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I’ve had the privilege of attending two conferences this week that furthered the thinking in my last blog post on teaching and learning. The first event was the OER Leadership Day at the North East OER Summit hosted by the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. … Continue reading
Suppose we define learning as the acquisition of knowledge and skills (and habits of the mind) in some content domain, like Principles of Macroeconomics. Learning occurs when a student interacts with content (and with the instructor regarding the content). Perhaps … Continue reading
Virginia Faculty Collaboratives Panel Presentation at ODU Center for Learning & Teaching Summer Institute
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I always get a thrill on those occasions where, for a while, many things I read or hear or see seem to be on the same topic. Or maybe it’s just my mind seeing connections. This is a longish post, … Continue reading
One of the things I’ve learned from #OpenLearning17 has been the ability to use Hypothes.is to collaboratively read something online. Hypothes.is is free software that allows one to annotate any webpage as one is reading. The annotations are a layer … Continue reading
I have heard that sometimes adjunct faculty are assigned to teach a class at the last minute, often with the textbook already chosen and sometimes with a syllabus to follow. No one should argue that this is an ideal situation. … Continue reading
OER, which is an acronym for Open Educational Resources, seems like a no-brainer to me. In my 30+ year career teaching Principles of Economics, I have used a variety of books, including traditional commercial textbooks, books written on economic subjects … Continue reading
I’ve had a lot of thoughts swirling around in my head so far in 2017. This week, they are starting to come together. As I try to articulate them, you may wonder what this has to do with open learning, … Continue reading
Where is our community? The above google map shows the locations of everyone who was registered, at http://openlearninghub.net as of this morning. We will update the map over time so feel free to check back.
I am excited to work on the AAC&U’s Faculty Collaboratives project. The project is being implemented at the state level. Half a dozen states were in the first cohort, which began last year. Virginia is in the second cohort, which means we have … Continue reading