Index by Topic

Topic References
Academic 68Accessibility 6Algorithm 13Big Data 3Career 10Citizenship 14Community 88Connectivism 7Constructivist 3Design 61Disruption 15Distance Learning 4Future 50Hype 15Innovation 29Instructional Design 14Learning Analytics 5MOOC 41Online Learning 18Open Educational Resources 28Open Pedagogy 41Openness 30Power 102Research 78Safety 5Social Media 24Surveillance 11Teaching 67Trend 12Voice 32

Academic

#BreakOpen Breaking Open

…ot attended to local contexts or needs (Academics genuinely concerned about CC-B…

A Field Guide to ‘Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet’

…mbers; 65% is now in fashion. Respected Academics who study education, such as …

A History of Knowledge, Distributed Cognition, and the PhD

…d issues in the world around him in non-Academic or non-disciplinary ways. (To a……d acquantances in different careers and Academic areas, etc.).

An Introduction to Connective Knowledge

…nded to be a brief overview, and not an Academic treatise on the subject.…

cliqueonomics

…hought of. also, the partnership is an Academic endeavor, which is my specialt…

Colonisers and Edupunks (&C.)

…, language and standards of validity of Academic cultures were moving apart in w…

Concluding Thoughts

Is there a future in Academic blogging? Will EdTech scholars continue to maintai…

Crossing the Field Boundaries: Open Science, Open Data & Open Education

… feed back some of the expertise of our Academics into the classroom, raising th……However if we simply replicate existing Academic modes of production through ope…

Does Open Pedagogy Require OER?

…able with full copyright and only under Academic fair use policy.

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

…more transparent, and support business, Academics and the third sector.  This c…… to SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition,  the pric…

Innovation in Higher Education … and Other Blasts from the Past

…plement a new program in a conventional Academic department of geology and geogr……rve working adults, usually without any Academic prerequisites for entry, and th……of this former time can be found on the Academics page [https://edtechbooks.org/…

International Something: Why You Should Care #DigPed

…essional networking; for us, working as Academics means international-first, not…

Into the Open

…at it is by many a wise faculty member. Academic technology is just a set of too…… from Gardner Campbell, June 2016, USNH Academic Technology Institute). …… was invited by our Keene State College Academic Technology director, Jenny Darr…

Introduction

…s by fundamentally different rules than Academics are used to, and our instituti……t" for anything, that there would be no Academic gold stars, and that many of my……e heretofore established orthodoxies of Academic publishing?…time someone recognized my name from my Academic work was as a graduate student.…… head as she remembers her duties as an Academic: papers that need grading, prop…… isn't happening within the confines of Academic journals but is unfolding daily……et into any of the complexities that we Academics relish. It was simplistic, fas……rk as a miniscule attempt at subverting Academic publishing expectations for the…

MOOCs and Directing an Academic Field

…hallmarks of the academy is the idea of Academic controversy or the notion that …

My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice

…ents– to new scholars in a particular Academic area or sub-specialty.  Studen…

Nobody’s Version of Dumb

… not turning up to punch each others’ Academic lights out, argument for carefu…

OER, Equity, and Implicit Creative Redlining

…y you find that even the decision of an Academic department to standardize an as……For if the movement relies on voluntary Academic labour or severely under-compen…

OERs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

…put its material online to show off the Academic quality of its instructors, and……ns of processes, feelings and emotions. Academic content is often considered to …

Open Cyborgs at #ALTC

…ctives that have traditionally informed Academic inquiry.  She appealed to Hara…

Open Ends?

…ned to read Tony Hirst’s statement of Academic Philosophy [https://edtechbooks……ly engaged, that broadens the impact of Academic works, and that brings long-hel…

Possible Futures for Innovation and Technology in Higher Education

…ttp://Twitter.com], a favourite of many Academics but whose use of algorithms is…… students working in collaboration with Academics to create work of social impor…

Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy

…ver, textbooks are a familiar entity to Academics, and, unlike with tuition fees…

Rhizomatic Education

…rooted in the traditional strictures of Academic publishing, reveal an essential…

something is rotten in the state of … Twitter

…ured and more vulnerable members of the Academic community – now hangs visibly…

The Audacity: Thrun Learns a Lesson and Students Pay

… dangling the shiny bauble of his elite Academic pedigree and messianic vision o……ims were powerless. The rules governing Academic and scientific research recogni……s a fair question that in many ways the Academic and scientific communities have…

The Fallacy of 'Open'

….org/-NYp], these online spaces provide Academics a perfect setting to share the……k completely different from traditional Academic models of scholarship.…nt of the internet, some might consider Academic identity as an important part o……“peer review”. Scholars who discuss Academic ideas and themes get a sort of ……his behavior. A lot of the focus was on Academics who were thought of as somewha…… He identifies two good reasons for why Academic institutions should recognize a……reputation in Academic life controls the production, consumption, and distrib……y research is on the role of Twitter in Academic communities and scholarly work.……lk about a slightly older example of an Academic kerfuffle (2012 is now consider……ial media are pushing those boundaries. Academic conferences are thought of as b…… own work or at the insistence of their Academic institutions, Cottom says, but …

The Glass Bees

…ertising for BlackBoard 8 suggests that Academic Suite release 8.0 [https://edte…

The Kindness of Blogging

…e of person, but to me that personified Academic kindness. We connected (and con……rds of the tyranny of a  peer reviewed Academic article.  The freedom to think……procal acknowledgement is a key part of Academic practice in our digital, or eve……, Lorna mentions a few of her favourite Academic bloggers and I was thrilled to ……st [https://edtechbooks.org/-wqY] about Academic blogging I’ve read, based on …

The Role of Personality in Education

…ne person’s personality. Although one Academic may write them, they go through……rial. Whenever I do my social media for Academics sessions, I always stress that…

Why We Shouldn’t Let Economists Play with Education

…ying group disguised as a disinterested Academic program.” Ties to this deeper……ng tracking program: “we should steer Academically uninclined kids toward voca……tinix students are stereotyped as being Academically uninclined; IQ realists who…

Accessibility

#BreakOpen Breaking Open

…he legal and technical questions of the Accessibility of science without thinkin…

Innovation in Higher Education … and Other Blasts from the Past

…ly the decline in the should be goal of Accessibility, a significant decline in …… demographics, population, tech change, Accessibility, to those of the 60s and 7……s were a real solution to a demographic/Accessibility/education massification pr…

Interventions

…learning assessment; collaboration; and Accessibility and universal design”, t…

Rhizomatic Education

…has helped drive rapid expansion in the Accessibility of the canon and in the ra…

Algorithm

#BreakOpen Breaking Open

…e world needs. Surveillance footage and Algorithms built into learning environme…

Digital Identities

…out the applications and limitations of Algorithms as stand-ins for identity [ht…

Equity & Power

… learners with disabilities, the use of Algorithms and learning analytics to tra…

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

… very pressing current debate about how Algorithms encode both conscious and unc…

Interventions

… and inchoate to most of us, a dream of Algorithmic secret sauce that will rescu……hey are categorized according to opaque Algorithms.

Nobody’s Version of Dumb

…n probably be attributed to Twitter’s Algorithmic sorting which keeps the folk…

Platform Literacy in a Time of Mass Gaslighting

…f combined with other data and powerful Algorithms.

Possible Futures for Innovation and Technology in Higher Education

…rite of many academics but whose use of Algorithms is now starting to put off so…

something is rotten in the state of … Twitter

…ver – a trifecta of monetization and Algorithmic thinking and status quo int……to make what I see in my feed far more Algorithmically-determined, a la Faceboo……org/-LDD] thanks to the aforementioned Algorithmic filters). Twitter is, as my …

What Do We Owe Students When We Collect Their Data – A Response

…k box that is analyzing them works. The Algorithms need to be transparent to the…

Big Data

Platform Literacy in a Time of Mass Gaslighting

…nd myself fascinated by the notion that Big Data firms, focused on political adv…

What Do We Owe Students When We Collect Their Data – A Response

…ics of Learning Analytics in the Age of Big Data [https://edtechbooks.org/-gxg] …

What’s Right and What’s Wrong about Coursera-Style MOOCs

Myth 3: Big Data will improve teaching

Career

A Field Guide to ‘Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet’

“We are too much inclined to think of Careers and opportunities as if the onco……reasingly important as many traditional Careers disappear.” In contrast, Josep…

A History of Knowledge, Distributed Cognition, and the PhD

…, friends and acquantances in different Careers and academic areas, etc.).…

Crossing the Field Boundaries: Open Science, Open Data & Open Education

…ng valuable skills to enhance my future Career after university. This course has…

E-Learning 2.0

…ownload information about education and Careers the same way you can download mu…

MOOCs and Directing an Academic Field

…remain a central part of their academic Careers moving forward.If universities h…

The Golden Age of Education that Never Was

…r upward mobility is wedded somewhat to Career growth and industrialization.…

The Lower Ed Ecosystem: Bootcamps Edition

…raining without a promise of a job or a Career.

What Do We Owe Students When We Collect Their Data – A Response

…ure that I could. Over the course of my Career faculty and administrators have o…

Why We Shouldn’t Let Economists Play with Education

…pport them throughout their educational Careers is unpaid and not counted as pro…

Citizenship

Crossing the Field Boundaries: Open Science, Open Data & Open Education

…teracy skills, it also helps to develop Citizenship, social responsibility and c…

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

…teracy skills, it also helps to develop Citizenship, social responsibility and c…

For Now, Our Own

…cal laws or ways of being to which our Citizenship is bent. We house our human …

Kith

…rt of a rolling conversation on digital Citizenship as a metaphor for thinking a…I’m one of those who feels that Citizenship can’t work as a benign metaphor ……d move us beyond a narrow dispute about Citizenship as a metaphor.…u can read some of Maha’s thoughts on Citizenship here [https://edtechbooks.or……s get beyond the difficulty of applying Citizenship as a metaphor for what we do…

Platform Literacy in a Time of Mass Gaslighting

Digital Citizenship and Curiosity …ting an online community around digital Citizenship [https://digciz.org/] so thi…My interests in digital Citizenship and information/media/digital literacy had m…My broad interest in digital Citizenship is around our rights and responsibiliti…

Reclaiming Disruption

…nerstone of critical agency and engaged Citizenship, it’s also the foundation …

Why We Shouldn’t Let Economists Play with Education

Education is still crucial for building Citizenship, for maintaining democratic …

Community

An Introduction to Connective Knowledge

…certain patterns. This is as true for a Community as it is for an individual. Bu……within the organization) in the knowing Community, so that utterances of the wor……ys) personal becoming. Interaction in a Community of practice is to a significan……vel, what we would see is essentially a Community of communities - the part of u……typically those immersed in a knowledge Community, who have in turn internatized……n given by our senses as by any wayward Community. Descartes records simple exam……erely?) personal knowledge? Why would a Community accept some things as 'known' ……e, exist only when they are shared by a Community of speakers. Wittgenstein even……ently any more reliable than the old. A Community that limits its diversity, tha……ociations and meanings as others in the Community, sharing a language, methodolo……art o) demonstrate, a knowledge-forming Community can be easily misled or delude…

Blackboard Patents the LMS

…provided is a system for providing to a Community of users access to a plurality……provided is a system for providing to a Community of users access to online cour…… course files available to a predefined Community of student users having access…

cliqueonomics

… without those communities. we can form Community around our love of coffee, our…… nostalgic adoption of an older form of Community communication like listservs o…

Colonisers and Edupunks (&C.)

…bout the evolution of this movement and Community.  But I’m finishing it from…

Crossing the Field Boundaries: Open Science, Open Data & Open Education

…d of GeoSciences outside the university Community.  Students have the opportuni……ovides an excellent example not only of Community engagement and knowledge excha…… citizenship, social responsibility and Community engagement.…he University benefits by mainstreaming Community engagement, and embedding it w……n good to take my learning out into the Community and give something back”……his; there are moves towards increasing Community engagement right across the hi…

Defining the 'Open' in Open Content and Open Educational Resources

…lobal goals of the broader open content Community.There is disagreement in the Community about which requirements and restrictions…

Does Open Pedagogy Require OER?

… purposeful path towards connection and Community. Open pedagogy could be consid…

E-Learning 2.0

…e Yahoo! Groups have become a locus for Community learning activities. But in ge…… social network, and much like Wenger's Community of practice.… closest thing to a social network is a Community of practice, articulated and p……asn't just blogging. Creating an online Community became a snap with tools such ……he most part, though, what constituted "Community" in online learning were artif…

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

… citizenship, social responsibility and Community engagement.Wikimedia is not the only open Community that suffers from issues of systemic bi……ovides grants to advance collaboration, Community building, and leadership devel……f systemic bias.  Wikimedia is an open Community that anyone can contribute to ……s and these are contributed back to the Community as open source code.  In the ……stating earthquake, the Open Street Map Community immediately mobilized; within …

Identity & Participation

…tions to other people, they can empower Community building, they can give us acc…

Innovation in Higher Education … and Other Blasts from the Past

… is from Patricia Cross, speaking about Community colleges in 1981 [https://edte…

Interventions

… when it consulted “with more than 70 Community thought leaders” it came to …

Into the Open

…high-tech modes of connection but about Community-driven communication and the e……sable assignments’ and emphasizing ‘Community and collaboration over content…My efforts to engage them in the larger Community outside of the class were only…

Introduction

…he diversity of voices in our scholarly Community. As such, I have engaged in th…

Kith

In the small Community where I live I can drive past three homes I’ve lived in…

MOOCs and Directing an Academic Field

…emain the same whether you take it at a Community college or an elite university…

My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice

… class, and worked to develop the class Community on our course hashtag, with th…

Nobody’s Version of Dumb

Some of us are here for Community; to gather and confer with the like minded. To…

OER, Equity, and Implicit Creative Redlining

…ts level and supporting the building of Community across such stewards helps mak……o means that the seeds for a grassroots Community have already been planted. And…

Opening Up Open Pedagogy

…h. OEP address the whole OER governance Community: policy makers, managers/ admi…

Platform Literacy in a Time of Mass Gaslighting

…abus for a class and creating an online Community around digital citizenship [ht…

Possible Futures for Innovation and Technology in Higher Education

…uying there) seems a bit of a sham. The Community and handmade feelgood factor t…

Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy

…ample of this type of user might be the Community college teacher who adopts an ……rent collaboration (e.g., see the Rebus Community for Open Textbook Creation [ht……models in favour of a grassroots-based, Community-driven, self-sustaining approa…

Reclaiming Disruption

…e use words like inclusion, connection, Community, agency, access, contribution …

Rhizomatic Education

…otiated knowledge. In such a model, the Community is not the path to understandi……Cormier, D. 2008. Rhizomatic education: Community as curriculum. Innovate 4 (5).……e engaged in the learning process. This Community acts as the curriculum, sponta……-ascertained truth except this, that no Community can live a healthy life if it ……chbooks.org/-Gdr] are turning to online Community learning spaces or collaborati……ed negotiation of knowledge can allow a Community of people to legitimize the wo……h key people in Couros’s professional Community. In accessing Couros’s profe…With this model, a Community can construct a model of education flexible enough ……and negotiated experience of rhizomatic Community engagement. Through involvemen…

something is rotten in the state of … Twitter

…more vulnerable members of the academic Community – now hangs visibly over all…

The Access Compromise and the 5th R

…ship conversation in the open education Community, allowing us to talk about it …

The CCK08 MOOC

Community buildingI’m a bit of a Community freak. I’m in the online stuff fo…… times that I’ve felt that rhizomatic Community stuff seems like a subset of c…

The Fallacy of 'Open'

…portant connections and a resource-rich Community.…ote about my slides: I asked my Twitter Community to tell me what “open” mea…… post their work and research. It’s a Community that respects its members. And……eas, comments, research - and also find Community around shared values or intere……ated, or curated in such a way that the Community they have created reflects who……lose sight of what’s important for my Community.Interrogate platforms - We nee…

The Glass Bees

…tal’s will to power at the expense of Community. I hope others will join me.……uals together in an otherwise untenable Community, yet it doesn’t enhance crit…… do is about the technology and not the Community around the ideas is a dangerou…

The Kindness of Blogging

… and allowed me to connect with a wider Community and hear more diverse narrativ……n there, to feel valued by my peers and Community.  That made me think again on…

The Question Should be: Why Are You *Not* Blogging

…s a green ed tech rookie, at a Maricopa Community College Ocotillo Retreat in 19……ing people in our organization, but our Community, our world.

The Role of Personality in Education

…ly does create a very engaging learning Community. As you’ll know, I’m a BIG…

Waiting for O Superman

…uy his daily newspaper.  It served its Community and watched the rise of Palm S…

We Can’t Let Educators Off the Hook

…ion on the planet. Most love kids, love Community, and want to share. It’s not……he majority of the voices in the EdTech Community are so far ahead of the curve …

Why We Shouldn’t Let Economists Play with Education

…ibute effectively to an organization or Community. Ensure K-12 graduates have hi…

Connectivism

25 Years of Ed Tech

… Web 2.0, bulletin board systems, PLEs, Connectivism – these all saw exciting …

An Introduction to Connective Knowledge

…e and reflection - Hebbian and Boltzman Connectivism.

Connectivity as Poverty

…ppy, that might throw a wrench into the Connectivism theory though :) It kinda …

E-Learning 2.0

…proach even further is George Siemens's Connectivism [https://edtechbooks.org/-z…

The CCK08 MOOC

…ariety of ways in which learners in the Connectivism course are being distribute……sense of where my own work fits in with Connectivism. I’ve said several times ……ies around, and I dropped MOOC into the Connectivism wiki [https://edtechbooks.o…

Constructivist

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

…haracterised by social connectivist and Constructivist pedagogies, being run by …

Rhizomatic Education

…aborative learning experience shared by Constructivist and connectivist pedagogi…

The Role of Personality in Education

Now, many of my more Constructivist inclined colleagues will laugh at the idea t…

Design

#BreakOpen Breaking Open

…edtechbooks.org/-PoV]. That session was Designed in response to travel restricti……does openness follow principles of just Design, as highlighted here [https://edt…

A Definition of Emerging Technologies for Education

…nce), while later efforts included  Re-Designing the application’s architectu……, educational technology, instructional Design, and so on literatures do not inc…

A Field Guide to ‘Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet’

… foresee such a massive welfare program Designed to help corporations.

AI is Coming for Your Instructional and Learning Design Jobs, Apparently

I work with instructional Designers, and train them. Are there parts of their jo……I isn’t aiming to replace teachers or Designers (a claim that Clark also makes…* Clark calls it learning Design, I call it instructional Design. The nomenclat……to take on the job of the instructional Designer.…hat it’s prime time for instructional Design to undergo a process of transform……AI radically transforming instructional Design* jobs and replacing instructional…

An Introduction to Connective Knowledge

…s can grow naturally, with no intent or Design, on the basis of a few very simpl……r when creating a link on a web page, a Designer wants not merely to link to a r…

Crossing the Field Boundaries: Open Science, Open Data & Open Education

… geological timescales.  The course is Designed for students learning Geography……r the course of two semesters, students Design and undertake an outreach project…

E-Learning 2.0

… to the dominant ideology of curriculum Design" [21] [https://edtechbooks.org/-U…… [http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html] to the Design of learning materials in Rice's C……aboration with people and systems" and "Design and modification achieved by mode……ed that the learning comes not from the Design of learning content but in how it……learner-centered" or "student-centered" Design. This is more than just adapting …

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

…e University of Edinburgh. 23 Things is Designed to encourage digital literacy b…

Innovation in Higher Education … and Other Blasts from the Past

…://edtechbooks.org/-BCw]:  “They are Designed to serve working adults, usuall…

International Something: Why You Should Care #DigPed

…ital pedagogy these are often the terms Designed by educators who enjoy the netw…

Interventions

…ffer “examples of current educational Designs, models, and formats that push t……ration; and accessibility and universal Design”, the white paper promotes “a…… of a vendor platform. In her course “Designing Legal Expert Systems: Apps for……rectly to learning success. Initial LMS Designs have been both course- and instr…

Into the Open

…10 Molecules and Cells, using a blended Design. Since most of the content was to…

Kith

…t the trust we’re willing to place in Design, in what data is kept and what is…

My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice

…s a different animal altogether. It’s Designed for Interdisciplinary Studies s……arly materials, textbooks are primarily Designed to be accessible to students–…

OERs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

…les. No principles of distance learning Design have been applied. Student assess……education, but they need to be properly Designed, and developed within a broader…… not a waste of time (if it is properly Designed for secondary use), but it is s……lot of open content ugly is the lack of Design or adaptation to make it suitable…

Platform Literacy in a Time of Mass Gaslighting

…osing systems and changes in the way we Design learning would have to be there t……rom the New School Parson’s School of Design, filed a legal action this past w…

Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy

…ial, top-down) approaches to curriculum Design and development. As the proverb s……he adoption of OER and even open course Design and development, but which places…

Reclaiming Disruption

…EN BUSINESS. Even here, in spite of our Designation as a “public” college. O…

Recommendations for Formal Learning

This book was Designed to be readable on its own as an informal learning resourc…

Some Observations on PLE Diagrams

…rriculum) on the diagrams is in part by Design, but also in part a short coming ……urriculum, practices like instructional Design (which attempt to anticipate the …

The Fallacy of 'Open'

…e of how the community and platform are Designed, and how membership is set up. ……r and other social media platforms were Designed and how that Design has changed…

The Golden Age of Education that Never Was

…n Act, and the Civil Rights Act all are Designed to be legislations to promote e……o lift people up but this was never the Design and never the intention of this s…

This is Not the Online Learning You (or We) are Looking For

…ntent-centric, non-human, un-empathetic Design.What’s equally bad is the “Design” of this course (air quotes intentional)…This is huge Design flaw in online instruction, that a video of what is done in ……://edtechbooks.org/-ViA], I’d say the Design of such systems has a significant……g a shred of content should signify the Designers' objectives are not met either……dea how widespread this style of course Design is in higher education. It scares…… they cannot do better human experience Design than ACCESS DENIED?… accept that Objectives are useful when Designing a course, like a sticky note t…

Waiting for O Superman

…ch story is enjoyable…follow the game Designer through the struggles of bringi…

What Do We Owe Students When We Collect Their Data – A Response

…ts….” Who is this we? Instructional Designers may answer these questions ver…… as teachers, librarians, instructional Designers, administrators, product devel……ying with “we”s as in instructional Designers, college teachers, IT professi……ta all of the time. As an instructional Designer I make decisions to use technol…

What’s Right and What’s Wrong about Coursera-Style MOOCs

…e round. However, if they followed good Design principles from the outset – fo…

Disruption

25 Years of Ed Tech

Disruption isn’t for education – given it’s dominance in much of ed tech d……happens slowly, people forget the past, Disruption is a bust, focus on people

A Field Guide to ‘Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet’

For CEOs and futurists who say that Disruption is the answer to practically ever…

Concluding Thoughts

…nd gizmos, its histories of innovation, Disruption, openness, sharing, identity-…

Innovation & Disruption

…ting-edge. Alternatively, narratives of Disruption, borrowed heavily from busine……scholars should approach innovation and Disruption in their own spheres of influ…

Innovation in Higher Education … and Other Blasts from the Past

…rtainly asked to buy into a rhetoric of Disruption.…teresting, however, is that in the 60s, Disruption meant actual student protests…

Open Ends?

…ty, and the economic effects of digital Disruptions — not to mention coming to…

Reclaiming Disruption

Maybe Reclaiming Disruption means that our domains projects need to be a sort of…Reclaiming Disruption means that we need to keep raising ‘in your face’ ques…Reclaiming Disruption means that we need to disrupt the ‘audit culture’ of e……just reclaim the web, but to Reclaim ‘Disruption’. That word needs to be tak……No matter the predictions we make about Disruption, in time everything in ed-tec…

The Audacity: Thrun Learns a Lesson and Students Pay

… MOOCs as a vision for higher education Disruption. The “godfather of free onl…

Distance Learning

E-Learning 2.0

…ooks.org/-AaE]. Traditional theories of Distance Learning, of (for example) tran…

OERs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

…zed but also adapted for independent or Distance Learning. If MIT really wants t…… notes, and pdf files. No principles of Distance Learning design have been appli……rs of research on effective practice in Distance Learning has all been for nothi…

Future

#BreakOpen Breaking Open

…ps learners to stay alert.  65% of all Future jobs have not been seen yet [http…

A Field Guide to ‘Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet’

Future Proof?…social efficiency in the language of ‘Future proofing’ is embedded in the ne……ty to work. A century ago, the logic of Future proofing went under the name ‘s…… or bullet-point lists of skills of the Future. In fact, that kind of complex th……agines a more equitable socio-technical Future, marked not by competition, but w…Perhaps most importantly, the Future of Jobs relies on the perspective of CEOs t…… does the World Economic Forum in their Future of Jobs [https://edtechbooks.org/……driven by corporations and Capital. The Future of Jobs cites the Shift Happens v……helpful term for this narrative: the ‘Future proofing’ narrative “suggests……d alarming fact or prediction about the Future, Devereux C. Josephs [https://edt…… good statistical projections about the Future of jobs, and it’s bleak. A look……ere’s how Joseph’s talked about the Future of work:The WeF Future of Jobs [https://edtechbooks.org/-UmG] report exemplifies the fut…… out that “The best way to invent the Future is to issue a press release.” P…… familiar with this statistic about the Future of work:

Concluding Thoughts

Is there a Future in academic blogging? Will EdTech scholars continue to maintai…

Connectivity as Poverty

…me (well, besides his discussion of the Future of publishing as epitomized by su…

Crossing the Field Boundaries: Open Science, Open Data & Open Education

…, gender or race. Open education is the Future, and I am both proud of my univer…… learning valuable skills to enhance my Future career after university. This cou…

E-Learning 2.0

…s.org/-aVc] Mougayar tells us that "the Future organization is an "open corporat…… Mark Weiser, compares computing of the Future to writing. "Today this technolog…In the Future it will be more widely recognized that the learning comes not from…

Equity & Power

…een seen as tools for shaping a utopian Future wherein everyone can more fully r…

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

…inburgh.  The University runs MOOCs on FutureLearn, Coursera and EdX platforms ……s, including Udacity, EdX, Coursera and FutureLearn, entered the market with pro…

For Now, Our Own

Innovation in Higher Education … and Other Blasts from the Past

…me was Exploring our past, present and Future, which could not have been a more…

Interventions

…t sauce that will rescue us in the near Future if we trust in the industry to pr……nger of blind faith in what the digital Future may hold if we simply accept thin……and to position us to take advantage of Future developments. But so far I have s…

Into the Open

…er they planned to keep blogging in the Future and saw potential in their site f……ology, led me eventually to listen to a Future Trends Forum [https://edtechbooks…

My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice

…al early documents, but also helpful to Future students, who can now read the te…

Possible Futures for Innovation and Technology in Higher Education

Possible Futures…ion realise benefits of the Internet in Future can come into being as supported ……echnology support for innovation in the Future but I do think that the ideas and……tutions turn for technology services in Future?

Some Observations on PLE Diagrams

… society in general, but grist for some Future post, not this one.

The Access Compromise and the 5th R

…re is no possible short- or medium-term Future in which commercial publishers do…

The Audacity: Thrun Learns a Lesson and Students Pay

…ic pedigree and messianic vision of the Future of higher education before invest…

The Glass Bees

…roved remarkably good at predicting its Future moves….[He] understands that te…… don’t think our struggle is over the Future of technology, it is over the str…

The Lower Ed Ecosystem: Bootcamps Edition

…tell you that there is a version of the Future where you don’t have to be happ…

Waiting for O Superman

…e Bandersnatch launch, much of the ‘Future of television’ stories are abou…

What Do We Owe Students When We Collect Their Data – A Response

…ar reason why it will hold value in the Future then maybe we should discuss dele…

Why We Shouldn’t Let Economists Play with Education

…es down to a credential that signals to Future employers. Students might even fe……ding can irreparably damage a child’s Future, especially for kids from poor fa……human capital discourse to argue for ‘Future proofing’ (Keri Facer [https://…

Hype

25 Years of Ed Tech

… better support learners. But often the Hype (and financial interest) is around …

A Definition of Emerging Technologies for Education

3. ET go through Hype cyclesOne way to describe the Hype that surrounds emerging technologies and ideas for ……, it is important to remain critical to Hype. Even though technology has had a m…

Blackboard Patents the LMS

…b page comprising a plurality of course Hyperlinks, each of the course Hyperlink…

E-Learning 2.0

… about the "augmented learner" and the "Hyper-organization" [4] [https://edtechb…

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

…ies was accompanied by a huge amount of Hype with Sebastian Thrun, founder of Ud…

Into the Open

…rces for how to do proper and effective Hyperlinking, embedding and attributing.…

My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice

…t to pause for a second and get off the Hype-mobile that I have been riding so f…

The Fallacy of 'Open'

…ed positions - race, class, gender. The Hype around open, while well-intentioned…

Waiting for O Superman

…g to an already overwhelming tempest of Hype.… my head, the trope of EdTech marketing/Hype/fluff that accompanies the newest i……are. But I don’t want a month of show Hype to lead to a day of show analysis a……nd up sterilized in a platform. But the Hype still pushes us in that direction. ……the media landscape moves onto the next Hype machine to float before it crashes …

Innovation

25 Years of Ed Tech

Innovation happens – for all the above: change happens slowly, people forget t…

A Definition of Emerging Technologies for Education

Emerging Technologies are tools, Innovations, and advancements utilized in diver……to the trap of believing that today’s Innovations will completely restructure …

A Field Guide to ‘Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet’

…atized even though most of the risk for Innovation was socialized by US governme…

Concluding Thoughts

…of gadgets and gizmos, its histories of Innovation, disruption, openness, sharin…

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

…, and to foster technology transfer and Innovation, is Innovating with Open Know…

For Now, Our Own

… have when we think about bringing tech Innovation as a requirement into the liv…

Innovation & Disruption

…hnology is often referred to through an Innovation mentality, wherein new practi……section, blog authors grapple with what Innovation within educational technology…

Innovation in Higher Education … and Other Blasts from the Past

… about current day open, ed tech, and  Innovation in relation to the past.…… the past rhetoric on open, ed tech, or Innovation sounds very familiar to those……igher education problems.  This is the Innovation conversation of today that ma……nd Innovator Variables on Instructional Innovation in Higher Education [https://……into the past of other concepts such as Innovation, ed tech, and open in particu…4.  Radical Innovation in a Conventional Framework: Problems and Prospects, 197…One of the greatest higher education Innovations was the Open University. I find……s- in an OECD report in 1968 Change and Innovation in higher education [https:/…

Interventions

…irector of a “Learning Technology and Innovation” team, I feel obliged to al…

Into the Open

…and ‘putting learners first’ and ‘Innovation’. But Robin was actually do…

Open Pedagogy and a Very Brief History of the Concept

… about “open activities” as the big Innovation in open pedagogy, whereby stu…

Opening Up Open Pedagogy

…escribe the wide variety of educational Innovations which proliferated at the sa…

Possible Futures for Innovation and Technology in Higher Education

…cation can offer technology support for Innovation in the future but I do think …

Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy

…ks.org/-Chj]) because discussions about Innovation are not driven by guilt or av……ly teaching . . . Their interest is in Innovation in their own area, and theref……ources before partnering in pedagogical Innovation. But while these tensions wil…

The Glass Bees

…ll, they are taking the experiments and Innovations of thousands of people and r……orations are selling us back our ideas, Innovations, and visions for an exorbita…

The Question Should be: Why Are You *Not* Blogging

…amps, department, etc) does not know of Innovation work being done elsewhere.…

Waiting for O Superman

…/hype/fluff that accompanies the newest Innovation in the world of higher educat…

Instructional Design

A Definition of Emerging Technologies for Education

…on, e-learning, educational technology, Instructional Design, and so on literatu…

AI is Coming for Your Instructional and Learning Design Jobs, Apparently

I work with Instructional Designers, and train them. Are there parts of their jo……ark calls it learning design, I call it Instructional Design. The nomenclature ……nt AI decided to take on the job of the Instructional Designer.…e with Clark that it’s prime time for Instructional Design to undergo a proces……redictions of AI radically transforming Instructional Design* jobs and replacing…

OERs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

… as open content, and they work with an Instructional Designer to ensure it is s…

Some Observations on PLE Diagrams

…pre-existing curriculum, practices like Instructional Design (which attempt to a…

This is Not the Online Learning You (or We) are Looking For

…this is a person, an educator, maybe an Instructional Designer making choices ab…

What Do We Owe Students When We Collect Their Data – A Response

…ing student data all of the time. As an Instructional Designer I make decisions …… WE owe students….” Who is this we? Instructional Designers may answer these…Collectively, as teachers, librarians, Instructional Designers, administrators, ……onally identifying with “we”s as in Instructional Designers, college teacher…

What’s Right and What’s Wrong about Coursera-Style MOOCs

…outset – for instance working with an Instructional Designer who could spot su…

Learning Analytics

25 Years of Ed Tech

… terms of removing human educators: AI, Learning Analytics, MOOCs. Not necessari…

Colonisers and Edupunks (&C.)

…st grow, which means more metrics, open Learning Analytics, and possible homogen…

Equity & Power

…disabilities, the use of algorithms and Learning Analytics to track students or …

Platform Literacy in a Time of Mass Gaslighting

…sat through vendor presentations around Learning Analytics and then during Q&A a…

What Do We Owe Students When We Collect Their Data – A Response

MOOC

#BreakOpen Breaking Open

…ue of this oligopoly of English OER and MOOCs, there are some laudable efforts t…Who is allowed access to MOOCs, and who gives this access, also expands the Digi……ersities are often limited to producing MOOCs on platforms that require exorbita……eem as “correct involvement” in the MOOC, as it rejects difference [https://…Overemphasis on participation in MOOCs is an ethical question that represents ot…

25 Years of Ed Tech

…uman educators: AI, learning analytics, MOOCs. Not necessarily – for example, ……ey’re now in ed tech, they’re doing MOOCs, or messing about with assessment …

Crossing the Field Boundaries: Open Science, Open Data & Open Education

…ming an undergraduate, he had looked at MOOCs and OERs from various universities……/edtechbooks.org/-rvN], a wide range of MOOC [https://edtechbooks.org/-Yyz]s, an…

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

Moving on now to MOOCs….When we look at MOOCs supported on commercial platforms, the situation is arguab…Although MOOCs did not disrupt Higher Education, they did fill an interesting ni…MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, occupy a somewhat contested space in the …MOOCsThe original social constructionist MOOCs haven’t gone away though, and there …

Inclusion Again

…oks.org/-wgd] in response to the #EngageMOOC: Engagement in a Time of Polarizati…

Innovation in Higher Education … and Other Blasts from the Past

…gendas.  Today, it appears, we lean on MOOCs and OERs to address our higher ed ……players’ are for the most part LMS or MOOC platforms. …ity. I find it curious that during the MOOC mania, there was little discussion …

International Something: Why You Should Care #DigPed

…educational systems are the default for MOOCs and similar platforms, internation…

MOOCs and Directing an Academic Field

…ion, then the way to do it is through a MOOC.

My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice

…y course was basically functioning as a MOOC (minus the “massive”–maybe it…

Possible Futures for Innovation and Technology in Higher Education

Of course, I haven’t mentioned MOOCs and their providers but that’s another …

Recommendations for Formal Learning

…aspect of educational technology (e.g., MOOCs, open education). Build your colle…

Reproducing Marginality?

…educational systems are the default for MOOCs and similar platforms, internation…

The Audacity: Thrun Learns a Lesson and Students Pay

…-shp] this week that he has given up on MOOCs as a vision for higher education d……tion issues he had encountered with his MOOC courses while at Stanford became de…

The CCK08 MOOC

…o the best of my knowledge, the term “MOOC” comes out of a skype chat conver…

The Golden Age of Education that Never Was

…ession from classrooms, Khan Academy or MOOC du jour today — and when I hold a…

The Lower Ed Ecosystem: Bootcamps Edition

…ther bootcamp, just like we had another MOOC. Until the social problem is solved…Coding bootcamps are the new MOOCs which were the new correspondence school whic…

The Role of Personality in Education

But then along come MOOCs, and they’re all about the personality. Ironically, …

Waiting for O Superman

…ation in the world of higher education. MOOCs or blockchain or the Internet of T…

What’s Right and What’s Wrong about Coursera-Style MOOCs

…gues for developing massive open online MOOCs. Any attempt to make the knowledge……gain, this should not be the measure of MOOCs, but if you are going to argue tha……ome of the key features of the Coursera MOOCs, and the lessons she has learned t…Myth 1: MOOCs increase access to higher education in developing countries…should be noted that the ‘Canadian’ MOOCs of Stephen Downes, George Siemens ……se elite universities continue to treat MOOCs as a philanthropic form of continu…… Koller gave a good lecture. Even these MOOCs are valuable, because, coming from…….org/-hai], by spitting on the altar of MOOCs, but this TED talk captures for me…

Online Learning

AI is Coming for Your Instructional and Learning Design Jobs, Apparently

…terdisciplinary and complex endeavor as Online Learning designers need to make s…

E-Learning 2.0

What happens when Online Learning ceases to be like a medium, and becomes more l……though, what constituted "community" in Online Learning were artificial and ofte…

Equity & Power

…igher education, the commoditization of Online Learning, the use of inaccessible…

Interventions

…o address the dark complexities of open Online Learning today. To come up with s……far the most commonly used platform for Online Learning:… of interventions for more ethical open Online Learning. I’m looking for more ……hop “Towards Openness: Safety in Open Online Learning?” [https://edtechbooks…

OERs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

…ust open educational resources, but all Online Learning, such a bad name. It is …

This is Not the Online Learning You (or We) are Looking For

It’s Lonely Out in Online Learning Space…n every level. What is a student new to Online Learning mean to feel upon seeing……ence of others. I was drifting alone in Online Learning space.

What’s Right and What’s Wrong about Coursera-Style MOOCs

…d as an individual. This can be done in Online Learning, but it needs online int…… Daphne Koller talks as if she invented Online Learning, and that nothing was kn……nts. Just providing not for credit open Online Learning from the USA will not so……up the media in particular, and brought Online Learning to the attention of the ……ain standard practice in other forms of Online Learning.… all this is a fundamental question: is Online Learning best left to computer sc…

Open Educational Resources

Crossing the Field Boundaries: Open Science, Open Data & Open Education

…rmed decisions about creating and using Open Educational Resources in support of……licies and initiatives are required for Open Educational Resources. Although ope……osing some of these materials to create Open Educational Resources.   Last yea…… that have the potential to be used as Open Educational Resources. Scenario bas…The University’s vision for Open Educational Resources builds on three strands…Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case studies of emerging practice [htt…… providing access to the University’s Open Educational Resources.

Defining the 'Open' in Open Content and Open Educational Resources

The terms "open content" and "Open Educational Resources" describe any copyright…

Does Open Pedagogy Require OER?

…t of proxy for the use and creation of Open Educational Resources as opposed to……ss and 4R permissions characteristic of Open Educational Resources.

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

One of the key characteristics of Open Educational Resources is that they are ei…UNESCO define Open Educational Resources as:…between Open Access scholarly works and Open Educational Resources with the form……University of Edinburgh we believe that Open Educational Resources are strongly ……s that have the potential to be used as Open Educational Resources. Scenario bas…… is our OER portal where you can access Open Educational Resources produced by s……on can encompass many different things, Open Educational Resources or OER are ce…

OERs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I increasingly fear that the Open Educational Resources movement is being used a……ID], Vol. 45, No. 4 (special edition of Open Educational Resources).… kind of initiative that gives not just Open Educational Resources, but all onli…Open Educational Resources do have an important role to play in online education…

Open Ends?

…e underway. In 2015, we hear less about Open Educational Resources as a goal, an…

Open Pedagogy and a Very Brief History of the Concept

…t of proxy for the use and creation of Open Educational Resources as opposed to…

Opening Up Open Pedagogy

…roduction, management, use and reuse of Open Educational Resources; Developing ……nd the creation, use and repurposing of Open Educational Resources. It also incl…The expanding global collection of Open Educational Resources… contribute to m…

The Access Compromise and the 5th R

…hreat to their business models posed by Open Educational Resources. I called it ……of their willingness to share access to Open Educational Resources, how many OER…

Open Pedagogy

Does Open Pedagogy Require OER?

…is the broader pedagogical objective of Open Pedagogy? Does Open Pedagogy only e……annis digs into the history of the term Open Pedagogy and finds traces of it in …Which made me consider Open Pedagogy and the way in which Open Pedagogy is defin…Looking at Open Pedagogy as a general philosophy of openness (and connection) in…I think this holistic view of Open Pedagogy as a messy space where the values of…To me, this is Open Pedagogy. The motivation that it gives to students that what…Which made me wonder: is Open Pedagogy only possible if the work by a student me…But yet, not Open Pedagogy, at least by David’s definition.…tlines 3 sets of foundational values of Open Pedagogy, namely:  autonomy and in……hnology where Tom spoke at length about Open Pedagogy as a broad and holistic se……s that these students have done are not Open Pedagogy. While some of them do use…In other words, Open Pedagogy is currently a sort of proxy for the use and crea……make it a less meaningful and impactful Open Pedagogy experience?Open Pedagogy is that set of teaching and learning practices only possible in th…

Innovation in Higher Education … and Other Blasts from the Past

…ey has since reframed his definition of Open Pedagogy as OER enabled pedagogy [h……ing is when we contrast the current day Open Pedagogy, centred on the permission……ing the past.  To this, we can look at Open Pedagogy as a possible example.……hen I began looking into the origins of Open Pedagogy, I didn’t find many refe…Open Pedagogy in its current day form has been argued to be the pedagogy that re……looking into the past of concepts like Open Pedagogy/pédagogie ouverte [https…

Into the Open

… potential of Open Ed wasn’t OER, but Open Pedagogy. Robin, and the colleagues…

My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice

…experience of using OER and engaging in Open Pedagogy-based learning.…ew vision for the field that integrates Open Pedagogy into interdisciplinary sch…… be more concerted about playing up the Open Pedagogy that was developing.  I b…I’ve spent some time talking about Open Pedagogy [https://edtechbooks.org/-js…

Open Pedagogy and a Very Brief History of the Concept

…k, digging around for scholarly work on Open Pedagogy.  The big surprise – al……ps://edtechbooks.org/-BSt] states that Open Pedagogy has already been in place ……ational principles on which the current Open Pedagogy movement rests?  At the ……tlines 3 sets of foundational values of Open Pedagogy, namely:  autonomy and in……e context of how we talk about open and Open Pedagogy currently.  For example, ……ned in the proposal as an example of an Open Pedagogy approach to faculty develo…In other words, Open Pedagogy is currently a sort of proxy for the use and crea…

Opening Up Open Pedagogy

Open education, open learning, Open Pedagogy, OER, OEP……teracy practices are aligned with an “Open Pedagogy” that embraces collabora…The concept of ‘Open Pedagogy’ (Hodgkinson-Williams & Gray 2009) is in line ……to Maha Bali for organising tonight’s Open Pedagogy Hangout [https://edtechboo…Open Pedagogy’ approaches involving collaborative, co-productive and more …gged recently about my understanding of Open Pedagogy and OEP [https://edtechboo……ational processes, which we are calling Open Pedagogy (OP) enabled by the Web 2.…

Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy

…ors who care deeply about authentic and Open Pedagogy, who may take full advanta…

Openness

#BreakOpen Breaking Open

How do we use Openness to exclude, overpower and/or oppress marginalized individ…… “provocations”, similar to Towards Openness [http://towards-Openness.org] w…To what extent does Openness follow principles of just design, as highlighted he……cted. We have already noted the #TowardsOpenness [https://edtechbooks.org/-uni] …… is problematic. For the most part, has Openness focused on giving everyone the …

An Introduction to Connective Knowledge

…autonomy and diversity, interaction and Openness, we break through the darkness,…Fourth, and again related, Openness. Is there a mechanism that allows a given pe…

Concluding Thoughts

…ts histories of innovation, disruption, Openness, sharing, identity-negotiation,…

Crossing the Field Boundaries: Open Science, Open Data & Open Education

…veloped a strong personal commitment to Openness in education, and I firmly beli……  One of the most important aspects of Openness is the ability to break down bo…

Does Open Pedagogy Require OER?

…pen pedagogy as a general philosophy of Openness (and connection) in all element……gy as a messy space where the values of Openness inform teaching and learning pr…

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

… obstructions.  And to me this is what Openness is really about, the removal of……e personal risks, costs and benefits of Openness.…l over the world now which truly embody Openness and which are often supported b…

Innovation in Higher Education … and Other Blasts from the Past

… day higher education can innovate with Openness.  Of course, Openness is often…

Interventions

… co-facilitated the Workshop “Towards Openness: Safety in Open Online Learning…

OERs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Openness as a value

Open Cyborgs at #ALTC

… to identfy the normative dimensions of Openness. For me it’s perhaps close to…

Open Ends?

…nd experiential learning needs to embed Openness when it comes to the developmen……for many of the proponents of Openness its key attribute is about ­freedom …ho has not had an amazing experience of Openness [https://edtechbooks.org/-vVv].…… something more than an “attribute of Openness”. But I have to admit, when I…

Opening Up Open Pedagogy

…iams, C., & Gray, E. (2009). Degrees of Openness: The emergence of OER at the Un…

Openness & Sharing

…nsions, compromises, and paradoxes that Openness and sharing via technologies in…

Rhizomatic Education

…g entry, October 13.] Iterating towards Openness. https://edtechbooks.org/-Qje (…

The Access Compromise and the 5th R

The 5Rs of Openness

The Fallacy of 'Open'

… digital literacy, and the potential of Openness creating inequalities within sc……s online. I reaped the benefits of this Openness, but was also aware of how I ca……e who are most often harmed by the very Openness that they’re meant to embrace…

Power

#BreakOpen Breaking Open

iv) PowerHow do we use openness to exclude, overPower and/or oppress marginalized individ…… or suppressed by colonial or hegemonic Powers. The internet as a communication …… about ethics, epistemology, equity and Power (facilitated by Maha Bali, Taskeen…… about ethics, epistemology, equity and Power. In this post, we briefly explore ……ng access to educational resources, the Power of OER as a means for achieving so……dismantle and transform existing global Power hierarchies rather than reproducin…… the Digital Divide and creates unequal Power relations. Countries such as Iran,……sed by those who already had wealth and Power [https://edtechbooks.org/-Edv]. Th……themes: ethics, epistemology, equity or Power over the coming two weeks.…Funders and sponsors also exercise Power when mandating licensing conditions for…

A Definition of Emerging Technologies for Education

…gies are often used in old ways: Linear PowerPoint slides replace slideshow proj…

A History of Knowledge, Distributed Cognition, and the PhD

…ng more general knowledge areas]) can emPower us to simultaneously be effective …

AI is Coming for Your Instructional and Learning Design Jobs, Apparently

…s the conceptualization and design of emPowering, equitable, engaging, and rich ……vironments. To do so, they need to be emPowered more, not relayed to conduct the…

An Introduction to Connective Knowledge

…asi does, the cases of airports and the Power grid. Both are developed according……://edtechbooks.org/-EcZA] talking about Power laws, to represent connections as …… Shirkey) write and speak as though the Power law were an artifact of nature, so……he utile, the self-descructive as the emPowering.…phenomena have explained such things as Power laws, which describe disparate num…Networks that exhibit extreme Power law distributions are untable. Because, thou……e promotion of diversity, through the emPowering of individual entities, and the……of the mind of one man, or one group in Power, distorting the mechanisms of medi…l. Power Laws and Inequalities

Colonisers and Edupunks (&C.)

…punks (&c.)’ are more interested in emPowerment and the freedoms provided by o…

Concluding Thoughts

…hat I wanted to include in the Equity & Power [https://edtechbooks.org/-HoN] sec……negotiation, participation, equity, and Power are perhaps best seen through the …

Crossing the Field Boundaries: Open Science, Open Data & Open Education

…ostasy and it includes a lesson plan, a PowerPoint presentation, printable photo……d learning, enable learning for life, emPowering students to co-create their own…

Digital Trespass and Critical Literacy #OER17

…o engage in a process of learning about Power and its implications. As Riley wri…

E-Learning 2.0

…from games are those that support the emPowering sense of taking charge of their…… something used by millions of people emPowered by content creation tools such a…

Equity & Power

…t publishers to exert heretofore unseen Power over learners through their produc……grapple with both implicit and explicit Power structures that are introduced or ……ties (or create new ones) and establish Power structures that can allow for oppr…Other examples of such Power shifts and their effects on equity include the LMS-…

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

…ng reminder of why Open Knowledge is so Powerful and so necessary and why we mus……familiar with WordPress. Faculty feel emPowered and have the skills needed to ad……ch they students they had intended to emPower and instead they are giving more t……hout their hierarchies, their norms and Power structures.   And we need to loo……notability, thus replicating real world Power imbalances, privileges and inequal…

For Now, Our Own

… and languages that flex their cultural Power by asking to be taken entirely for…… demands of content generation are disemPowering and demoralising. We don’t ad…

Identity & Participation

…connections to other people, they can emPower community building, they can give …

Inclusion Again

…sework. I want us to also recognize the Power of staying quiet when someone else…We have the Power to counter the ticked box form of diversity, we can and need t…

Innovation & Disruption

…seen to have potentially transformative Power upon the system to shake it from i…

International Something: Why You Should Care #DigPed

…d the English to participate, there are Power dynamics that need to be made expl…… often including only participants from Powerful institutions, and everything is…

Interventions

…allow the edtech industry to cement the Powerful role that technology can play i…… ideals of a space in which traditional Power relationships would be challenged,……to resist, legislate or exert political Power.”

Into the Open

…ommunity-driven communication and the emPowerment of diverse public voices.” R……nt in your discipline?’ And even more Powerfully- the crux of open pedagogy- t……rney into understanding the meaning and Power of open education? We decided to u……ty of their own (like a set of high-end Power tools, useless in the wrong hands)……ith Robin when I realized that the true Power and potential of Open Ed wasn’t …

My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice

… students. Boy, did I underestimate the Power of the open textbook.

OER, Equity, and Implicit Creative Redlining

…ty. The argument is straightforward and Powerful: Widen access to educational re……ble OER. And while I often describe how Powerful it can be to exercise the permi…

OERs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

… available to date are terrible, mainly Powerpoint slides, lecture notes, and pd…

Open Textbooks? UGH.

…ture our foundational beliefs about the Power of open.

Opening Up Open Pedagogy

…en sharing of teaching practices that emPower educators to benefit from the best……e pedagogical models, and respect and emPower learners as co-producers on their …

Openness & Sharing

…ll benefit, because technologies that emPower us to share can also be used for s…

Platform Literacy in a Time of Mass Gaslighting

…ed like silly barrier, that a large and Powerful data firm could not accept a Pa……u want and it feels good – and oh how Powerful learning would be if it felt go…… own advertising made them sound pretty Powerful but I was curious about what th…

Possible Futures for Innovation and Technology in Higher Education

…those greedy undertakers, has written a Powerful essay [https://edtechbooks.org/…

Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy

…striking distance of realizing the full Power of open.”

Reclaiming Disruption

… ago). Give it teeth, make it have some Power. Can DoOO be the pathway to truly …… critically with the use and effects of Power, particularly through a developed …

Reproducing Marginality?

… on its own. Rather, those who hold the Power of invitation must also consciousl……books.org/-HfQ], I was in a position of Power, where I could make choices of how……lf in this ocean of others with complex Power dynamics, I see (on an almost dail……ight? Because in some contexts, I am in Power. I am the teacher. Even if there i…… air time” means we are giving up our Power as facilitators. If we do so, if w…

Rhizomatic Education

…knowledge. The community, then, has the Power to create knowledge within a given……s suggests a relationship of knowledge, Power, and agency that is grounded in bo…

something is rotten in the state of … Twitter

…g.” Twitter, dead or no, is still a Powerful and as yet unsurpassed platfor……akeover threatens to choke a messy but Powerful set of scholarly practices and …

The Audacity: Thrun Learns a Lesson and Students Pay

…gly black, brown, indigenous, poor, and Powerless. A 1978 report on regulating r…

The Glass Bees

… comes to the intersection of progress, Power, and the voracious appetite of cap…… about technology, but the relations of Power and capital through an idea of tec…… of EdTech to fight capital’s will to Power at the expense of community. I hop……to accelerate progress but to intensify Power. He fully understands that popular……an instantiation of capital’s will to Power, than anything resembling an EdTec……of technology as a means to consolidate Power for capital, there is another inst…

The Golden Age of Education that Never Was

…social/political/cultural/philosophical/Power contexts too.…and private interests in education, and Power struggles that may seem new are i……tiques along lines of gender, class and Power [https://edtechbooks.org/-VXy], an…… terms, because every filmmaker has the Power of camera and the Power of edit.

The Kindness of Blogging

…The freedom to think aloud and have the Power to publish when and where I choose…

The Question Should be: Why Are You *Not* Blogging

…an inability to see, and appreciate the Power of narrating the work we do.…

This is Not the Online Learning You (or We) are Looking For

…ly an index of links to Word documents, Powerpoint files, external web links. Th…

What Do We Owe Students When We Collect Their Data – A Response

…ort, we need to be developing ways to emPower and educate our students into taki…I can’t get that Power difference out of my head. I mean it is like the whole …… – we will always be in a position of Power over students. And so my final ten…

Why We Shouldn’t Let Economists Play with Education

….org/-iYc] peoples would feel equally emPowered to show up in lectures. Accordin……eral conservative governments came into Power in the late 1970s which put the hu……hese top managers by and large have the Power to set their own remuneration, in …Consider the Power relations between “the ones who pay” and put forth capita…

Research

#BreakOpen Breaking Open

Knox criticises what Researchers deem as “correct involvement” in the MOOC, ……ks to existing articles, evidence-based Research, philosophical essays, (scripts…

25 Years of Ed Tech

…oretical, financial, administrative and Research of previous work. For example, …

A Definition of Emerging Technologies for Education

…ave the potential to transform the ways Research and knowledge are disseminated ……nd issue arises:b. ET are not yet fully Researched or Researched in a mature way…

A Field Guide to ‘Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet’

…“early revenue [for iRobot] came from Research contracts with government agenc…

A History of Knowledge, Distributed Cognition, and the PhD

…e ivory tower approach to education and Research that persists in our society, b……power us to simultaneously be effective Researchers (or growers of human knowled……he has devoted his time and energies to Researching. Third, in shape, Jo looks m…

cliqueonomics

a few days ago, The Digital Ecologies Research Partnership [https://edtechbooks.…

Colonisers and Edupunks (&C.)

Great things have been achieved by Researchers working with the Open Education G……eady move towards raising the game with Research into impact and strategising wa…Now we have established that this Research is great, I feel there are a couple o……e intervention is reliable in education Research per se – though it is certain…

Crossing the Field Boundaries: Open Science, Open Data & Open Education

…ding value to their teaching and funded Research programmes, supporting knowledg…… already being encouraged to adopt open Research policies and to publish publicl……n relation to scientific and scholarly Research, open data also has considerabl……lic engagement with learning, study and Research.…e outputs of publicly funded education, Research and science.…t right across the higher education and Research sector.  At the same time, uni……Network [http://okn.ed.ac.uk/], an Open Research Repository [https://www.era.lib……learning encourage students to think as Researchers, as journalists, as scientis…

Does Open Pedagogy Require OER?

…ons involved with non-Indigenous people Researching and mapping Indigenous terri…

E-Learning 2.0

…ly formed e-Framework for Education and Research [http://www.e-framework.org] dr…

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

… up with “open silos”.  In the UK, Research mandates and concordats may hav……report on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings, and Research Councils……learning encourage students to think as Researchers, as journalists, as scientis……olicy that mandates the release of open Research data, there is a Concordat on O……ses OER to help disseminate Open Access Research outputs beyond the Academy, and……builds on our world-class education and Research collections, traditions of the ……technology services. As a result of the Research Council mandates, a whole repos…“teaching, learning and Research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise……ccess to the outputs of publicly funded Research provides important social and e…

International Something: Why You Should Care #DigPed

… This is also the infrastructure of our Research and professional networking; fo…

Interventions

…n, Thompson Rivers University. During a Research fellowship at TRU, Alan Levine …

Introduction

…ured in journals (e.g., by the time any Research was published on MySpace, MySpa……y citation that one of my peer-reviewed Research articles receives a group of kn……an (likely) all of my carefully-crafted Research studies, despite the fact that ……sophistry that we often use to dress up Research articles in the pomp and circum…

MOOCs and Directing an Academic Field

…h our own, and we want to be trained to Research and work the way that they do.A…

My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice

… include foundational theory as well as Research methodologies and a new vision ……eated a GoogleDoc and posted a call for Research assistants on the undergraduate…

OERs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

…atic, nor a commodity like coal. Modern Research into learning shows that conten……e range of factors, such as more recent Research in publications, attendance at ……hird party use. It is as if 40 years of Research on effective practice in distan…

Open Ends?

…tch…) on more materials, surface more Research and learning on the open web, t…

Open Textbooks? UGH.

…s to contribute to knowledge, access to Research so that we can collaborate and …

Opening Up Open Pedagogy

…cess publication, open science and open Research; open sharing of teaching ideas…….org/-XQX]. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learnin……moting inclusion (No. JRC 53578). Joint Research Centre, European Commission.…… open pedagogy) in the course of my PhD Research. As I’ve explored both the hi…

Platform Literacy in a Time of Mass Gaslighting

About a week ago educational Researcher and social media scholar danah boyd deli…Educational Researchers are incentivised to show greater returns on learning out…

Possible Futures for Innovation and Technology in Higher Education

…me since Gordon Fletcher and I did some Research on Etsy in 2012, presented at A…

Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy

…e pragmatic in North America, as recent Research [https://edtechbooks.org/-XdF] …

Rhizomatic Education

…nd multicultural education. Educational Researcher 22 (5): 6-7.…ike educational technology, traditional Research methods combined with a standar…

something is rotten in the state of … Twitter

…algorithmic filters). Twitter is, as my Research continues to show, a path to v…I wonder about what it means to Research something changing so quickly, so dras…

The Audacity: Thrun Learns a Lesson and Students Pay

… powerless. A 1978 report on regulating Research on human beings declared that e…… take the next course in that sequence. Research shows that disrupting path depe……When I want to interview students for a Research project I have to present a car…

The CCK08 MOOC

…and, as they have clearly done way more Research on this than I have, I would pr…

The Fallacy of 'Open'

…where many scholars post their work and Research. It’s a community that respec……eshare things - links, ideas, comments, Research - and also find community aroun…… were more junior, conducting sensitive Research, or just preferred not to be br……stribution of this public good known as Research and scholarship.… presentation in the proper context, my Research is on the role of Twitter in ac…

The Golden Age of Education that Never Was

This topic intersects with my emerging Research; I am thankful to Audrey for thi……/curiosity.com.  The expansion of this Research continues; at the present I am

The Lower Ed Ecosystem: Bootcamps Edition

…will keep writing this story. The right Research agenda right now is to map the …

To Lecture Capture or Not to Lecture Capture?

As part of my Research I came across this preprint [https://psyarxiv.com/ux29v] ……se lecture capture) and as part of your Research (aka distraction tactics) you p…

Waiting for O Superman

…ost of this EdTech is built on existing Research but presented as a novelty or a…

What Do We Owe Students When We Collect Their Data – A Response

…uter science major. She didn’t do any Research for her post and it is an off t…… had just started a deeper dive on some Research when I attended the Open Educat…

Why We Shouldn’t Let Economists Play with Education

…U] from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Safety

A Field Guide to ‘Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet’

…ed children, creating a robust  social Safety net, reforming the tax system to …

For Now, Our Own

…itage considerations, public health and Safety and so on. Zoning laws fence us i…

Interventions

…chnological systems play in students’ Safety and looks for ways to minimize ri……tated the Workshop “Towards Openness: Safety in Open Online Learning?” [http…

The Fallacy of 'Open'

…When existing structures do not provide Safety, we need to look at ways to work …

Social Media

cliqueonomics

…from the discoverable spotlight of open Social Media and search engine results. …

Digital Identities

… but they introduce some of the ways in Social Media norms and affordances impac……he specific structures and norms – of Social Media and what danah boyd calls … what we do that makes us who we are in Social Media spaces, thus my concept of …

Digital Trespass and Critical Literacy #OER17

Fenwick, T., 2014. Social Media, professionalism and higher education: a socioma…

Identity & Participation

The advent of Web 2.0 and Social Media has enabled interpersonal, civic, and lea…

My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice

…to share their own work across whatever Social Media platforms they enjoyed usin…

Nobody’s Version of Dumb

Look. Not everyone who comes to Social Media is looking for a fight. We have not……s is precisely how and why I persist on Social Media: Refusing to be placed some……, speaking invitations and considerable Social Media reach. These statements see…Social Media is a net negative. It has closed us off and created little safe spa……usly enlivened and broadened through my Social Media connections. I am a smart p…

Planning to Share Versus Just Sharing

… are so attracted to blogs, microblogs, Social Media, etc., in the first place i…

Platform Literacy in a Time of Mass Gaslighting

…making a learning system that is like a Social Media platform. All the times I…t a week ago educational researcher and Social Media scholar danah boyd delivere…

something is rotten in the state of … Twitter

… institutions, and universities issuing Social Media policies and playing damage…

The Fallacy of 'Open'

…ext of the academy, and how things like Social Media are pushing those boundarie…So what is the difference between Social Media, then and now? The number of peop……endlier, and now we reminisce about the Social Media of 5 years ago, when things…For example, Social Media platforms like Twitter afford further forms of peer re……is not the “democratic” internet or Social Media we were promised.

The Role of Personality in Education

This all takes place in the context of Social Media now of course, which wasn’…

Waiting for O Superman

… 4 launch in late December of 2017, lit Social Media ablaze before any announcem…

We Can’t Let Educators Off the Hook

… / Internet era has this technology and Social Media stuff been easier to initia…

Surveillance

#BreakOpen Breaking Open

…o create the workforce the world needs. Surveillance footage and algorithms buil…

Interventions

…a web based on Surveillance, personalization, and monetization works perfectl……hool Professor Shoshana Zuboff calls “Surveillance capitalism,” a “form of……d to accepting the fundamental logic of Surveillance capitalism as it stands, wi…

Into the Open

…hem to feel like they were always under Surveillance or just writing for me.  M…

Kith

…e under conditions of continual digital Surveillance? Can we love a place that i…

Open Ends?

…worldview on issues such as privacy and Surveillance, intellectual property, and…

Openness & Sharing

…mpower us to share can also be used for Surveillance and restriction of learner …

Reclaiming Disruption

…essment’. Because really it’s about Surveillance, isn’t it? And we have

The Glass Bees

…he administrative, vending machine, and Surveillance cameras one could dream of.…

What Do We Owe Students When We Collect Their Data – A Response

…ues that are now coming to light around Surveillance and data extraction. What i…

Teaching

#BreakOpen Breaking Open

…sion lies in its potential to transform Teaching into a more participatory proce…

Blackboard Patents the LMS

…ting a set of course files for use with Teaching the course, then transferring t……rt of groupware at all that is used for Teaching purposes. This could have very …

Colonisers and Edupunks (&C.)

…be that depends on how good they are at Teaching.  What I mean by this is that,…

Crossing the Field Boundaries: Open Science, Open Data & Open Education

…as considerable value in the context of Teaching and learning.  Many government…… work, and to find and use high quality Teaching materials developed within and ……of science outreach, public engagement, Teaching and learning, and knowledge tra……. These resources can include classroom Teaching materials, leaflets, websites, …Educators who make use of Open Data in Teaching and learning encourage students ……nce has given me a new avenue in my own Teaching to explore vis-à-vis practical…… wider audiences, adding value to their Teaching and funded research programmes,……irements, rather than on ensuring their Teaching and learning materials are appr……ghting the highest quality learning and Teaching; identifying collections of lea…… the classroom, raising the standard of Teaching and taking some of the pressure…

Does Open Pedagogy Require OER?

…ace where the values of openness inform Teaching and learning practices is one t…Open pedagogy is that set of Teaching and learning practices only possible in th…

Exploring the Open Knowledge Landscape

…rovide the highest quality learning and Teaching environment for the greater wel……as considerable value in the context of Teaching and learning.  Many government…Educators who make use of Open Data in Teaching and learning encourage students ……udents across the university, including Teaching materials, video lectures, film……of OER that encompasses a wide range of Teaching, learning and cultural heritage……ught to accommodate scholarly works and Teaching and learning resources in the s…Teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise…

For Now, Our Own

…largely on the side of the good. We are Teaching people with different life expe…

Innovation in Higher Education … and Other Blasts from the Past

…urselves shared was a common desire for Teaching, learning, and student success.…

Interventions

…so suggests “using data literacy as a Teaching opportunity”, which brings to……nt with the way higher education viewed Teaching and learning through the 1990s.…

Into the Open

…get rid of my usual managerial style of Teaching which is often too controlling.……y decision to dramatically transform my Teaching of this course came about as a …

MOOCs and Directing an Academic Field

… and even pet theories of those who are Teaching you.  It’s likely that the c…

My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice

…n I was using it.  In sixteen years of Teaching the course, no student every re……open textbook absolutely transformed my Teaching and my pedagogy, and while it i……xperience, and since I am too busy with Teaching to explore every cool new thing……art to pick my way through this kind of Teaching. My best advice is just to shar…

OERs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

…rs, locally or from MIT, to support the Teaching, ensure a full learning context……l as failure to apply best practices in Teaching and learning (the ugly). Despit……ntries. They don’t deserve third rate Teaching such as this.

Opening Up Open Pedagogy

… and applying open/public pedagogies in Teaching practice; open learning and gai…Open Teaching is described as the facilitation of learning experiences that are ……exible learning and the open sharing of Teaching practices that empower educator…

Openness & Sharing

…sharing via technologies introduces for Teaching and learning. Can we live in a …

Platform Literacy in a Time of Mass Gaslighting

…n critical thinking – specifically in Teaching but this also has implications …Teaching and learning around this is not about validating the truthfulness of a …

Possible Futures for Innovation and Technology in Higher Education

…Producer is central to the learning and Teaching philosophy at the University of…

Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy

…o their primary task, which is usually Teaching . . . Their interest is in inno…

Reproducing Marginality?

…lead this process, and centre it in our Teaching.

Some Observations on PLE Diagrams

…thin a PLE compared to more traditional Teaching and learning approaches. As I

The Audacity: Thrun Learns a Lesson and Students Pay

…follow him that he could not go back to Teaching at Stanford. He’d taken the r…… faculty out of the complex equation of Teaching students.

The Glass Bees

…do with a course I was either taking or Teaching. One of the books I read that h……Raison d’être of the technology. The Teaching and thinking happen within the …

The Question Should be: Why Are You *Not* Blogging

…s discussion for the Program for Online Teaching Certificate Class [https://edte…

The Role of Personality in Education

…tradition of removing the personal from Teaching material. While the course mate……leagues will laugh at the idea that any Teaching content can ever be objective, …

This is Not the Online Learning You (or We) are Looking For

… month for the institution I am adjunct Teaching for (remotely) this semester, t…… some suggestions, quasi messages about Teaching. The nine others had almost not…

To Lecture Capture or Not to Lecture Capture?

…ech to improve and advance learning and Teaching.

Waiting for O Superman

…t all, but we can use our history to do Teaching and learning in a way to not on…

We Can’t Let Educators Off the Hook

…firmly in life-long learning. Most love Teaching because making a difference in …

What’s Right and What’s Wrong about Coursera-Style MOOCs

Myth 3: big data will improve Teaching…ou are going to argue that this form of Teaching is superior to other forms of o……e lessons she has learned to date about Teaching and learning from these courses…Second, the Teaching methods used by most of the Coursera courses so far are bas……s probably the oldest distance and open Teaching university in the world, UNISA,……tivities can identify weaknesses in the Teaching. The example was over 2,000 stu……ll with the weaknesses of lecture-based Teaching. For this we should perhaps be …

Why We Shouldn’t Let Economists Play with Education

…bertarian economist who’s fed up with Teaching ‘philistines’, and who goes…

Trend

#BreakOpen Breaking Open

… It detects deviation from the expected Trends of learning, and rectifies it ear…

25 Years of Ed Tech

…of ed tech discourse, what the previous Trends highlight is that disruption is s…

A Field Guide to ‘Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet’

…ntly don’t yet exist. Technological  Trends such as the Fourth Industrial Rev…

E-Learning 2.0

Trends…ucation has lagged behind some of these Trends and is just beginning to feel the…One Trend that has captured the attention of numerous pundits is the changing na…As this Trend progresses, we find ourselves in a world characterized by the phra…In learning, these Trends are manifest in what is sometimes called "learner-cent……lling it Web 2.0 and in short order the Trend became a movement.

For Now, Our Own

…ying Sydney neighbourhood, defying the Trend. It’s been taken over by an unp…

Interventions

…mple experiences, and that resisted the Trend to build learning on the accretion…

Into the Open

…led me eventually to listen to a Future Trends Forum [https://edtechbooks.org/-o…

Voice

#BreakOpen Breaking Open

…uth to contribute their own ideas, give Voice to their own perspectives and part…

Colonisers and Edupunks (&C.)

…us at the conference this year were the Voices coming from a different part of t…

Concluding Thoughts

…r field continues to develop that these Voices and the communities surrounding t……ing else, this volume has collected the Voices of some of these scholars into an…

E-Learning 2.0

…a personal point of view, in a personal Voice. Students' blog posts are often ab…

Inclusion Again

…to listen and care and support marginal Voices. Whether or not they wish to spea……can begin by incorporating more student Voice and choice into our practices. We …

International Something: Why You Should Care #DigPed

…nizes the value of having international Voices be part of such an intensively lo……en we have the opportunity to hear from Voices markedly different from our own. …

Into the Open

…n and the empowerment of diverse public Voices.” Robin DeRosa 2015, Working In…

Introduction

…whispers in a frustrated but controlled Voice, careful not to wake her spouse in……nd grapple with the ideas, stories, and Voices that each one represents. After a……d signals value toward the diversity of Voices in our scholarly community. As su…

My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice

… cacophonous, heteroglossic tapestry of Voices talking to each other about the l…

Nobody’s Version of Dumb

…ut, alas. I get tired of authority type Voices telling me and others that Twitte……ose who do it well. When authority type Voices trot out these blanket statements……to myself again and again that I have a Voice and know how to use it. In other c…

Open Pedagogy and a Very Brief History of the Concept

… are we are paying enough attention to Voices of the past?

Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy

…e, and more inclusive of a diversity of Voices. In other words, a movement chara…

Reclaiming Disruption

… and real ‘transformation’ based on Voices that promote these ideas- instead…

Reproducing Marginality?

…cere engagement, where underrepresented Voices receive necessary air time, where……to listen and care and support marginal Voices. Whether or not they wish to spea……en we have the opportunity to hear from Voices markedly different from our own. ……order to ensure sufficient diversity of Voices. What’s “sufficient” you sa…

something is rotten in the state of … Twitter

… research continues to show, a path to Voice [https://edtechbooks.org/-zYj]. At…

The Fallacy of 'Open'

… extra work to include more and diverse Voices. We shouldn’t be lazy and just …

The Kindness of Blogging

… reminding me of inequalities, dominant Voices [https://edtechbooks.org/-cPn] an……ort and encourage as diverse a range of Voices as possible to be heard.…lso, having spent many years finding my Voice, recently the world has seemed suc…

This is Not the Online Learning You (or We) are Looking For

This course had no Voice, no character, no personality. And it treated me the sa…

Waiting for O Superman

…closed story controlled by an authorial Voice focused on the cohesion of plot an…

We Can’t Let Educators Off the Hook

…duBlogger. In fact, the majority of the Voices in the EdTech Community are so fa…