal. It’s possibly based too much on my own experience, so take it for what … Continue reading →
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MOOCs and Motivation: Part 1

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The powers of the President to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.
One of the criticisms of MOOCS has been that while they enroll a large number of participants, only a few finish. We had this experience with #OpenLearning17, but I wonder if it’s a bug or a feature. In this post, … Continue reading →
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Virginia Faculty Collaboratives Panel Presentation at ODU Center for Learning & Teaching Summer Institute

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On the nonlinear way my mind works

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I always get a thrill on those occasions where, for a while, many things I read or hear or see seem to be on the same topic. Or maybe it’s just my mind seeing connections. This is a longish post, … Continue reading →
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Using Hypothes.is to Help Students Read Scholarly Papers

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One of the things I’ve learned from #OpenLearning17 has been the ability to use Hypothes.is to collaboratively read something online.  Hypothes.is is free software that allows one to annotate any webpage as one is reading.  The annotations are a layer … Continue reading →
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A New Model for OER: Anthologies Instead of Textbooks?

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I have heard that sometimes adjunct faculty are assigned to teach a class at the last minute, often with the textbook already chosen and sometimes with a syllabus to follow. No one should argue that this is an ideal situation. … Continue reading →
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Welcome to OER Week of OpenLearning’17

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Open Educational Resources metaphor
OER, which is an acronym for Open Educational Resources, seems like a no-brainer to me. In my 30+ year career teaching Principles of Economics, I have used a variety of books, including traditional commercial textbooks, books written on economic subjects … Continue reading →
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Civic Engagement + Digital Literacy = Liberal Learning in the 21st Century

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I’ve had a lot of thoughts swirling around in my head so far in 2017. This week, they are starting to come together. As I try to articulate them, you may wonder what this has to do with open learning, … Continue reading →
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Who is in the Open Learning ’17 Community?

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we-are-open
Where is our community? The above google map shows the locations of everyone who was registered, at http://openlearninghub.net as of this morning. We will update the map over time so feel free to check back.
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Virginia’s Faculty Collaboratives Project

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I am excited to work on the AAC&U’s Faculty Collaboratives project. The project is being implemented at the state level. Half a dozen states were in the first cohort, which began last year. Virginia is in the second cohort, which means we have … Continue reading →
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