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.

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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.

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Trending Sources

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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Access to open teaching and learning

Jenny Connected

This is the reality for many students and educators in the area I live in, which adds another perspective to the meaning of open online learning and how it can be promoted. Tagged: access , broadband , online learning , open education , open learning.

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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.

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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.

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Essential Qualities of Open Business Ambassadors

Elsua

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 ….

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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?

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Open Business – From Adoption into Adaptation

Elsua

In the world of social networking for business it’s never been about mandating and forcing certain behaviours or a specific mindset (That one of Openness , for instance). ” Open Business #elsuasworkbook Hippie2.0

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Gardening in open learning environments

Jenny Connected

I spent most of yesterday in my garden, thinking about plants and how what I was doing in my garden might relate to my understanding of teaching and learning in open learning environments.

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Open Business and The Power of Habit

Elsua

So when thinking about that Social / Open Business Transformation I just couldn’t help thinking whether we have got it figured out how we can inspire those new habits in terms of how people connect, collaborate and share their knowledge across.

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An alternative perspective on the meaning of ‘open’ in Higher Education

Jenny Connected

With the rise of MOOCs there has been much speculation about the meaning of ‘open’, particularly with respect to the Higher Education business model. It is clear that ‘open’ can be interpreted in a number of different ways. In relation to MOOCs the term ‘open’ relates principally to open access, i.e. anyone can attend – there are no entry requirements. Some institutions are still struggling to get lecturers to work online at all, never mind be ‘open’ online.

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Territory Destroys ThoughtAn Open Letter to Jabe Bloom

Evolving Web

Dear Jabe It strikes me that we humans often like to think. Yet we are still territorial creatures. Therefore when we invent anything, we wish to guard that thing. We are protectors of our territory. Even when there clearly is neither threat nor territory.

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Open Business – From Document-Centric to People-Centric Collaboration

Elsua

Lately, I have been thinking quite a bit around the topic of Social / Open Business Transformation. Chances are that, right there, without you not knowing, you may have just gotten started with your own Social / Open Business Transformation. Open Business

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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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Ford Foundation, Open Access and Really Sharing Knowledge

Full Circle Associates

I was happy to read that the Ford Foundation has added Creative Commons approach to all their work, joining the Open Society Foundations , the Packard Foundation , the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation , the CGIAR and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Open our databases.

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Situational Leadership in the Era of Open Business

Elsua

That one that would thrive in an Open Business world. IBM Innovation Learning Life Open Business Open Leadership

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Using Open Space Technology

Chris Corrigan

A post I made to the OSLIST today… I seek simplicity in trying to describe where and how Open Space does it’s magic. Open Space doesn’t work well for those kinds of problems because the solution is basically already known, or at least knowable. Open Space. Open Space offers us a disciplined approach to addressing complexity in an ongoing way. Open Space

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Open Business Strategies – Helping Someone Else Achieve Their Goals

Elsua

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. . Open Business

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Emergent learning in open environments

Jenny Connected

Previous posts relating to this presentation are: Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios. Characteristics of Open Learning Environments. but have discussed and expanded on our thinking on our open wiki [2]. The notion of ‘open’ learning environments is, I think, here to stay.

2014 23

Beyond Ideas: Building Open Innovation Communities

Online Community Strategy

Open Innovation Communities are one of the most valuable types of communities to build and also one of the most difficult to get right. In my community practice, I’ve seen 4 stages that are typical in the maturation of an Open Innovation Community.

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Scholarship and the ‘Tyranny’ of Openness

Jenny Connected

Are we are attempting to impose our values (of openness, sharing, online learning as the future of education, etc) without a critical examination of what that means for practice and for individuals who are part of social organizations? There has been a lot of discussion on the web over the past 12 months or so about what we mean by openness. The personality trait of openness to experience is linked to curiosity, exploration, creativity, and unusual ideas.

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Scholarship and the ‘Tyranny’ of Openness

Jenny Connected

Are we are attempting to impose our values (of openness, sharing, online learning as the future of education, etc) without a critical examination of what that means for practice and for individuals who are part of social organizations? There has been a lot of discussion on the web over the past 12 months or so about what we mean by openness. The personality trait of openness to experience is linked to curiosity, exploration, creativity, and unusual ideas.

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Openness, constraint and emergence

Jenny Connected

Openness does not mean that anything goes. Even openness of mind does not mean this. I am still grappling with the relationship between openness, constraint and emergence, but both these artists sparked off these thoughts.

Why you should come to learn about Open Space on June 1-2 in Vancouver

Chris Corrigan

Register for this year’s Open Space Technology learning workshop, June 1-2 in Vancouver. I first stumbled across Open Space Technology in 1995 at a large conference of the International Association of Public Participation in Whistler. Open Space

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Beyond Ideas: Building Open Innovation Communities

Online Community Strategy

Open Innovation Communities – where companies and customers collaborate on ideas for new products and services – can be one of the most valuable ways to invest in community engagement. The Four Stages of Open Innovation Communities.

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ALT-C 2013 Learning in the Open

Jenny Connected

The title of our session is Learning in the Open. The session will be interactive and, if past experience is anything to go by, result in stimulating discussion about the balance between prescriptive and emergent learning in open learning environments, and visualizations (i.e.

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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.

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The Benefits and Risks of Academic Openness

Jenny Connected

The role of Openness by Academics in the Transformation of their Teaching and Learning Practices. How can openness benefit my practice? What risks are presented by open academic? What role can openness play in learners’ practice? I prefer to think of openness as a default option that can be turned off, not as a zealot’s precept. Or is openness essential to the future of education and scholars? Openness necessarily means a certain degree of exposure.

Radical Transparency in the Era of Open Business

Elsua

Yet, they keep lingering around, because, after all, and, in general, we are not too open, nor transparent enough. so by you not opening up enough in terms of what you do, what you are working on and who you are collaborating with, you are not helping your network(s) help you.

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Trust and security in open networks

Jenny Connected

… for the network to work, we must all give up control – but at a measured pace, in step with each other, to avoid one element of the other abusing this greater openness. The open web does not come with a built in facilitator to teach people the skills of systemic dialogue.

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Belonging to an Open Network

Michael Sampson - Currents

Writing on Medium, Michael explores the power of an open network as a contributor to career success , and uses it to analyse what made Steve Jobs so successful. Of course, we can equally apply the core idea to our individual, group, and organisational work too (please click through to Medium to see the chart): According to multiple, peer-reviewed studies, simply being in an open network instead of a closed one is the best predictor of career success.

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The Future of Open Business At Stake

Elsua

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.

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Describing open learning environments and emergent learning

Jenny Connected

How can we have confidence in the footprints, when the footprint ( a graphic description of a learning experience), if individually drawn, depicts an interpretation of the learning experience based on subjective personal reflection on that experience, and the scoring factors themselves can be open to personal interpretation? This ongoing work in seeking to describe and clarify what we mean by emergent and prescribed learning is progressing on our open wiki ‘ Footprints of Emergence ’.

Theoretical influences on the characteristics of open learning environments

Jenny Connected

Previous posts relating to this presentation are: Evaluation of Open Learning Scenarios. Characteristics of Open Learning Environments. Emergent Learning in Open Environments. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.

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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.

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Anticipating new open courses and conferences

Jenny Connected

There seem, at this time, to be many open courses on offer and conferences of interest. An open, free course being offered by George Veletsianos. Challenges for Research into Open and Distance Learning; Doing Things Better – Doing Better Thing.

2014 23

IBM Connect 2013: Tuesday Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

Bob Piccano, IBM General Manager led the opening session.        Bob Piccano opened the session. This is another in a series of my notes on IBM Connect 2013. I am very pleased to be back again after the last two years. Here are my notes from 2011 and 2012.

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The Benefits and Risks of Academic Openness

Jenny Connected

The role of Openness by Academics in the Transformation of their Teaching and Learning Practices. How can openness benefit my practice? What risks are presented by open academic? What role can openness play in learners’ practice? I prefer to think of openness as a default option that can be turned off, not as a zealot’s precept. Or is openness essential to the future of education and scholars? Openness necessarily means a certain degree of exposure.

Open Plan Offices Close the Brain

Michael Sampson - Currents

In his summary post on personal effectiveness in 2013, David Rock comments on how open plan offices close the brain : “ Open plan offices are all the rage. One study of 42,000 Americans found open plan offices reducedemployee wellbeing 32% and productivity 15%. Those in open offices cited a lack of “sound privacy” and lack of individual workspace as their major pain points. Open plan offices are often touted as the gold standard for in-person collaboration.

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