All Posts Tagged "Open Learning"

The Open Ed Workout

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[In the gym] hey guys it'd be a lot easier to lift these weights if we worked together — Michael Raphone, Sr. (@michael_raphone) November 10, 2013 Open Education is like going to the gym. Lifting the same weights together isn’t really what we’re doing (unless we work directly together) but mostly we’re just lifting our […]
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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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Some Keywords: Access, Redlining and Divides

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Today is March 8 – International Women’s Day, which is being marked in the US by the #Daywithoutawoman campaign. I’ve struggled to get clarity on my own stance here — I’m especially sensitive to the point that striking is a privilege not everyone enjoys and have settled for the following demonstrations of solidarity: I’m wearing […]
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Petition to Adopt Reddit into The Open Ed Family

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“Fishing spot” flickr photo by Patrick McConahay https://flickr.com/photos/pat_mcconahay/15106445506 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license Ironic that things like reddit, which might prove transformative if engaged with, are largely overlooked by academia. #openlearning17 — Gardner Campbell (@GardnerCampbell) March 7, 2017 The way Reddit works is really quite conducive to open pedagogy. I think, if I’m […]
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Dispatching The Patchbook

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Patches the cat almost did me in. We’ve been conceptualizing our Open Faculty Development Textbook for a few months now and were searching for a foundational idea to build the project around. The other day, on a not-directly-related search, I was trying to find an image for a badge or patch for faculty to wear once […]
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#Openlearning17 — Ted Nelson

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  Repost of For the Wholiness of the Human Spirit (2015) Re-watching Ted Nelson’s eulogy for Doug Engelbart last week reminded me of one of the many (many) reasons Nelson’s thinking about computers and society resonates so powerfully with me. Mourning the loss of one of the most pivotal stars of the new media revolution […]
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“….it really gets hard when you start believing in your dreams….” — Doug Engelbart

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In the hope that anything worth posting once can be re-posted again (different audiences?), I’m offering this reflection / question I wrote for Gardner’s New Media Seminar a couple years ago .  Thoughts, anyone? I’ve posted before about how central Doug Engelbart is to the Awakening of the Digital Imagination. This time I’m going to […]
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Thoughts on ‘As We May Think’

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This week – last week, really (I am running a bit behind) – as part of #openlearning17 we were asked to read As We May Think, an article written in The Atlantic by Vannevar Bush in 1945.I was struck by how abrasive the use of “man” to refer to people in general and scientists more […]
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“Help Me Grok it and I’ll Help You Make it Real” / Filtering Forward the High Value Trails

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Wednesday’s webinar and twitter chat with Hypothes.is founders Jon Udell and Jeremy Dean — masterfully MC’d by OpenLearning17′s  Gardner Campbell — gave me so much food for thought.  We are starting to use Hypothes.is in the graduate pedagogy class I teach and we read “Working Openly on the Web” (7 Ways to Think like a […]
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Reflecting on Responses to “As We May Think”

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Wondering whether an associative thinking exercise could weave together reflections from bloggers and glimpse connections to and renewal of general and liberal education.  Answer is yes. Information literacy as hopeful vision of creativity and flow as students develop self-awareness of their own associative trails and perspective on those of others–in other words as they perceive […]
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