Learning in a Pandemic – 1

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

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

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

OER, Higher Ed, and the Commons

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

Road to a Commons of Our Own: Background

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

OER, CARE, Stewardship, and the Commons

  Lisa Petrides, Douglas Levin, and C. Edward Watson recently released the CARE Framework, but apparently some people, David Wiley in particular, don't care for the framework.  Stephen Downes has already I think responded in two brief posts here and here. Stephen's posts are brief and I think pretty spot-on. Nonetheless, I'll soldier on and try to … Continue reading OER, CARE, Stewardship, and the Commons

A Personal Note on Ostrom, Open Learning, and Me

As usual, I have way too many balls in the air and way too many ideas happening at once.  It's exciting but every silver lining has a touch of grey. (hat tip , Robert Hunter). I continue wearing my multiple hats as part of the school's Open Learn Lab. I still have no title, although … Continue reading A Personal Note on Ostrom, Open Learning, and Me