UKOER Support From CETISwiki This page provides an overview of CETIS' support for the UKOER programme. Supporting UKOER CETIS support for the programme is intended not only to help projects as they work out how their own practice of sharing OERs but also to inform the programme as a whole, shape any future work with OERs, and contribute to the wider OER community. Our approach throughout will be to build on specific issues raised by projects to produce general guidance and reflection. In the first instance this information will be available through the OER pages linked to by the navigation box to the right. CETIS support for the UKOER programme is both part of our wider remit as an Innovation Centre and a specific piece of work for JISC. Key outputs Some of the key outputs of the support work will include: People involved R. All of our contact details can be found on CETIS contacts
Stories, tales and myths in teaching Story-telling is one of the oldest forms of instruction, and one of the best. Stories are basic: we start telling our children about the world by telling them stories. We gossip by telling stories about other people. We pick up how to do our jobs by listening to our colleagues' stories of their experience, telling our own stories and getting reactions to them. We discuss our problems by telling the story, "You'll never guess what he said then Is chatting over the garden fence a myth in itself embodying assumptions about the nature of neighbourliness in the suburbs? I could go on about the status of stories, but that is not the point, fascinating though it is. Use them. See here for the place of the story in the overall learning process
Beachfront Twilight Markets | Lollipop Market Lollipop Markets are thrilled to bring back the Beachfront Twilight Markets at Seacliff, in conjunction with the City of Holdfast Bay. This event will be a wonderful, unique shopping experience on the beachfront aimed at families on a beautiful, balmy twilight evening. We are seeking stallholders who sell high end and/or unique and boutique products, which are appealing to not only babies and kids, but families, men and women of all ages – think jewellery, plants, artworks, designs, unique creations. If you would like to apply to retail for this event, please read all the information about being a stallholder below, before completing the application form on this page – thank you. Kaye and Nicole have been successfully running the largest babies and kids handmade market in SA for the past 5 years now and are branching out with this huge twilight market for Adelaide. FOOD VENDORS: WE ARE NOT SEEKING APPLICATIONS FROM FOOD VENDORS FOR THIS EVENT. Your stall Conditions
The 6 Creepiest Places on Earth Remember when we said Aokigahara was the Niagara falls of suicide? Well, for centuries the abbot in the small Czech town of Sedlec has been the Niagara Falls for dead people, regardless of cause of death. Ever since someone sprinkled soil from the Holy Land on the local cemetery in the 13th century, people from all over Europe started demanding to be buried there and the Sedlec graveyard kept growing until 1870, when the priests decided to finally do something about all those surplus bones lying around. Something insane. Bam! Today, the Sedlec Ossuary is a chapel famous for being decorated with tens of thousands of human bones. We realize this is the Czech Republic and all, but it has been 27 years, surely Poltergeist was released out there already. At this point, does it really surprise anyone that the church became the inspiration for Dr. A hotel? Currently, most of the information on the complex comes from the locals who--what a surprise--refuse to go near the damn thing.
Presentation - McAndrew - OLnet one year on Notes from Patrick's presentation - OLnet one year on (Chris Pegler was due to do SCORE presentation in this slot, but had problems with audio, so Patrick instead does his OLnet talk from this afternoon.) Open Learning network - a research project, a sister project to SCORE, funded by the Hewlett Foundation. Has been a huge investment by the Hewlett Foundation in kicking off Open Educational Resource (OER) activity. Purpose is to establish how research can be supported, linked together, shared, etc. Has been a very interesting period for OER, investment through JISC in the UK, even bigger change in US - OER are driving changes to the school and college systems. Six areas where there are key issues. First - how do you design for reuse in this new open world. Second - building and using tools for us and for others (including Cohere) Third - accreditaiton vs recognition, changes in the education process. Fourth - Content - has a special role, is an attractors. Questions:
The Art of Storytelling For Remarkable Leaders I don’t like to cry in movies, it feels weird and stupid to get that emotional over a make believe story. So I’m pleased to say only one movie studio has made me achieve this embarrassing milestone. Dang you Pixar! I was with my wife watching UP. Sitting there watching a man and wife getting married, moving in together, building their house, going on picnics, selling balloons, reading books, holding hands, watching clouds in the sky, building a nursery, saving for a vacation, fixing flat tires, repairing fences, and then slowly the couple is old and they are dancing, smiling, doing chores, and looking at old pictures together. Then Pixar pulled the trigger. The whole theater is bawling and all of this happened in less than 5 minutes. The reason I bring this all up is to demonstrate the power of storytelling. How many people do you meet, and in five minutes, have you crying like a baby because you feel so connected? Not often…right? But it’s not just good advice for stories. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Freshest Goods website launch | MANIFESTO Freshest Goods is making a digital space for itself with the launch of a brand new website this coming August. The new site will mean products available for purchase 24/7; no more waiting for pop-up shops and markets to get your hands on products from Toronto vendors and Manifesto brand products. Freshest Goods will become a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to rep local Toronto designs and support up and coming artists. In addition to a store, the new website will feature a blog to profile local designers, interviews, photos, and editorial content. Until the launch, the shopify website will continue to run, and those interested in buying MNFSTO brand products can still do so through mnfsto.com/shop.
Tate Modern | Collection Displays © David Shrigley Dark humour is a type of comedy in which serious or taboo subjects are treated with levity or wit. The idea of dark humour was one of the central concepts of Surrealism. André Breton, the Surrealist leader who published his own Anthology of Black Humour , referred to this form of gallows humour as 'the mortal enemy of sentimentality'. The four artists in this display use a similar approach to illuminate and offset traumatic or grotesque subject matter. In 1925 a group of Surrealists including Breton developed the game of cadavre exquis , a version of Consequences in which players take turns to draw part of a body onto a piece of paper which has been folded to hide what the other players have drawn. Marcel Dzama's drawings often present fictional species - anthropomorphised and hybridised animals and plants - interacting with humans. David Shrigley's texts and drawings are similarly pared down, while communicating frequently complex layers of humour.
Open educational resources programme This webpage has been archived. Its content will not be updated. Between April 2009 and April 2010, JISC and the Academy1 supported pilot projects and activities around the open release of learning resources; for free use and repurposing worldwide. See also Open educational resources phase 22 and Open educational resources phase 3 34 OER Infokit5 developed from the findings of phase 1. Projects were asked to make a significant amount of existing learning resources freely available online, licensed in such away to enable them to be used and repurposed worldwide. It was expected that funded projects would demonstrate a long term commitment to the release of open educational resources (OER). As a part of this programme, support and advice on all aspects of open educational resource release were offered. The evaluation of the pilot programme, including the synthesis of project outcomes, was carried out by a team based at Glasgow Caledonian University11 Funded projects Further information
Advancing a New Form of Comedy - Storytelling It could easily be an operatic teenage drama, but Ms. Eisenberg, now in her 30s, told this story last week at Upright Citizens Brigade in Chelsea with directness, humor and understatement. Her point of view came across in the details: she described sex on the beach as “like grinding pepper.” Wearing a leopard-skin jacket, her bangs swaying as her arms spun circles in the air, Ms. Eisenberg did not overhype or wallow. Instead she evoked a naïve kid indifferent to consequences. Ms. While telling stories is about as old as life itself, storytelling, as a subgenre of comedy and increasingly theater, is relatively new, growing rapidly over the past decade. The soft-spoken Seth Lind hosts a charming monthly show in the East Village called Told. Some, like Todd Bieber, employ multimedia, as in his account of making spectacularly lame low-budget TV commercials in his hometown in “Commercial Interruption.” But storytelling’s bread and butter is dramatic heartache and romantic misadventure. Ms.
Manifesto gets $326,600 grant to bring Freshest Goods Market online Manifesto, the organization which grew out of a series of 2007 meetings at City Hall on what was missing from Toronto's Hip Hop scene (see Yonge Street profile here) is one of Toronto's most active and visible arts organizations. Working with both emerging and established artists, Manifesto regularly hosts dance contests, concerts, festivals, workshops, and arts projects across the city. In 2008, Manifesto launched the Freshest Goods Market. Though not a physical space, the market is a platform for Toronto streetware designers, especially those without a large portfolio, to showcase their goods. The Freshest Goods Market, which solicits new submissions every year, sells wares (including hoodies, t-shirts, and jewelry) at the annual Manifesto festival, as well as at other events and concerts across the city (both Manifesto events and others). The new $326,600 grant, to be distributed to Manfiesto over a three-year period, will allow the organization to build their market a virtual home.
Gallows humor Gallows humor is humor in the face of or about very unpleasant, serious, or painful circumstances. Any humor that treats serious matters, such as death, war, disease, crime, etc., in a light, silly or satirical fashion is considered gallows humor. Gallows humor has been described as a witticism in the face of – and in response to – a hopeless situation. It arises from stressful, traumatic, or life-threatening situations, often in circumstances such that death is perceived as impending and unavoidable. Gallows humor is typically made by or about the victim of such a situation, but not the perpetrator of it. Nature and functions Gallows humor has the social effect of strengthening the morale of the oppressed and undermines the morale of the oppressors. According to Wylie Sypher, "to be able to laugh at evil and error means we have surmounted them Examples From William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene 1: Social uses See also
Open Learn OpenLearn is an activity of the UK Open University to provide free access to Open University course materials. The Open Learn website - called LearningSpace - has hundreds of free study units - each of which can be exported in Common Cartridge format. This page shows some examples of using the Icodeon Common Cartridge Platform URL Language with one of the Open Learn study units: Evolution through Natural Selection. This first screen shot shows the Open Learn study unit displayed in the Icodeon Common Cartridge Explorer - an application built using only the Platform URL Language and an AJAX toolkit: So the use of the Platform URL language, and different extension path variables, is a simple way to securely re-use and re-mix content from study units on different consumer websites. Below are the results when Platform URL language is used in this blog page: Go to the page Go to the landing page The techniques of using the Platform URL language can be combined with other Web APIs.