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“The Moral Crisis of the University”

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Michael B. Katz is a new discovery for me (h/t Roving Librarian). His scholarship on the history of public education in the U.S.is fascinating, troubling, and revelatory. I’m sure his conclusions are contested–whose aren’t?–but at times the clarity and forcefulness … Continue reading →
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Faculty Development

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I want to take a moment to emphasize the value of faculty development in an open environment.  Both OpenLearning17 and OpenLearning18 provided opportunities to explore open pedagogy “in the open.” They also created a space for connecting with other faculty members and administrators with an interest in open education. I value my time in both […]
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What Makes a Compelling Faculty Development Opportunity?

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This post is going to be short and I hope sweet. The best faculty development opportunities I’ve experienced in my career haven’t been designed primarily (or explicitly?) for faculty development:  Examples include UMW’s Faculty Academy, ELI Annual Conferences, at least … Continue reading →
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Tolstoy, Economics and OER

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David Wiley wrote a recent blog post that had me scratching my head. In the post, David argued that OER is in a feature of the resource, not who is providing it and whether the provider is offering it for … Continue reading →
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Thoughts on some OER FAQs

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In advocating for OER on my campus, I’ve run into many misconceptions. I’ve also found a few people in influential positions, with influential reputations, who are actively spreading these misconceptions. This FAQ is a useful document for addressing some of … Continue reading →
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The internet and information literacy

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Sigh… So work got away from me so I didn’t get to participate as much as I would have liked so this is my attempt to catch up. Week 2 we examined the Internet and how it relates to education and open access.  I did the reading early and then didn’t have time to fully […]
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Week 2: Tim Berners-Lee article

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This article gave me a lot to think about as I filtered it through a professional and personal lens.   Privacy:  Digital objects and digital content can live a very long time.  This is something that gets easily overlooked by all demographics when using the web.  I almost always think about what I share, who […]
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Week 1: Reflections on the readings

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As an academic librarian, I am often driven to see issues like OER in a very localized context, so I appreciated reading about “openness” in education from a less restricted perspective. The Almeida article and Pomerantz video really hit on some of things I worry about in regards to OER and its future success.  “OER […]
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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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Kal-toh, chess, and tic-tac-toe

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This week we peeked into the world of open and flew into a worm hole.  There is sooo much that can be read into one word, and so many uses of the concept that it gets difficult for me to see the multidimensionality of it.  I have a tendency to stay on the surface because […]
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