“Open” for the Public: Using Open Education to Build a Case for Public Higher Ed

In October 2016, I was invited to give an Ignite Talk at the Digital Media and Learning conference at UC-Irvine.  Ignite Talks are exactly five minutes long, with twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds. For those who prefer a text version, here are the slides with the transcript (or the transcript of what I Read More …

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 …

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 …