Monthly Archives: April 2016

The more virtual we become, the more tactile our needs

Talve´ (2011) says, “the more virtual we become, the more we seek tactile, earthy, soft nesting spaces in which to rest our bodies and soothe our overactive minds.” I think this captures my outlook and interest in learning spaces well. … Continue reading

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Photo elicitation as open learning space

Before dispensing with the short paper myself and Kathrine Jensen presented at #OER16 I wanted to return to an image we used. The slides we used in our presentation were embedded in the previous post. The title image is reproduced … Continue reading

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‘Openish’ and open education as disruptive innovation

Reflecting now on attending, presenting and networking at #OER16 I thought it would be helpful for me to capture one or two ideas. I hope these are useful to you too. I went to OER because I had submitted a proposal with … Continue reading

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Open Philosophy and Open Community

Tony Coughlan draws our attention to the forthcoming 10th anniversary of the Cape Town Open Education Declaration which asserted that “Open education is not limited to just open educational resources.” He points to Anderson’s (2003) theorem, “Deep and meaningful formal learning is … Continue reading

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Open Relationships: people and/or networks?

I previously referenced the intention to shift our attention to the connectivist relationships we enjoy in open scholarship. I very am excited by the keynotes at this year’s #OER16. Jim Groom has been on my radar for a long time and … Continue reading

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Divergent innovation and notions of openness

Kathrine Jensen and myself continue to reflect on David Wiley’s 5Rs of Open Educational Resources and how well suited they are to underpin thinking about the spirit of openness in higher education. The ‘spirit of openness’ is what I observe … Continue reading

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If open is the answer…

Catherine Cronin asks “If open is the answer, what is the question?” #oer16 Catherine invites us to answer this question to inform her keynote at #OER16 and a webinar she is doing this week with Viv Rolfe and Lorna Campbell … Continue reading

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