105 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2017
  2. bavatuesdays.com bavatuesdays.com
    I Don’t Need Permission to be Open
    1. I think the locking down of open is dangerous. I think it draws lines where they need not be, and it reconsolidates power for those who define it. More than that, the power around open has been pretty focused on a few people for too long, and I count myself amongst them.


      cc open pedagogy open education holden wiley jim oer
    www.pakistantoday.com.pk www.pakistantoday.com.pk
    Adding value to education
    1. Informal and open education has been largely overlooked, probably due to social and cultural stigmas attached to learning from places besides traditional campuses. Our education system ends where autodidactism (self-learning) commences: we are content with spoon-feeding our students from textbooks, with no focus on extensive learning. Students learn from topics, as opposed to problems (problem-based learning). It cannot be emphasised enough that research stems from problem-solving buttressed by necessary instruction.

      open education open
    2. difines education dually, as the process of giving and receiving systematic instruction (education) and as an enlightening experience (‘an’ education). Enlightening-giving greater understanding.

      open education education
    cteblog.ku.edu cteblog.ku.edu
    Turning open education into a social movementBloom’s Sixth | Bloom's Sixth
  3. Mar 2017
  4. ucalgary.ca ucalgary.ca
    University-wide network aims to increase awareness and support for open education resources | UToday | University of Calgary
    www.slideshare.net www.slideshare.net
    How inclusive is the “Openness” of Open Education?
    www.openbookpublishers.com www.openbookpublishers.com
    1. What Does It Mean to Open Education? Perspectives on Using Open Educational Resources at a US Public University1
      oer open education public education
  5. Feb 2017
  6. thatpsychprof.com thatpsychprof.com
    Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy
    1. the goal posts must be placed further than simply cheaper textbooks.

      Yes. Because publishers will always be able to beat OER on price as they mine new business models. Not hard to image where the content becomes the loss leader for the publishers in order to get faculty buy-in into tools that have the real gold - data.

      open education oer open textbook publishing
    pkp.sfu.ca pkp.sfu.ca
    Using OJS and OMP for Open Pedagogy | Public Knowledge Project
    1. Using peer assessment for improving student work Involving students in self-assessment of their work and classroom performanc

      These are new example of open pedagogy for me.

      open pedagogy oer open education
  7. Nov 2016
  8. hapgood.us hapgood.us
    Wikity, One Year Later
    1. "Wikity is social bookmarks, wikified." -- Mike Caulfield<br> http://rainystreets.wikity.cc/<br> https://github.com/michaelarthurcaulfield/wikity-zero/

      as far as I can tell, Wikity is the simplest way to run a personal wiki on top of WordPress. But the focus is a hyperlinked bookmarking and notetaking system, because after a year of use and 2,000 cards logged, I can tell you that is where the unique value is.

      wiki education oer open educational resources
    gamesandlearning.wordpress.com gamesandlearning.wordpress.com
    Annotation in the Open: Part 1
    1. From the privacy – and primacy – of LMS (specifically Canvas) discussion forums to the public “playground” afforded by Hypothesis; From the formality of pre-determined questions (which can privilege the scope and purpose of reading) to open-ended and less formal (re)action and exchange; and From an instructor’s authority to center and control textual discourse to a de-centering of power through a fracturing of attention, interest, and commitment.

      So this first one is a technical distinction whereas the second and third are more pedagogical. But what occurred to me in reading this list of rationales was the way in which those pedagogical choices are effected by the tech we choose.

      Helmsley open education
  9. Oct 2016
  10. publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu
    net.educause.edu net.educause.edu
    Educom Review
    1. Literacy Compared to What

      Good questions. Is information literacy as ill-defined as the open in open ed?

      info lit open education
  11. Sep 2016
  12. christianfriedrich.org christianfriedrich.org
    Where would you start?
    1. curate

      The term may still sound somewhat misleading to those who work in, say, museums (where “curator” is a very specific job title). But the notion behind it is quite important, especially when it comes to Open Education. A big part of the job is to find resources and bring them together for further reuse, remix, and reappropriation. In French, we often talk about «veille technologique», which is basically about watching/monitoring relevant resources, especially online.

      Curation Web curation Open Education
    2. Where would you start?
      Open Education
  13. Jul 2016
  14. medium.com medium.com
    A Postcolonial Look at the Future of #EdTech — Not Evenly Distributed — Medium
    1. There is still much more emphasis in hyperbolic education discourse on pushing content rather than enabling connections between people

      There is. But it might be shifting a bit. Or, at least, there are people around who are proposing another Sphere of Agency, one which relies much less on content and does a lot more with openness. As with Berkana, our job might be to connect these people who sing in a different voice. We might reach richer harmonies when we don’t expect unison.

      Open Education
    2. a handful in a few major world languages

      One might think that those other languages are well-represented. People connected with the Open Knowledge Foundation are currently tackling this very issue. Here, Open Education isn’t just about content.

      Open Education Open Knowledge Foundation language diversity World Languages
    www.hewlett.org www.hewlett.org
    www.businessinsider.com www.businessinsider.com
    Colleges can now figure out which students will be successful — even before classes start
    1. Colleges using data analytics have to make sure their students have “open futures” — that their programs create educational opportunities, not the other way around.

      Another side to Open Education: open opportunities. While they still mean “opportunities for success in the current system”, it’s compatible with a view of student success which goes beyond the current system.

      Open Futures Open Education open-ended education Student Success
    hapgood.us hapgood.us
    Choral Explanations and OER: A Summary of Thinking to Date
    www.tonybates.ca www.tonybates.ca
    EDEN 2016: Re-imagining Learning Environments | Tony Bates
    1. disheartened that open education is still mainly focused on MOOCs and OERs, rather than on the broader concept of open textbooks, open research, and open data.

      We often think of the hype cycle but two things this post reveals about MOOC hype: 1) There can be regional differences in the timing of those cycles. 2) We might be in a broad shift from MOOC as a thing to MOOC as a pretext for openness.

      Open Education MOOC Hype
    ww2.kqed.org ww2.kqed.org
    How Teacher-Created Free Online Resources Are Changing the Classroom
    1. “Students chose how they were going to display how they were going to master those standards through projects,”

      A big part of both Competency-Based Education and the open-ended side of Open Education.

      Open Education #CompetencyBasedEducation
  15. Jun 2016
  16. opencontent.org opencontent.org
    Of OER and Free Riders
    1. We need to enable and facilitate alternative development models if our vision of universal OER adoption is to become a reality.
      Federated OER OER Open Education
    www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk
    NLC2012 Template
    1. While the open educationfieldtends to focus onthe development and scalability ofeducational resources and practices, networked learningtends to emphasizethe pedagogical experience of learning communities and interpersonal connections, and connected learning promotes instructional designs for holistic, participatorylearning.

      three definitions

      open education
    hackeducation.com hackeducation.com
    What Do We Mean By Open Education
    1. who are the gatekeepers in deciding what that looks like.

      perhaps a transformation is necessary here. To many (too many), education means grades and scores and standardization. Capacity for self-directed learning is more important and difficult to quantify.

      open education
    2. it can mean that students see themselves as actively building their learning

      This is the heart of the open ed/info lit connection. If the perception is that students go to school to be taught, the more important goal of learning how to learn is so much more difficult to achieve. But fostering lifelong learning means ceding some control over what is to be learned to the learner.

      open education information literacy
    3. does “open” actually transform the way in which we do “school,” the way in which we teach and learn?

      I think it can, but does higher ed want it to? Does anyone other than the open evangelists? The attempts at transformation in the 70s failed pretty hard. Maybe we need to transform teh public vision of what education looks like.

      open education
    4. Free? Open access? Open enrollment? Open data? Openly-licensed materials, as in open educational resources or open source software? Open for discussion? Open for debate? Open to competition? Open for business? Open-ended intellectual exploration?

      love the extended list, esp. "open for discussion/debate" Most definitions don't get past "free." "Open to competition" is an interesting thought. Open to cooperation would be more ideal. What would the competition be? For-profits?

      open education
    www.hewlett.org www.hewlett.org
    1. Look for existing networks for collaboration that could be adapted to fit the strategy if formal networks are desired.

      Work with OpenStax here on grant application? Could we somehow piggy back on their relationship with Hewlett and build for them their annotation solution--most recently articulated as requiring better teacher-student communication?

      Hewlett OpenStax Open Education OER

      Name names...

      OER Open Education Hewlett
    3. OER must have the right metadata

      Could h provide that metadata?!

      metadata OER Open Education Hewlett

      Possibly where h fits in...

      Hewlett Open Education OER
    5. the Foundation will provide enhanced support for grantee collaboration.

      We're already working with grantees: OpenStax, Lumen, Rebus.

      Perhaps the OpenStax collaboration could get funding to enhance 1:1 communication within textbooks.

      OpenStax OER Hewlett Open Education
    6. the technical basis for OER
      OER Open Education Hewlett
    7. robust and flexible infrastructure.

      In so far as collaborative annotation might be critical to a broader OER infrastructure, then perhaps it does contribute to scale.

      OER Open Education Hewlett
    8. Moreover, ZTC degrees ensure that the benefits of open materials follow students from enrollment to graduation, allowing for a pathway of personalized courses that guide students toward completing their degrees.

      What infrastructure would hold this together, especially if textbooks are remixed and mashed up by both students and teachers. Perhaps an annotation system?

      OER Open Education Hewlett
    9. Open materials can empower faculty with the aca-demic freedom to tailor their courses to their students’ needs and even engage students in meaningful learning experiences through adaptation and improvement of the open content itself.10

      HUGE, especially the part about "meaningful learning experiences."

      This is something Kathi Fletcher (OpenStax) alluded to in the edu board meeting: using h to provide a line of communication between students and teachers.

      Open Education OER Hewlett
    10. reserve part of its portfolio to con-tinue funding the infrastructure necessary to support the field

      This is at least part of h's play IMO. Annotation should be part of this infrastructure, not only for post-publication discussion but for production and discovery of such resources as well.

      OER Open Education Hewlett
    11. Therefore, we refreshed our OER strategy to focus on our goal of using grants to help OER reach mainstream adoption.

      This stage of funding is focused on scale.

      OER Open Education Hewlett
    12. high-quality academic materials

      Are tools "materials"?

      OER Open Education Hewlett
    robinderosa.net robinderosa.net
    My Open Textbook: Pedagogy and Practice
    1. I hired a bunch of undergrad students and recent alums, and paid them out of my own pocket to assist me.

      I did not know this. And I already thought Robin was a bad-ass. There should be national, philanthropic funding for projects like this.

      open education OER
    www.hewlett.org www.hewlett.org
    Open Educational Resources | Hewlett Foundation
    1. and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.

      Tools are OERs.

      OER Open Education Hewlett
    2. and refreshed OER strategy.

      This "refresh" was done December 2015.

      OER Open Education Hewlett
    3. The infrastructure

      Hmm, I wonder if this is thinking inspired by the NGDLE movement (from Gates, EDUCAUSE)?

      OER Open Education Hewlett NGDLE
    4. Develop innovative OER models

      I suppose that would be us.

      OER Open Education Hewlett
    www.insidehighered.com www.insidehighered.com
    New university initiatives focus on bringing open educational resources to the masses
    1. the frustration faculty members sometimes feel when searching for open content to include in their courses.

      Annotation could help with this discovery, evaluation, and remixing process.

      OER Open Education
    2. thinking more broadly about what ‘open’ means and how open connects to a variety of different areas


      OER Open Education
    3. Scaling Up OER
      USNH OER open education
    www.dailymaverick.co.za www.dailymaverick.co.za
    Op-Ed: Technology can revolutionise university access | Daily Maverick
    1. If the limitations are acknowledged and accounted for, there is no reason why open education should not offer genuine opportunities for promoting equity of access to higher education
      open pedagogy open education
    musicfordeckchairs.com musicfordeckchairs.com
    Content, it’s us
    1. addressed the way we treat student writing as the waste product of assessment.
      #OER Open Education
    www.digitalpedagogylab.com www.digitalpedagogylab.com
    The Resident Web and Its Impact on the Academy - Hybrid Pedagogy
    1. educators and students alike have found themselves more and more flummoxed by a system that values assessment over engagement, learning management over discovery, content over community, outcomes over epiphanies

      This Systems or "factory farming" approach to education seems antithetical to (and virtually guaranteed to flummox) a community-based, engaged, serendipitous and spontaneous learning explosion in traditional Higher Ed. Where are some cracks and crevices where the System has failed to snuff out the accidental life of learning?

      open learning communities higher education
    opencontent.org opencontent.org
    The Second Power of Open
    1. talking about open pedagogy as the “second power of open.”

      There are clear signs that some move towards Open Pedagogy is in fact happening. At SALTISE, last week, @Downes made it quite clear that Open Education is about openness, not merely about cost.

      #OpenPedagogy Open Education
    2. talking about open pedagogy as the “second power of open.”
      #OpenPedagogy Open Education Open Educational Practices
  17. May 2016
  18. marketbrief.edweek.org marketbrief.edweek.org
    Pearson CEO Fallon Talks Common Core, Rise of ‘Open’ Resources - Market Brief
    1. that OER can provide benefits to some schools, but that commercial resources will continue to have value because of the tech-based enhancements, in analytics and adaptive learning and other areas, that they offer beyond academic content.

      Why can't OERs have the equivalent?

      OER Open Education
    gamesandlearning.wordpress.com gamesandlearning.wordpress.com
    Something Opened
    1. My experimentation with open pedagogy – and my attempts to guide students’ learning with/in and across open platforms – was a social endeavor that invited reciprocal networking.
      open pedagogy open education networked learning
  19. Apr 2016
  20. hapgood.us hapgood.us
    Introducing Wikity
    1. Blogs tend towards conversational and quotative reuse, which is great for some subject areas, but not so great for others. Wiki feeds forward into a consensus process that provides a high level of remix and reuse, but at the expense of personal control and the preservation of divergent goals. Wikity takes lessons from federated wiki, combining the individual control of blogging with the permissionless improvement of wiki.

      Mike Caulfield introduces http://wikity.cc, a personal wiki platform in which editing is blog-like (it runs on WordPress), but pages can be easily copied and remixed.

      I am particularly excited about ways it might be used to help faculty and students to collaborate on OER across institutions.

      oer open educational resources wiki education
    robinderosa.net robinderosa.net
    The University of New Hampshire Open Educational Resources Ambassador Pilot
  21. Mar 2016
  22. www.ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com
    The Battle for Open: How openness won and why it doesn't feel like victory – Martin Weller
    opentextbc.ca opentextbc.ca
    10.3 Open textbooks, open research and open data | Teaching in a Digital Age
    1. Open data

      Sadly, there may not be much work on opening up data in Higher Education. For instance, there was only one panel at last year’s international Open Data Conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUtQBC4SqTU

      Looking at the interoperability of competency profiles, been wondering if it could be enhanced through use of Linked Open Data.

      #OpenData Open Education #IODC15 #LODLAM Linked Open Data Semantic Web
    2016.wpcampus.org 2016.wpcampus.org
    Call for Speakers - WPCampus Conference - Sarasota, FL - July 15-16, 2016
    gamesandlearning.wordpress.com gamesandlearning.wordpress.com
    (Re)Marking upon #ProfChat
    1. open – that is, to make public, transparent, and participatory

      Neat definition of “open”, very contextual, it sounds like.

      #OpenAnnotation Open Education
    gamesandlearning.wordpress.com gamesandlearning.wordpress.com
    #ProfChat about Open Annotation
    1. open annotation.

      I'd like to hear discussion around the term "open" here. How exactly are you using it @remiholden? To mean public as opposed to private?

      For me, open has specific infrastructural connotations: it's about a variety of annotation clients like hypothes.is conforming to certain wider standards so that web annotation--like the web itself--is an interoperable system.

      But I'm curious the degree to which that matters to teachers and learners. And why? We're using hypothes.is, which promises to conform to standards being developed by the w3c, but could DIIGO do the trick even though they're system (for now) is closed?

      open annotation open education openness
  23. Feb 2016
  24. ww2.kqed.org ww2.kqed.org
    Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?
    hackeducation.com hackeducation.com
    Amazon's Plans for OER
    1. We don’t know if content will be interoperable – that is, usable beyond the Amazon (Kindle) ecosystem – or if there’ll be integration with other software systems.

      If not then it really wouldn't be truly "open."

      OER open education interoperability
  25. Jan 2016
  26. anthonydilaura.wordpress.com anthonydilaura.wordpress.com
    iBooks Author is xCode for Teachers.
    1. massive advances in Open Educational Resources

      Some may be surprised to hear about OERs in a post about proprietary technology, especially since this was before iBooks Author allowed the creation of ePUB3 books.

      OER eBooks iBooks Author Open Education
    pressblog.uchicago.edu pressblog.uchicago.edu
    1991 University Press Week | The Chicago Blog
  27. Dec 2015
  28. hypothes.is hypothes.is
    A Coalition of over 40 60 Scholarly Publishers – Hypothesis
    1. What’s the role of standards? Interoperability means that annotations created by one client can be viewed by another, and that they can be stored on any compatible backend server. Standards help ensure that solution and service providers compete, and that users win.
      Open Standards #OpenAnnotation Semantic Web Open Education #OpenWeb
    mfeldstein.com mfeldstein.com
    Moodle Moves Give Hints of What a Post-Fork World Could Look Like
    wikity.cc wikity.cc
    How Wikity Works | Wikity
    1. In open education we have generally focused on the rights that individuals have to remix content, while not providing or using publishing tools that make it easy to fork content in ways that make sense to non-programming communities. Wikity attempts to apply the tools and logic of forking to WordPress, the world's most popular web content platform. Content published in Wikity is easily forked to new sites while maintaining an attribution trail and keeping track of past versions.

      Mike Caulfield is working on WordPress software to make Federated Wiki concepts accessible to a wider audience. http://wikity.cc/ is the most recent result.

      wiki federated wiki open education
    robinderosa.net robinderosa.net
    Open Textbooks? UGH.
    1. The goal of education is for the educator to become less and less needed for learners to learn.

      The reverse of the typical “goal displacement”. Instead of focusing on ensuring our continued employment as “instructors”, we want to make sure learning happens. Deep down, we know we’ll find ways to work, no matter what happens. The comparison with health can be interesting. If doctors had an incentive to keep people sick, society wouldn’t benefit much. Allegedly, Chinese healthcare provides incentives for doctors to help people stay healthy. Sounds like it’d make sense, somehow. Yet education and health are both treated like industries. We produce graduates, future employees, etc. Doctors produce people who fit a pattern of what it means to be healthy in a given social context. There’s even a factory-chain metaphor used when some people apply “lean management” to hospitals or colleges. Not that the problem is with the management philosophy itself. But focusing so much on resource allocation blinds us from a deep reality: as we are getting healthier and more “learned”, roles are shifting.

      Open Education Education Business Models for Higher Education
    www.meanboyfriend.com www.meanboyfriend.com
    What it means to be Open | Overdue Ideas
    1. Among the most useful summaries I have found for Linked Data, generally, and in relationship to libraries, specifically. After first reading it, got to hear of the acronym LODLAM: “Linked Open Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums”. Been finding uses for this tag, in no small part because it gets people to think about the connections between diverse knowledge-focused institutions, places where knowledge is constructed. Somewhat surprised academia, universities, colleges, institutes, or educational organisations like schools aren’t explicitly tied to those others. In fact, it’s quite remarkable that education tends to drive much development in #OpenData, as opposed to municipal or federal governments, for instance. But it’s still very interesting to think about Libraries and Museums as moving from a focus on (a Web of) documents to a focus on (a Web of) data.

      #LODLAM Linked Data Open Data Open Education Open Standards #OpenWeb Linked Open Data Education Higher Education Academia Open World Assumption
  29. Nov 2015
  30. chronicle.com chronicle.com
    Beyond Textbooks and OER: reflecting on #OpenEd15 – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education
    1. Encouraging students to curate their own content

      Learners already create and curate a lot of “content”. Let’s encourage them to do more with it, even if they keep it somewhat closed. Much of it doesn’t have to be so high-minded, as even forum posts can do a lot to the learning process. “Open Education” isn’t merely about content and a lot of work in the 5Rs can be done in learning communities.

      Open Education OER
    2. if free textbooks or OER offer learners free access to good quality knowledge

      Big “if”. And it’s one of those cases where defining those terms (“access”, “knowledge”, “free”, “good quality”, even “learners”…) is important but risky. We don’t want sterile debates, but we need to acknowledge that we may not be talking about the same things.

      OpenTextbooks Open Education textbooks OER Open Access ope
    clintlalonde.net clintlalonde.net
    The (open) future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed
    1. Some practitioners of open education have been dismayed at the recent emphasis on "free textbooks", which implies that cost-cutting is the main goal of openness. But it should not be forgotten that for many teachers and students, open textbooks provide an introduction to broader open practices.

      education oer open educational resources open access
    openpraxis.org openpraxis.org
    The Limitations of Access Alone: moving towards open processes in education technology
    www.edsurge.com www.edsurge.com
    Why Personalized Learning Matters to a New Generation of College Students (EdSurge News)
    1. open access

      Not really what we tend to mean by “open access” in academia, but closer to “open education” than one might assume. It can be less about the cost of textbooks than about inclusion. And diversity.

      Open Education inclusion diversity
    www.educationdive.com www.educationdive.com
    How to offer open educational resources at scale
    1. creation of an OER culture among faculty

      Pretty much what we’re trying to enable. Culture change is organic, but there are ways to empower those actors who are pushing things in an appropriate direction, in terms of Open Education.

      OER Open Education
  31. Oct 2015
  32. www.bbc.com www.bbc.com
    School technology struggles to make an impact - BBC News
    1. Technology is the only way to dramatically expand access to knowledge. Why should students be limited to a textbook that was printed two years ago, and maybe designed 10 years ago, when they could have access to the world's best and most up-to-date textbook?

      Can serve well as an OER quote.

      OER Open Education OpenTextbooks
    www.bbc.com www.bbc.com
    Computers 'do not improve' pupil results, says OECD - BBC News
    1. He gave the example of digital textbooks which can be updated as an example of how online technology could be better than traditional methods.

      Great argument for OERs, no? And Open Annotations, for that matter.

      OER Open Education OpenTextbooks #OpenAnnotation
  33. Sep 2015
  34. www.unesco.org www.unesco.org
    What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)? | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    1. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.

      In other words, Open Educational Resources need not reproduce the textbook model.

      OER Open Education OpenTextbooks textbooks
    www.nbcnews.com www.nbcnews.com
    College Textbook Prices Have Risen 1,041 Percent Since 1977
  35. Aug 2015
  36. www.edudemic.com www.edudemic.com
    A Teacher’s Guide to Wikipedia | Edudemic
    www.adlnet.gov www.adlnet.gov
    Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative: Training & Learning Architecture (TLA)
    1. The Training and Learning Architecture (TLA) encompasses a set of standardized Web service specifications and Open Source Software (OSS) designed to create a rich environment for connected training and learning.
      TLA xAPI open source Web service education