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LiDA103: Open education, copyright and open licensing in a digital world

I got this reminder for the free, micro-course from Wayne Mackintosh this morning. I am really looking forward to participating. I will be posting what I learn and about the people I meet here on this blog. Projects like these … Continue reading

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How OERs Will Destroy the Future!

LeiLani Cauthen published an opinion piece called “Are you still going to prefer OER? The $2.28 Billion Loss to Publishers & the Future – Part 1” that has been batted around Twitter for the last couple of days (thanks Robin … Continue reading

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Open the Gateless Gate: OER and Open Education

One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year (and last, as a matter of fact) was to fight less and celebrate more. I can get really annoyed when I come across a pay-wall when trying to access materials that are … Continue reading

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NWeLearn 2018 – Call for Proposals Ends April 16!

NB: Wipe those tears, the gin from your chin, and put down those tax forms: it is elearning conference time! I am on the board for this conference, and I think it is one of the best little gems in the … Continue reading

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Using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in Class

I have a policy with students about using old research and ideas. I want them to look at what has been happening with the issues they are writing about using articles and other media that are roughly no more than … Continue reading

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Locking Down Your Facebook Account

No one is really secure on the internet. And no one can totally lock-down their Facebook accounts. But there are some things that you can do to make it harder for others to access your information. Password I don’t believe … Continue reading

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What Should a Post-Facebook World Look Like?

Facebook was not the first alarm that ever went off for me around corporate involvement with technology, and I know that I am not alone in that. We all pretty much guessed that it was a compromise. It is no … Continue reading

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Reading Apprenticeship in Renton

Last weekend I spent time at the Metacognition and Mindfulness: the Fourth Annual Reading Apprenticeship Conference. I am going to break this experience up into a couple of separate posts because even though the conference was only a day and … Continue reading

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What AI Is and Isn’t

I think there is a lot of paranoia about Artificial Intelligence. Some of it is warranted but not for the reasons many would suspect. On Twitter, for instance, Elon Musk speculated that an AI system could choose to start a … Continue reading

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Making Connections with Afghanistan in Kent

We had Emily Campbell’s ESOL class join my class today to discuss Afghanistan. I had a serendipitous meeting that took all of four minutes in the copy room – I mentioned that my students were working on a paper about … Continue reading

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