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Week 14: Reflecting on the Journey

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This week we conclude our #OpenLearning17 journey with some strategic reflection on what went well, what we learned, and what we plan to do with our new understanding and knowledge in the future. Monday, April 24, 2017: Self Assessment To start the week and set the scene, please complete the #OpenLearning17 self assessment if you […]
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Open and Integrative pt 3: A New Hope

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Open and Integrative Part 3 (click to listen)
In our third and final conversation for Open Learning ’17, Randy Bass and Bret Eynon talk about design principles for rebundling liberal education within the new digital ecosystem. They also discuss the idea of mission, and the need for an ongoing commitment to whole-person education centered on liberal learning. Click on the image below to […]
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Redesigning Liberal Education

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In the winter of 2013, a week before classes started, Dr. Amy Nelson tried a bold experiment in redesigning her classes for openly networked connected learning. In this conversation, you’ll hear why she decided to do so, and what she learned. These are stories of meaningful exchanges, faculty development, and the ongoing importance of liberal education in a […]
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Week 13: Rebundling Liberal Education

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This week we conclude our work with Open and Integrative: Designing Liberal Education for the New Digital Ecosystem, the 2016 AAC&U publication by Randy Bass (Georgetown) and Bret Eynon (LaGuardia Community College). As in the last two weeks, we will begin by annotating and discussion a portion of the book in Hypothes.is.  Also as before, […]
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Liberal Education and the Digital Opportunity, pt 2

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Click to hear the second Bass-Eynon Google Hangout
Here’s the second live Hangout conversation with Randy Bass and Bret Eynon, authors of Open and Integrative: Designing Liberal Education for the New Digital Ecosystem. This week we dive even further into the core elements and purposes of a liberal education, as well as the questions of vendors, platforms, and ready-made ecosystems that might be obstacles […]
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Week 12: Faculty Development and Outcomes Assessment

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This week we continue our work with Open and Integrative: Designing Liberal Education for the New Digital Ecosystem, the 2016 AAC&U publication by Randy Bass (Georgetown) and Bret Eynon (LaGuardia Community College). This book is our text for two more weeks. For each of those weeks, we will begin by annotating and discussion a portion […]
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Randy Bass and Bret Eynon on Open and Integrative-Pt 1

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Bret Eynon talking about Open and Integrative
What does liberal education look like at Georgetown University vs. LaGuardia Community College? What unites liberal learning advocates and digital ecosystem aficionados, and what separates them?  How do the digital ecosystems our students bring to school connect with the digital ecosystems built for schools? What do the authors mean by “open and integrative”? These and […]
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Week 11: Open and Integrative: Challenge, Context, Strategies

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Bass-Eynon book: Open and Integrative
This week we begin our work with Open and Integrative: Designing Liberal Education for the New Digital Ecosystem, the 2016 AAC&U publication by Randy Bass (Georgetown) and Bret Eynon (LaGuardia Community College). This book will be our text for the next three weeks. Each week, we will begin by annotating and discussion a portion of […]
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Week Ten: Participatory Culture

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Stanford D-School motto
What is participatory culture? How does it differ from consumer culture? Our anchor reading this week is Henry Jenkins, et al., “Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century” (2006). You can download this white paper at http://www.newmedialiteracies.org/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/NMLWhitePaper.pdf  MONDAY 3/27: Participatory Culture and Participatory Literacies Read the Executive Summary (pp. 3-11) […]
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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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