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?

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

The Leadership Traps that Stop Transformative Change in Higher Ed

Note: This is the first of two posts that summarize the presentation Sue-Anne Sweeney and I made at the Higher Learning Commission annual conference 2016 in Chicago in April 2016.  The slides for the whole presentation are available at the original post Iterating Toward Disruption: The Paradox of Becoming Agile (HLC 2016).  The thoughts are our own … Continue reading The Leadership Traps that Stop Transformative Change in Higher Ed

OpenLCC + WP: A Revolution in Higher Ed (Presentation to WP Meetup Detroit)

Presentation to Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup, March 21, 2016. June 14, 2016 Direct link to Google Slides presentation here. https://youtu.be/DTIlQ70NV38 Examples: Single Assignment Sites: Writing in Public https://composition2.malartu.org/fall-2015-writing-in-public-spaces/ http://splot.ca/writer/ Social Reading, Commenting, and Annotation https://econhist-commons.econproph.net https://via.hypothes.is/http://openamlit.pressbooks.com/chapter/song-of-myself/ Student Projects as Living Community Resources http://rampages.us/fieldbotany/ OER (Open Educational Resources & Textbooks) http://openamlit.pressbooks.com Student Blogs & Course Hubs via … Continue reading OpenLCC + WP: A Revolution in Higher Ed (Presentation to WP Meetup Detroit)

Coming Out Party for OpenLCC

So the journey that started with creating this blog back in 2008 is taking another big step.  Today I'm launching and announcing the OpenLCC network (openlcc.net).  Let me retrace a few steps and explain. I started this blog with two purposes: teach myself what this "blogging" bru-ha-ha was all about and to see if putting … Continue reading Coming Out Party for OpenLCC

Caring for Children Is Caring for the Economy

I'll be speaking next week, May 9, to the Arizona Directors Symposium, a professional development symposium for directors, managers, and others involved in early childhood education and early childcare. I'll be speaking about the macroeconomics of early childcare. The slides are posted below here (you can download the file if you click on the little … Continue reading Caring for Children Is Caring for the Economy

Myth Busting the Fears of Social Security and Medicare Insolvency

On April 1, 2015 I'm presenting at the Area Agency on Aging 1-B sixth annual Judith J. Wahlberg Lecture.  I'll be taking another whack at these zombie ideas that Social Security and/or Medicare are unsustainable, that they're going BANKRUPT, and that we must cut benefits now to prevent cutting benefits later.  As you can tell, … Continue reading Myth Busting the Fears of Social Security and Medicare Insolvency

Affordable Care Act Across Generations

I'm giving a joint presentation with Sue Sweeney of Madonna University's Aging Studies Department about the The Affordable Care Act.  The Affordable Care Act, also known as "ObamaCare" is a very complex piece of legislation that is changing the health care landscape.  We are offering the presentation on some of the significant provisions of the Act on November 12, … Continue reading Affordable Care Act Across Generations