Tag Archives: OERBlatherings

Caring Is Sharing Is Caring

This week I did several workshops with faculty that I met for the time first time, so I want to update my blog to be a bit more hospitable with the bloggery. Thank you so much for trusting me with your … Continue reading

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This Giant Sea of Information

“We all are born with a certain package. We are who we are: where we were born, who we were born as, how we were raised. We’re kind of stuck inside that person, and the purpose of civilization and growth … Continue reading

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None of Us Ever Become Experts

About two weeks ago, I attended yoga for the first time, I’m sad to say, in months. I walked to the studio seeking out two hours of suffering and total escape that I can’t seem to achieve on my bike. When … Continue reading

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Gatekeeper Courses

It’s an endless rotation of conversation. About open education. I get paid to talk about and to advocate for open education. Mostly I get to share open educational resources. Can I tell you how awesome that is? My favorite conversations … Continue reading

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Workshop As A Verb

Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting. ~Cormac McCarthy One of my most vivid childhood memories is the day I learned how to ride a bike without training wheels. I remember my dad running behind me with … Continue reading

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Mentoring New-ish Faculty

In my last blog post, I promised I’d continue my thoughts on the horrors of adjunctification/causualisation in higher education, but I’ve got to take step away for a bit. My adjuncts friends are facing an awful reality in the upcoming … Continue reading

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Getting Upstaged By An Emoji: A Memoir

A couple of blog readers shared with me that I need to lighten up a bit. Pet some puppies. Laugh a little. Share the love. You know who you are, and I suggest that you listen to some Black Flag and mind … Continue reading

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The Fortune In Your Head

Let’s pretend that you know two companies. One company has active scholars and folks who have been long-term advocates of open education. You’ve met several of them. Talked on the phone. Collaborated via the magic of the Internets. Your teachers … Continue reading

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Humanities Lecture 2015: Book Nerd, Meet Tech Geek

Back in the halcyon days of my undergraduate years, I took several classes from a William Blake scholar, and my favorite class was titled The Word and The Image. We talked quite a bit about this plate from Blake, and I … Continue reading

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Transformation & Being Sloppy in the #fedwiki

Like a lot of what I’m writing about lately, this post started in Ward Cunningham’s federated wiki. When I claimed my site, everything that I write is always, already open source. If you want it and have a site, you can … Continue reading

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