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Change is… Good?

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A few weeks ago I started updating my site for the new semester: making sure dates were correct, moving a couple things around, etc. When I did that, for a reason I still don’t understand, my site broke. Pages I am absolutely positive existed disappeared. Menu items led nowhere. I swore a blue streak. Once […]
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It seems like “Open” ought to be easy

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[808 words] …Yet, it’s neither easy, nor free-flowing nor natural. At least it does not seem so to me as I try to “open” my course development and scholarly work. I know that others have discussed the challenges, but I intend to walk through this on my own two feet (figuratively speaking) and lay things … <a href="https://rrdaniel2-open-learning.blog/2017/07/27/it-seems-like-open-ought-to-be-easy/">Continue reading <span>It seems like “Open” ought to be easy</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=rrdaniel2-open-learning.blog&blog=123078728&post=493&subd=rrdaniel2openlearning&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
[808 words] …Yet, it’s neither easy, nor free-flowing nor natural. At least it does not seem so to me as I try to “open” my course development and scholarly work. I know that others have discussed the challenges, but I intend to walk through this on my own two feet (figuratively speaking) and lay things […]
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OpenCon 2017

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I’ve just applied to OpenCon2017. Might I suggest that you ought to consider doing the same? (Whether this year or in the future. It’s worthwhile.) . For more information, see the poster that I’m inserting below.
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I’m Not Throwing Away My Shot

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Last week I announced that I will leave a non-tenure track faculty position to build my own consulting business, Bandwidth Strategies. The transition from faculty to freelance suits who I am and how I work. It signifies one of several ways in which I am working to let go of “what people do” to be... <div><a href="https://googleguacamole.wordpress.com/2017/07/23/im-not-throwing-away-my-shot/">Read More</a></div><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=googleguacamole.wordpress.com&blog=76251458&post=14936&subd=googleguacamole&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
Last week I announced that I will leave a non-tenure track faculty position to build my own consulting business, Bandwidth Strategies. The transition from faculty to freelance suits who I am and how I work. It signifies one of several ways in which I am working to let go of “what people do” to be... […]
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A few threads…

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My apologies for making a very brief post containing little more than placeholders and breadcrumbs. I’m pressed for time, but want to be sure to come back to these items. Someday…. Ideas to pursue: humans’ evolutionarily shaped propensity for learning humans’ evolutionarily shaped propensity for cooperation and democracy   Resources / sites / pages to … <a href="https://rrdaniel2-open-learning.blog/2017/07/18/a-few-threads-to-follow-at-some-point/">Continue reading <span>A few threads…</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=rrdaniel2-open-learning.blog&blog=123078728&post=452&subd=rrdaniel2openlearning&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
My apologies for making a very brief post containing little more than placeholders and breadcrumbs. I’m pressed for time, but want to be sure to come back to these items. Someday…. Ideas to pursue: humans’ evolutionarily shaped propensity for learning humans’ evolutionarily shaped propensity for cooperation and democracy   Resources / sites / pages to […]
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When you are a muse

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Being a muse isn’t easy. It seems like it should be, as you aren’t the one actually doing the creative work, but it takes a certain amount of courage to be willing to relinquish control and accept what other people do with you. I have a friend. He’s a very dear friend. He has my... <div><a href="https://googleguacamole.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/when-you-are-a-muse/">Read More</a></div><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=googleguacamole.wordpress.com&blog=76251458&post=14596&subd=googleguacamole&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
Being a muse isn’t easy. It seems like it should be, as you aren’t the one actually doing the creative work, but it takes a certain amount of courage to be willing to relinquish control and accept what other people do with you. I have a friend. He’s a very dear friend. He has my... […]
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MOOCs, Motivation and Me

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I am intrigued and inspired by Steve Greenlaw’s observations (in two parts) on motivation in the OpenLearning17 cMOOC and on motivation and MOOCs more generally. For OpenLearning17 specifically, I have an additional theory. Like Steve’s observations, mine are based on my own experience. I don’t have the data in hand, so I’m relying on Steve’s interpretation … <a href="https://sueerickson.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/moocs-motivation-and-me/">Continue reading <span>MOOCs, Motivation and Me</span> <span>→</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=sueerickson.wordpress.com&blog=122834108&post=187&subd=sueerickson&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
I am intrigued and inspired by Steve Greenlaw’s observations (in two parts) on motivation in the OpenLearning17 cMOOC and on motivation and MOOCs more generally. For OpenLearning17 specifically, I have an additional theory. Like Steve’s observations, mine are based on my own experience. I don’t have the data in hand, so I’m relying on Steve’s interpretation […]
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MOOCs and Motivation: Part 2

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WEEK FIVE: A Week of Digital Literacy
This post is a continuation of the previous one, but digs deeper into the question of why participants fail to complete MOOCs  It is speculative and personal. It’s possibly based too much on my own experience, so take it for what … Continue reading →
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MOOCs and Motivation: Part 1

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The powers of the President to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.
One of the criticisms of MOOCS has been that while they enroll a large number of participants, only a few finish. We had this experience with #OpenLearning17, but I wonder if it’s a bug or a feature. In this post, … Continue reading →
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Full Course OER via a LMS

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When well-designed full course Open Education Resources (OER) like OpenUpResources about to be released Illustrative Mathematics are used with a learning management system along with the professional development and training for this type of learning all kinds of possibilities open up for teaching and learning. Assessment of learning is powerfully transformed. Here’s a potential CBE […]<img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=sabier.wordpress.com&blog=7270428&post=192&subd=sabier&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1">
When well-designed full course Open Education Resources (OER) like OpenUpResources about to be released Illustrative Mathematics are used with a learning management system along with the professional development and training for this type of learning all kinds of possibilities open up for teaching and learning. Assessment of learning is powerfully transformed. Here’s a potential CBE […]
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