"Open" as a descriptor of things is clear. A door, a faucet, an electronic circuit is open or closed. It works as well for learning things, e.g. educational resources, by a number of licenses. But applying open to concepts like pedagogy as witnessed by a long twitter ping pong and ...

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One year ago I drove to the local Humane Society animal shelter in Payson, carrying the cocktail of excitement and nervousness. After almost 8 years of being without a canine companion it was time, enabled by my starting of an 18 month contract project that assured me work from home. I'd ...

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There was absolutely no reason to do this. I blame the iTunes shuffle which spun me through Carly Simon. I was working away on other stuff, thinking in the back of my mind about all the friends and colleagues getting ready to wake up for the first day of OERR17. Boom. Nobody ...

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Twas fitting to return these past three days to Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops BC, invited by Brian Lamb to spend some quick time with people and place I was 5 months at in 2014-2015 as an Open Learning Fellow (or Fella). It's a Brian story that the idea for SPLOTs ...

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File this as another lesson in being part of the Networked Narratives class -- writing something personal is one thing, but reading it out loud another, and the third (still on my list) yet beyond that. This again like we are finding this course, is something that happens when we ...

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This is somewhat for Alex, who asked for an example on how to do the 3 sound remix assignment for Networked Narratives. He's spinning his audio wheels, which I said would likely happen. DONT PANIC! We asked students to record and share three sounds of their morning routine, representing their preparation, ...

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There's something I love about web generators. Not the ones that make power, but ones that power the creation of stuff. The stuff of the useless web. Everything from the tombstones to metal band names to church signs to luchador names. Maybe it's because people make them for no other ...

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