I participated in OpenLearning17 and am back for OpenLearning18. Why you ask? Because I learned enough last year to articulate better questions this year. Last year, I went in somewhat blind. (There might be something we can learn as teachers here
about the experience of our students.) This year, I have a much better sense of what’s in store for me and how to get the most out of it.
To prepare for Week 1, I read the excerpts from Doug Englebart, “Augmenting Human Intellect“. When I’ve read it before, I found it to be powerful but abstract. This time around, though, I saw it as a conceptual framework for OpenLearning18. Which is to say, my experience last year helped me understand what Englebart was saying in 1962. And what Englebart said, has informed me about what we will be doing starting tomorrow.