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A New Model for OER: Anthologies Instead of Textbooks?

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I have heard that sometimes adjunct faculty are assigned to teach a class at the last minute, often with the textbook already chosen and sometimes with a syllabus to follow. No one should argue that this is an ideal situation. … Continue reading →
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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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I am officially MBTI certified

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A couple of weeks ago, I met my former advisor at a campus coffee shop.  It had been a while since we had caught up and the conversation went as these things usually do. He updated me on his research plans and I told him all about my new job.  Things were going well and with... <div><a href="https://googleguacamole.wordpress.com/2017/03/26/i-am-officially-mbti-certified/">Read More</a></div><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=googleguacamole.wordpress.com&blog=76251458&post=12444&subd=googleguacamole&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
A couple of weeks ago, I met my former advisor at a campus coffee shop.  It had been a while since we had caught up and the conversation went as these things usually do. He updated me on his research plans and I told him all about my new job.  Things were going well and with... […]
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How Good Can a Course that Follows a Standard Textbook Be?

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[Note: this post marks my attempt to rejoin the Open Learning ’17 conversation, from which I’ve been absent for several weeks. We’ll see how it goes; fitting even one more thing into any semester is a challenge, and I’m juggling several “extras” this semester.] The post title is deliberately a bit provocative (and, of course, riffs off of […]
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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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The conclusions to a struggle with personal assessments, specifically the MBTI

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For most of the upcoming week I will be holed up in a mid-priced suburban extended stay hotel becoming certified in Myers-Briggs Personality (MBTI) testing and – as is typical of everything I do – I am feeling quite conflicted about this. When I heard that I would be engaging in MBTI coaching as part of... <div><a href="https://googleguacamole.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/the-conclusions-to-a-struggle-with-personal-assessments-specifically-the-mbti/">Read More</a></div><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=googleguacamole.wordpress.com&blog=76251458&post=12139&subd=googleguacamole&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
For most of the upcoming week I will be holed up in a mid-priced suburban extended stay hotel becoming certified in Myers-Briggs Personality (MBTI) testing and – as is typical of everything I do – I am feeling quite conflicted about this. When I heard that I would be engaging in MBTI coaching as part of... […]
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Openly Dedicated

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Poetry class dedication
When I got to college, I discovered there was a thing called intellectual history. Part of intellectual history, I also learned, was intellectual lineage: not just idea leading to idea, but thinker leading to thinker. Groups of writers interacting synchronously … Continue reading →
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Open Pedagogy Praxis

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This week’s focus for OpenLearning17 has been Open Pedagogy. Co-directors Amy Nelson and Shelli Fowler have provided an engaging array of readings and activities that have inspired some great dialogue (don’t miss today’s Twitter chat at #OpenLearning17). Inspired by all that I’ve been reading this week, I talked with a colleague here in my library … <a href="https://sueerickson.wordpress.com/2017/03/17/open-pedagogy-praxis/">Continue reading <span>Open Pedagogy Praxis</span> <span>→</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=sueerickson.wordpress.com&blog=122834108&post=59&subd=sueerickson&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
This week’s focus for OpenLearning17 has been Open Pedagogy. Co-directors Amy Nelson and Shelli Fowler have provided an engaging array of readings and activities that have inspired some great dialogue (don’t miss today’s Twitter chat at #OpenLearning17). Inspired by all that I’ve been reading this week, I talked with a colleague here in my library […]
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It’s a Real Thing: Open Pedagogy

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About three years ago, I recreated my own domain. I had had a fairly extensive website back in the late 1990s, when Web 1.0 ruled the universe, but when I came to JMU in 2005, I found that faculty overwhelmingly … Continue reading →
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Contemporary Pedagogy at VT: A Conversation with Shelli Fowler

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Working with the Open Learning cMOOC  (#OpenLearning17) has given me the opportunity to re-connect with one of the most inspirational and talented educators I know. During her long tenure at Virginia Tech Dr. Shelli Fowler developed and taught a graduate course  called “Pedagogical Practices in Contemporary Contexts.”  A jewel in the crown of certificate programs in […]
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