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On the nonlinear way my mind works

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I always get a thrill on those occasions where, for a while, many things I read or hear or see seem to be on the same topic. Or maybe it’s just my mind seeing connections. This is a longish post, … Continue reading →
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Reflections on #OpenLearning17

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How will your experience in #OpenLearning affect your teaching practice or scholarship? Why? #OpenLearning17 has provided lots of inspiration for making my teaching practices more open and accessible. The course has also helped me better understand some of the choices I’ve made about the learning environment I want to create with my students.  I have […]
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Using Hypothes.is to Help Students Read Scholarly Papers

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One of the things I’ve learned from #OpenLearning17 has been the ability to use Hypothes.is to collaboratively read something online.  Hypothes.is is free software that allows one to annotate any webpage as one is reading.  The annotations are a layer … Continue reading →
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The Waste Books, Teaching, and Learning

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Lichtenberg, The Waste Books
Gjertrud Schnackenberg’s extraordinary and heartbreaking Heavenly Questions, in particular the section called “Sublimaze,” has led me to a new author–new to me, anyway: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. Much more to say about Lichtenberg, and the associative trail I followed when he appeared … Continue reading →
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OpenLearning17–an end and a beginning

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We are in the last week of OpenLearning17. It’s been a marathon of learning and connecting, and the experience has reminded that I’m not built for marathons. The only sport I was ever remotely skilled in was fencing–short bouts where it’s not about endurance, but rather strategy, sizing up your opponent quickly and leveraging your individual … <a href="https://sueerickson.wordpress.com/2017/04/24/openlearning17-an-end-and-a-beginning/">Continue reading <span>OpenLearning17–an end and a beginning</span> <span>→</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=sueerickson.wordpress.com&blog=122834108&post=96&subd=sueerickson&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
We are in the last week of OpenLearning17. It’s been a marathon of learning and connecting, and the experience has reminded that I’m not built for marathons. The only sport I was ever remotely skilled in was fencing–short bouts where it’s not about endurance, but rather strategy, sizing up your opponent quickly and leveraging your individual […]
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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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Laying Out My Pieces

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A quick thought on an Easter morning – When did we stop asking questions? Or did we ever start? I was in the doctor’s office the other day for a routine check-up. The nurse, who was going through the standard screening questions, said: “And you don’t smoke or drink alcohol.” I responded, “Well, I don’t smoke but... <div><a href="https://googleguacamole.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/laying-out-my-pieces/">Read More</a></div><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=googleguacamole.wordpress.com&blog=76251458&post=13044&subd=googleguacamole&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
A quick thought on an Easter morning – When did we stop asking questions? Or did we ever start? I was in the doctor’s office the other day for a routine check-up. The nurse, who was going through the standard screening questions, said: “And you don’t smoke or drink alcohol.” I responded, “Well, I don’t smoke but... […]
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Mapping My Place in the Open Landscape

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Maybe it’s all the cultural geography I’ve read, but I find the idea of mapping my place in the landscape of open learning very intriguing. Am I digital visitor or a resident? In my forthcoming book, I explore (among other things) … Continue reading →
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Musings on Chp. 1

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In Chapter 1 of Open & Integrative, Bass and Eynon note that many students are entering higher education with “uneven academic preparation,” with some of the students coming from “dysfunctional school systems” or other challenging circumstances. They go on to discuss the boon liberal education would be to those students with its emphasis on “critical … <a href="https://edtechnomad.wordpress.com/2017/04/10/musings-on-chp-1/">Continue reading <span>Musings on Chp. 1</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=edtechnomad.wordpress.com&blog=122669874&post=110&subd=edtechnomad&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
In Chapter 1 of Open & Integrative, Bass and Eynon note that many students are entering higher education with “uneven academic preparation,” with some of the students coming from “dysfunctional school systems” or other challenging circumstances. They go on to discuss the boon liberal education would be to those students with its emphasis on “critical […]
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Faculty and New Media Literacies

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Lindellhallen, Humlab, Umea University, Sweden, Second Life
Last week in Open Learning ’17 we began our work with Randy Bass and Bret Eynon’s book Open and Integrative: Designing Liberal Education for the New Digital Ecosystem, published in 2016 by the AAC&U. As with other things we’ve read in … Continue reading →
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