Colonisers and edupunks (&c.): two cultures in OER?

I’ve started writing this post at the Open Education 2015 conference at the Fairmont Hotel in Vancouver because I want to try and capture some thoughts about the evolution of this movement and community.  But I’m finishing it from home after a little bit of time to digest and also after attending OpenUpTRU in Kamloops earlier […]

Open education and critical pedagogy

I have a new publication entitled ‘Open Education and Critical Pedagogy’ upcoming with Learning, Media and Technology.  Here’s the abstract. This paper argues for a revaluation of the potential of open education to support more critical forms of pedagogy. Section 1 examines contemporary discourses around open education, offering a commentary on the perception of openness […]

Ethics of FutureLearn

This is just a mini blog post, maybe even more of a bookmark.  Futurelearn is the MOOC provider owned by The Open University but with many operational partners.  The first courses launched in September 2013 and since then, 2,683,556 people have joined FutureLearn (with varying levels of commitment, like all MOOC). This week a colleague forwarded […]

11 years of Open Education with David Kernohan

Here at Open Education 2015 David Kernohan is drawing on his experience of attending many years of this conference to review the Open Education conferences (what happened, what resulted, etc.). He captured 11 years of presentation titles and tagged them against ten categories, plotting each tag as a percentage of papers in each year.   […]