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Week One Done, Week Two Underway

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One week in, and we’re aloft!. The first week of Open Learning ’17 featured two Twitter events, lots of fine blogging, and some face-to-face conversations that I hope will bring more people into the network soon. And before I forget, … Continue reading →
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The (medium) Hard Work of Open

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My what a couple of weeks it’s been….So much anticipation, trepidation, incredulity, outrage, sorrow….resolve… No, I’m not talking about #OpenLearning17. The course launch last week provided a wonderfully affirming forum for engaging with the forces of enlightenment.  Laura Gogia’s masterful facilitation of a Twitter Journal Club (#TJC17) on Friday brought folks together around a close […]
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That time when the AACU Virginia FacCollab held a Twitter Journal Club Event

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On January 27, 2017, the AACU Virginia Faculty Collaboratives Experience (#OpenLearning17) teamed up with Twitter Journal Club (#TJC17) for a synchronous reading & discussion of Jeffrey Pomerantz & Robin Peek’s 50 Shades of Open.  Through serendipitous networking (thank you, Phil Edwards), author Jeffrey P. discovered the event and made himself available to provide additional background,... […]
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Gratis, Libre, and the Pursuit of Open

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What a week to be discussing access and transparency as facets of open! Maybe because of the political events of this first week of a new presidential term, including the attempt to limit access to government funding scientific information, the access and transparency aspects of Pomerantz article “Fifty shades of open” resonated with me especially […]
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The open question

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When I realized one of the authors of this first article is Jeffrey Pomerantz, I laughed out loud. Dr. Pomerantz was my thesis advisor when I was in the library science program at the University of North Carolina. Thankfully, I have no bad memories of that process, so I have not been traumatized by reading […]
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Why Write an Open Text

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Because I’m continually excited my work on APEX Calculus, I’ve talked with a number of people in an attempt to get them to write an open text, too. Here’s a list of reasons.You’ll enjoy it. Writing is a creative process, and most people enjoy crea…
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Why Write an Open Text

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Because I'm continually excited my work on APEX Calculus, I've talked with a number of people in an attempt to get them to write an open text, too. Here's a list of reasons.You'll enjoy it. Writing is a creative process, and most people enjoy crea...
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Just wandering around

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Turtles on Ivy Creek flickr photo by A. Drauglis shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Story time: A few years ago, I was facilitating a workshop on learning objectives. I had given the workshop a couple of times before, and I think thi...
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Just wandering around

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we-are-open
Turtles on Ivy Creek flickr photo by A. Drauglis shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license Story time: A few years ago, I was facilitating a workshop on learning objectives. I had given the workshop a couple of times before, and I think thi...
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Free Speech, Not Free Beer

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When discussing free software and open access I think that personal property rights are and ‘who’s going to pay for that’ are questions that come up frequently. As Stallman writes, “you should think of ‘free’ as in ‘free speech,’ not as... Continue Reading →
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