In the web: spider or moth?

I have had a couple months to settle into the more operational role I outlined in my previous post. It has gone much as expected… A typical day weaves together sensations of satisfaction, frustration, hope, fatalism, learning, failure, anxiety… I’m not throwing any pity parties. In the grand scheme, I am in a good place. […]

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Questions for the University of Guelph on its trademark of “OpenED”

Update: about a week after this post, Guelph’s Open Learning and Educational Support website announced “the University of Guelph is taking steps to release the official mark in its entirety.”  Like many other people, I had an emotional response to the news that a community-oriented open education conference (one in its twelfth year of existence) […]

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Open ends?

In the run-up to her keynote for the OER15 Conference —  which I hope to see in person — Sheila MacNeill asks for examples and ideas concerning the “mainstreaming” of OER and open educational practice in higher education. I’m really looking forward to seeing how Sheila ends up addressing the question, following on important questions […]

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Let’s get systematic, baby…

Man, there has been a lot written about the Learning Management System (LMS) as summer (norte-centrismo) draws down this year. Or maybe it’s always like this, and I am only now paying attention… I have some noise I would like to add, but as I started to jot my thoughts felt compelled to cite some […]

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