Archive For The “Open Education” Category

For the Folks at home: OpenEd09

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OpenEd09 was a great conference. Possibly one of the best I have been to. Sharing is very powerful. In Leigh’s circle, people have sought to develop stuff, posted it as a work in progress to find other people working on similar things just down the road. Bingo: collaboration, synergy, time saving and dare I say…

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Day one: finished presentation

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Day one: finished presentation

The THEME: OK, getting our teaching resources better, more current, less stress on the teachers who do the writing, having better lives.  OER may help.  What are the questions?  Where thiungs go well, WHAT FACTORS ARE IN PLAY? Afterthoughts Used the wrong title for my session: it’s really all about the power of micronetworks.  Maybe…

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Conference, day zero

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Tuesday: FINE Edited Phillipas 40min exam programme, slept in, laundry, cabbage rolls for breakfast, (Chitako is an awesome cook), bus, library, missed Randy sadly. Then off to the afternoon session with Downes and Wiley.  Two guys talking for 3.5 hours. I had little awareness of the breadth of the issues around commercialisation, not in theory,…

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In Vancouver on Day 2.

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Sunday: RAIN Wandered along another part of Commercial Drive.  Supposed to be a carless day, but no, commercialism and realism  has won. The cars were back on Commercial Drive yesterday, after four weekends of street closings, and Ed Wilkerson of Magnet Hardware is thrilled and relieved. So is the owner of Café Abruzzo two blocks…

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Open Ed Conf 4: summary

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This is the final of the four posts on my topic at OpenEd 2009.  Just for the sake of completness. Here is my handout/summary. Summary Notes (Word format) An Approach to the Problems of Personalisation and Context Dependency in Open Educational Resources We had some initial conversations: how are we going to move ahead in…

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Open Ed contribution 3: it’s not all bad news

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This is number three in a series.  Some of the things I may not get a chance to share at OpenEd 2009. These are some of the roadblocks put forward as real or perceived issues by teachers who expressed a keeness to share and to collaborate or work together on resources – or at least…

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Vancouver and OpenED conference

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Next week I am off on a trip to Vancouver to the Open Education conference, and I am presenting a small paper on Personalization and Contextualization of resources as often being a problem in their further use. After that I am taking part in the Future of Learning in a Networked World event. Yesterday I…

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