Featured image: Walton Hall by B. de los Arcos, CC BY-NC Yesterday I took part in an online hangout organised by the team behind #101openstories, hosted by the wonderful Jenni Hayman. The initiative started a few months back when six fabulous women, all members of GO-GN, got together to invite the rest of us to tell … Continue reading From Ireland to the UK (and back): my open story
As part of the work I do for the Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN), last March I travelled to Cape Town with the OERHub crew and a great bunch of PhD researchers from around the world. This is the storify of those two and a half days in the South African capital.
Despite great initiatives like the DigiLit Leicester project on these shores and K12 OER Collaborative in the US, OER folks’ attention does not focus often enough on the K-12/school scene. TJ Bliss writes “If we want OER to become the default, we need people to use OER and to know that they are using OER”. In my experience, lack of OER … Continue reading OER in schools
The 9th (and to date largest) iNACOL Blended and Online Symposium has now concluded. Joining the nearly 3,000 attendees at the massive Palm Springs Convention Center, I made my way from Pueblo to Sierra via San Jacinto and Catalina, ice cream in one hand and lemonade in the other, navigating the talks in the … Continue reading OER at #iNACOL14
I’m intrigued. The façade of the Universidad de Chile on Avenida Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins in Santiago displays a huge banner with a quote from Nicanor Parra, the anti-poet: “Don’t stop being a flea in the minotaur’s ear”. The university celebrates Parra’s 100th birthday recalling part of the speech he gave at the opening of the … Continue reading From Chile, with love
In February of 2013 the newly put together OERRH team completed the humongous task of creating a bank of survey questions which would be one of the main research instruments to collect data around the project’s eleven hypotheses. Bear one thing in mind: at the time, each of us was working with a different collaboration –OpenStax, Saylor Academy, Flipped Learning … Continue reading Cleaning our way to a monster dataset
Have you ever heard of a microburst? Me neither, yet it seems that my trips to the US happen to coincide with freak meteorological conditions. Last year, Claire and I were the closest we’ve ever been to a tornado; this year it was a microburst. A what? Wikipedia to the rescue: “A microburst is a very … Continue reading Goodbye Mars: FlipCon14 reviewed
I’m in Mars, Pennsylvania Route 228, population 1,699. Most notable Martian? A certain Gino Crognale, of renown in the make-up world for his artistry in The Walking Dead. FlipCon14, the 7th Annual Flipped Learning Conference, is about to start and it’s not zombies descending on these 0.5 square miles of Butler County, but hordes of teachers with one thing on … Continue reading Evening OERthlings, greetings from Mars!
Last September, when Kari Arfstrom visited Milton Keynes as an OERRHub fellow, we talked about creating an infographic for flipped educators that would explain in a simple and engaging manner how to use Creative Commons Licenses. Last January, when Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams visited Milton Keynes en route to speaking at BETT13, we talked about creating an infographic for flipped educators that would explain in a simple and engaging manner how to use Creative Commons licenses.
Well, let me introduce you to Mr. O’Pen. (About time, I hear you say!)
Creative Commons Licenses for Flipped Educators has been created with input from the OERRHub team, designed by Celia de los Arcos, blessed by Kari Arfstrom (Flipped Learning Network) and rubber-stamped by Creative Commons‘ Billy Meinke, Jane Park and Cable Green. And you thought this was just another infographic?!
You can download it from here.
I love this photo. The fourth dragon that guards Zmajski Most, one of the bridges over Ljubljanica river in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I was there in April to present at OCWC Global 2014; I took it on a quick rambling out, while I searched for a scarf to cover an accidental spillage of marmalade over the … Continue reading OCWC Global 2014