OpenEdMOOC

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Please help!! Refine my research ideas for #OER #OpenEdMOOC

I have been trying to come up with a good research proposal around Open Educational Resources (OER) for some time now.  Although it is an assignment for the Open Education MOOC I am involved in, it is real for me because I actually want to follow through with it – fellowship or not. Please comment and rip my ideas apart if you see any issues or have any suggestions for improvement. Below I share most of my thought process leading […]

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Creating, Finding and Using OERs #OER #OpenEdMOOC

In order to be open it is critical that educators have the skills to find and use Creative Commons licensed materials so they do not infringe on Copyright. Open Educational Resources (OER) are really not all that different than what I normally create – the only difference is the licensing. CreativeCommons licenses types and licensing from Marius My resource curation for learning to date has occurred primarily inside of the learning management systems at intuitions where I have taught and […]

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What is Open Education #OpenEdMOOC

Today’s MOOC experience is really challenging my reflective brain as so many questions are being raised about open education. As expressed in previous posts I share a core value with the open education community, but today I am struggling to fit Wiley’s (2015) definition of open with my reality. Below is an honest reflection on the open education movement as I consider if I can be on the cutting edge of this movement in Ontario. Open is not Free Open […]

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Exploring my YouTube Copyright #OpenEdMOOC

In week 2 of a course I am navigating at my own procrastinator’s pace we have been asked to consider Copyright, the Public Domain and the Commons. I am actually really excited to delve into this week’s content because it is a critical think to understand as a content creator. Lawyers, Librarians and Educators please jump in and comment on this post to help me get my head around this issue. Copyright I live in Canada. Since the MOOC I […]

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Why you should Embrace Openness as a Value

I first heard of the open education movement during a life changing experience that ran in August called Ontario Extend. Since then I have dove into the movement head first by engaging with peers on Twitter, exploring opportunities through eCampusOntario, adopting (and reviewing) an open textbook, and taking a course called Introduction to Open Education through edX. This journey has been exciting and challenging as you may be able to tell if you follow my blog. Please join my connected […]

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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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Stuck in the Middle

I will give you a few moments to tap into your memories from the title. Depending on your age and disposition, it might be the Stealers Wheels, one of the many nasty scenes from Reservoir Dogs, or perhaps even a hokey show from Disney. It is also where I find myself. Stuck in the middle and on the ground. Pancake Bay, Lake Superior Deep appreciation to David Wiley for underscoring misaligned incentives for OER adoption at the post secondary level. Having […]

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Escape From LMS

I love the concept and the practices of Domain of One’s Own as a foil to the LMS. For students and for learning professionals. It’s empowering. It’s rewarding. It centres your work around yourself rather than it being all chopped up in different tools in an LMS. You retain full control of your work with a domain. If it’s work towards a credential, then your assessor comes to you. You don’t hide your work in some assignment dropbox or discussion board. […]

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Mash All Night

#OpenEdMooc. Reasons for this post, as a “response” or as “adding to the discussion” on copyright and the commons, being the way it is: It’s very late I’m behind on my #OpenEdMOOC reading/watching The Cars Haven’t seen an #OpenEdMOOC GIF yet The only thing I can do with copyright, especially this late at night, is mash it. These three actual reflections on the week are so good. Please read them. Opening the Citizenship Commons – Nate Angell Don’t Gussy Up The […]

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Don’t Gussy Up the Geese!: Mobilizing Moral Rights

Title refers to a famous Canadian copyright case. Bare bones: Artist, Michael Snow,  created Canadian geese to hang from the ceiling of large shopping centre (Eaton Centre in Toronto ON). Eaton’s put bows around the neck of geese for holiday season, but had to remove them after Snow sued that the bows violated the integrity of his work.  300 Years to Return to the Start Almost always copyright is cited as an important element to incentivizing creative work (that verb […]

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