Author Archives: geoffcain

A New Open Textbook on Philosophy

I got a notice of this last week. It looks like a good introduction to philosophy. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the series: “Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind surveys both historical and contemporary theories and … Continue reading

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Facilitating Online Discussions for eLearning

This is a post in support of a presentation I am giving for Columbia Basin College’s eLearning Days. One of the reasons the presentation part is so short is because I am using the presentation as a launch pad for … Continue reading

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Everything New is Old Again: OER and Assessment

I have been commenting on “online homework systems” and testing in general as assessment via blog postings and Twitter from David Wiley and Clint Lalonde. Obviously, it is difficult to tease out any kind of real argument on Twitter, so … Continue reading

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Hypothes.is: The Web That Was Meant To Be

This post is way over-due. I have been using the online collaborative annotation tool, Hypothesis, for a while now. I participated in the Annotating Engelbart Project which used Hypothes.is as the central tool/task for the project; I started using it … Continue reading

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The Best Bots of My Generation Destroyed by Artificial Poetry

The poets of the world can, for now, breathe a sigh of relief. Their jobs are in no danger of being replaced by artificial intelligence. Stephen Downes posted about AI generated poetry from https://talktotransformer.com/ from a post from Kevin Hodgson. … Continue reading

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20 Things to Do Before Accusing a Student of Plagiarism

This is not a traditional blog posting for this site. What happened is that I ran into writer and KPU Applied Communications instructor Arley McNeney on Twitter who posted a rapid -fire dozen tweets on addressing plagiarism, TurnItIn, and sound … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Collaborative Learning

I am not sure what kind of post this is – a somewhat interesting note about the history of collaborative learning, authorship, and open practices. I am looking a bit into the history of collaborative learning as part of a … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on OER or Why Capitalists Can’t Cook

David Wiley posted on his blog “From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus.” Part of that path includes the fact that “This work will require us to invest time and … Continue reading

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The Creative Commons Certificate Course and Open

Stephen Downes posted some of his discussion about the Creative Commons Certificate Course from various corners of the web. I wanted to share the response I posted to his blog because, as he mentioned, someone wasn’t sure where his comment … Continue reading

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A Brief History of the Future of Education

This was a presentation that I did back in 2014 from the DET/CHE conference that I accidentally found on the web . “The presenter will review the history of how education and technology has been viewed in the popular press … Continue reading

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