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We’re On a Mission of Open

This was the academic theme for today’s presentation at OER14 in Newcastle, UK by Rochelle Lockridge, Mariana Funes, and moi, “A DS106 thing happened on the way to the 3M Tech Forum“: DS106 (http://ds106.us/) is a computer science course in Digital Storytelling at the University of Mary Washington (UMW), framed on principles of the web as a platform for storytelling. Students learn to manage their own digital domain in the process of understanding storytelling and creating media. In 2011, DS106 opened up to a global community of online participants. This case study explores how DS106 tools, methodology and philosophy were adapted into the corporate world at 3M to build community, collaboration, and effective global communication skills. Our hypothesis was the pedagogy and assignments of the DS106 open course could be modified for delivery on a corporate intranet, using internal creation and communication tools standard for 3M employees. We hoped to […]

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Making/Telling Stories That Matter (except for the Skidmore lacrosse fans)

On Tuesday, everything was lined up smooth for my invited talk at Skidmore College, Making/Telling Stories That Matter (ironically I submitted that as a title before I knew that the Skidmore motto was “CTM” aka Creative Thought Matters) (honestly). Except that when the a/v crew went to turn on the livestream broadcast, they found it was already broadcasting… a lacrosse game. With 30 fans watching. A bit of scrambling, huddling in the presentation hall because the stream had been reserved. Someone had to call in to pull the hook. The fans were not happy (a big thanks to Rowan Peter, tuned in from Melbourne Australia who captured the whole scene via screen shots) Jeff: What happened to the lacrosse game? Rob: Some clown put this on Lacrosse fans are a tough crowd. Even worse for them was how badly they gotten beaten by Hamilton. I loved the whole story playing […]

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Coming Soon to TCC 2013: The ds106 Show

I’m bringing ds106 to the 2013 TCC Online Conference (the 18th Annual “Technology, Colleges and Community” Online Conference). This keynote session (look at my along side Terry Anderson, I cannot wait for some of his trademark jokes) is listed as Dim the Lights: The ds106 Show. My original thought was to build a presentation metaphor around the weekly live Google Hangout shows I have been running for my ds106 class at UMW. Dim the lights, cue the music, roll the open credits… but the ds106 show is not one where the audience just sits quietly in their seats. You will not only learn how this open online course in digital storytelling works, but have a chance to try a few of the creative challenges and assignments we give to our students. Digital storytelling 106 (ds106) offers a versatile opportunity to create a learning community. This open online course in digital […]

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Digging Myself Out of the Blog Hole

cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo shared by Artbandito Between the impact of long distance travel, getting the customer service enema treatment from US Failways, and falling under the spell of plane induced cough/cold, I am overflowing with excuses not to be blogging. I’ve enjoyed two full days of doing workshops and sessions with students and teachers at Yokohama International School (a big shout out to Kim Cofino for setting this up) plus 4+ intense days of planning and helping be part of the 2013 Flat Classroom conference. Im whupped. And have a lot of back blogging to do. And I need to stop talking about that and start the process. Instead of going in order, I may jump around, there’s a lot I want to capture before the next plane leg cause it picks up fast again in Singapore next week (looking at you, Jabiz!). Today […]

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Pechaflickring about Pechaflickr

from the vapid self horn tooting department… (cause thats what blogs are for) I just got wind of the edited videos from last month’s Scottsdale Community College’s TechTalks ’13. I love the format they came up with, an idea from Charles Pflanz, brilliantly organized and emceed by Lisa Young. Kudos to the SCC Film department that does professional production and everyone else that was there as volunteers to support the event. It could not have been any more smooth. It would have been enough just to wear one of those cool mic headsets. That was one of the most fun things I’ve gotten to do in front of a captive audience ;-) The lights were insanely bright, I could not see anyone in the seats, only hearing them. I used my pechaflickr tool to run my presentation, so in a way, it was an improv talk about improv. I have […]

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What is Storytelling? for #etmooc

What mean ye storytelling- the #etmooc version from Alan Levine Thar be slides, slides, slides, way too many slides, from a presentation I did online yesterday as part of the ETMOOC Section on Digital Storytelling. You can find resources mentioned at http://cogdog.wikispaces.com/What+Mean+Ye+Storytelling and an archive is available. It was a lot crammed in. I wanted to play out the idea that as a concept, digital storytelling is something I don’t focus on defining, as most definitions fail to capture the range of things we see— in fact, they way I frame ds106 for my students is that I can’t tell them what storytelling is. The whole class experience is making that a question we pursue. And more and more and more and more, I find that shifting teaching from a “I know this and will transmit it to you” is way less interesting that taking a topic or concept and […]

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Thru the Lens at Northern Voice

I was excited to have my session on Looking Through the Lens accepted for Northern Voice 2011. I had done this one before, but infused a few more new bits for this audience. More or less, I used photographs to talk about what we can learn about learning from the act of photography: The mechanics and art of photography unveil an intriguing metaphor for thinking about learning and our world view. For a photographer, the operation of cameras– exploiting apertures, shutter speeds, optics, — coexist with the artistic skills of pre-visualization, framing, composition. It is no longer a field dominated by pros with expensive gear, we can all make photographic art, damnit. Taking the metaphor farther, creating an engaging learning experience is much more than point and shoot or flipping the settings into automatic mode. Photography is a beautiful example of how you can get better at doing something just […]

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Presenting From Bed

cc licensed flickr photo shared by cogdogblog No matter how many titles I created for this post, all of them went the wrong way down innuendo lane. This morning, at 1:00 AM local time on Brisbane, Australia, I gave an online presentation for the KU Village conference… from bed. I agreed to do this almost 9 months ago, not knowing I was going to be over here- at home it would have been a more humane 8:00 AM slot so I would have managed to be sitting at a desk. But really, with all the trite sayings of working online and sitting there in your underwear… this is pretty much true. Suit and tie not needed. I can say this is the first presentation I have done from bed, and it is pretty comfortable (thanks to Phil Long for hosting me and providing the podium in his guest room). And […]

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50 Ways Over Wooster

Jon Breitenbucher invited me back again to do a remote (via Skype) presentation on 50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story for the week-long Instructional Technology Faculty Fellows program he and his crew run at the College of Wooster (by the way, they are rocking with wordpress multiuser there). When I did this last year, it was one of the best sessions I’ve had; a lot because Jon’s team had prepped the faculty, so they already had done some pre-work to pick their story idea. The way we run it is I do the presentation first thing in the morning (wich was really early here on the west coast time!), the faculty spend about 3 hours working with the tools. We then convene after they are done, and they get to talk about what they were able to create (or the problems they had). This time around, I used […]

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Talkin’ Bout Open

I hope you enjoy this teaser for my presentation next week at the Open Education Conference: Talkin’ Bout Open from cogdog on Vimeo. I could not help selecting the D’Arcy Norman Bigger Than Life glare for the freeze frame! These quotes from colleagues near and far were taken from the 34 longer interviews I collected for Amazing Stories of Openness, and the full stories will be made available after the presentation next Wednesday. I got the videos in a variety of ways; in person with my Flip Mino (the best quality); Skype video interviews (doh, guess who did not mute his mic and ended up sounding like a wheezing phone pranker), response videos to my YouTube Call for Stories video, ones people just sent me, audio recordings I set to images, even from my little Canon pocket camera at a dark bar in Hawaii with subjects lit by LED flashlight. […]

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