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Making Sense – 5 months After #9x9x25 Post 6

While this might seem like an easy post, because I’m recycling older materials, I went back and tidied up a bit, made these resources a little more generic–not so specific to the original MOOC (massive open online course) that I ran in June 2018. The purpose of the modules is to provide interested educators (post-secondary, PreK-12, or community adult educators) with more information about open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices (OEP). They can be used in a variety […]

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Serendipity and Online Teaching – Week 5 (shortly followed by Week 6) of #9x9x25

  Photo by Amy Reed on Unsplash For this week’s 9x9x25 post, which is technically last week’s, but I was busy with other things, I was very lucky to have stumbled in to a request from “recently given a great new open assignment” Jim Luke who is now the Open Learning Faculty Fellow at Lansing Community College in Michigan. This in addition to his amazing teaching in economics. Hearty congratulations Jim! But I digress. Jim was looking for some fresh material […]

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We are All Leaders (or can be) #9x9x25 Post 4

Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash As I near the culmination of a three-year Doctor of Education program, and a 37 year journey of education since my high school graduation in 1981 (sure, go ahead, do the math, but here I will allow that I was 16 when I graduated), I am most certainly contemplating what’s next. Not because I don’t love my current work–I do, but because over 37 years of maturing and learning, I know that there are […]

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9x9x25 Week 3 – #OpenEd18 and #9x9x25 merge

Awesome sketchnote from Beck Pitt Open and Equity In keeping with the spirit of the 9 x 9 x 25 challenge I’m working toward completing, my post about my experience at Niagara Falls will be about what I learned related to post-secondary teaching. I don’t want to forget, before I get going, to thank my employer, eCampusOntario for funding my participation, it’s a privilege to attend conferences and learn, so thank you. TL:DR (Too Long, Didn’t Read) Version: Lots of […]

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Embedded Open Transparency: A Definition – 9 x 9 x 25 Week 2 (of 9)

Photo by James Sutton on Unsplash In this week’s instalment of posting for nine weeks in a row, I’m exploring open transparency as an issue in modern teaching and learning. Those of you that know me, know that I live and breath open education and use of open educational resources (OER) in my professional and graduate studies at the moment, so it seems like a good topic to blog. For those of you that don’t know me yet, or very […]

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Here we go 9 x 9 x 25 – Teaching Philosophy #OExtend

          Link to Photo by Charlotte Coneybeer on Unsplash Okay, let’s get ready to roller disco. Staring October 1, 2018, I’ll be posting a weekly tidbit (25 words or more) about teaching in my Ontario context as part of the Ontario Extend (extend your teaching) challenge. If you would like to join in, here are the details for getting started: Link to the 9 x 9 x 25 Challenge I want to start with my teaching philosophy, […]

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#CCSummit 2018 Toronto

Photo by Nigel Tadyanehondo on Unsplash This year marks my second CC Summit. I attended in 2017 as a brand new employee of eCampusOntario (I work as a Program Manager on government funded post-secondary education projects and building open community in Ontario). I had been involved in the open community for several years, and certainly knew the basics of CC licenses in a post-secondary education context, but it was a great experience and exposure to the CC community, a community […]

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#altc December 12 – Technology and Us – Sock Puppets

Sock Monkey Portrait #3 by Ryan Poplin is shared using a CC BY SA 2.0 Generic License (retrieved from Flickr.com) So it happened this morning that technology played a spoiler to the beginning of a lovely online winter conference. From extensive personal experience I feel the pain of coordinators, presenters, and participants in this. For those that work in online teaching and learning, and technology-enabled spaces, technology is once, and always both an empowerment and a constraint. I once joked […]

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The Troubled Trail from CC-BY to CC-BY-NC #OpenEdMOOC

CC-0 Pixabay.com This week in Introduction to Open Education I was introduced to the course materials on the 5R’s, Creative Commons, and Open Licensing. This is territory that I’m comfortably familiar with, but there’s always something new to learn. One of the ideas that emerged for me, and admittedly it’s been brewing, is the need for a change in how I choose to license and share my work. I have wrestled of late with the ever-growing phenomenon of “open washing” […]

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What is Open Education? #OpenEdMooc #OpenPL #OpenEdMoocCanada

Neon open sign Public Domain CC0 As a long-time admirer of open education and the use of open educational resources (OER), I like to begin conversations about openness by probing whether the person I’m talking with has defined open education for themselves, or heard it defined by others. I am always curious to know what it means for them. Open education is an amazing and chaotic concept. Like all movements, practices, frameworks, philosophies, disciplines, etc., there are many different aspects […]

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