Data Visualization for Humanities

Here are my notes from today’s OU seminar which offers a survey of major online humanities datasets and some of the tools available for visualising them. Speakers: Dr Elton Barker (Classical Studies Department, The Open University, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Freie Universität Berlin) Ms Mia Ridge (PhD student, The Open University, and Chair of …

OER and Collective Intelligence

Here is a copy of the slides from the presentation given at OpenOpen earlier today by myself and Anna De Liddo. The title of the talk was “Building and Communicating Evidence of Effectiveness in OER through Collective Intelligence” and relates to our work on the OLnet project and the OER Evidence Hub. View more presentations …

OER as Educational Philosophy

Here are the slides from my presentation to the Computers and Learning Research Group.  My basic argument can be summarised as follows Discourse about Open Educational Resources (OERs) has reached a point of maturity and needs to be (at least) supplemented with explicit focus on Open Educational Practices (OEPs) Focus on OEPs weakens the link …

Copyright tips for bloggers

Five easy rules for bloggers To avoid being accused of stealing someone else’s content, follow these simple rules: 1. You may not use a work simply because it does not have a copyright notice The mere absence of a copyright notice (which is not a requirement) does not mean that there is no protection. Published …

Badiou, Art, Philosophy

I recently attended Alain Badiou’s mini-course on The Relationship Between Art and Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at The University of Essex. I did something I wouldn’t normally do afterwards; making my notes publicly available.  They’re available on academia.edu and I publicised this fact with Facebook and Twitter.  So far I’m getting 2-3 hits a …

OER: Shared or Exchanged?

There’s an information page on OER at PBworks. I wasn’t sure about this, though: It could be argued that sharing implies an open model (sharing with all) and exchange a community based model which relies on mutual benefits within a specific community. The author (Lou McGill) stops short of saying that this is her own …