This presentation outlines some key considerations for researchers working in the fields of open education, OER and MOOC. Key lines of debate in the open education movement is described and critically assessed. A reflective overview of the award-winning OER Research Hub project will be used to frame several key considerations around the methodology and purpose […]
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By popular demand, here are my slides from today’s presentation at Open Education 2014. All feedback welcome and if this subject is of interest to you then consider checking out the OERRH Ethics Manual and the section on ethics (week 2) of our Open Research course.
Read More Ethics, Openness and the Future of Education #opened14
Here are my slides for today’s presentation at the ALT-C conference at The University of Warwick.
Read More Mapping & Curation for OER Impact Research #altc
Here are my slides from today’s presentation: feedback welcome as always. The project website is http://oerresearchhub.org and the OER Impact Map is available at http://oermap.org. Open Research into Open Education: The Role of Mapping and Curation from Robert Farrow
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Here at eLearning 2014 Fred Lokken of Truckee Meadows Community College presented the results of the most recent ITC survey into distance education. This is the 10th annual edition of the survey, which is the the primary college-focused distance education survey. The results are sent to all college presidents as well as to key media outlets. […]
Read More ITC Distance Education Survey Results #elearning2014
Here are my slides from today’s presentation at the Open Access Conference in San Jose. There will probably be some tweaks to this before presentation at Open Ed 2013. OER Impact: Towards an Evidence Base from Robert Farrow
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Can sociological researchers make use of big data? Should they? There’s something equivocal going on between the allure of massive data sets and the temptation to try and explain everything in terms of that data… New Sociological Approach to Big Data » Sociology Lens.
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by wond. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.
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I just saw this quote over at Radical Cartography and thought it was really interesting to think about in relation to data visualization, which is essentially also making spatial representations of information. Information is already abstraction from experience because in regarding it as knowledge rather than immediate sensation. So, creating representations of information is moving […]
Read More Data visualization as simulacra
An interesting post by Young Hahn on map hacking has given me some food for thought with respect to the redesign of the OER Evidence Hub. This article led me to another, Take Control of Your Maps by Paul Smith. If I was a better programmer I could probably put some of the ideas to work […]
Read More Data Maps: The Next Level