Open Educational Resources and the Distributed Web

Jenny Connected

MOOC , Stephen Downes makes the case for open education. He claims that open education can change the world and is a kind of social literacy that can transform society, connect us across the globe, and enable each of us to believe we have the capacity to become an important person in society.

2018 225

Questions about online ‘openness’

Jenny Connected

What is in it for those willing to ‘go open’? They prompted me to look back in this blog to see what I have written about openness in education and going open. I can remember clearly the point at which I realised I was ‘in the open’. Source of image.

2015 246

Open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

This has been a pleasure and illuminating in many respects, and has caused me to reflect once again on the meaning of ‘openness’ in teaching and learning. I am now used to working in the open; as such Blackboard feels very ‘closed’. I know what an ‘ugly’ place the open web can be.

2015 232

Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

Innovating Pedagogy 2019: Open University Innovation Report 7. Pedagogies that respond to changes in society. The whole system would need to be changed to allow for this time, as evidenced by the example included of a low tech, high play school in California. . Ferguson, R.,

2019 155

Resisting Change – Luddites Unite!


No wonder I keep musing about another rather thought-provoking sentence she put together as well in that superb article: ‘ Technological change does not automatically equate with progress ’. That’s when our change and transformation journeys will begin….

2016 186

Open Academic Practice – How open are you?

Jenny Connected

I suggested that we place ourselves on this grid, according to whether we consider ourselves a lone academic or an open scholar and whether we make limited use of digital technologies or extensive use of them. It forced me to consider how open I am.

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When Context Transcends Change Management


What if everything we have been told about Change Management over the course of the last few decades was all just … plain wrong? What if research keeps telling us, over and over again, how ’ most change efforts fail ’ ? Do we still think that organisations can change?

2016 176

When improvisation meets Open Space

Viv Mcwaters

There are few things that have influenced my way of working – and way of living – as much as Open Space and Improvisation. I also see Open Space as improvisation in action. Let your partner change you and Make your partner look good.” Improv Open Space

2014 208

Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios

Jenny Connected

The title of the conference for those who do not speak German is Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios. Jutta has therefore invited us to speak about how we use our work on Footprints of Emergence to evaluate learning in open learning environments.

2014 208

Building open communities

Jenny Connected

The title of her talk is intriguing, because in some senses communities of practice could be regarded as closed rather than open, in that traditionally they have had clear boundaries. Sylvia points out that the term ‘open’ can have different meanings.

2013 161

#openedMOOC Week 3: The 5Rs, CC, and open Licensing

Jenny Connected

Much of the discussion is about the re-use capabilities of open educational resources (OER). On a personal note, I am currently trying to decide whether to pay for a research paper a colleague and I are working on to be openly accessible in the journal we think is the best fit for the work!

2017 130

Change Leadership Challenge 2: Compelling Business Case

Partnering Resources

This is the second in a series of posts about change leadership. What motivates you to change? Too often, leaders introduce the rationale for their change efforts in murky terms like, “It will help improve our bottom line” and then expect employees to jump to action.

2014 243

Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation


Slowly, but steadily, they turned themselves into skeptics with the earned right to voice out their concerns, issues and what not, in order to make the point across that they are not going to make the change over, no matter what. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.

2013 266

Open Educational Resources and Pedagogy

Jenny Connected

It centred on the relationship between open educational resources (OERs), open academic practice and changing pedagogy. Tagged: #change11 , #fslt12 , davecormier , davewhite , downes , Higher Education , OER , openness , pedagogy.

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Welcome to the Era of Radical Openness


It looks like this is the year of Transformation, of Change, of Thinking Forward -out of the box- in terms of what may well be awaiting us in the next 5 to 10 years, within the corporate world, trying to figure out what next. Open vs. Closed. Or Radical Openness for that matter. .

2013 236

Open web, newcomers and community tools


I guess it had to do not only with the state of things on the web but also with my own processes of learning in other spaces and building up enough energy to rejoin in the open. And there are more people who come back home to what they have known before “the silos Siren’s lured us in” as Ton Zijlstra eloquently writes : Returning to the open web is in that sense not a difficult step to make. Tools change, but I know enough about them to figure out what is needed.

2019 89

Teams, technology and change

Joitske Hulsebosch

It is a good model to use when you're dealing with a change in which technology plays a role. The rider of the elephant does not know which way to go to if there is no clarity what the intended change is and what effect the change should provide. We organized a teamhackathon.

2015 169

Connected Learning in an Open World

Jenny Connected

This related to how you can work out your exact location on the open seas, by knowing how to fix your latitude and longitude positions. Open’ means open in all senses, particularly in the sense of open sharing of thought processes, and should be the default position in Universities.

2014 186

Essential Qualities of Open Business Ambassadors


So what are some other key characteristics from Open Business Champions? Open: Indeed, Open Business is about being just that: open. Open to the unknown, to the unexpected. They are rather open and transparent about it after all ….

2013 237

Unlocking Civilisation Type 1 Through An Open Mind


Wait for a little bit more… Try to go through ‘ Let’s open our world ’ in its entirety and then ask yourself, again, that same question and see what you can come up with as an answer. An open world begins with an open mind. ’ . .

2016 151

The Future of Open Business At Stake


In fact, for vast majority of practitioners social / open business is all about, and just about, collaborating with your peers, although perhaps nowadays with a fancier set of collaborative and knowledge sharing tools. That one of Openness and Transparency.

2013 209

Situational Leadership in the Era of Open Business


Whereas if you think about Management the whole equation changes quite a bit. That one that would thrive in an Open Business world. IBM Innovation Learning Life Open Business Open Leadership

2013 219

Open Business – The Narrative vs. The Ruthless Measurement


Yes, I know, change is inevitable , after all, and the only thing we can do, eventually , is delay it. It seems like everyone has finally come to terms with the fact that, whether we like it or not, Social / Open is here to stay. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business

2013 242

Enabling Early Adopters to Lead Your Change Initiatives


You can call them whatever you would want to: ambassadors, champions, advocates, evangelists, connectors, change agents, etc. Knowledge Management Learning Open Business Open Leadership

2016 141

The changing role of the online teacher

Jenny Connected

These are questions that have always engaged educators, but with increasing numbers of learners taking online courses in the form of massive open online courses (MOOCs), teaching online has come into sharp focus again. Open University Press.

2015 246

Evaluating open learning scenarios – keynote presentation

Jenny Connected

Surfacing, Sharing and Valuing Tacit Knowledge in Open Learning Environments from Jenny Mackness. This involved developing and running a distance learning teacher training programme, which in turn led to an ongoing interest in how learners learn in open learning environments. This is a cMap, created by a colleague we have worked with in the past, Matthias Melcher, to explain the open learning environment of the CCK08 MOOC. What is an open learning environment?

2014 127

Some musings on facilitating open space

Viv Mcwaters

While open space has been part of my facilitation DNA for 25+ years, I don’t always have opportunities to facilitate open space events. That’s changed this past few weeks with two quite different events. They meet regularly, but this was the first time they had done so using open space. There’s a rhythm to an open space event, especially if people are new to the process. On the whole, I like big open space events better than smaller ones.

2015 116

From Changing Tools to Making Progress

Michael Sampson - Currents

In order for the new tool to have a practical impact on the existing setting, it needs to be embraced into the setting; it needs to change what is already there. This involves a degree of de-stabilisation – of change to the existing setting.

2018 116

Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote

Michael Sampson - Currents

On the Silverside blog, I wrote about upcoming changes for Microsoft OneNote: One of my friends once covered himself in Post-It Notes and walked into his local Microsoft office. The Office edition of OneNote has always been more fully-featured than the app edition, and while a OneNote notebook can be opened in both, having two editions has been confusing. Read more: Changes Afoot for Microsoft OneNote.

2018 89

Giving Up Control in the Era of Open Business


Specially, if you keep seeing how very little things have changed from the outside after all of this time. Can you find them within your own organisation and empower them to become those catalysts of change, pretty much like Kevin Spacey has done for the Entertainment industry? .

2013 201

Open Business Strategies – Helping Someone Else Achieve Their Goals


This is all about embracing something that we may have struggled with for far too long, but that yet, when done correctly, could be the next huge thing in the corporate world: become more open. . We need to change that. Open Business

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Open data good - plus open comms even better

Social Reporter

project to open up government data for re-use to public benefit has produced a flurry of comment ranging from geeky ecstacy to scepticism about how far it can be used in practice for better service development. Tags: All posts government open opendata The Data.Gov.UK

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SEC Climate Change Disclosure 10-k Race Opens 2012

21st Century Organization

It’s ironic that the SEC’s 2010 interpretation of a previous Climate Change 10-k Disclosure ruling of the material impacts to a business is equivalent to a 10k foot race. An excellent panel discussion – SEC Climate Change Disclosure Requirements and what you need to know took place in late November at Baruch’s Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity. The panelists painted a landscape of conflicting behaviors from all stakeholders interpreting climate change impacts.

2012 105

New publication: “It’s the Conversation, Stupid!” – Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities

Making CommunitySense

” Social Media Systems Design for Open Innovation Communities was just published in J.E. eds.), Managing Open Innovation Technologies , Springer, Berlin. Open innovation is about crossing boundaries to create networked synergies in/across collaborative communities.

2013 222

Lotusphere 2012 Notes: Opening Session

Portals and KM

The opening general session included: Keynote Speaker: Alistair Rennie, IBM General Manager, Social Business ; and other speakers, including Kurt De Ruwe, CIO, Bayer; and Premier Healthcare. He said that with transformations, the winners do not only come out ahead but change the game.

2012 188

Changing the World One Idea at a Time


So as I get to prepare myself for the upcoming European World Tour I will be embarking on shortly I just couldn’t help get reminded of the power of changing the world through a rather simple, yet, incredibly inspiring action: the sharing of ideas.

2013 196

JISC Netskills – The Rhetoric of Openness

Jenny Connected

The first JISC Netskills online seminar, ‘The Rhetoric of Openness’ by David White was delivered on Tuesday 21st June; if you couldn’t join the session – you can still watch & listen to a recording of the session here: [link] – you can also comment on the recording, or if you’re tweeting use #nstalks. Dave discussed openness from the perspective of the institution and the student. Institutions can misunderstand the open culture of the web.

Open 153

SEC Climate Change Disclosure 10-k Race Opens 2012

21st Century Organization

It’s ironic that the SEC’s 2010 interpretation of a previous Climate Change 10-k Disclosure ruling of the material impacts to a business is equivalent to a 10k foot race. An excellent panel discussion – SEC Climate Change Disclosure Requirements and what you need to know took place in late November at Baruch’s Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity. The panelists painted a landscape of conflicting behaviors from all stakeholders interpreting climate change impacts.

2012 89

IBM Connect 2013: Tuesday Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

Bob Piccano, IBM General Manager led the opening session.        Bob Piccano opened the session. They are also looking at the cultural change. IBM is doing more than technology but also helping with the social change.

2013 201

The 10 Key Principles of Change Management

The Bumble Bee

Over the last 6 months I have been designing, testing and piloting an exciting new Change Management Game for leaders and teams which lets them experience what it is like to lead a complete 9-month change management project over the course of a single day.

2013 208

In Frankfurt Enterprise 2.0 = Organizational Change & People Challenges

21st Century Organization

e20s was a management rather than technology conference, with organizational impact and change the elephant in the room. Industry change Leadership Trends Web 2.0

Open Space musings

Viv Mcwaters

Over the last two weeks I’ve been immersed in Open Space Technology – sharing what I know, and learning from others, in a great two-day training program; and then opening space as part of a three-day workshop. Way back in 2001 when I attended my first World Open Space on Open Space in Vancouver (and incidently met Chris Corrigan for the first time) I remember raising the issue of warming people up to open space. Open space epitomises this.

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Open access: The grey zone


Open access publications are very important for promoting knowledge sharing, innovation, collaboration, and so on. Here's my response to the invited author who refuses to contribute as the handbook is not open access: Michael, In principle, I agree with your point. I think we should all strive for open-access publications wherever possible. First of all, there are many non/less-commercial, yet still non-open ways to publish, often provided by professional societies.

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