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    1. sophisticated digital platforms authored with open content.


    2. n. The shifting nature of the instructor—from transmitter of knowledge to facilitator and curator—has accelerated the need for strategically planned faculty support and a reevaluation of the role of teaching and instruction. The

      Support for Open Pedagogy / Open Education Practices

    1. That can make a big difference because tuition only makes up 20 percent of the cost of attendance for the average community-college student,
  2. Mar 2019
    1. But given that most of this peer review is already done without compensation, it is not tethered to the existing system of journals. A better system for disseminating scientific knowledge in the modern age would not include paywalls and subscription fees. Instead, we should aspire to a truly open science, one that is both more efficient and higher quality than the current system.
    1. More people work in the shadow mines of content moderation than are officially employed by Facebook or Google. These are the people who keep our Disneyland version of the web spic and span.
  3. Feb 2019
    1. “Publishing our scholarship behind a paywall deprives people of the access to and benefits of publicly-funded research. That is terrible for society.”
    1. , SPC rejected the traditional “master course” terminology in favor of the more neutral “standard course.”

      Master course name change

    1. “It’s, like, maybe you could have a conversation about whether you should be able to pay and not see ads. That doesn’t feel like a moral question to me. But the question of whether you can pay to have different privacy controls feels wrong.”

      surveillance capitalism or pay-for-privacy capitalism knocking on the door...

    2. though it might break Facebook’s revenue machine by pulling the most affluent and desired users out of the ad targeting pool.

      I doubt the vast majority of the most active FB users are "affluent"

    1. “The mission of the land grant institution matters to me quite deeply,” she said. “This notion that higher education is something that should be provided to the citizens of the state, and that it is a state responsibility to bring that education to the people, that’s part of why I wanted to be here, to be part of that mission and to really think about what an institution of higher education with a public-serving focus can be in the 21st century.

      HE as a public good

    1. Institutions are far less likely to require training than to offer it. Almost a quarter of institutions (23 percent) don't require professors to do any of a list of eight activities, and the proportion of CAOs saying they required participation in individual activities ranged from a high of 45 percent for self-paced training on the institution's online education technology (learning management system, etc.) to about three in 10 for training on online course design. Thirty-seven percent require instructor-led training on effective online teaching methods.
      • 77% DO require SOME training
      • 45% require LMS training
      • 30% require course design training
      • 37% require online facilitation training
  4. Jan 2019
    1. Portland State makes it easy for students to manage their campus experience wherever they are, whenever they want.  With the myPSU mobile app, it’s easy for students to find their way to class, check grades and pay a tuition bill. 

      notes here...

    1. For example, in its literature review, the report identified as a key theme the importance of meaningful interaction between students and faculty members. It said a lack of sufficient interaction “is likely online education’s Achilles’ heel.”

      Sounds like poorly designed/facilitated online courses

    1. Opening the Textbook: Open Education Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2017

      great collection of reports from babson

    1. A program spearheaded by Portland State to teach computer science to all high school students – especially populations underrepresented in computer science such as women, rural students and minorities – is completing its first semester in 16 school districts throughout Oregon.


  5. Dec 2018
    1. The goal was not for a learner to become something that they might want to become. The goal of learning in a textbook world was for the learner to become a follower of paths.

      content over context

    2. Clear goals for each learning event combined with a perfectly structured class was a clear indication of someone who took the profession of education seriously. This is what it meant to be expert teacher

      And in a climate where there is increasing pressure to show data-driven evidence of "student success," more institutions are turning to technology (more privatization) to monitor and report out on student "progress." :(

    1. Traditional pathways from education to the workforce are starting to be supplemented and circumvented in the assessment ecosystem.
    1. The capitalist, ironically enough, is trying to earn his freedom from capitalism — just like everyone else
    2. Then there is social technology — social institutions, public goods, and public investment. Only in the last century or so, really, have human beings really become capable of operating things like healthcare, transportation, retirement elderly care, childcare, and so on at a social scale. That is because these things require post-capitalist management, too, which we’re still learning how to do.
    1. It's called Decenturion, and, if its representatives at Consensus are to be believed, it's a decentralized society backed by real people buying up real property and opening physical embassies around the globe with the stated goal of creating a community of "innovators." 
    1. A longer-term goal, more in line with the vision of the NGDLE, is to develop a learning experience for students that seamlessly crosses platforms. A student might start by watching lectures on YouTube, then head to a web-based tool for creating a concept map before wrapping up with a shared WordPress site -- all within the confines of one platform.
    1. inclusive pedagogy is inherently open, and open pedagogies are indeed inclusive.

      I might propose inclusive pedagogy is a subset of open pedagogy. Inclusive pedagogy does not necessarily mean open. IP does not entail OP. Courses may be inclusive without components of Open (e.g. using openly-licensed materials; curating, creating and sharing content with the wider public; student-driven learning experiences).

    1. Could there be a better example of the abject failure of capitalism — and what it really is — than the world’s richest man asking for yet more money from broke Americans (LOL)? I mean, he’s already…the world’s richest man! Are you seeing the comical absurdity of the situation?
    1. Capitalism creates something much worse than people who are grimly, grubbily exploited in this way — it creates predators: people who are quite happy exploiting others, in order to get rich themselves.
  6. Nov 2018
    1. We have real insights to offer the world as academics and not only should universities encourage us toward the public square, but they should expect us not to shy away from it.

      writing for the public

    1. Open Ped suggests that we really want students to interact with knowledge and shape the world that they’re going to graduate into, not just train for it.

      shape world vs. train for

  7. Oct 2018
    1. OER is an equity strategy for higher education: providing all students with access to course materials on the first day of class serves to level the academic playing field in course settings

      OER and equity

    1. "The study indicates that, based on two years of implementation across scores of colleges, OER can be an important tool in helping more students — and particularly low-income and underrepresented students — afford college, engage actively in their learning, persist in their studies and ultimately complete,"
    1. We don’t measure the hard things. So we measure the easy things, and what you measure is what you value, we know that, so what are we measuring? We’re measuring admissions; we’re measuring retention; we’re measuring graduation; we’re measuring in a micro form the regurgitation of information…

      Pretty much sums it up...

    1. This kind of project, Paige said, decentralizes power. “I tell students I don’t have complete ownership of this knowledge,” she said.

      student agency, ownership, relevancy

    1. The expansion of publishers into course platforms, online homework packages, and course-in-a-box represents more of the same expansion of the publisher’s realm.

      Expansion, yes, but also a shift in their model. They are beginning to realize content/information is less marketable (thanks to internet, OER, CC license) and they are now increasingly selling the services mentioned wrapped around OER (openwrapping).

    2. The permission to revise or remix is meaningless if source code or source marked up texts or the original creation platform is not available. If it’s impossible or impractical to exercise the permissions, then they are useless virtue-signaling.

      The nut yet to be cracked and it pretty much has been eating away at me for years. On the plus side, I think we are getting closer to solutions, especially with open textbooks and PressBooks.

    1. For all the talk about data and learning, Essa offered this blunt assessment: “Pretty much all edtech sucks. And machine learning is not going to improve edtech.” So what’s missing? “It’s not about the data, but how do we apply it. The reason why this technology sucks is because we don’t do good design. We need good design people to understand how this works.”

      I'm pretty sure this doesn't make any sense. Also, it is pretty funny.

    1. Section 110-2 allows "the performance of a nondramatic literary or musical work or reasonable and limited portions of any other work, or display of a work in an amount comparable to that which is typically displayed in the course of a live classroom session" (emphasis added).The strict interpretation of this is that only "reasonable and limited portions" of a theatrical (dramatic) film may be presented online, that is, clips or perhaps longer scenes, but never whole works. However, since film studies courses frequently do involve live screenings of a series of theatrical films in a classroon setting, it is possible to interpret the law as allowing digital streaming of the film to be discussed, so that the students have the same opportunity to see the entire work as their on-campus counterparts.

      comparable to f2f experience

    1. The former law often permitted educational institutions to record and retain copies of the distance-education transmission, even if it included copyrighted content owned by others. The new law continues that possibility. The law also explicitly allows retention of the content and student access for a brief period of time, and it permits copying and storage that is incidental or necessary to the technical aspects of digital transmission systems.

      making copies

    2. Librarians may retain in the library collections copies of distance-education transmissions that the institution may make and hold consistent with the law. In turn, the librarians will need to develop collection polices, usage guidelines, and retention standards consistent with limits in the law.

      storing copies

    3. Displays of any work "in an amount comparable to that which is typically displayed in the course of a live classroom session."
    1. The materials on this course website are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated.  The materials on this course website may be protected by copyright; any further use of this material may be in violation of federal copyright law.

      TEACH Act

    1. "People will have to make their choices."

      Do all people have the same privilege of choice?

    2. just 28 percent of the 3,000 Facebook users surveyed by the organization believe Facebook is committed to privacy.
    1. We can involve students in the process of curating content for courses, either by offering them limited choices between different texts or by offering them solid time to curate a future unit more or less on their own (or in a group) as a research project.

      Content is a process, not a product.