EDDE 806 - Post VI.III - The one with Sir John Daniel
Thu, Oct 20 2016 16:44 | assessment, distanceLearning, EDDE806, MOOC, onlineLearning, open, open access, OpenUniversity, PhD
OK, I am almost 'caught up' with the stuff I missed while I was on vacation (at least as far as 806 goes). I remember receiving an email from Pearl indicating that Sir John Daniel would be presenting. Too bad the internet wasn't that reliable :-/ Oh well, thank goodness for recordings ;-)Sir John Daniel seemed like a pretty interesting person, and very knowledgeable (with over 300
EDDE 806 - Post VI.II - Attack of the Greeks!
Wed, Oct 19 2016 14:00 | EDDE805, EDDE806, MOOC, open, open access, open learning, open scholarship, open teaching, openEd, PhD
Now that I am back from vacation (was off to Spain, but spent a little time in Istanbul on the way to and from), it's time to catch up a bit on EDDE 806. On the day that I was flying out to begin my vacation Alec Couros was presenting....D'oh! I missed the opportunity to be live in that 806. Not only was Alec on, but there was also a fellow EDDE student who is also Greek. It would
Getting paid in exposure...not!
Tue, May 10 2016 02:30 | authoring, compensation, credit, eBook, editing, exposure, INSDSG, OER, open, open access, open publishing, open scholarship
One of the items I've wanted to comment on for a while was a blog post posted by friend and colleague Rebecca Hogue. Rebecca writes that she teaches courses (similar, or the same courses as I do at UMB anyway) and these courses would be well served by a decent eBook that is published (and updated) for the course. I wholeheartedly agree! For the past half a decade I've been thinking
Tenure is a red herring!
Fri, Jun 12 2015 16:47 | #altac, #whytenure, academia, adjuncts, employment, OER, open access, PhD, security
Last weekend, while I was enjoying something on television, my iPad buzzed and kindly informed me that a few people I follow on twitter were all tweeting about #whytenure. Woah! I thought! What's this? Is there something earth-shattering happening with tenure? I had to find out. I saw some tweets, favorited them (for later digestion), and went back to my show. It seems
What Openness means to me
With coursera MOOCs kind of slow this time of year, I decided to try out a MOOC on the subject of "Open" on P2PU. After my first P2PU course, #rhizo14, I thought I would flex the mental muscle a bit and get some P2PU experience. The topic of this week asks us to ponder what Openness means to us as individual participants. To be honest I haven't really sat down to write up what I think of
The cost of Open
Fri, Aug 8 2014 12:39 | #altcred, #rhizo14, #whyopen, cMOOC, education, higherEd, innovation, MOOC, open, open access, PhD
This past week on the #rhizo14 facebook group my colleague, and co-author, Rebecca Hogue posted a link to this TED talk by Shai Reshef on the Ultra-Low Cost University. This talk really bugged me for a variety of reasons. On the facebook group I wrote that I was angry when I saw this, but it was really more of a "WTF" reaction to the video. More disbelief that the incredible amount of BS†,
SPOCs are illogical
Wed, Nov 20 2013 17:30 | #edcmooc, assessment, Evaluation, Flipped Classroom, instructionalDesign, MOOC, OER, open access, open learning, publishing, terminology
Angry Spock (Star Trek reboot)OK, OK... the title was easy pickings but this article is quite serious. I've chosen to ignore, for the most part, the whole idiocy of the term SPOC (small private online course). SPOCs are really just "regular" online courses, as I've written in my one other post about SPOCs. It bothers me that there is so much revisionist history around the topic of "traditional"
Great Big MOOC Book - CALL FOR CHAPTERS - EXTENDED
**** CALL EXTENDED FOR DEVLEARN & OTHER CONFERENCES ***Call for Chapters & Illustrators: The Great Big MOOC Book (version 1.0)EditorsApostolos Koutropoulos (University of Massachusetts Boston).Call for Chapters & Illustrators Proposals Submission Deadline: November 15th, 2013Full Chapters Due: April 15, 2014Revision Submission Date: August 1st, 2014Introduction This book will
Thu, Aug 29 2013 07:30 | #oldsmooc, capitalization, commercialization, intellectualProperty, MOOC, open access, spam
NegotiableI was pretty surprised to get an email the other day, from the OLDS MOOC list of all places. The subject heading was "MOOC vs MOC." Sure, I was hooked in, both because I enjoyed OLDS MOOC and because it seemed like an interesting discussion to have. Then I realized that this was sort of spam ;-)Here is the body of the message:Maybe wrongly, but I think of " an OC" as simply
PhD journey: Hidden Literature
Tue, Aug 27 2013 05:30 | accessibility, CALL, cMOOC, ESL, foreignLanguage, languageAcquisition, languageLearning, library, MOOC, open access, PhD, publishing, research
Image by DawnOfHope2012Over the past few weeks I've been knee deep in an initial literature review. This past summer, while vacationing, I met up with a colleague who teaches for my department as an adjunct, but he's got him own full post in Greece as well. While having coffee and talking about life in general we spoke about my PhD prospects, and my current feeling on the subject is that I am
Pre-vacation xMOOC thoughts // assessment and availability
In a few days I will be leaving on vacation, so I won't be MOOCing...or at least I won't be MOOing. I have downloaded textual materials on my iPad, and I plan on getting a local SIM where I go to keep up with my RSS feeds (until Google Reader decides to kick the bucket). I thought it would be a good idea to write a few thoughts while I have a hardware keyboard in hand.First up, edX and
MOOCs, demographics, and wrangling the edtech
Tue, Oct 16 2012 06:00 | #CFHE12, #ioe12, #mobimooc, EdTech, edupunk, instructionalDesign, mobiMOOC, MOOC, OER, open access, Open Resources, Openness
Yesterday morning I was catching up on some #cfhe12 blog posts by Bryan Alexander (who I have not seen in a MOOC in ages), a blog post about defining MOOCs by Rolin Moe, and my colleague Rebecca who writes about the ease and usefulness in MOOCs†. First, let me respond to Rolin's points (since I happened to read his blog post first).There are lots of people looking at the future of academic
OpenEd Evangelist - The Formulation
With the course almost over, I decided to undertake the OpenEd Evangelism badge.The requirements for the OpenEd Evangelist badge are:OpenEd Evangelist (Journeyman level, complete for 1 topic to earn the badge)Construct an argument by which you could persuade someone to adopt the topic as an ongoing practice. Your argument should include at least five elements (kinds of evidence), with references.Write
Hello Open Access!
This week (at least for me) the topic of #ioe12 was Open Access. Open Access isn't all that new to me (having worked for an academic library for quite some time) but the materials still had a few new bits of information for me. I keep forgetting the difference between OA Gold and OA Green. For some reason "Green" is associated with money (dollars are green), so I had it in my head that