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A slightly belated thank you to Bryan Alexander

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I should have done this Saturday, but Monday will have to do. Thanks, Bryan Alexander, for directing our week of digital literacy at Open Learning ’17. I met Bryan in January, 2004, in San Diego, at a conference of the … Continue reading →
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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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Peer Coaching: The Basics

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Last week I was responsible for introducing a faculty group to the concept of peer coaching.  Most in the room had heard of it but few had participated in any sort of formalized peer coaching experience and no one could define peer coaching or differentiate it from other forms of coaching, mentoring, or training. What is... […]
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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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Conceptual Frameworks: some thoughts

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At the end of the #OpenLearning17 week of digital literacy, hosted and herded and directed with aplomb, panache, alacrity, and insight by Bryan Alexander, I have a few thoughts on conceptual frameworks: their necessity, and why they are all too often … Continue reading →
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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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There’s a MOOC for That (Maybe)!

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I really enjoyed the NMC video on digital literacy (University of Mary Washington panel participant mentioned digital fluency). The video led me to ask–where can faculty members go for professional development on digital literacy (or digital fluency)? Maybe there is a MOOC for that—one that can discuss digital literacy in the context of our current … <a href="https://edtechnomad.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/theres-a-mooc-for-that-maybe/">Continue reading <span>There’s a MOOC for That (Maybe)!</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=edtechnomad.wordpress.com&blog=122669874&post=97&subd=edtechnomad&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
I really enjoyed the NMC video on digital literacy (University of Mary Washington panel participant mentioned digital fluency). The video led me to ask–where can faculty members go for professional development on digital literacy (or digital fluency)? Maybe there is a MOOC for that—one that can discuss digital literacy in the context of our current […]
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Professional Development Day!

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Wherein I have watched the “Open Pedagogy” webinar from OpenOregon.org, wherein the participants discuss having students *create* “open” content in courses.   (First off is the caveat that no! this isn’t appropriate for everything! and there’s much discussion of the need for careful planning and leaving room for privacy and diverse student needs.) I’d love […]
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Today in the Open Learning MOOC: fake news and crap detection

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Today is the fourth day of a week of digital literacy discussion, part of the Open Learning MOOC. Today’s assignment is to explore connections between digital literacy, fake news, open education, and politics. Our reading is Crap Detection 101, by Howard Rheingold. We’ll … Continue reading →
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Vancouver Trips Festival 1966

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Confessions of a Computer-Mediated Communications Addict

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Yes, I’ve been going through the closets lately. Here’s something I caught that might be […] Read More
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Selfies & avatars as a form of reflection

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Recently, I’ve spent much time and energy  discussing the pedagogical merits of blogging: a practice […] Read More
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Hace doce horas en un pasillo del hotel oscuro – Openness with Brian Lamb

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Much as he may disavow my assertion (ask him about the one in Flagstaff a […] Read More
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