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Open Pedagogy as an Exponential Accelerator in OER Creation

Michael Dabrowski from Athabasca University presented on using open pedagogy to have students create assignments. This was a good workshop because he gave a lot of actual applications of open pedagogy from his classroom.  According to the schedule: Attendees will … Continue reading

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I can’t do it myself! Collaborating with colleagues around the world on OER

Christina Hendricks and Zoe Wake Hyde presented more on Rebus textbooks using the philosophy projects as an example. According to the schedule: By the end of the session, participants will be able to: Explain how the Rebus Community can facilitate … Continue reading

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Community as Infrastructure

My first session at the Cascadia Open Education Summit was Zoe Wake Hyde’s Community as Infrastructure: Building a scalable, sustainable approach to open textbook publishing. I am very excited about this presentation because I have been following the Rebus Foundation … Continue reading

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Things go better with print?

I had some spam article from Skylight Press pushed to my Facebook feed by Business Insider. The clickbait reads “A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens.” So first off, it is not … Continue reading

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NWeLearning Community

The NWeLearning Community is not just a conference but the collective intelligence and resources of some very remarkable people in elearning from across the North West and beyond. We are currently using Slack as a community building tool. Here is … Continue reading

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Open Learning 2019

I am getting ready for Open Learning 2019. I am interested in this because in cMOOCs, I have met some fantastic people which led to some great projects. I also want to keep up on the world of open and … Continue reading

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Engelbart: Language as a Tool

I am still working on the Annotating Engelbart project. Gardner gave us a “syllabus,” in a way, that had a timeline and what we were going to read together, and in my usual fashion, I have taken off from there … Continue reading

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Women’s Day: Women in Philosophy

The Oxford University Press has an annoying post for Women’s Day that claims to be a timeline for “Landmark Moments for Women in Philosophy.” They weren’t really even trying.  For Oxford, the earliest woman philosopher they came up with was … Continue reading

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Engelbart: Bootstrapping and Symbiosis

Okay, for anyone reading these series of posts on Engelbart, here is where I begin to turn this huge ship towards pedagogy and ed tech. As I read through Engelbart’s Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework for the Annotating Engelbart project, I … Continue reading

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Engelbart: On Teaching Programming

This is my expanded response to the Jon Udell video that is part of the Annnotating Engelbart project. I appreciate the time Jon took to participate in this work. In Jon’s discussion with Gardner, he wonders if it is practical … Continue reading

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