Everyday open learning so unremarkable that it amazes me

Happened to look in on a blog for a course on Philosophy and Pop Culture at TRU. Saw a post that I thought was remarkable for a couple reasons. A student had just posted some fresh reflections, though the course was over. He wrote: “I know that I no longer need to create new posts, […]

The usual schtick in more haphazard fashion

The usual schtick in more haphazard fashion

I only have five minutes or so, will focus on a few bits related to research and knowledge mobilization. Yes, blogging. But the process can offer real benefits. The “Art + Reconciliation” site – many modes of participation WordPress flavours — Annotum for open online journals (example), PressBooks (example) is platform for BC provincial open […]

Will it blend?

Will it blend?

[youtube]http://youtu.be/3zcdoa0XCFo[/youtube] Spaces outside the learning management system. Though a blog can function much like an LMS… Extending the classroom space, extending the discussion. (Twitter tags) Connecting beyond… and across communities. (Helping me out on guitar, totally uncharted territory.) * (I get help this way all the time) Visualizing the open web… Open up course content, […]

A Day for Learning

[Cross-posted from Abject.] Since starting at TRU, I’ve particularly enjoyed collaborating and scheming with our Dean of Students Chris Adam, and Director of Instructional Design Irwin Devries. For some time we’ve been talking about a sort of gathering to reframe and refocus our efforts to enhance the learning environment at our university. What I love […]

On creating spaces…

I was asked to talk at a “Town Hall” of people here in the Open Learning division. I was asked to speak for fifteen minutes, unsurprisingly I blabbed for about twice that long. Apologies to all for that. I spoke about some of my struggles with the concept of innovation (the image above sums those […]

Wikipedia Authoring Basics

Below are notes for a visit to a classroom, they are considering authoring in Wikipedia as one of their assignments. Murder, Madness, and Mayhem The Wikipedia Education Program North American Environmental History¬†– UBC’s participation in the WEP The structure of the WEP is fairly tightly defined. A more ad hoc participation is possible, but do […]

Slightly longer take on wikis (one trick pony)

I am doing a lunch and learn session on wikis today, so slightly expanding the scope of my show-and-tell at yesterday’s meeting. But mostly, just taking the time to cover the material at a less frantic pace, and allow for more discussion…   Why an open TRU Wiki? I have been fortunate to be part […]