Critical Analytics: It’s Stories All the Way Down

I've been hearing much lately about stories, narratives, analytics, data, and "big data".  I have no need to call out exactly who or which pieces of writing. You know who you are. My aim here is not to criticize, oppose, or take sides. It's to take a brief critical look at what's being discussed. Much … Continue reading Critical Analytics: It’s Stories All the Way Down

Brexit, Trumpworld, and the Future of Open Ed: A Topic for OER17?

The deadline is looming in a few days for next April's OER17 conference in London. I'm not even sure yet if I can make to the conference yet but the events of the past week seem to me compelling to us. I'm thinking of proposing a panel discussion to discuss Open Education in a time of … Continue reading Brexit, Trumpworld, and the Future of Open Ed: A Topic for OER17?

Doing the Write Thing

The past 4 weeks have been unsettling.   As above, so below.  At my school where I've spent 8 years heavily engaged in governance, planning, and accreditation work I've come under a severe personal and "political" attack that has put the open learning project I've led at risk.  I didn't see that coming.  Yet, three weeks ago I … Continue reading Doing the Write Thing

Open is Alive

OpenEd16 isn't your normal higher ed conference.  This year it had all the normal features of a higher ed conference: keynotes, the stimulating concurrent presentations, food, and evening socializing by academics that felt just a little more freedom by being out of town.   But it also had a something new. A jam session. https://twitter.com/JenM/status/794374031336161280 Yes, … Continue reading Open is Alive

Running Errands for Open Learning Ideas

This is my presentation for Open Ed 2016 in Richmond, VA.   It's kind of a progress report on the LCC Open Learning Lab project.  It's very much a work-in-progress (the Lab project, not the presentation).   Assuming the universe cooperates, I'll follow-up on this posting of the slides with a few long-form posts explaining … Continue reading Running Errands for Open Learning Ideas