OER at #iNACOL14

  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

From Chile, with love

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

Goodbye Mars: FlipCon14 reviewed

  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

Evening OERthlings, greetings from Mars!

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!

I teach, therefore I reflect (and change)

During the few weeks ahead of OpenEd13, in preparation for my talk, I spent time interviewing K12 teachers in the US about their use of open educational resources (OER) in the classroom. As part of my work with the OER Research Hub Project I’m researching the hypothesis that OER use leads educators to critically reflect … Continue reading I teach, therefore I reflect (and change)

OER13, Mexico, OER and plagiarism

It’s a few days now since I attended OER13 in Nottingham. The OERRHub team was out in force as we ran a daylong workshop to raise awareness of the project and invite fellow conference attendees to play a game of OERchery (which in itself merits a separate post soon to appear on a screen near you). … Continue reading OER13, Mexico, OER and plagiarism