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Randy Bass and Bret Eynon on Open and Integrative-Pt 1

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Bret Eynon talking about Open and Integrative
What does liberal education look like at Georgetown University vs. LaGuardia Community College? What unites liberal learning advocates and digital ecosystem aficionados, and what separates them?  How do the digital ecosystems our students bring to school connect with the digital ecosystems built for schools? What do the authors mean by “open and integrative”? These and […]
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Week 11: Open and Integrative: Challenge, Context, Strategies

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Bass-Eynon book: Open and Integrative
This week we begin our work with Open and Integrative: Designing Liberal Education for the New Digital Ecosystem, the 2016 AAC&U publication by Randy Bass (Georgetown) and Bret Eynon (LaGuardia Community College). This book will be our text for the next three weeks. Each week, we will begin by annotating and discussion a portion of […]
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End of another era

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Approximately seven years ago, I left a rapidly growing medical practice for an uncertain future. I didn’t have a plan.  Come to find out, I didn’t have much of an idea about my core identity either, because what I had was so integrated with my profession. The year(s) after I left medicine was (were) very... <div><a href="https://googleguacamole.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/end-of-another-era/">Read More</a></div><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=googleguacamole.wordpress.com&blog=76251458&post=12894&subd=googleguacamole&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
Approximately seven years ago, I left a rapidly growing medical practice for an uncertain future. I didn’t have a plan.  Come to find out, I didn’t have much of an idea about my core identity either, because what I had was so integrated with my profession. The year(s) after I left medicine was (were) very... […]
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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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