Author Archives: geoffcain

AI and the Unknowing Knower

“Things are not as they are seen, nor are they otherwise.” – Lankavatara Sutra In education, there has been increased discussion of Artificial Intelligence because of the growing interest in Learning Analytics by education institutions. Learning Analytics requires a lot … Continue reading

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Instructional Design Resources for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This post is to provide resources for future collaboration with faculty and other instructional designers. If you have rubrics, tools, frameworks, or other resources that you have found useful, please comment below. This is a short list to get IDs … Continue reading

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Khipu: Ancient Peruvian Computers

What is a “khipu”? A khipu (also know as a “quipu”) is an ingenious Incan counting and record keeping system. According to the British Museum, it was first introduced by the Wari and further developed by the Incas. A khipu … Continue reading

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Open Textbook Library for Social Work

This is a note that Matthew DeCarlo sent out today. This is of particular interest for myself on two levels. The first is that I have worked with online Social Work degree programs (such as Humboldt State’s online Master’s in … Continue reading

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UNESCO Ratifies Recommendation on Open Science

This is an important day for Jennifer Miller and myself, and of course, the whole world really. Everything that we have been working on over the last year hinges upon UNESCO’s ratification of their recommendation on Open Science. Some of … Continue reading

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OERcamp.global Starts Next Week

Jennifer Miller and I are presenting at this event on the Open Science Syllabus. This just in from #OERcampglobal… Dear Everyone interested in Open Education!  It’s only a few days until #OERcampglobal (9–11 Dec)! We’re going to gather for 48 hours … Continue reading

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An Open Syllabus from OE4BW for Teaching the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science

This is from the abstract for a presentation that Jennifer Miller and I did for Open Education Global Conference. I am pretty excited about this work. Open research and open data are often things that scientists and other researchers do … Continue reading

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The Future of Education: The Class of 1989

This article is reproduced here for annotation purposes and is from an archived copy at www.archive.org. Basically what I would like to accomplish here is to apply some of the ideas that Audrey Watter’s applied to Skinner in her book … Continue reading

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Master’s Degree: Leadership in Open Education

This just in from my contacts from the UNESCO program, Open Education for a Better World: University of Nova Gorica and the UNESCO chair on Open Technologies for Open Educational Resources and Open Learning have launched an international Master’s Degree … Continue reading

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OER:  Matrix Algebra with Computational Applications 

This just in from Regina Gong via the Internets. I am particularly interested in interactive, openly-licensed math textbooks and materials: Hello Everyone, I hope you all are having a great almost weekend. I’m here to announce yet another excellent OER … Continue reading

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