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Welcome to OER Week of OpenLearning’17

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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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Week Eight: Open Pedagogy

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A Week of Open Pedagogy Your directors this week are Amy Nelson (Virginia Tech) and Shelli Fowler (VCU). A quick review (as we’re nearly halfway done!): We’ve talked about “fifty shades of open” and considered some of the building blocks of open education: Foundational texts on the ways digital spaces could liberate and amplify knowledge and […]
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Perspectives on #OpenAccess During #OpenLearning17 hangout

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We just ended the first of two #OpenLearning17 hangouts, with Frances Bell, Chris Gilliard, Chris Friend and surprise guest, Peter Suber, whose book on Open Access we’ve been reading this week. The hangout was co-facilitated by Sue Erickson and myself, and I also invited folks from the community to participate, so Amy Nelson and Jim […]
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Week Seven: Open Access

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Cross-continental greetings from Week Seven directors Maha and Sue! Our plan for this week is to have participants explore issues around Open Access (OA) and share their motivations for participating in OA.  With a variety of activities and platforms, we hope to facilitate learning from each other’s experiences and practices with open access and open scholarship. […]
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Week Six: Connected Learning

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According to the Alliance for Excellent Education’s 2014 report, connected learning is “an educational approach that seeks to make learning relevant to all populations in both everyday life and work, taking into consideration the opportunities and realities of the digital age” (p. 3). The group goes on to say that the basic tenets of connected […]
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Digital literacy and Open Learning: the final day

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Today is the last day of a week of digital literacy discussion, part of the Open Learning MOOC. The topic: the future of digital literacy.  To encourage you I’ve recorded some thoughts. In addition to our ongoing, even irrepressible Twitter conversation, we’ll … Continue reading →
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Launching a week of digital literacy

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AAC&U MOOC 2017
Today I’m kicking off a week of digital literacy discussion.  This effort is part of the Open Learning MOOC, which in turn is part of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Faculty Collaboratives program.  Gardner Campbell is the chief … Continue reading →
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Why #openlearning17 should consider embedding visual elements in blog posts

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As the connected learning coach for the AACU Virginia Faculty Collaboratives Experience, #OpenLearning17, it is my pleasure to wind my way through the open learning hub,  focused predominantly on how participants are making connections through their blog posts and tweets.  There has been a lot to love in the first two weeks of blog posts.... […]
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Reflecting on Responses to “As We May Think”

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Wondering whether an associative thinking exercise could weave together reflections from bloggers and glimpse connections to and renewal of general and liberal education.  Answer is yes. Information literacy as hopeful vision of creativity and flow as students develop self-awareness of their own associative trails and perspective on those of others–in other words as they perceive […]
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“As We May Think,” Annotation, and Liberal Learning: a conversation with Hypothesi.is’ Jon Udell and Jeremy Dean

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Our Faculty Collaboratives Open Learning ’17 cMOOC is in its second week! Today I had the great pleasure of speaking with two leaders at Hypothes.is: Jeremy Dean (Director of Education) and Jon Udell (Director, Integrations). Our topic was Vannevar Bush’s epochal “As … Continue reading →
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