Open licenses, open scholarship, open hearts, and open wounds.
Phil and I will be writing a twice-monthly column for the Chronicle’s new Re:Learning section. In my inaugural column, “Muy Loco Parentis,” I write about how schools make data privacy decisions on behalf of the students that the students wouldn’t make for themselves, and that may even be net harmful for the students. In contrast […]
Phil and I had a wonderful time co-keynoting the OpenEd 2015 conference. It was a hoot. Here is the spectacular graphic depiction of the keynote done by Tracy Kelly from BC Campus: And here is the post-keynote conversation that we had with the Virtually Connecting gang: There have also been some other interesting virtual conversations […]
In a post titled “The LMS for Traditional Revolutionaries,” Instructure’s VP of Research and Education for Canvas Jared Stein responded to my LMS rant with some numbers and some thoughts about the role of the vendor in encouraging progressive teaching practices. First, the numbers on the use of open education features in Canvas: 3.8% of […]
There were a number of interesting responses to my recent LMS rant. I’m going to address a couple of them in short posts, starting with this comment: …The training wheels aren’t just for the faculty, they’re for the students, as well. The idea that the internet is a place for free and open discourse is […]
In yesterday’s post I described where I (and many others) see the LMS market heading in terms of interoperability. At the same time, the LMS does a very poor job at providing a lot of the learning technologies desired by faculty and students. There is no way that a monolithic LMS can keep up with […]
D’Arcy Norman has an excellent blog post up titled “On the false binary of LMS vs. Open” that captures a false framing issue. We’re pushed into a false binary position – either you’re on the side of the evil LMS, working to destroy all that is beautiful and good, or you’re on the side of openness, […]