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  2. Sep 2018
    1. Advancement occurs as a reward for connectedness and usefulness, not for elite recognition.

      Change the metric of EDU success from excellence to connectedness and usefulness.

    2. Open knowledge institutions of higher learning foreground and prioritise the constituent communities that their students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators, partners and collaborators both comprise and promote.
    1. Political and technological dislocation have fed off each other since the nation’s founding. Now they are dangerously out of whack.

      The underlying premise is that there used to be a balance between tech innovation and political response in the USA, but since Reagan, there has not.

    1. I believe a model where commercial providers develop and maintain open scholarly communications infrastructure requires four basic principles of openness: Open Source, Open Data, Open Integrations, and Open Contracts.

      Hindawi CEO lays out the four elements he sees as key to proprietary companies participating effectively in building and providing infrastructure to support open science.

    1. The plan, which was initiated by Robert Jan Smits, the Open Access Envoy of the European Commission, outlines 10 principles, which can be distilled into four essential actions:

      A summary of Plan S, the European plan to support open access publishing.

    1. The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the experiential liberal arts.

      Outline of experiential education requirements at a specific university.

    1. The Promise of the Experiential Liberal Arts

      Argues for integrating experiential education into liberal arts, and experiential liberal arts into every discipline to advance "soft skills".

    1. Between publishers' higher costs of textbooks and students' struggle with large amounts of reading materials, getting students to both access and engage more deeply with texts is a challenge.

      Two challenges that #OER and #annotation together can provide infrastructure to help solve: the high cost of learning materials and engaging teachers and learners in social reading, discussion and analysis.

      Issues to solve: both OER and annotation don't require digital reading, but are both made more powerful through it. Yet technology access and reading preferences don't always support to digital reading.

      Solution: Explore online and offline, digital and print experiments in OER and annotation/social reading.

  3. Aug 2018
    1. most of all, re-establishes education as a force for equity and social mobility — and I think open licensing is a crucial piece of that equation.I’m not content, though, with open licensing being the extent of our vision, and I hope many others feel the same way.

      Amen: open licensing as key infrastructure in improving public education rather than an end in itself!

    1. Collaboration started during April, 2018.

      Inception date for the Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools.

    1. Patreon Engineering Levels

      Engineering focus, but a very detailed rubric of how to rank different personnel levels. Could maybe be generalized/adapted for other fields.

    1. Facebook is rating the trustworthiness of its users on a scale from zero to 1

      See also my tweet: What I coincidence! Like Facebook, I also measure people's credibility on a scale of zero to one, or what I like to think of as a scale of Pinocchio to Cassandra. It would be cool to hear what @marshallk @holden and @vgr think of this:

    1. Administrators who are charged with the development of open education policy may not fully understand the opportunities inherent in OER and OEP, partic-ularly for learners.

      The other key area of alignment: with learners.

    2. Open Education: Policies

      Join other folks annotating the full PDFs of @EDUCAUSELI's other two related posts about content and practices in open education:

      1. 7 Things You Should Know About Open Education: Content
      2. 7 Things You Should Know About Open Education: Practices
    3. They clearly align the open education policy with the university’s mission statement and strategic goals.

      Institutional alignment is absolutely critical so the policies can be shaped for the institution and so leadership can provide aligned support.

    1. Open Education: Practices

      Join other folks annotating the full PDFs of @EDUCAUSELI's other two related posts about content and policies in open education:

      1. 7 Things You Should Know About Open Education: Content
      2. 7 Things You Should Know About Open Education: Policies

      While I think this post does a good job of summarizing OEP, I'm disheartened to see the piece shaped so clearly from the perspective that OER is the necessary heart or foundation of OEP. From my POV, OER and open-licensing is a key infrastructural component, but is neither necessary nor sufficient in the larger and more important project to "reconceptualize and improve pedagogy and advance authentic, participatory, engaged learning" that this work rightly champions. Why must OEP always rest so heavily on OER? It's as if we have mistaken tactics for goals.

    1. Ten Principles of Self-Sovereign Identity
    2. a self-elected “rogue” state

      A singular description of Facebook.

    3. Unfortunately, powerful institutions co-opted their efforts and kept them from fully realizing their goals.

      Very clear assessment of what happened to OpenID.

  4. Jul 2018
    1. Commentary: At Lansing Community College in Michigan, OER has been transformative. The college's librarian describes what it will take to make OER work long-term.

      Regina Gong outlines the OER program at Lansing Community College.

    1. Teaching Tech Together

      Resources to help design/conduct effective teaching about technology.

    1. The Committee on Coherence at Scale, sponsored by CLIR, analyzes emerging national-scale digital projects and their potential to help transform higher education in terms of scholarly productivity, teaching, cost-efficiency, and sustainability.

      Dormant (?) group focused on infrastructure from the POV of EDUs and libraries.

    1. Embodying a commitment to learner-driven education, OEP involves students in “active, constructive engagement with [open] content, tools and services in the learning process” in ways designed to help promote learners’ self-management, cre-ativity, and ability to work in teams.

      The editorial addition of "[open]" in this quote betrays what seems like an underlying bias in this work: that open educational PRACTICES require and are always based on open educational RESOURCES. Hence the move to changing OEP to "OER-enabled pedagogy" below. I would argue that yes, there is a deep connection between OEP and OER, that OEP benefits from using OER, but that OEP is possible without OER. And unlike, Abruzzi's story, one might just as easily start from an OEP experience and eventually come to use OER as a part of it.

    2. OEP provide the architecture and philosophical underpin-ning for fulfilling the promise of using OER to expand collabora-tive, inclusive, accessible, and active learning and related pedagogy.

      Again, this makes it seem like OEP is solely an outgrowth of OER, when I would argue that "expanding collaborative, inclusive, accessible, and active learning" is a primary goal that may or may not engage OER.

    3. A key tenet is the positioning of the learner as a central, active player in the learning experience.

      Agreed. And this tenet is far more important that the copyright status of the materials involved.

    4. Going forward, practitioners and researchers envision that the focus around OEP will evolve from a relatively narrow emphasis on development, revising, and distribution of OER to further development of related practices, architectures, principles, and policies

      This imagines that current OEP activities are more focused on OER than may in fact be the case.

    1. an institutional rather than a user focus

      This is key: Desires to use portfolios in institutional/program assessment practices are part of what has made them cumbersome. Portfolio use in programs that emphasized their value for students and learning have always been the best examples in my opinion (eg, Portland State, LaGuardia CC, Clemson), even if they also use them in institutional/program assessment too.

    2. e-portfolios did not become the standard form of assessment as proposed

      Agreed, and yet I still believe that portfolios are a powerful part of what some call "authentic" assessment practices.

    3. for many students owning their own domain and blog remains a better route to establishing a lifelong digital identity

      DoOO is definitely a great goal, especially if it is viewed in part as a portfolio activity, so people use their domains to build up a lifelong portfolio. What seems key is having the right supports in place to help people and institutions reach such goals not only technically, but most importantly, as a set of practices integrated into their personal and institutional workflows.

    4. e-portfolios

      FWIW, I think the eportfolio community coalesced around not using a hyphen or capital P in the term. Some prefer to just talk about "portfolios", reasoning that the "electronic" part was not a necessary ingredient and probably should be updated to "digital" regardless.

    5. What has changed, what remains the same, and what general patterns can be discerned from the past twenty years in the fast-changing field of edtech?

      Join me in annotating @mweller's thoughtful exercise at thinking through the last 20 years of edtech. Given Martin's acknowledgements of the caveats of such an exercise, how can we augment this list to tell an even richer story?

    6. 2008: E-Portfolios

      My first entry into edtech was in eportfolios, back in 2004 when I was at Portland State University. PSU was probably an early adopter of eportfolios, so 2008 may be the right year to put them in as a wider focus.

  5. Jun 2018
    1. StoryEngine is way to listen to, support, and create with the people who matter most to an organization or a cause. It can be used to do research, to monitor or evaluate a program, to generate learning, or facilitate grant reporting. StoryEngine is based in-depth interviews that get transformed into stories. These stories are assets — for communications, advocacy, and more — as well as data. Together the stories create larger dataset that can analyzed to surface insights and learning that inform decision-making.

      StoryEngine qualitative methodology.

    1. This report provides institutional leaders with a better understanding of the IT experiences and needs of their faculty who engage in research or seek to expand their research capabilities.

      EDU research technology needs

    1. OER support the practice of open ed-ucation, an umbrella term for the mix of open content, practices, policies, and communities that, properly leveraged, can provide broad access to effective learning opportunities for everyone.

      Great to see my earlier comment led to a fix here: "opportunities" now replaces "materials" and it all makes more sense.

    2. Working in an open education envi-ronment might better prepare students for work in today’s in-creasingly collaborative and interdisciplinary workplaces.

      This would be a great part of a "7 Things..." that focuses on open education in addition to open content.

    3. Many practitioners argue that open education could be positioned as a core education prac-tice, with learners producing, evaluating, using, revising, and shar-ing OER

      maybe add: "as one of the many practices enabled by open education."

    4. Open Education: Content

      I'm a little confused that the title of this work is "7 Things You Should Know About Open Education", but it seems to focus mostly on OER. Is this the first in a series of "7 Things..." works about open education and content is just the first topic?

    5. OER support the practice of open ed-ucation, an umbrella term for the mix of open content, practices, policies, and communities that, properly leveraged, can provide broad access to effective learning materials for everyone.

      Not to quibble, but this sentence makes it seem like the primary outcome of open education is to provide "effective learning materials", which I think unnecessarily limits what #OEP can generate.

    1. Transparency agendas are being used to legislate against consortial open-access models even though it has good cost outcomes

      against economic models as justifications for open access

  6. May 2018
  7. marketingcollaboration.com marketingcollaboration.com
    1. Insight & Analysis into Modern Marketing Practices

      Project by Bryan Rhoads at Opal.

    1. The Students at the Center Hub is a resource for educators, families, students and communities wanting to learn more about research, best practices, supportive policies, and how to talk about student-centered approaches to learning.
    1. The survey results are most clear in defining how the ORFG should approach openinfrastructure issues, and less clear as to what specific opportunities should be our focus. Asan organization, there is some enthusiasm for concentrating on projects that (1) are notredundant in the landscape, (2) have some track record, (3) require a finite (as opposed toongoing) commitment; and (4) are straightforward to pitch to internal funder stakeholders andgrantees.

      ORFG funding foci.

    1. Students have taken the technology and used it for what the technology is able to do."

      What this story tells me is that the internet is exposing weaknesses in pedagogy. Maybe this is a handy way to think about teaching: If students can use the internet to skate around your teaching goals, then maybe you aren't teaching in a way that will help them in a world with an internet.

    2. Are they invested in their own learning?

      Wait, the lesson in all this is to question the students' commitment to learning? What about the instructors and institution? Are they committed to the students' learning? Or are they only committed to processing as many students through a given class as possible using prepackaged content and standardized tests?

    3. Students also frequent other online sharing resources

      "Students frequent"? Like the way they might frequent the soda fountain down on main?

    1. <div class="h-entry"> <a class="p-author h-card" href="http://mysite.example.org"> <img alt="" src="http://mysite.example.org/icon.jpg"/> Supercool Indiewebauthor</a>: RSVP <span class="p-rsvp">yes</span> to <a href="http://example.com/event" class="u-in-reply-to">IndieWeb Example Event</a> </div>

      is the tag properly nested in this example?

    1. higher education has always existed in the complex domain because it is a human system rather than a mechanical one

      Yes: a human system. Not merely a set of tools and processes to optimize.

    2. George Siemens suggests that the Cynefin framework may be the "best guidance . . . on how to function in our current context."

      Not surprised to find both @kreshleman and @bonstewart talking about Cynefin.

    3. Although we graduate students into the larger economy, we educate them not to serve it but to shape it.

      Shape, not serve: this is a key distinction!

    1. The Open Education Tools Symposium, hosted by Hypothes.is in January 2017—with the support of the HewlettFoundation—for the express purpose of identifying the gaps and needs in OER technical infrastructure foundthat “even with the close focus on OER technical infrastructure, the conversations over the two-day event were wide ranging and often lingered on broader questions facing the OER movement: who exactly are we building for; is it really working?....no complete picture of the gaps in OER tooling became apparent during the symposium...”.

      Referencing and linking to the 2017 Open Educational Tools Symposium convened by Hypothesis.

  8. Apr 2018
    1. A purpose that is vague or general, such as for instance ‘Improving users’ experience’, ‘marketing purposes’, or ‘future research’ will – without further detail – usually not meet the criteria of being ‘specific’”.[

      I see a lot of cookie notices that give vague reasons like "improving user experience". Specifically disallowed by GDPR?

    2. The GDPR permits the opt-out approach when the purposes that the companies want to use the data for are “compatible” with the original purpose for which personal data were shared by users.[6] In addition to the opt-out notice, users also have to be told of their right to object at any time to the use of their data for direct marketing.[7]

      GDPR can allow opt out rather than opt in.

  9. Mar 2018
    1. An Open Approach to Scholarly Reading and Knowledge Management

      Key writing on opening knowledge practices (OKP), what we are calling the effort to enable people, when they are engaged in acquiring, generating and sharing knowledge as students, teachers, researchers, scholars, and librarians, to develop and demonstrate (agency) themselves (identities), their understanding (literacies), their skills, and their connections to other people (communities) throughout their lives for their own benefit, for the common good, and to participate in a just and thriving economy.

    1. Today, while many benefit from the past contributions of members of the OER community, the sustainability of the movement itself is directly related to the future health and vibrancy of new community contributions.

      A thorny issue here related to contribution just in the case of higher education textbooks in the USA (obviously there are lots of other cases to consider): Currently, most US EDU textbook "contributions" are given to commercial publishers from individual students in the form of money (although shaped by instructor and institutional choices). To reshape this contribution flow, EITHER we need mechanisms for students to contribute directly to OER efforts (like SUNY's OER Services model, SLCC's OER course fee model, models where students actively create/revise OER materials via "renewable assignments", and others), AND/OR we need to shift contributions away from students and toward — most likely — institutions (like Tidewater CC's Increased Tuition Revenue (INTRO) model and others).

    2. Toward a Sustainable OER Ecosystem: The Case for OER Stewardship

      I'm keeping a running list of other works that I've come across that respond to the CARE Framework in the Zotero Open Knowledge Practices library under the tag "careframework". Reply to this annotation to add more (or you can contact me with suggestions or to join the Zotero OKP group).

      Note: in Zotero you can open Library Settings at the upper right to show other columns in the list, like date (of publication), and then sort by exposed columns.

    3. commercial OER publishers

      So maybe like we ask vendors to provide VPATs for accessibility, we might ask commercial OER vendors how they serve the CARE Framework?

    4. the OER movement benefits and is itself enriched from the broad participation of individuals

      Inclusion is a benefit for the including community, not just for the newly included.

    5. to download and  share

      I would also add revise here, as copying and sharing OER is even more powerful when one can do so in a format that supports revision.

    6. to download

      This is where the Retain of 5Rs comes in strong.

    7. we must practice conspicuous attribution

      I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that adapting mechanisms from the way citations are handled and valued in research and scholarly publication might help make attribution both something people do and benefit from more regularly.

    8. Locating people at the center of the CARE Framework serves to remind us first and foremost of the broader social context and purpose of the OER movement.

      Yes! And shifting focus away from OER as a collection of artifacts towards OER as the results of interactions between people, content and tools.

    9. the predominant business models of the educational technology and publishing industries have been predicated on the concept of access limitations and scarcity

      Defining predominant commercial content/tools business models.

    10. reused, adapted, and shared

      Include "retain"? It's hard to reuse, adapt or share without rights to retain.

    11. It aims to address the question of how an individual, institution, or organization seeking to be a good steward can contribute to the growth and sustainability of the OER movement consistent with the community’s values.

      CARE's goal

    12. how we might sustainably scale the movement over time and across diverse contexts, while still staying true to the values of openness that attracted so many to OER in the first place

      Perhaps the most succinct statement of the core issue.

    13. analogous “open” efforts

      Again, maybe we should include "open educational practices" here so as to focus on related practices as well as collections of artifacts.

    14. issues such as

      We might include "open pedagogies" or similar in this list.

    15. unrestricted by traditional copyright

      Or given that CC sits on a foundation of traditional copyright and has multiple flavors, maybe something like: "under specific rights granted beyond the basic "all rights reserved" of standard copyright.

    16. Lisa Petrides

      Lisa is the CEO of ISKME. Follow her on Twitter.

    17. C. Edward Watson

      Eddie is Associate Vice President for Quality, Advocacy, and LEAP Initiatives with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Follow him on Twitter and learn more from his blog.

    18. Douglas Levin

      Doug is President of EdTech Strategies. Follow him on Twitter.

    1. Most of the world’s most intractable problems have not gone unsolved because of a lack of ingenuity. They’ve gone unsolved because they exist within complex, interlocking systems that must be healed concurrently over generations.

      All those projects like the space race, AI, and self-driving cars seem to suffer from this POV: not how do we solve problems like making a livable planet, use intelligence better, or improve human transportation, but what's the most ambitious thing we can do that means we don't have to work on such complex problems?

  10. Feb 2018
    1. A better marketing plan for your open source software project The history and evolution of marketing in open source demonstrates a need for new approaches.

      marketing for open source

    1. Teaching, Learning, and IT Issues: Points of Intersection

      Intersections between EDUCAUSE's 2018 top 10 IT and teaching and learning issues.

    2. The IT and the T&L visions are thus fairly congruent: integrating disparate applications so that they offer our communities a consolidated environment and more customizable functionality. These are invigorating and also daunting challenges.

      Drawing connections between decentralizing services in the ERP > enterprise architecture and LMS > NGDLE.

    3. with more data comes more responsibility

      on the responsibility generated by aggregating learner data

    4. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Key Issues in Teaching and Learning surveys

      Visit the 2018 ELI Key Issues in Teaching and Learning with Hypothesis annotation enabled.

    5. EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues

      Visit the 2018 EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues with Hypothesis annotation enabled.

    1. “If we just reward content based on raw clicks and engagement, we might actually see content that is increasingly sensationalist, clickbaity, polarizing, and divisive,” she says. A social network that rewards only clicks, not subscriptions, is like a dating service that encourages one-night stands but not marriages.

      sexual/matrimony metaphor

    2. “Social networks enable malicious actors to operate at platform scale, because they were designed for fast information flows and virality,”

      why is virality the goal? venture capital, if you take away venture capital and virality, do you still get info disorder?

    3. Zuckerberg’s conference room (called the Aquarium) and Sandberg’s (called Only Good News)

      conference rooms named after our greatest weaknesses?

    4. Simultaneously, authority over the algorithm shifted to a team of engineers based in Seattle. Very quickly the module started to surface lies and fiction.

      LOL: responsibility transfers to engineer and lies ensue

    5. “We traced the creation of the Facebook accounts to IP addresses at the Apple store a block away from the MySpace offices in Santa Monica,”

      MySpace people used internet access at Apple stores to try to malign Facebook.

    6. If Facebook didn’t start offering a better deal to the publishing industry, Thomson and Murdoch conveyed in stark terms, Zuckerberg could expect News Corp executives to become much more public in their denunciations and much more open in their lobbying.

      worth thinking about before one refers to the "free press"

    7. whether News Feed should be modified to better deal with some of the most complex issues facing the product. Does it favor posts that make people angry? Does it favor simple or even false ideas over complex and true ones?

      complex issues are...complex...and not easily made into algorithms

    8. As often happens when outsiders meet with Facebook, people used the time to try to figure out how they could get more followers for their own pages.

      LOL: the idea that people drinking the koolaid of social could think clearly to regulate it

    9. Facebook decided, too, that it had to extend an olive branch to the entire American right wing, much of which was raging about the company’s supposed perfidy.

      to remain neutral, one often has to take sides

    10. But it’s hard to argue that this wasn’t an editorial decision. It may be one of the biggest ever made.

      a stylistic choice as a very profound editorial choice

    11. Facebook has long seemed to think it has immunity from those debates because it is just a technology company—one that has built a “platform for all ideas.”

      a warning to anyone who thinks technology is neutral

    12. When new recruits come in, they are treated to an orientation lecture by Chris Cox, the company’s chief product officer, who tells them Facebook is an entirely new communications platform for the 21st century, as the telephone was for the 20th. But if anyone inside Facebook is unconvinced by religion, there is also Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act to recommend the idea.

      when culture and legislation mix

    1. IT organizations will be focusing on four areas this year: Institutional adaptiveness IT adaptiveness Improved student outcomes Improved decision-making

      EDU IT's top 4 issues:

      1. Institutional adaptiveness
      2. IT adaptiveness
      3. Improved student outcomes
      4. Improved decision-making
    1. But Alphabet did flag “misleading” information and “objectionable content” as risks to the company’s financial performance in its annual report this week, for the first time ever.

      Google's parent company now includes information disorder as a factor in its profitability and success.

  11. Jan 2018
    1. competency-based education and new methods of assessment (from #5 to #16)

      Will CBL follow the pattern of MOOCs? Wait, what pattern did MOOCs follow? They are certainly not gone...

    2. See how the results of the latest ELI Key Issues in Teaching and Learning Survey stack up against responses from years past.

      Jump to an annotated version of ELI's 2018 Key issues in Teaching and Learning.

    1. Key Issues in Teaching and Learning

      Jump to Malcom Brown's post contextualizing ELI's 2018 Key issues in Teaching and Learning.

      2018 key issues include:

      1. Academic Transformation
      2. Accessibility and UDL
      3. Faculty Development
      4. Privacy and Security
      5. Digital and Information Literacies
      6. Integrated Planning and Advising Systems for Student
      7. Instructional Design
      8. Online and Blended Learning
      9. Evaluating Technology-based Instructional Innovations
      10. Open Education
      11. Learning Analytics
      12. Adaptive Teaching and Learning
      13. Working with Emerging Technology
      14. Learning Space Designs
      15. NGDLE and LMS Services
    2. Open Education

      I'd raise Open Education up from #10, but then again, I'm biased. I'd put it at maybe #7 and push the others down.

    3. Digital and Information Literacies

      From my POV, this is an incredibly important priority, not just for education, but for everyone, everywhere, as we have been going through a dramatic breakdown in shared understandings of literacies. I credit @bryanalexander for helping me to always think of literacies plural instead of this or that singular literacy.

    1. The Commission proposes to fund a European Commission Open Research Publishing Platform ('the platform') The main aim of the platform is to offer Horizon 2020 beneficiaries a free and fast publication possibility for peer reviewed articlesas well as pre-prints resulting from Horizon 2020 funding.

      EU open publishing platform

  12. Dec 2017
    1. In global terms, digital inequalities continue to be well-documented and, in many instances, divides across lines of geography, gender, age, physical abilities, socio-economic status, language, and educational attainment are growing.

      The digital divide, internationally.

    1. Higher Education, Digital Divides, and a Balkanized Internet

      This is the article that convinced me to always refer to "digital divides" in the plural.