Hashtag Seminars

So we’ve been building a new digital humanities tool “Huma Bird Project” and we used it to analyse the #digped hybrid pedagogy chat on twitter

It shows some interesting possibilities for analysis

  1. Do people naturally get locked in to conversations (perhaps @ mentions favour # tweets)?

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Green, Gold, White

So in the great dictionary battle over what open means, many see MOOCs as being disruptive innovation or some such not only to lecture theatre bricks and mortar but then also to OERs and the general concept of openness. Openess measured as some fraction of ajar and not instead as in permissive or flexible.…

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What does Open mean?

As part of our OpenJoyce.com  presentation at OER13 we did a survey on what people considered “open to mean”. You can see all of the responses on the spreadsheet.

Some of the shorter responses

Visible and public.
The ability to use and share the work freely and without constraint provided you credit the author/source
It’s a buzz word to associate education with equal opportunity.

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Introducing UKNIP

It is with great pleasure I can proudly announce I am the press officer for UKNIP (The Universities Knowledge Independence Party).

UKNIP believes that commercial interference in the running of Universities, the prime example of which are the foreign MOOCs coming to the UK and undermining our access policies.…

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Experimenting with Open Collaboration

In week 3 of the #TeachtheWeb MOOC, we were asked to find someone to collaborate with and create something together.  The theme for the week was the open web and that was the inspiration for our collaborative work.

I loved the guiding blog post that was written for this week because it succinctly and accessibly covered some of the most important issues around opennessdecentralization, transparency, hacakability, ownership/authorship, collaboration and  remixed derivations.…

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I’m Helping to #TeachTheWeb – Join Me!

Yesterday, I dove into a new MOOC called Teach the Web started by Mozilla and created by a Webmaker Mentor Community of people around the world who are determined and passionate about helping people be empowered to “CREATE the web, rather than just consume it.”

They have a great intro video (that WordPress won’t let me embed) here:

mozilla video

I love the course motto: “Let’s teach the world the web.

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Sew your wild oats

Aren’t silos evil. Just evil. That whole corn storing thing they do is just so unjust. Personally I advocate storing all corn in my cheeks like an agrarian hamster combine harvester.

Now I don’t need to worry what happens to the silo, and as I long as I don’t cough I’ll be fine…..…

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The Open Bubble

I’ve struggled to find anyone willing to pin down openness. Recently there was a delightful schism where the ambiguous and the literal went in opposite directions. As I said then, there is no great rallying cry for ambiguity. People of the world unite,  you have nothing to lose but your dictionaries.…

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