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Mike Caulfield - Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers
Mike Caulfield's "nstruction manual to reading on the modern internet." Fact checking, detecting bias, getting around as a web-literate person. Built with PressBooks.

> We’ll show you how to find pages that have been deleted, figure out who paid for the web site you’re looking at, and whether the weather portrayed in that viral video actual matches the weather in that location on that day. We’ll show you how to check a Wikipedia page for recent vandalism, and how to search the text of almost any printed book to verify a quote. We’ll teach you to parse URLs and scan search result blurbs so that you are more likely to get to the right result on the first click. And we’ll show you how to avoid baking confirmation bias into your search terms.

> In other words, we’ll teach you web literacy by showing you the unique opportunities and pitfalls of searching for truth on the web. Crazy, right?
OER  literacy  A&E  research2.0  pressbooks 
february 2017 by mcmorgan
Mike's recent paean to changing the institution from within.
oer  open_learning  open 
september 2016 by mcmorgan
Choral Explanations and OER: A Summary of Thinking to Date | Hapgood
Mike's OV of choral voices. I'm connecting the choral with the Greek chora.
oer  wiki  fedwiki  chora 
july 2016 by mcmorgan
Simulating The World (In Emoji)
A primer for DH students in understanding procedures and getting a sense of what's possible. By making. In open source. It's playtime.
dh  oer  procedural_rhetoric  digital_literature 
january 2016 by mcmorgan
The OER Case for Federated Wiki | Hapgood
Iterating towards openness. Mike discusses the workflow virtues of open by way of a how to. Next stop: federated wordpress.
fedwiki  wordpress  howto  Oer 
may 2015 by mcmorgan
Watters - Teaching Machines
A history of education as centered on its machinery
oer  e-learning  edcationaldesign 
april 2015 by mcmorgan
Why Free Is Not the Future of Digital Content in Education | WIRED
Oh FFS. The good stuff is in the comments. Sometimes it's a joy to watch a self-serving educational publisher blather on about things outside her understanding. A brush this wide helps tar the entire enterprise. Well done MARY CULLINANE.
Oer  cc  DE 
april 2015 by mcmorgan
Open Pedagogy: The Importance of Getting In the Air
“Open pedagogy” is the universe of teaching and learning practices that are possible when you adopt OER but are impossible when you adopt traditionally copyrighted materials. Earlier than infancy, this field is still embryonic in its development. This is largely due to the fact that copyright is so universal in its overreaching that it has become ubiquitous, pervasive, ambient. The restrictions of copyright shackle and direct our behavior as invisibly but constantly as the proverbial water the proverbial fish is incapable of seeing. As I’ve written before:
Oer  fedwiki  pedagogy  cc  copyright 
march 2015 by mcmorgan
Building a Place for Community: City Tech’s OpenLab
Report on CUNY's OpenLab, designed in part to align a dispersed community. Come together by way of a leaning community.
OER  openaccess  open_learning  digitalhub  learningcommunities 
january 2015 by mcmorgan
Using GitHub to Power A Web Project: How and Why
Waters is using GitHub to open source her stuff. Makes a good comparison to CourseFork. It's not necessarily the next big thing but using FOSS repositories for OER is a start: "I think that GitHub Pages could make a great tool for teachers and students who are reluctant to undertake something like a WordPress install, and this is part of the larger effort that I’m committed to: folks owning their own domain. This process makes it fairly easy to create a personal landing page, if nothing else. (Although yes, it does require some basic HTML knowledge.) You could also use this process to duplicate "the look and feel" of a blog you already have and use GitHub to host static pages, such as a CV or syllabi, as a subdomain."

I'd look to for a simpler Git hub wrapper.
github  oer  CourseFork 
july 2013 by mcmorgan
Surviving the Day of the MOOC
Weller's slidedeck on orienting edu energies towards MOOCs.
cmooc  xmooc  oer 
july 2013 by mcmorgan
Musicianship Resources - Git Hosted
Interesting for two things: explanation of the practices of the flipped course, and hosting the resources as a blog on GitHub. Oh, and for the design of the materials, too.
blog  github  OER  flippedcourse 
may 2013 by mcmorgan
The bucket has a hole in it, let’s plug it
Brian surveys OER against a MOOCy background
mooc  de  oer 
march 2013 by mcmorgan
Criteria for Determining Predatory Open-Access Publishers (2nd edition) « Scholarly Open Access
How to ID a potential predatory journal: the usual criteria of openness, names, dates, places, and association.
OER  library2.0 
february 2013 by mcmorgan
Online photo sharing as harbinger of irrelevance | Abject
Argument for findability and the movement towards walled gardens. Or something like that.
findability  flickr  oer  openaccess  opencontent 
december 2012 by mcmorgan
Tuition is a Movie Ticket, OER are Popcorn
The logic behind free use of NC texts. "Every person in the world already has permission to use BY-NC-SA materials non-commercially. This group, every person in the world, includes students who enroll in a tuition-charging class. The STUDENT is the user, not the UNIVERSITY. "
oer  sharing 
november 2012 by mcmorgan
Learning as Performance: MOOC Pedagogy and On-ground Classes | Digital Pedagogy | HYBRID PEDAGOGY
"The open and massive nature of MOOCs demands that kind of flexibility. With hundreds of students, only four instructors, and no college credit on offer, there was no practical reason to attempt the impractical task of tracking and assessing performance. Because students dramatically outnumber instructors, the attention to minutiae that sometimes accompanies the assignment of out-of-class work becomes prohibitively tedious. In many of these large-scale classes, the only viable solution is to ignore the problem: why check homework if there is no way to do so effectively at this scale?
cmooc  mooc  de  Oer 
august 2012 by mcmorgan
Broadcast Education: a Response to Coursera | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY
Jump into the debate here, with a very sound and nicely acerbic whack at xMOOCs Coursera. "esse Stommel reminds us in his article, The March of the MOOCs: Monstrous Open Online Courses, that “MOOCs are all untapped potential” and “MOOCs are trainable.” In reality, the shapelessness of the MOOC approach, the vast chaos of it, can likely contribute much more to resurrecting that important connection between student and teacher than can any other form of online learning. Edmundson himself says that “Every memorable class is a bit like a jazz composition. There is the basic melody that you work with. It is defined by the syllabus. But there is also a considerable measure of improvisation against that disciplining background.” And if there is any online educational approach that percusses the way jazz does, it’s the MOOC."
mooc  openeducation  oer 
august 2012 by mcmorgan
Ready to Research | Open Educational Resources (OERs) for research students
IET produced study guide/ clearing house of OERs. Curatorial practices to envy and emulate. Robin Goodfellow, Martin Weller at al. Crap site name. Doesn't reflect the quality of the work.
de  dh  ier  curating  oer  DigitalHumanities 
july 2012 by mcmorgan
On the Term “MOOC”
moving towards a finer definition. hooray. "Personally, I use the term “open teaching” to describe what I do with (1) publicly available syllabi, readings, and assignments, (2) encouraging participants to publish their work and thoughts on publicly viewable blogs and in other public outlets so that everyone can see, comment, and build on each others’ work, and – since this winter term – (3) awarding open badges to participants (in addition to helping them find ways to receive university credits). The term open teaching plays nicely with terms like open educational resources, open assessment, open credentialing, open access, open data, open policy, and of course the umbrella term – open education."
mooc  oer  openeducation 
june 2012 by mcmorgan
Attwell - Reflections on PLEs
excellent. Attwell responds with a 17 min video to questions for OU students in Portugal. I usually dislike video responses (I can read faster and can control re-reading) but this one is worth the time because Graham gives an overview of the work he's been doing with PLEs for a few years. that's two years condensed into 17 mins.
ple  oer  openeducation  lms 
june 2012 by mcmorgan
Introduction to Openness in Education - How It Works
David Wiley's instance of OE at Participants are asked to engage in academic work, bootstrapping the content for the next wave. Earn badges. And Wiley's method gets promoted. I like it - and the badges, well, they are hypericonic.
OER  OpenEducation  DE  DigitalHumanities  DH  mooc 
may 2012 by mcmorgan
Are online learners frustrated with collaborative learning experiences? | Capdeferro | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
"Frustration is a common phenomenon among students involved in online collaborative learning experiences, according to the literature review previously introduced." One of the most pronounced is inequity of engagement, seemingly by work habits. One of the lowest sources is instructor's non-presence.
de  oer  collaboration  collaborative  learning 
april 2012 by mcmorgan
Examining the reuse of open textbooks | Hilton III | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
Looking at remixing in oers, they find little happening. "As with Duncan (2009), we found that the rates of revision and remix were relatively low. Only 7.5% of textbook adoptions over a two-year period were adoptions of custom books. This indicates that while the ability to revise and remix sounds exciting, the number of those who take advantage of this opportunity is relatively small."
oer  collective  commons  open  publishing  remix  textbook 
april 2012 by mcmorgan
Educators hope Apple's textbook foray will begin a "learning revolution"
a lot of hopeful hype, with at least one educator appropriating the OER tag. Ars is always good at gathering the voices, so worth a read. But OER people jave been offering this for years, for free, without distro bottlenecks.
#en3177  oer 
january 2012 by mcmorgan
No More Swikis: End of the Constructionist Web at Georgia Tech « Computing Education Blog
Mark Guzdial on the #ferpafail. The discussion mulls over student and teacher concerns and a number of options for keeping wikis going.
wiki  oer 
november 2011 by mcmorgan
Georgia Tech Wipes Class Wikis From Web
#ferpafail #admiistrativefail. Let's all go teach in Canada.
wiki  oer 
november 2011 by mcmorgan
Cable Green, director of learning at Creative Commons, on the obviousness of open policies
like the idea, but green's textbook example suggests he's off the mark on how education actually works.
october 2011 by mcmorgan
Gardening the wiki, order in chaos | abject learning
Blamb's fast report on UBC moving into OER - and getting the wiki garden in order. There is OER content in the weediest wikis. 
oer  from delicious
september 2011 by mcmorgan
By sharing with open source projects, professors teach the importance of giving back
"Programming with open source, she said, helped her students understand a very important lesson: Tools promote institutionalized ways of thinking, acting, and accomplishing tasks. By embracing tools that can be altered and modified, students can break with traditional habits and expand their capabilities to do things they never imagined possible."
august 2011 by mcmorgan
Embedded in Academia : Open Proposals (or: Take My Idea — Please)
Ah, sanity in a good argument for OER, CC, and even copyleft. Not sure I buy into the warrants (based a little too much on free market capitalist beliefs - although the argument points to sharing), but I'll grant them for the argument.
OER  sanity  sense  CreavtiveCommons  freelancing 
august 2011 by mcmorgan
Learning Reimagined: Participatory, Peer, Global, Online
Taming a mini-mooc-like environment, with the emphasis on co-learning.
oer  mooc  ple 
july 2011 by mcmorgan
Stephen Downes: Open Educational Resources: A Definition
This is the way to do it: work towards a genus:species definition (see F/T/W, Ann Berthoff), explaining the rationale behind the choices.
taxonomy  OER  definition  defining  #en3177 
july 2011 by mcmorgan
MOOCs as ecologies – or – why i work on MOOCs » Dave's Educational Blog
A step back from the Siemens-Wiley debate. Cormier considers the tensions in a MOOC: "If the MOOC challenges anything, it challenges the idea that a teacher can decide what people need to know, how much they currently know and what they should get out of the learning process. You can’t. You just can’t do it, not consistently, not over time, not for the majority of your students, not for millions of teachers. The solution presented by the MOOC is that the learner should begin to take control of how and what they are to learn."
july 2011 by mcmorgan
The Technological Dimension of a Massive Open Online Course: The Case of the CCK08 Course Tools | Fini | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
Survey results of the CCK08 course. Reviews the short history of MOOCs, places them as OER with interaction. "the course attracted adult, informal learners, who were not concerned about course completion. Time constraints, language barriers, and ICT skills affected the participants’ choice of tools; for example, learners favoured the passive, time-saving mailing list over interactive, time-consuming discussions forums and blogs. Some recommendations for future MOOCs include highlighting the purpose of the tools (e.g., skill-building) and stating clearly that the learners can choose their preferred tools. Further research on sustainability and facilitator workload should be conducted to determine the cost and effectiveness of MOOCs. Investigation is also necessary to understand MOOC participant profiles as they relate to course outcomes and retention and whether terms such as course and attrition are appropriate in this context."
OER  MOOC  PLE  CCK08  survey 
july 2011 by mcmorgan
Do open online courses have a role in educational reform? « Connectivism
Good entry point to the Siemens and WIley debating some of the qualities and position of MOOCs. "the fact that people don’t have the skills to participate in distributed networks for learning and sensemaking is exactly why we need MOOCs."

This is even more significant as the xMOOCs take off, with their lack of scaffolding and emphasis on "massive' over open.
cMOOC  MOOC  PLE  OER  futureofeducation  salvation 
july 2011 by mcmorgan
Open Textbook Tweet - WikiEducatorj
Buzz page for pdf and hard-copy editions of a text on OER and open textbook creation compiled by Sharon Fitzpatrick.
oer  mooc  ple  open_learning  openaccess  crowdsourcing 
may 2011 by mcmorgan
QR Codes in Education
Straight up explicated list of 4
QRCodes  #en3177  OER  #mobiMOOC 
april 2011 by mcmorgan
Why go open? | abject learning
Brian Lamb on OER: Why share? Because it's good.
#en3177  OER 
march 2011 by mcmorgan
Open Contempt - UBC Wiki
via zombiescholar. Brian Lamb on OER, new academic cultures, EduPunk and all the rest of it this place is getting to me I can't take it any more I could get out of here and move to Canada that's where stuff it happening or maybe someplace in Cumbria Far Sawrey looked good
scholarship2.0  ple  mooc  zombies  edupunk  OER 
march 2011 by mcmorgan
zombiescholar [licensed for non-commercial use only] / More Brains!
Weller and Groom. State of the academy: " The uptake of new technologies in research and associated practices can be seen as a barometer for innovation within higher education. ... We suggest one possible antidote to this zombification of higher education is the use of new technologies and particularly the cultural norms they embody." Yes, and yes again. Complication arises when the local culture is a Dawn of the Dead shopping mall.
ple  mooc  OER  research  scholarship2.0  D2L  en3177 
march 2011 by mcmorgan
Gardening the wiki, order in chaos | abject learning
Blamb's fast report on UBC moving into OER - and getting the wiki garden in order. There is OER content in the weediest wikis. 
oer  wiki  from delicious
december 2010 by mcmorgan
Why iPad Magazines Are Failing
Good news for open content fans. The problem isn't just subscription charges. The iPad mag is a closed system: can't link in or out, can't share it with others, can't tag it on pinboad or add it to Instapaper. Closed systems - like paper textbooks - are failing.
ipad  publishing  opencontent  oer 
december 2010 by mcmorgan
#Open Textbook Tweet
Crowd-sourced open textbook manifesto in sets of tweets.
OER  crowdsourced  en3177  twwt  crowdsourcing  openaccess 
december 2010 by mcmorgan
Microsoft Launches Open Source Filter for Mediawiki - WikiEducator
Could be better: Could simply support markup - lots of text editors do. 
oer  mediawiki  from delicious
december 2010 by mcmorgan
Digital Storytelling | A ds106 Production
I'm envious of the brave. Jim Groom is brave. Jim has a hellava course started here that I'm going to shamelessly emulate in designing the backend of Weblogs and Wikis as it goes open. Assignments are central, and those I have seen are doozies. But aggregation and syndication are the pedagogical magic.
Ple  Oer  course  mooc 
december 2010 by mcmorgan
The Daily Shoot
another ple-like space to follow
ple  oer 
december 2010 by mcmorgan
Through the Open Door: Open Courses as Research, Learning, and Engagement
Good intro and o review of MOOCs and open ed in general: movement towards the Socratic and away from content-centered.
MOOC  open_learning  #PLENK2010  OER 
september 2010 by mcmorgan
Brian Lamb calls for open access to academic knowledge
Comments on Brian Lamb's comments on OER at London conference. It's criminal, not to share.
OER  education  openeducation  wikihandbook 
august 2010 by mcmorgan
Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0
John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler social learning is based on the premise that our understanding of content is socially constructed through conversations about that content and through grounded interactions, especially with others, around problems or
erhetoric  fyw  social_learning  socialpractices  learning2.0  oer  ple  mooc 
may 2008 by mcmorgan

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