Happened to look in on a blog for a course on Philosophy and Pop Culture at TRU. Saw a post that I thought was remarkable for a couple reasons. A student had just posted some fresh reflections, though the course was over. He wrote: “I know that I no longer need to create new posts, […]Read more "Everyday open learning so unremarkable that it amazes me"
“The best way to complain is to make things” shared CC by Mark Jensen I feel fortunate to the point of absurdity to be in a job I enjoy so much, but still feel uncomfortable with the title “Director of Innovation”. I deflect some of the manifest weirdness by recasting my role as one of […]Read more "What’s the opposite of Abject?"
Vista de la Biblioteca Vasconcelos shared CC by Eneas De Troya Tucked down into an op-ed bemoaning the decline of Canadian think tanks: First, think tanks can start thinking more like new media companies. At a minimum, they need to get on top of the possibilities afforded by social media, new communication tools, and dynamic […]Read more "Say “dynamic” one more time"
One of the people I have felt very lucky to work with at TRU is Michelle Harrison, an Instructional Designer with Open Learning. In addition to being an astute practitioner of online learning, she is someone looking to push what it possible here, to expand the range of approaches for our courses. Michelle is framing […]Read more "Researcher looking to hook up with a groovy open course"
Stephen Downes’s recently wrote a post on the great rebranding of MOOCs, arguing “MOOCs were not designed to serve the missions of the elite colleges and universities. They were designed to undermine them, and make those missions obsolete.” It clearly struck a nerve with a lot of people I know, generating a remarkable amount of […]Read more "Punked"