Students in the program will take an active and participatory role with the wider education community. They will openly blog and develop a social media presence, using both of these tools as pedagogical springboards to take a deep dive into the world of open, networked learning. First and foremost, the student projects are fantastic. These are students that are working hard to capture and preserve significant, but often overlooked, pieces of our cultural heritage, like the Fred Wah archives.
I get the sense that, while student retention in Canada is important, it is not as critical for Canadian institutions as it appears to be for U.S. institutions. There are likely more use cases out there, but these 2 seem to be the big drivers of learning analytics at the moment. I think this holistic view of open pedagogy as a messy space where the values of openness inform teaching and learning practices is one that appeals to me. A similar phenomenon took place in January, when GameStop at one point surged more than 1,600%.
Now, I don’t necessarily have a problem with putting systems in place to smooth procurement, especially when part of the purpose is to make room for smaller players and not default to the 800 pound gorillas. But it does make me wonder how do faculty find tools that do not have a vendor pushing and backing them? The process seems to heavily favor commercialized vendor backed learning tools as opposed to open source community developed applications. Wikipedia is, first and foremost, a community made up of volunteers, and learning to negotiate and engage with that community is just as important as contributing & fixing content. It’s one of the topics we’ll be discussing at the workshop. Getting ready for the workshop, I’ve been impressed with how much work has been done by the Wiki Education Foundation to help support educators who want to use Wikipedia in their class.
For a guy who says he doesn’t blog about MOOC’s much, 2 in a week might be a record. But there is something about this Exporting Education article that really bugs me. It is the way that the article implies that Coursera and Udacity are the same as Open Courseware and they clearly are not. We will also have copy editors review the entire book. We are still working on the details of the contracts with our copy editors so that has added a bit of a delay in the release of the book.
I mean, when you read about what VIPEr and IONiC are about, not once do you see the phrase “open educational resource” or “learning object repository”, or even the word “open”. Yet this is clearly an example of open education in action, just without the words we all use to describe open practices in education. Third, does the format of the textbook change or alter the differentiation python usefulness of a pedagogical feature? It is one of those retrospectively obvious epiphanies; want to connect with faculty? Then maybe the place to do it isn’t at edu conferences but at discipline specific conferences, like this. If I want to be a truly effective advocate for open educational resources and open learning, then these are the events I need to be at.
This is where they are talking about pedagogy, the role of technology in their classroom, teaching & learning practice, communities of practice and open educational resources, although that phrase wasn’t to be found, yet the practice was everywhere. Spotify and Netflix also try to capitalise on network effects, as data on the listening and viewing habits of similar users promised to deliver an unbeatable product. Belief that Netflix’s trove of user information would give it a winning edge in creating content has been shattered by flops like “True Memoirs of an International Assassin”, which scored a rare 0% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a review website. For the creepers—whose social networks are a network-effects business par excellence—the worry is what happens if the flywheels start spinning in reverse.
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They are completely divested of any involvement in the actual quality of the food. They are more concerned about filling orders and pushing bodies through the door. While OER’s may Java Developer Jobs & Positions appear the same as copyright materials in that they are often built by others, the difference is that the open license gives educators the legal ability to modify the content.
I have written about Wikipedia in the past and have been a semi-regular contributor for many years. I also maintain a curated Scoop.it collection where I stuff articles on how educators are using Wikipedia. I’ve got a busy week ahead of me, facilitating or participating in a number of different sessions, including a three hour Wikipedia workshop on day 1 with Judy Chan and Rosie Redfield and Jami Mathewson from theWiki Education Foundation.
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As I wrote about a few weeks ago, my role at BCcampus has undergone a bit of a focus shift back to supporting & researching educational technologies in BC with an emphasis on open source technologies. And there are some exciting things happening in BC that I am going to be a part of. If you have attended any of these events in the past, then you’ll want to mark June 6-9 on the calendar. If you haven’t, then this year will be a great time to join BC post-secondary faculty, educational technologists, instructional designers, and others involved in EdTech & SOTL in BC at the Festival.
- (Before the ID’s reading this go apoplectic, I know that there is much more than content selection that goes into course development. My example is merely to make the point that “remix” is something educators do all the time already).
- Over the past 5 years, there has been extensive consultations with various stakeholder groups.
- Heavy investment explains why Netflix’s free cashflow is equal to only 6% of revenue.
- Meta had a scare in the fourth quarter of 2021, when it lost 1m users.
- I went to EDUCAUSE with a few goals, one of which was to try to learn more about learning analytics.
But for me the big question remains – what are the compelling use cases for learning analytics, and are those use cases leading to improvements in teaching & learning? So far, I am not sure I came away from EDUCAUSE with a better understanding of how analytics are being used effectively, especially by faculty in the classroom. If you have some interesting use cases about how analytics are being used, I’d love to hear them. What has jazzed me the most in the days since the retreat is that my thinking has been re-energized. I have been jolted back to some of the past work I did on network learning and informal learning, much of which went into my Masters thesis. Things I haven’t thought or written about in years.
And all the data stays on a locally hosted server under local control. One of the projects that I have begun sinking my teeth into post-opened conference has been the work done by Grant Potter, Brian Lamb, Tannis Morgan and Valerie Irvine, the former BCNet open education working group. Once BCNet announced the end of the group, Mary Burgess and I talked about how BCcampus could provide support for the open education work this group is doing, and I’m very happy that I’ve been given some time & resources to support this group.
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It’s like settling into the back of one of those amazing 1990s Bentleys that I get to drive around in occasionally on this show. You feel incredibly supported and surrounded by extreme prosperity. You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook.
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Does Open Pedagogy require OER?
Right now, Wikimedia Commons has a contest running encouraging Canadians to upload a photo of a Canadian monument. So, over lunch I poked around the Wikimedia map of heritage monuments in my city, found a couple close to my house, took a walk with my phone, snapped a couple shots of the historical monuments in my neighbourhood and uploaded them to the Wikimedia Commons. Okay, that is likely just me heaping a lot of representational baggage on the poor old textbook. But this isn’t the fault of the textbook any more than a bad lecture is the fault of Powerpoint.
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I’m hoping to start finding those pockets of WordPress use in the system in the hope of bringing together those who are using WordPress into some kind of community/network of practice. The BC Festival of Learning is happening next week in Burnaby. This is an amalgam of a number of different workshops and conferences that have been supported by BCcampus; Educational Technology User Group , the Open Textbook Summit, and the Symposium on Scholarly Teaching & Learning. Over the past 5 years, there has been extensive consultations with various stakeholder groups. The results are a graduate level education program that feels innovative, contemporary, and grounded in the reality of what it takes to learn in a digital, networked enabled world. So, with that definition, the assignments that these students have done are not open pedagogy.
Poor pedagogy is poor pedagogy, regardless of whether a textbook is involved or not. Anyway, from there, Martin brought Beck Pitt in, and the research was looking more real than it had just a few days earlier. Really, this is more a public thank you to the OER Research Hub , and the BC Open Textbook Faculty Fellows Rajiv Jhangiani, Christina Hendricks and Jessie Key. This was an immensely satisfying project for me to work on for a lot of reasons, not the least of which was the opportune excuse to work with excellent people. The challenge in doing this is to do it in a way so that the uniqueness of each singular event that made it important and special to that particular community isn’t lost in a larger event. The Festival brings together a number of smaller events that BCcampus has supported over the years, including the Open Textbook Summit, ETUG,Symposium on Scholarly Teaching & Learning, and the BC-TLN Spring Gathering.
This is basically the FIPPA compliant Sandstorm instance that I wrote about a few weeks back. I’ve been able to get in and kick the tires a bit more and am able to see a few clear potential use cases for the technology. While it is being tagged with “Next Generation”, it is an idea that has been around for awhile now (see D’arcy’s eduglu post from a decade ago). Second, students should have exactly the same view of their data within our systems that their faculty and institution has.
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I also received a number of constructive comments from the students after the course finished on ways that the course could be improved. It will be available for download and reuse immediately after it is copy edited . Once it is publicly released, we will be soliciting peer reviews from Geography faculty from around the province, like we are currently doing with all the books in our collection. In the process, I even learned a bit about a common structure that I have seen on a regular basis for close to 20 years going back to when I first started working at Camosun College. Or, you can do what I did and contribute a photo of an historical monument in your community.
The resources available to instructors – from handouts, how-to’s, lesson plans to real live people who can help support them – have really lowered the bar for educators to begin using Wikipedia. This is not the same unsupported landscape for educators as it was 10 years ago when early adopters like UBC’s Jon Beasley-Murray were trailblazing. Full credit to the foundation for making it easier for educators to engage with Wikipedia.