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Not a Post about the #CCSummit

Long time no post....but I have had a few proverbial balls in the air of late.  A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Creative Commons Global Summit for the first time, and I find the best way to get the most out of any conference is to take a few days...or in this case a few weeks...to think about the experience and then at least *try* to get some of those muddled thoughts out, to synthesize […]

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Our house

Week 5 Open Ed MOOC – Research and impact “Cyclr” by Skil Fibber Research questions can be revealing.  Areas of focus provide insight into how we define value. When we choose to invest time and money to pursue a question, we are declaring the outcome important before we even start. I did a command F search on the Open Education Group OER research page to see if Stephen Downes was blowing smoke about the narrow focus of past research. He says it’s […]

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Disowning

Week 3 Evangelism – Disowning The idea that copyright is automatically assigned to an artifact on creation is bizarre. I had to find out for myself. Sure enough, the one official academic document to my name is marked. Very weird. So, I wrote to the good people at Dalhousie University and asked them if I could make a change. I’m going to take a moment to say that the response I received from the Dalhousie English Department was so quick and […]

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The big picture

Week 3: Reflections on #OpenEdMOOC and stock space footage Have you noticed that every video Stephen Downes posts for #OpenEdMOOC has a moving space-theme for a background? I have, and I can’t stop thinking about it. Stephen Downes: Open Course 3 First, I want to know where this stock space footage is coming from so I can  project it, in a loop, on my living room wall. Beyond curiosity and party tricks, I think there is design at work here. I […]

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Open spaces

Why Open Matters – Week One I remember the day I chose English Literature as my major. It is memorable not because I was suddenly free of the the pressure of being “undeclared”. It was memorable because I felt a nagging guilt. Was this a legitimate use of formal education? How will it serve me? Luckily, I was clear about what I wanted. And, what I wanted was a book club. Book club meeting, by Anda Logn An English Lit […]

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Open 5 X 5: Five open permissions meet five reasons for being an open educator

This blog is a remix of a remix. A good thing in my view. Since 2013, I’ve built upon a presentation created by Clint Lalonde of BCcampus. He called it Beyond Free. The original presentation was licensed CC BY-SA, and I’ve since added to it and updated and localized its message to suit different audiences. It remains a winner that consistently inspires instructors to rethink their current practices and take a leap into the open realm. The great thing about […]

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