Celebrating learning gain and teaching excellence through social media and digital narratives. I facilitated a workshop at the SEDA Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference in Manchester on celebrating learning gain and teaching excellence through social media and digital narratives.
The theme for the event was The quest for teaching excellence and learning gain: issues, resolutions and possibilities. One of the key issues was not only defining what is meant by the terms teaching excellence and learning gain, but grappling with how the impact could be evidenced and measured. 99 Excellent Open Access Journals for Educators.
Just like physicians, the best educators stay informed with the latest developments in their field.
Luckily, it doesn’t take anything more than time to have access to quality journals for educators whether they teach at the pre K-12, college, or graduate level. The following open access journals provide top-notch scholarly information available at no cost. Most of these journals are published just once or a few times a year, so subscribe to several so you can keep up-to-date on the latest research coming out of the field of education. Opening up Open Pedagogy – catherinecronin. Many thanks to Maha Bali for organising tonight’s Open Pedagogy Hangout.
Education, Utopia, Necessity, and Existential Poverty by Alex Dunedin – Ragged University. This paper explores a perspective emerging from a community education project called Ragged University.
The philosophical underpinnings of the project came as a response to necessity brought about by the existential poverty being created as a result of the process of enclosing the commons of the intellect. Corporate structures are being used to commodify and impoverish the human experience on multiple levels generating an underclass and the conditions for exploitation. As a response this is taken as a breaking of social contracts and legitimates a pedagogical position which liberates people compelled to develop their own intellectual life from these control structures.
Keywords: Utopia, Necessity, Poverty, Existentialism, Corporatisation, Education, Power, Control, Knowledge In this paper I shall be exploring how our innately owned experience as humans is being currently commodified by financiers via the gradual concentration of power in corporate structures. Open Education Risks and Rewards - Teaching in Higher Ed. Podcast (tihe_podcast): Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS | How do I listen to a podcast?
Catherine Cronin discusses open education on episode 152 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Quotes from the episode. Top ten tips for universities seeking to implement Open Access. With funders requiring open access and researchers increasingly aware of it, now is the time for universities to make significant headway in providing a coherent plan for encouraging wider open access adoption.
Neil Jacobs from Jisc provides an overview of what actions have been taken around the sector and outlines ten specific areas that institutions should consider further in order to help the entire UK higher education sector adapt to the changing policy landscape. Recently, I’ve been working with higher education (HE) research sector bodies to explore the experiences of a group of UK higher education institutions as they forge ahead in their efforts to implement open access (OA). Image credit: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy (Flickr CC BY-SA) OER-Enabled Pedagogy.
Over the last several weeks there has been an incredible amount of writing about open pedagogy and open educational practices (samples collected here by Maha).
There have been dozens of blog posts. Countless tweets. There was a well-attended (and well-viewed) conversation via Google Hangout. At the Hewlett OER Meeting last week over a dozen people spent another hour talking about the issue during the unconference time. There were additional conversations on the topic during walks through the incredibly beautiful countryside outside Toronto. April Open Perspective: What is Open Pedagogy? – Year of Open. Open Pedagogy Library. The term “open pedagogy” has been in use for decades.
In recent years, the “open” in “open pedagogy” has become increasingly asociated with the 5Rs – permissions to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute educational content. Open pedagogy constitutes one family of activities that fall under the larger umbrella of “open educational practices.” For our purposes, we define open pedagogy as the set of teaching and learning practices only practical in the context of the 5R permissions characteristic of open educational resources.
The purpose of this page is to provide a list of concrete examples of how open pedagogy, as we define it, is implemented in the real world. (We appreciate earlier efforts like this one by BC Campus). Examples from the Real World. How to turn your journal article into an infographic - Journal of Marketing Management. Academics are under increasing pressure to raise the profile of their research, not only through citations, but also by demonstrating public engagement and impact.
One way of sharing information in an accessible way is to create an infographic. Infographics are “liked” and shared on social media 3 times more than other any other type of content. Laurence Dessart has written a blog post ‘From paper to picture: creating an infographic from your research‘ in which she describes her experience of creating an infographic from her JMM journal article Capturing consumer engagement: duality, dimensionality and measurement (co authored with with Cleopatra Veloutsou & Anna Morgan-Thomas). How to make "open" more than mere buzzword. In the humble beginnings of the GNU and Linux projects, open source was a primitive and narrowly defined idea.
It applied only to programming, and was a largely legal designation that sought to guarantee that source code remained available to users even as others augmented it through subsequent contributions. Now, thirty years later, "open" is sweeping the enterprise. On top of "open source," we also have "open data," "open management," "open design," "open organizations,"—and even just "open," which we often take to imply something vague about a progressive policy.
This has all gotten a little confusing, and I believe it would be useful to step back and consider what "open" really means. Untitled. GoOPEN is a wiki which aims to share resources and approaches with anyone wishing to explore open education. Content summary This wiki was created by Vivien Rolfe and Catherine Cronin for their workshop at the UK Association of Learning Technology conference #altc in September 2015 (summary of the session). The rationale for the wiki is described by Viv and Catherine in a short introductory video. How “context collapse” was coined: my recollection. Various academic folks keep writing to me asking me if I coined “context collapse” and so I went back in my record to try to figure it out.
I feel the need to offer up my understanding of how this term came to be in an artifact that is more than 140 characters since folks keep asking anew. The only thing that I know for certain is that, even if I did (help) coin the term, I didn’t mean to. I was mostly trying to help explain a phenomenon that has long existed and exists in even more complicated ways as a result of social media.
In 2002, I wrote a thesis at the MIT Media Lab called “Faceted Id/entity” that drew heavily on the works of Erving Goffman and Joshua Meyrowitz. In it, I wrote an entire section talking about “collapsed contexts” and I kept coming back to this idea (descriptively without ever properly defining it). Articles that I was writing from 2005-2008 still referred to “collapsed contexts.”
Top Fears Shutting the Door on Open Education. Open Education Top Fears Shutting the Door on Open Education. Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Social...the Future? Far more important to me than all the venture-capitalized consortia of elite university MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) and the hundreds of thousands of students flocking to them is a course taught by an adjunct professor at University of Mary Washington.
In my personal learning network, Jim Groom and ds106 are the stuff of legend. I’ve conducted more than 40 interviews for DMLcentral, and without a doubt, Jim Groom is the most excited and exciting educator I’ve talked to. If I had one wish regarding the way online education will happen in the future, it would be for the work of Groom and his colleagues Alan Levine, Martha Burtis, and Tom Woodward, the architects of ds106, to be as widely known and discussed as the work of Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun, the architects of the “100,000 student classroom.” A future in which both approaches thrive is one that could work for me. Culture and Education Committee does not fight for a copyright that supports education - International Communia Association.
Last week we started discussing the the draft opinion of the Culture and Education Committee of the European Parliament, presented by rapporteur Marc Joulaud. While he rightly points out how unbalanced the proposal is as it ignores many of the most pressing concerns of internet users, he does not help the discussions surrounding the ‘press publishers right’ by introducing a murky non-commercial clause. Today we discuss his amendments for education.
In short: it does not spell good news for educational stakeholders. In a move that on the surface aims to provide greater clarity, Joulaud pushes for even stronger reliance on licensing for educational uses. OERHub.ResearcherPack.FINAL. How to Become a Better Educator. Teaching isn’t just a job for me, it’s a calling – a career I’ve always wanted and one I am deeply proud of. New © reform proposal: we need to get a better copyright for education. In this new post, Lisette Kalshoven presents an interesting overview on the current issues of the copyright reform. Open Education and copyright reform advocates are in this together: we both aim to give educators the flexibility to improve on the teaching materials they use, increasing access to quality education for to those who don’t necessarily have the funds, and to give teachers the ability to enjoy the advantages of modern technology without breaking the law.
As Alek Tarkowski wrote last year: we are two sides of the same coin. Review: Open Models - ODI Aberdeen. Course: Becoming an open educator - OEPS_1.0. My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice. 4 approaches for teachers on how to work with copyright in the classroom — Copyright Untangled.
4 approaches for teachers on how to work with copyright in the classroom Teaching naturally involves communicating, creating, and sharing with students, both in the classroom and online. The more education takes place online — emailing homework assignments, sharing articles and digital texts, or creating short videos on how to solve a differential equation — the more it touches the world of copyright.
About Policy Video – Open Washington: Open Educational Resources Network. Everyone talks about OER Policy, but what does it mean? What do OER policies look like in practice? How do they impact OER initiatives? 14 copyright essentials teachers and students must know. Using copyrighted material incorrectly can land teachers and students in hot water. Are we engaging or just broadcasting? – lawrie : converged.
Jrc96524. Reusable card sheets. Learning to Teach with Open Educational Resources. TELL-OPTELL-OP Infographic. Resources. Home. OER/OEP Research. OER Commons. Creating the Conditions for Learning - David Price. I can light many candles without losing the orginal source @davidpriceobe. Ten Step Program to Being Connected; or Getting Connected for Dummies. Developing an open access policy for Malawi. Open education musings and ramblings. UNESCO’s Open Access (OA) Curriculum is now online. Watch the video of the “Moving towards Open Educational Practices” webinar. LangOER blog created by European Schoolnet. The International Community for Open Research and Education. As Diego Stands Trial, Show Your Support for Open Access. Why SpaceX’s photos (maybe) aren’t public domain — The Message. Simple is beautiful. Copyright exceptions for education. OER World Map. OER KnowledgeCloud. Guidelines for learning open educational practice. EU copyright evaluation report – explained.
MEPs debate strategies for protecting intellectual property rights. Bryan Mathers - Visual Thinkery. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. Open access transition made easier with UK’s first collaborative publishing consortium. Copyright is Messy: An Introduction to Creative Commons - Presentation Software that Inspires.