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Can Democrats learn from President Macron’s example?

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French President Macron snubs Donald Trump at the new NATO headquarters.
  At the 2017 ceremony to open the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, French President Macron demonstrated how to communicate with a bully. I added the Belgian national anthem, performed by the US Navy band, for atmosphere. And a fake news ending. If the video player isn’t working for you, you can watch President […]
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Further Education Adventures of an Adult Student Spring 2018

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Above – Stay on the Path A mashup I made from a google map image of Berkeley City College, a picture of the Campanile at UC Berkeley and an inviting meadow leading into a thicket of distractions. One year ago (April 2017), having struggled with the culture of incompetence across the Peralta Community College District […]
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Might as Well Get Weird With It

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This past weekend saw Toronto host, for the second year in a row, the 2018 Creative Commons Global Summit. I attended last year as a participant but this year I wanted to do a little more by submitting a proposal to run a session about The Open Patchbooks. Rumour has it that my proposal arrived to […]
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Thoughts on Open Faculty Development

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In catching up on the materials from Open Learning 18 in the past few weeks, I find myself thinking about the claim in the week 7 syllabus that “open faculty development in higher education offers …
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Did I happen to mention I’m im#PRESSED18?

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The PressEd Conference (still going as I’m putting this together) was today. It’s a conference on Twitter, about WordPress in education. No travel. No expenses. No fees. Maybe not even pants. THERE WAS SO MUCH COOL STUFF. Take the rest of the year off and sort through #pressedconf18. What better way to collect the stuff from […]
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Enough

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I made a digital postcard to commemorate students in dozens of cities in all 50 states staged demonstrations and observed a moment of silence to honor the 14 students and three adult staff killed a month ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
I made a digital postcard to commemorate the students from Granada Hills High School in Southern California (and in cities in all fifty states) who walked out of their classes, staged demonstrations and observed a moment of silence in honor of the fourteen students and three adult staff killed a month ago at Marjory Stoneman […]
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Listening to the Spring Rain and Wikipedia

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List of Departed Trump Administration list on Rachel Maddow Show.
So far in 2018, the second Monday evening of the month is technology night at the Western Institute for Social Research (WISR). In my new (volunteer) position as Learning Technologist, I suggested it to help the faculty and administration improve their digital skills as they transition to an online accredited institution. For our first project, […]
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Thoughts on some OER FAQs

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In advocating for OER on my campus, I’ve run into many misconceptions. I’ve also found a few people in influential positions, with influential reputations, who are actively spreading these misconceptions. This FAQ is a useful document for addressing some of … Continue reading →
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Open Options

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This week I learned how little I actually know about Open Access.  However, with all its pros and cons, I firmly believe that Open Access is the way of the future for research. Last week we talked about the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.  One of the frames is Scholarship as Conversation.  […]
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Opening Access

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I haven’t actively participated in OpenLearning18 as much as I have wanted due to sick days and snow days in recent weeks, but I’ve been reading and following along. So what did I learn this …
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