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Knowledge is good.

I keep meaning to blog about Lower Ed, and it keeps not happening. But I have a few disjointed thoughts written down, so maybe I can make something of them. I keep thinking back to my time working at a … Continue reading

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Open trails

One of @cogdog’s many wonderful photos. I like the metaphor. Open education seems commonly thought of in terms of OERs, as free textbooks. Many of us see that as short-sighted, and missing the larger point and possibilities of open. In … Continue reading

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Open as we wanna be

“If You Were an OER, What Kind Would You Want to Be?” asked Maha Bali. Something I try to bring up whenever I talk OER is that resources – the stuff – is nowhere near as important as practices – … Continue reading

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Stop, drop, enroll

I had been wanting to read Tressie McMillan Cottom’s Lower Ed since I first heard about it, way back whenever, So it was fortuitous that it was selected for the Bryan Alexander Book Club. The reason I wanted to read … Continue reading

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Rats! Foiled again.

While I’ve been taking care of business, the agents have been investigating. The ds106 polls have yielded some interesting information so far. Agent Bongo has been involved in some top level coverups lately what is likely his next PR campaign? … Continue reading

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Final Mission: The ds106 ultimatum

For your final project, you are going to tell a story across multiple categories of media. You’ve done writing, photography, audio, video and design. You’ve remixed and mashed up. You’ve done big projects and group projects. You’ve connected different stories. … Continue reading

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Week 12: Remix & Mashups

4/7/17 – 4/14/17 Make a Tutorial This week’s main focus will be on mashups and remixes, but we also need to make tutorials. You may have noticed these in the Assignment Bank. Some assignments have them, some don’t. Was there … Continue reading

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Monkeying around with copyright

When I first heard about Chris Morrison and Jane Secker’s Copyright the Card Game, I thought it was an awesome idea, and wondered how I might be able to make use of it. I soon noticed a major problem in … Continue reading

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Help out a ds106 classmate

One of our ds106ers is collecting data for a psychology project, “a study about parenting, romantic relationships, and life satisfaction.” I have been told “This study is for academic purposes only and the data that is collected will only be … Continue reading

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“We’re all in it together.”

What does community mean to me? The first thing I think of is Harry Tuttle in Brazil: “We’re all in this together.” unfortunately that doesn’t fit the four word restriction. But the actual prompt for #Antigonish2 is “What has community … Continue reading

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