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New Call for eCampus Research and Innovation Grants – 2016

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eCampusOntario has announced a new 2016-18 Research and Innovation Grants Call for Proposals. University of Toronto Internal Process Information Download Call for Proposals The invitation to submit proposals states: “As a centre for excellence in online learning, eCampusOntario has a mandate … Continue reading →
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California Sociological Association Conference 2016

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After travelling all summer, starting my final semester at Berkeley City College and moving back to West Oakland, I found some time today to make this poster for the upcoming...
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#UDGAgora: Open as in Taco

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For the second year iteration of our UDGAgora work with faculty from the University of Guadalajara, the schedule moved to the second day a presentation on openness Brian Lamb and had done in 2015 later in the week. Since 2003 Brian and I have done eno...
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The Small Random Things That Openness Affords

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This kind of small act of near random #ds106 connection will not increase enrollments, will not “fix” education, will not improve institutional metrics… yet I just cannot let it slip by without a small “wow”. And the ironi...
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Open is The Porch Light Being On (and more)

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When I hear folks in my stream sharing stuff for Open Education Week, my inner cynic wonders what they do the rest of the year. Or speculate a world where we do not have to draw attention in this way to Openness. I get it. The whole idea is to raise aw...
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Newly Funded Initiatives

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eCampus Ontario News! University of Toronto has nine collaborative project proposals that have been approved for the 2016 round of the MTCU-funded provincial Shared Online Course fund. Each of the following will receive between $40,000 ~ 60,000 with a deadline … Continue reading →
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The Open Web Makes Possible a Museum of Endangered Sounds

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If the web was designed for you, then you might never enjoy the Museum of Endangered Sounds. But because much of the web is designed by us, we get gems like this that are weird, quirky, open to all and has a personality of it’s own. This site ex...
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Gaps, and Open Space in the West: “The Painted Desert” (1931)

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The western landscape is full of emptiness, vast stretches of drab land, interrupted by deep canyons or sheer mountains, and infrequent water. My reasons for recently watching The Painted Desert was largely because it was set in an area close to where ...
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MOOCapalooza Videos!

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As part of our ongoing exploration of the potential of Massive Open Online Courses, Online Learning Strategies in conjunction with the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation recently held a community event,  MOOCapalooza: Purposes and Potential of Massive Open Online Courses … Continue reading →
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All I Have to Show for the #VCUBRB Presentation at Open Ed Are the Tacos it Was Planned Over

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My how I have fallen down on my presentation archiving. I joined Tom Woodward and Amy Rector Verrelli on the last day of Open Education 2015 to present The Great VCU Bike Race Book: Connected Learning meets the UCI Road World Championships. Imagine you...
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