I plan to write more later and/or hopefully embed a video of the actual talk and perhaps a transcript. But for now time is pressing and I wanted to make the slides available in advance. So without further ado, here's my contribution to the OTESSA21 Conference, June 2, 2021.
I plan to write more later and, hopefully embed a video of the actual talk and perhaps a transcript. But for now time is pressing and I wanted to make the slides available in advance. So without further ado, here's my contribution to the OERxDomains21 Conference, April 21.
Now, new and improved with proofreading! OPEN LETTER to MY FACULTY COLLEAGUES There's a pandemic happening and it's called COVID19 just in case you've been under a rock and haven't heard. It's going to have starting to have a big impact on higher education, not to mention a lot of ordinary lives. We are starting … Continue reading Learning in a Pandemic – 1
Folks have asked for copies of my presentation at OpenEd19, so here goes. Viewable online from my Dropbox: Does Open Drain the Pool? Download the Powerpoint file: OpenEd19 oct 2019 Will Open Drain the Pool
Note: A couple of friends have asked why I say "A commons doesn't scale, it scopes". This is a relatively quick note to explain some thinking on why. It's a topic I'm deep into researching now and developing my thinking as it applies to higher education as a commons, so with the caveat that I … Continue reading Scale and Scope
It's been a couple days after the fact, but I wanted to make a post to go with my presentation at OER19. Fortunately, thanks to the nice folks at ALT and the magic of Martin Hawksey, I don't have to try to write a long post explaining what I said and you don't have to … Continue reading Can We See the Real U? (OER19)
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
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
After spending the past year studying both the economics of a commons, as well as the history and evolution of higher education, it's long past time to say something about what I've figured out. This is the first post along those lines and I hope it's not the last. What follows here is a light … Continue reading OER, Higher Ed, and the Commons
Note this is most of the abstract for today's presentation at OER18 in Bristol, UK entitled "Commons of Our Own". I've embedded the slides for the presentation at the end. Disclaimer: This is the advance abstract written months before I created the slides. We'll see what I actually say today. I'm kind of curious about … Continue reading Road to a Commons of Our Own: Background