Ethics, Openness and the Future of Education #opened14

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.

#oerrhub on the LSE Impact of Social Science blog

This is a duplicate of my article from the LSE Impact of Social Science blog which was published today.  You can find the original here. Much sharing and use of open educational resources (OER) is relatively informal, difficult to observe, and part of a wider pattern of open activity. What the open education movement needs …

Foothill Technology Conference 2013

Last week I was in Northern California attending the Foothill College in partnership with Innovative Educators 2nd Annual Tech Conference.  I was only able to attend the first day as I was speaking at the San Jose Open Access Unconference the following day.  It was mostly keynote presentations, so here are my notes with a bit of reflection …

Report from Educause 2013

I’ve spent the last few days here in Anaheim (a stone’s throw from Disneyland) at the annual Educause conference.  It’s my first time here and I’ve found a few things that were surprising or of note.  The first thing to say is that this is a very well organised and VERY big conference. I’m pretty …

Data Maps: The Next Level

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 …

OER13: Report & Slides

I’ve spent the last couple of days here in Nottingham at OER13, where I presented yesterday on the OERRH project and about some of the issues surrounding research synthesis.  Here are my slides: The Ecology of Sharing: Synthesizing OER Research from Robert Farrow In addition to presenting and generally taking part I’ve been liveblogging some …

OERHub: Looking Forward

One of the things that we need to do as the OER Hub project progresses is keep track of the various research and dissemination activities that we are involved with over the two year period.  I have a couple of things to report on already… I’ll be writing a fuller report Visual Learning conference I …