In another 50 minutes I’m off to attend the “First Open Textbook Community Meeting” made up of folk who were successful in getting an internal institutional grant for the USQ Open Textbook Initiative. One of the tasks we’re being asked is Prepare a short overview of your intended project for your colleagues at the meeting
What do the following two artefacts say about learning analytics? Perhaps I’m being just a bit too cynical. Horizon report predictions The NMC Horizon Reports are (Johnson et al, 2013) a comprehensive research venture established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in
There are two versions of this talk. A joint presentation by Professor Peter Albion and I gave in May 2015 at USQ. This version of the talk combines and builds upon ideas from two papers co-written with Damien Clark and Amanda Heffernan. Update: The video of the session is available. Talk starts at about 4m30s.
This post continues the adaptation of the original work of David Wiley around the reuse and remixing of open content and applying that knowledge to the LMS and other institutional e-learning systems and practices. The idea is that explicitly ignoring the distinction between the “content” and the digital systems (and perhaps also the physical equipment)
My tweet stream reminded me this morning that #oer15 is up and running. The following tweet from @courosa was amongst the first I saw. OERs must be free with legal rights to reuse, revise, remix, redistribute & retain – should be the standard for #higherEd materials. #oer15 — Dr. Alec Couros (@courosa) April 14, 2015
Back in February I shared shared some thoughts about some ideas for grants for producing an “open textbook” at my current institution. In the end, these thoughts were translated into an application which has just been officially announced as being successful. The following is my first attempt to get my head back into the project
A colleague and I have been tasked with the design of EDS4406 Secondary Computing Curriculum and Pedagogy. It’s one of a suite of discpiline specific courses being designed to be taken be pre-service teachers preparing to teach those disciplines at a high school level. The following outlines some initial ideas for the course design. The