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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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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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Click to view and hear hangout
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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