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

Shelter in the Open

This is the second of my two reflections on last week's OpenEd18 conference. This one is personal. I'm stepping outside my normal economist persona and sharing my personal experience. Actually, it's less a reflection on the conference than reflection on what I learned about myself at the conference. Open conferences like OpenEd, OER, and OEGlobal … Continue reading Shelter in the Open

Reflection on OpenEd18: Becoming Open Education

Last week I participated in OpenEd18. This was my fourth OpenEd which, given the growth in the conference, makes me one of the "old hands" in the kind words of David Wiley.  This is the first of two reflections I'll post about the conference. In this one, I'll give some broad impressions of the topics … Continue reading Reflection on OpenEd18: Becoming Open Education