Our Changing University: Interdisciplinary Students Share Ideas

This is a guest post by the following writers, all of whom are undergraduate students enrolled in “Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies” at Plymouth State University. The university is currently restructuring itself around interdisciplinary clusters, so I asked these students to weigh in, and offer their most informed ideas, questions, and critiques as the university embarks Read More …

Open Textbooks? UGH.

I am writing this from OpenEd15 in Vancouver.  And this is a call to my like-minded compatriots spread across our conference rooms here, but also to the tweeps and digitalactivists I’ve worked with online over the last two years.  After three days of sessions focused on reducing textbook costs, creating all-OER degree programs, generating data Read More …

The University of New Hampshire Open Educational Resources Ambassador Pilot

I am happy to be serving as a consultant for the University of New Hampshire on their exciting Open Educational Resources pilot.  I will use this space to curate blog posts and other materials that I create for the pilot.  Keep checking back for the latest updates! Slideshare from initial training on OER, open access, Read More …

Beyond the Buck: An Expanded Vision for Open Access (Text Version)

A look at how a foundation of “open” can transform our pedagogy and our scholarship, and provide a fresh vision for the relationship between the public and the university. Moving past cost-savings and OER, we will take a look at open praxis and imagine a new pathway for the future of education. Read More …

MOOCs & Badges: Interrogating “Open”

When I first got introduced to the world of OERs, I was skeptical.  Despite being a pretty avid user of technology in my English courses, I have also generally been one of those intellectually whiny faculty members at my university who always throws a wrench into online initiatives by worrying (way out loud) that we Read More …