What I’m reading 8 Feb 2018 – 9 Mar 2018

25 years of EdTech – 1998: Wikis – Martin Weller reminds us that wikis didn’t take off in education – but not without effort from a lot of us. Effort that went on from 2003 here: http://erhetoric.org/WeblogsAndWikis . Why would wiki fail? Wikis are easy to work on, but wiki-writing is hard. It doesn’t have… Continue reading What I’m reading 8 Feb 2018 – 9 Mar 2018

What I’m reading 6 Jan 2016

Clear the Way for More Good Teachers – The Chronicle of Higher Education – Here's an idea: Use teaching to increase retention. "ratcheting down the bureaucratic mechanisms and meetings and hiring an army of good teachers. If we replaced half of our administrative staff with classroom teachers, we might actually get a majority of our… Continue reading What I’m reading 6 Jan 2016

bookmarks for August 8th, 2012

Broadcast Education: a Response to Coursera | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY – Jump into the debate here, with a very sound and nicely acerbic whack at xMOOCs Coursera. "esse Stommel reminds us in his article, The March of the MOOCs: Monstrous Open Online Courses, that “MOOCs are all untapped potential” and “MOOCs are trainable.”… Continue reading bookmarks for August 8th, 2012

bookmarks for June 9th, 2012 through June 10th, 2012

What is the theory that underpins our moocs? – clarity! – (mooc oer de ) On the Term “MOOC” – moving towards a finer definition. hooray. "Personally, I use the term “open teaching” to describe what I do with (1) publicly available syllabi, readings, and assignments, (2) encouraging participants to publish their work and thoughts… Continue reading bookmarks for June 9th, 2012 through June 10th, 2012

bookmarks for June 4th, 2012 through June 5th, 2012

Coursera, the Other Stanford MOOC Startup, Officially Launches with More Poetry Classes, Fewer Robo-Graders – MOOC-wanna-be's are entering the arena. This is not a mooc – so much as an off-loading of work. It doesn't rely on other participants but on the teacher alone; it doesn't ask student to create but study; it doesn't demand… Continue reading bookmarks for June 4th, 2012 through June 5th, 2012

bookmarks for May 20th, 2012 through May 21st, 2012

Introduction to Openness in Education – How It Works – David Wiley's instance of OE at openeducation.us. Participants are asked to engage in academic work, bootstrapping the content for the next wave. Earn badges. And Wiley's method gets promoted. I like it – and the badges, well, they are hypericonic. – (OER OpenEducation DE DigitalHumanities… Continue reading bookmarks for May 20th, 2012 through May 21st, 2012

bookmarks for December 28th, 2010

#Open Textbook Tweet – A manifesto for ope texts in a collection of tweets – (crowdsourcing oer openaccess en3177 twwt system:filetype:pdf system:media:document ) WikiEducator – – (oer openeducation openaccess ) Microsoft Launches Open Source Filter for Mediawiki – WikiEducator – Could be better: Could simply support markup – lots of text editors do.  – (oer… Continue reading bookmarks for December 28th, 2010

bookmarks for November 3rd, 2010

Colleges Transform the Liberal Arts – The Chronicle of Higher Education – Rebrand the lib arts: "Taking a new form and, in some cases, going by a new name, the liberal arts are becoming a very visible force in the curricular lives of students. What's more, the number of students majoring in most humanities fields—disciplines… Continue reading bookmarks for November 3rd, 2010