Category Archives: education

Remembering Char Gore

I worked with Char Gore in my role as instructional designer at Tacoma Community College. She was the most innovative and forward-thinking instructors I had ever met. Back in 2008, she was interested in working in virtual worlds, using wikis, … Continue reading

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OER Faculty Institute

Clover Park Technical College is excited to host our first OER Faculty Institute!  Dates: Fri., Aug. 5th and Sat., Aug. 6th Time: 9 am to 3 pm (PST) The Teaching & Learning Center at Clover Park Technical College is hosting a … Continue reading

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Connection Between Interactivity and Retention in Online Courses

This is an old post that I resurrected from a previous iteration of this blog. I am putting it here because I am going to update this research, but I thought it might be helpful to others to see that … 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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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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Exploring the OSCQR Course Design Rubric

In my work as an education consultant and instructional designer, I often collaborate with faculty and departments with course design rubrics. Previously in this blog I did a series of posts reviewing course design rubrics. My work has shown that … Continue reading

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Designing for Open: Strategies and Processes

Open Education Conference • Nov.9-13, 2020 • Virtual Presentation Description In this session, participants will learn about the different roles that instructional designers, faculty course developers, and other education professionals can play in the advocacy and promotion of OER and … Continue reading

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Evolving Pedagogy from Crisis to Competency

This post came out of a brainstorming sketch I did while trying to think of ways to help us adapt our way through this crisis and emerge with stronger courses, programs, and institutions. This isn’t how institutions typically behave: typically … Continue reading

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