Prepare for Re-exit (OER19 Reflection)

I just got home from OER19.  Time for a little reflection and a lot of gratitude. Gratitude First First up, let me thank everybody involved. OER has become without doubt my favorite conference/workshop of the year.  I want to thank the people who put so much into making this conference so great and made such … Continue reading Prepare for Re-exit (OER19 Reflection)

That’s No Plagiarism Checker

I finally went on spring break as in "I actually got away from work and stuff".  We took our first cruise.  For a social and institutional economist with a critical bent that just loves to observe people and capitalism in the wild, let's just say that a cruise offers a target rich environment.  I'll have … Continue reading That’s No Plagiarism Checker

Literacies not Content

Note: This post is part of the LCC Literacy and Education Faculty Learning Community discussions. I just had an A-HA! moment.  We've been talking about literacies - plural, vernacular and formal, and learning.  Leslie's been telling me "literacy IS learning" and that's been stuck in my brain for a couple of weeks now and I'm … Continue reading Literacies not Content

Orality, Literacy, and the Education Commons

Note: This post is my reactions to the assigned readings in the LCC Literacy and Education Faculty Learning Community this week. I've always felt myself a stranger in a strange land academically. I've been intimidated by the thought of academic writing. Writing is so, so central to academia and I've thought or seen myself as … Continue reading Orality, Literacy, and the Education Commons

Goals, A Non-News Announcement, and Preview of 2019

So this is just a self-indulgent note to my readers as to what to expect this year. Looking over the stats I see I didn't achieve last year's Don't Call It A Resolution.  Twenty-some posts is way more than I thought I had done last year. A few were good ones of which I'm proud. … Continue reading Goals, A Non-News Announcement, and Preview of 2019

Response to Mike Caulfield Question

Mike Caulfield on Twitter asks a question today: https://twitter.com/holden/status/1071194090165886976 There's more to it. It's a whole thread.  Rather than respond in what would inevitably be a  long thread myself, I'll just post my reactions & poorly formed thoughts here. Disclaimer: I haven't read Simons in decade(s) and all economic "facts" I mention here are really … Continue reading Response to Mike Caulfield Question