It’s going to be one hot summer here in Vancouver, as I am thrilled to be one of the co-organizers of the 6th Annual Open Education Conference, hosted by UBC at its downtown Robson Square campus, August 12-14. OpenEd has been one of my absolute favorite events for a number of years, and I can’t […]Read more "Cross the chasm with us at OpenEd 2009"
Thanks to Jason for scoring me a ticket to the sold-out preview showing of RiP: A Remix Manifesto, the long-awaited release from Brett Gaylor, germinating and mutating for some time over at http://www.opensourcecinema.org/. It was a fun and stimulating night out. For somebody familiar with the works of Lessig, Doctorow, Negativland, et al there isn’t […]Read more "RiP: A Remix Manifesto…first impressions"
Umeda sky building escalator, originally uploaded by quaisi. I posted some months back on OLT’s efforts to develop a forum-type view of comment activity across a blog, an attempt to address complaints from some students that tracking discussion across many posts on an active course blog was complicated and confusing. Since then, the team led […]Read more "Forum-like display of blog comments 61, revisited"
There have been a couple of notable resources that have crossed my screen lately that merit a shout-out: * The first drafts of the ongoing OER Handbook have been posted on the ultra-yummy WikiEducator site. If you are wanting to be more active in the open education space there are heaps of useful pieces on […]Read more "Reuse, resources, re-whatever…"
Traveling without moving by FredArmitage I have largely suppressed my memories of being UBC’s ‘learning objects project coordinator’ 5 or 6 years back. But I do vividly recall the drive to develop a robust form of “federated search” that would allow users to search across a range of locally-hosted learning resource collections. Were such a […]Read more "Just to recap: we can find what we need, but will we find you?"