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Constant Consideration

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Photo from pixabay.com This week in OpenLearning18, I was reminded of how important it is to clearly indicate the meaning of “open.” I was also reminded that if open education and OERs are truly going to be transformative, then we must also continue to ask ourselves some important questions—what does it take to make courses […]
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A Cautionary Tale about Expectations

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I was talking the other day to a fairly senior administrator in academic affairs about OpenLearning18.  This administrator has been very supportive of our institution’s open initiative, and so I was just bringing him/her up to date on things open. … Continue reading →
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What I’m Looking Forward To in Open Learning ’18

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What do you hope to get from Open Learning ’18? "Open Educational Resources" is a prevalent term in the library world, but many don't realize what it actually means (myself included at times). I hope to gain a better understanding of open resource...
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A Conceptual Framework?

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I participated in OpenLearning17 and am back for OpenLearning18.  Why you ask?  Because I learned enough last year to articulate better questions this year.  Last year, I went in somewhat blind.  (There might be something we can learn as teachers … Continue reading →
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OpenLearning18: Course and Metacourse

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I’ve been to plenty of doctors in my life, but one stands out, even now, because of the way he narrated the examination. Let’s say I went to him with a sore left knee. The first thing he would do … Continue reading →
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EdTech Nomad 2018-02-09 15:27:07

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  What am I looking forward to for OpenLearning18? Connections and conversations! These OpenLearning experiences are designed for network expansion, so participants can connect with each other and see their networks expand (Twitter followers, synched blogs and such). The connections provide opportunities to engage in critical conversations about open education: open in what way, open […]
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Ok, I’m in. Open Learning ’18

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Originally posted on <a href="https://mattmanthelibrarian.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/ok-im-in-open-learning-18/">Mattman the Librarian</a>: <br>Ok I’m in. Open Learning ’18 a cMooc that will have me “explore all the opens:” Open Access, Open Educational Resources, Open Pedagogical Practices, and Open & Participatory Cultures.  I’m excited but I also admit I hesitate a bit.  It’s the whole cMooc thing.  A cMooc is about communicating…
Originally posted on Mattman the Librarian: Ok I’m in. Open Learning ’18 a cMooc that will have me “explore all the opens:” Open Access, Open Educational Resources, Open Pedagogical Practices, and Open & Participatory Cultures.  I’m excited but I also admit I hesitate a bit.  It’s the whole cMooc thing.  A cMooc is about communicating…
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Log Jam No More

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Never mind why it’s been so long since I’ve posted (insert long whine here about being over-extended, distracted, and just plain tired….). It’s the first week of #OpenLearning18 and Mindful Learning week in GEDI. Causes to celeb...
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OpenLearning18

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I am so excited about OpenLearning18! There will be numerous opportunities to create and extend networks around open education, and this pre-cMOOC week is just the beginning of that process. There’s even a Twitter chat planned for this Thursday, 12-12:30 p.m.! Advertisements
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Trying Something New….

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It has been a while since I wrote in a blog.  This is good practice for me, as I need to re-orient myself to the process of blog writing.  As far as the art of writing is concerned, I enjoy it, and need to do more of it to feed my emotional/p...
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