What I heard, what I did not hear and what I wish I had heard… Reflections on the World Conference on Online Learning, Toronto, 2017

Originally posted on opendistanceteachingandlearning:
Recently I’ve had the privilege of attending the World Conference on Online Learning in Toronto, organized and hosted by Contact North I Contact Nord. What a conference it was! At times, it resembled a medieval marketplace or bazaar with a variety of voices and opinions demanding attention. In addition, amid the…

Intervention – “Control, Resistance, and the ‘Data University’: Towards a Third Wave Critique”

Originally posted on AntipodeFoundation.org:
by The Analogue University[1] From Auditing, Controlling, to Desiring Data The term “neo-liberal university” has become shorthand for a range of contemporary pressures in university life (Burrows 2012; Strathern 2000). However, increasingly we are not only considering specific pressures – such as workload, anxiety, and the reduction of research to…

Open Educational Resources from Government and Partliament

Originally posted on OUseful.Info, the blog…:
Mentioning to a colleague yesterday that the UK Parliamentary library published research briefings and reports on topics of emerging interest, as well as to support legislation, that often provided a handy, informed, and politically neutral  overview of a subject area that could make for a useful learning resource,…

Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

Originally posted on aNtiDoTe Zine:
Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself Psychometrics and the (counter)revolution in marketing that is helping bring fascism to power around the world AntiNote: The following is an unauthorized translation of a December 2016 article that caused quite a stir in the German-language press. Das Magazin (Zurich) occupies a…

#opened16 live blog: Gardner Campbell

Kicking things off here in Richmond, VA. we have our first keynote, Gardner Campbell.  The presentation began with a video montage featuring (among other things) a young Bob Dylan; quotes and graphs about different educational models; sections of It’s a Wonderful Life; Indie music; and end scenes from One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.   We were […]

The Open Research Agenda

Here are the slides I’ll be using today for my presentation at the CALRG Annual Conference.  The Open Research Agenda is an international consultation exercise focused on identifying research priorities in open education. You can read more about the project here: The Open Research Agenda (2) The Open Research Agenda (1)