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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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Pick Big Fights with Your Real Enemies…

Warthogs Fighting is CC BY Martin Pettitt At the 2017 Creative Commons Summit in Toronto, Ryan Merkley mentioned that, as a community, we might consider placing our energy in big fights with our real enemies instead of in small fights with each other. Good advice. I have witnessed (and possibly even engaged in), small fights in the open community of late, but today I return to Ryan’s idea. I hope I can keep it in my heart for a while. […]

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Built upon silencing? No, built upon desperation for a better learning experience.

pixabay.com public domain I don’t usually have such a strong reaction to work of critical thinking in my community, or at least I don’t write about my reactions as often as I’d like. Here goes… @slamteacher and some others in recent threads around critical instructional design are off the mark, imo. I love and respect the work of the critical pedagogy community, including Sean Michael (I don’t think we’ve met or had an opportunity for face-to-face discussion before), but I […]

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