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    1. NOT READY TO LET GO: A STUDYOFRESISTANCETO GRADING CONTRACTS

      This article was included in the curriculum for the Open Pedagogy track led by Dave Cormier in the 2019 Digital Pedagogy Lab Toronto.

      In a 19 March 2019 Virtually Connecting session, Dave explained that he uses the contract in this article as a negative example — not to be adopted uncritically, but as a starting place to think about how one might generate a better assessment model.

    1. We refer to this idea as the access hypothesis.

      In thinking about the questions I’m raising in my presentation at OLC Innovate 2019, let's start by asking the question whether we think the "access hypothesis" is a significant component in measuring the impact of OER on student learning?

  2. Mar 2019
    1. we are simultaneously living along two curves

      Or maybe even better: along three, negotiating curves, like Gramsci's idea of residual, dominant, and emergent cultures.

    1. DXtera Institute is a non-profit, collaborative member-based consortium dedicated to transforming student and institutional outcomes in higher education.

      DXtera Institute is a non-profit, collaborative member-based consortium dedicated to transforming student and institutional outcomes in higher education. We specialize in helping higher education professionals drive more efficient access to information and insights for effective decision-making and realize long-term cost savings, by simplifying and removing barriers to systems integration and improving data aggregation and control.

      With partners across the U.S. and Europe, our consortium includes some of the brightest minds in education and technology, all working together to solve critical higher education issues on a global scale.

    1. But often — and maybe even usually — when we complain about the cost of books, we’re complaining about the cost of supplemental media, password-protected websites, and other items that may include text but are certainly not books.

      And at the same time, OER’s lack of such ancillary materials is often blamed for its slow adoption.

    2. By teaching students to expect that books ought to be free, we are teaching them to be bad citizens.

      Point taken. Maybe the lesson is not about the price of books, but who should pay for them. A lot of course materials are produced in factory-like conditions by underpaid creators who have no intellectual property rights in the works they produce.

    3. a holdover

      I love the word for these types of anachronisms: skeumorph.

    1. 3 Tips to Help You Prototype a Service
      1. Design only the details that matter
      2. Factor in the before and after
      3. Involve users and employees
    1. But when you think of it, our educational institutions aren’t built to recognize the complexity between pasts and futures. In effect, we build superhighways with one on ramp, and lots of off ramps that lead to dead ends.

      I'm going to forgive the automobilist metaphor because the point is just so dang right!

    2. But many of the conditions that make these settings deeply uncomfortable are larger than that level of course-contained pedagogy.

      Amen! Even worse maybe in K12, where all the social issues we are not addressing elsewhere are expected to be solved in under-funded classrooms.

    3. Scaling In: The Community Dimensions of Innovation

      Great reading for answers to the question "yes, but does it scale?"

    4. To solve the problem of ‘scaling up’ requires ‘scaling in’ –by this we mean developing the designs and infrastructure needed to support effective use of an innovation.

      On "scaling-in" rather than "scaling-up".

    5. special thanks to Nate Angell

      Whoa! Thanks Robin! I don't remember what I might have contributed, but super-honored to be mentioned in such an awesome work!

  3. Feb 2019
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    1. Why an HTML/CSS First Approach Works for #OER and why #OER Must Work for an HTML First Approach

      I'm in strong support of an HTML-first approach for both humans and OER. Great stuff Greg! Love the offline, non-digital learning activities!

    2. For too long the field of #OER has simply been a field studying itself. We debate what is open and what is not. What is a resource what is pedagogy...and is that pedagogy really praxis....

      I don't really get this opinion, or how it pertains to Greg's otherwise important point about the format of OER. Seems like it ignores BOTH the great many tangible contributions folks have made in the field of OER AND the very important conversations that also take place around topics as or more important than technical formats, like pedagogy, and the socio-economic ecosystem in which OER participates.

    1. LAST YEAR Flickr, a photo-sharing site, announced it would cut its free storage from 1 terabyte (more than 200,000 images) to just to 1,000 items. Starting this month, many users may find that their content is in danger of being deleted.

      Note that Flickr's new owner, SmugMug, promised to continue to host all CC-licensed images shared before 1 Nov 2018 for free.

    1. Flickr Commons photos will not be deleted. Anything uploaded with a CC license before November 1, 2018, won’t be deleted, but users will need to upgrade to Pro to upload more than 1,000 photos or videos.

      Flickr's new owner SmugMug promises to continue to host all CC-licensed images shared before 1 Nov 2018.

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    22. Ruben Puentedura Founder

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    97. Panel of Experts

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    1. In other words, when YouTube fine-tunes its algorithms, is it trying to end compulsive viewing, or is it merely trying to make people compulsively watch nicer things?

      YouTube's business interests are clearly rewarded by compulsive viewing. If it is even possible to distinguish "nicer" things, YouTube might have to go against its business interests if less-nice things DO lead to more compulsive viewing. Go even deeper, as Rob suggests below, and ask if viewing itself can shape both how (compulsive?) and what (nice or not-nice?) we view?

    1. Algorithms will privilege some forms of ‘knowing’ over others, and the person writing that algorithm is going to get to decide what it means to know… not precisely, like in the former example, but through their values. If they value knowledge that is popular, then knowledge slowly drifts towards knowledge that is popular.

      I'm so glad I read Dave's post after having just read Rob Horning's great post, "The Sea Was Not a Mask", also addressing algorithms and YouTube.

    2. Some questions to use when discussing why we shouldn’t replace humans with AI (artificial intelligence) for learning

      Great discussion of what questions to ask about artificial intelligence and learning from Dave Cormier.

    1. Despite these options, degree completion in higher education is stymied by factors that go beyond these efforts, and closing the achievement gap continues to be a difficult challenge

      I wonder if we need to think beyond digital tools to really address the achievement gap.

    2. the expert panel

      I've started curating a Twitter list of the folks involved in shaping the 2019 Horizon Report. Visit the list and let me know who is missing.

    3. ubrics like Quality Matters h

      Also look at Open SUNY Course Quality Review OSCQR rubric.

    4. Improving Digital Fluency

      Not to beat a dead horse, but just like we should maybe always think of digital literacies in the plural, we should also think about digital fluencies as there is certainly more than one type or kind of fluency.

    5. Growing Focus on Measuring Learning

      This topic belongs here, but I would have liked to see an acknowledgement about privacy concerns related to measuring learning. How are we engaging students in the design of this work?

    6. EDUCAUSE2019 Horizon Report Previe

      Read annotations on the 2019 Horizon Report Preview from EDUCAUSE. Sign up or log in above to add your own annotations and replies.

    1. competency- based learning

      I see competency-based learning listed under authentic learning along with project-based learning and challenge-based learning. But most of the CBL implementations I've seen actually rely more on automated assessment and regurgitated reading. CBL could be authentic, but is it?

    2. Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years

      According to the #HorizonReport, by 2030 we should be working on #mixedreality and #robotics in EDU.

    1. Declaration of Rights and Principles to Transform Scholarly Communication

      You can keep up on overall open access news from the University of California system online.

    1. One of the things I absolutely hate is reading research done in a v narrow context and authors concluding “even though our sample was [insert v narrow non-diverse sample] we expect our results to resonate [insert absurd universality]”.

      AMEN! It is such a part of the "Western POV" to generate universalities out of their (our) own situated experiences.

    1. Onefactor that continues to emergeas an important predictor of retention/persistenceis strong faculty-student relationships.

      Human contact supports success.

    1. seven values and principles at the core

      OCSDNet identifies 7 values and principles at the core of more inclusive open science.

    2. the need for diverse understandings of knowledge making

      Reminds me of the call Juell Towns made at #OpenConCascadia19 made that full inclusion requires not just attention to physical appearances and cultural backgrounds, but also to different ways of knowing.

    3. knowledge commons

      I'm concerned that this seems like a call for a technical solution to create a commons. In my experience, such technical solutions often perpetuate or generate new inequalities. I'm thinking instead of what human practices might need to be in place to make existing knowledge systems into more of a commons, inspired in part by Leslie Chan's #OpenConCascadia19 keynote.

    4. Open Science Manifesto

      Referenced during #OpenConCascadia19 in discussion about diversity, equity, inclusion and access.

    1. Quality Principles and Standards for Competency-Based Education Programs

      Detailed standards and rubrics for competency-based education/learning programs.

    1. Both afford us the op-portunity to learn with others, but they are very different environments with different po-tential risks and benefits.

      As mentioned earlier in this article, experiences that incorporate private and public contexts can help people advance their understanding and facility in negotiating these different spaces.

    2. Hypothes.is
    3. emphasis ours

      It doesn't look like the emphasis made it through.

    4. contend

      Small typo: "contends"

    5. con-nectivism
    6. Kalir

      If you don't already know Remi Kalir, learn more about him on his website or as @RemiKalir on Twitter.

    7. heutagogy

      In case you don't know what heutagogy means (as I didn't), read its history.

    8. The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Re-lease
  5. Jan 2019
    1. EthosandPractice of a ConnectedLearningMovement:Interpreting Virtually ConnectingThrough AlignmentwithTheory andSurveyResults

      Visit this annotation to join the conversation on top of this article, Ethos and Practice of a Connected Learning Movement: Interpreting Virtually Connecting Through Alignment with Theory and Survey Results", by Maha Bali, Autumm Caines, Helen DeWaard, and Rebecca J. Hogue.

      (Note that the article can’t be annotated at its default location in the OLJ website as the PDF reader there is not annotation enabled. You can download the PDF from OLJ and open in Chrome with the Hypothesis extension loaded to annotate locally; annotate the PDF hosted on docdrop.org; or at its hosted location on Terry Elliot’s RhetCompNow website.)

    1. The immense value of NOT “achieving a useful consensus” around what we mean by “open” and staying in that deeply interesting conversation is precisely because when we foreclose it, when we leave it, we miss out on new understandings for ourselves, and close them down for others. It’s no surprise that some women with very different global perspectives, like Maha and Sarah Lambert (whose paper “Changing our (Dis)Course: A Distinctive Social Justice Aligned Definition of Open Education” inspired Maha to write today) would remind me why we need to keep definitions of open, open.

      This paragraph is a core part of the main point I was trying to convey in this post. I was trying to celebrate respect for/comfort with/the value of ambiguity/messiness/"the other" in the term "open pedagogy" that the closed term "OER-enabled pedagogy" wasn't invented to support. As Maha Bali put it differently (better?) in part of a tweet about how truly open discourse might have: "Respect for the 'other' ... that does not reciprocate that respect. Comfort with ambiguity and messiness the 'other' does not have."

    1. Nate Angell has made similar comments in the past

      Read more about how I wasn't thinking about techno-determinism.

    2. Others will doubtless continue this deeply interesting conversation and I wish them well as they do – I am in no way criticizing them as I withdraw from these conversations.

      But no hard feelings.

    3. I’m convinced that the terms “open pedagogy” and “open educational practices” are understood so differently by so many people that there is literally no hope of achieving a useful consensus about the meaning of either of these terms. Some definitions are centered on OER. Some are centered on the public, linkable nature of the “open web.” Some are centered on social justice. Some are centered on collaboration. Some are centered on innovation. Some are centered on learner empowerment. Some are exercises in the permutations of these. There have even been arguments made that a clear definition would somehow be antithetical to the ideal of open. As I said, there appears to be no consensus coming for the meaning of either of these terms. For my own personal purposes of writing, researching, and advocating, the absence of a shared understanding of these terms removes any utility I previously hoped they had. Consequently, I don’t think I’ll use these terms any longer or participate in the discussion about their meanings going forward.

      David abandons debates about open practices/pedagogy.

    4. We learn by the things we do.

      Something everyone in the open education community might agree on.

    5. All of the activities that we associate with knowledge creation and other forms of scholarship are remix activities. They involve standing on the shoulders of giants, whether remixing existing knowledge in novel ways or combining previous understanding with genuinely new insight. Everything is a remix on one level or another.

      All knowledge production is a remix.

    1. A Rubric for Evaluating E-Learning Tools in Higher Education

      The Rubric for E-Learning Tool Evaluation offers educators a framework, with criteria and levels of achievement, to assess the suitability of an e-learning tool for their learners' needs and for their own learning outcomes and classroom context.

    1. Design Justice: towards an intersectional feminist framework for design theory and practice

      Design is key to our collective liberation, but most design processes today reproduce inequalities structured by what Black feminist scholars call the matrix of domination. Intersecting inequalities are manifest at all levels of the design process. This paper builds upon the Design Justice Principles, developed by an emerging network of designers and community organizers, to propose a working definition of design justice: Design justice is a field of theory and practice that is concerned with how the design of objects and systems influences the distribution of risks, harms, and benefits among various groups of people. Design justice focuses on the ways that design reproduces, is reproduced by, and/or challenges the matrix of domination (white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, capitalism, and settler colonialism). Design justice is also a growing social movement that aims to ensure a more equitable distribution of design’s benefits and burdens; fair and meaningful participation in design decisions; and recognition of community based design traditions, knowledge, and practices.

    1. A Social Justice Framework for Understanding Open Educational Resources and Practices in the Global South

      Abstract: At the heart of the open educational resources (OER) movement is the intention to provide affordable access to culturally relevant education to all. This imperative could be described as a desire to provide education in a manner consistent with social justice which, according to Fraser (2005), is understood as “parity of participation”. Drawing on her concept of social justice, we suggest a slight modification of Fraser’s framework for critically analysing ways in which the adoption and impact of OER and their undergirding open educational practices (OEP) might be considered socially just. We then provide illustrative examples from the cross-regional Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project (2014-2017) to show how this framework can assist in determining in what ways, if at all, the adoption of OER and enactment of OEP have responded to economic inequalities, cultural inequities and political exclusions in education. Furthermore, we employ Fraser’s (2005) concepts to identify whether these social changes are either “affirmative” (i.e., ameliorative) or “transformative” in their economic, cultural and political effects in the Global South education context.

    1. Design Thinking: A Quick Overview

      If you have just started embarking your journey through the Design Thinking process, things might seem a little overwhelming. This is why we have prepared a useful overview of the Design Thinking process, as well as some of the popular Design Thinking frameworks commonly used by global design firms and national design agencies.

  6. Dec 2018
    1. Powered by Publics

      That’s why 130 institutions are joining together to increase college access, student, and postsecondary attainment. The initiative, called Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success, represents the largest ever collaborative effort to improve college access, advance equity, and increase college degrees awarded.

    1. Inflation-adjusted Textbook Pain Multiplier for Decision-Makers

      Analysis and solutions to better convey the economic impact of rising textbook costs.

    1. Amazon isn’t just an online retailer. It’s infrastructure.

      Another point to make is how Amazon's "other" business, Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a wide array of widely used web infrastructure. AWS commercial infrastructure (among others) increasingly provides the digital infrastructure used by both public and private systems.

    2. The Future of the Public Mission of Universities

      A compelling tour through the financial and human impacts of various initiatives to privatize public infrastructures — including public education.

  7. Nov 2018
    1. Discuss?

      Read and annotate other contributions to this conversation about choosing a Creative Commons license sparked off by Robin DeRosa on Twitter, that has generated other contributions from folks like Maha Bali, Steve Foerster, and Steel Wagstaff (add more in the replies).

    1. Not Even Attribution

      Steve Foerster's contribution to the conversation about choosing a Creative Commons license sparked off by Robin DeRosa on Twitter, and generating other contributions from folks like Maha Bali and Steel Wagstaff (add more in the replies).

    2. Zero Is My Hero (CC0)

      Unfortunately, because Steve's blog doesn't have a copyright statement, all the material in the blog is fully protected by copyright.

    3. in economically developing societies, small scale proprietary educational institutions often serve the poor more successfully than public institutions do

      What is the evidence of this claim?

    1. Why racial achievement gaps were so pronounced in affluent school districts is a puzzling question raised by the data.

      Portland, OR: Parents' socioeconomic status broken down by race vs. educational attainment (reading & math).

    2. We’ve long known of the persistent and troublesome academic gap between white students and their black and Hispanic peers in public schools.

      Portland, OR: Parents' socioeconomic status vs. educational attainment (reading & math).

    3. Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares

      Statistical comparison of educational measures in relation to income and race.

    1. other works

      I'll try to link related works here:

      1. "A Comprehensive Framework For Evaluating Educational Vouchers" by Henry Levin.
      2. "The common in higher education: a conceptual approach" by Krystian Szadkowski
    2. DeAngelis basically calls for a total revolution in how education is funded and delivered in the USA based on a smattering of shaky results drawn from less than 20 studies using different methodologies on limited populations in contexts ranging from urban Washington DC to Bogota, Columbia to Delhi and Andhra Pradesh, India.

      DeAngelis uses the "fallacy of the inverse" to make his argument, which takes this form: "If some students who do X have good outcomes, then every student who does not do X will have bad outcomes." Read more in my annotation on DeAngelis's article.

    1. A Comprehensive Framework For Evaluating Educational Vouchers

      A self-described nonpartisan framework for evaluating school voucher programs.

    2. (1) Freedom to Choose; (2) Productive Efficiency; (3)Equity; and (4) Social Cohesion

      The four dimensions of evaluation for education.

    3. Balancing individual choice for addressing childrearingpreferences with a common educational experience that will promote equity and socialcohesion has always been a major challenge for the educational system. To a large extentthese goals are in conflict and place the school system under continual tension

      Observation that public education exists in an ongoing (and unresolvable?) tension between providing for individual and social needs.

    4. it is importantto address the role of the schools in a democratic society characterized by considerableethnic, racial, regional, and socioeconomic diversity such as the United States

      on the unique situation of the USA

    1. This article provides a map of the three-element conceptual set of the common (the common good, the commons, and the common) in reference to higher education.

      Compare to a facile and polemic post on K12 education as a public good, by Cato Instittute's Corey DeAngelis.

    2. Krystian Szadkowski

      Learn more about Krystian in his bio at Adam Mickiewicz University and at Academia. View Krystian on Google Scholar and Twitter.

    3. The common in higher education: a conceptual approach

      A thoughful exploration of education as a/the commons.

    1. The paradox of resistance: critique, neoliberalism, and the limits of performativity

      I found this post from Sherri Spelic's post, "A Convention In My Mind.

    2. This is why, in the seemingly interminable debates about the ‘validity’ of neoliberalism as an analytical term, both sides are right: yes, on the one hand, the term is vague and can seemingly be applied to any manifestation of power, but, on the other, it does cover everything, which means it cannot be avoided either.

      Neoliberalism's ambiguity: it can describe anything, and yet is also everything.

    3. Neoliberalism is the requirement to submit all your research outputs to the faculty website, but neoliberalism is also the pride you feel when your most recent article is Tweeted about.

      The Tweet pride part of this hits home.

    4. In formal terms, critique is a form of a Russell’s paradox: a set that at the same time both is and is not a member of itself.

      Critique as Russell's paradox.

    5. Namely, the object or target of critique becomes increasingly elusive, murky, and de-differentiated: but, strangely enough, so does the subject.

      Interesting: so something like as critique gets deeper (?) the agency of the critic disperses.

    6. Varieties of neoliberalism, varieties of critique?

      The three main varieties of critique of neoliberal knowledge production: marxist, poststructuralist, and neo-materialist (eg, big data, ai, machine learning).

    7. Relatedly, given the level of agreement among academics about the general direction of these changes, engagement with developing long-term, sustainable alternatives to exploitative modes of knowledge production has been surprisingly scattered.

      Alternative practices to exploitative knowledge production have not kept up with critiques.

    1. Collaborative Close Reading

      Valuable close reading activity — could be offline like this, or online using something like Hypothesis.

    1. Because students were not randomly assigned to the MPCP or the public school comparison group, we cannot assume causality regarding the relationship between the voucher program and crime and must, instead, infer causality.

      causality inferred