Category Archives: open education

5 lessons for OER from Open Source and Free Software

While the OER community owes some of its genesis to the open source and free software movements, there are some aspects of how and why these movements work that I think are missing or need greater emphasis. 1. Its not … Continue reading

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SPAWS: Its all started coming together…

Another progress update on my mini project, which is about sharing paradata (user comments, stats etc) from web app stores using a distributed network store (for more info, check out this post). One of my big worries when I started … Continue reading

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HEAR and Recruitment: Using rich achievement data in recruitment processes

Last week I met with representatives from a range of companies and organisations involved in graduate recruitment to discuss potential value from the UK HEAR initiative in a meeting organised by CRA and Critical Thinking. The Higher Education Achievement Report … Continue reading

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SPAWS: Paradata recipes, identifiers, and starting integration

We just had our first advisory group meeting for SPAWS with Fridolin (OU), Sten (KUL) and Daniel (IMC) which has left us with plenty of things to think about. Models for Paradata We had a look at the paradata models … Continue reading

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Embracing the illegible

(Rambling time…. normal service will resume shortly) A couple of years back, Venkat wrote about James Scott’s concept of illegibility: James C. Scott’s fascinating and seminal book, Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed, examines … Continue reading

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Open Education: The Fifth Network

I’ve been reading some of the posts from Amber, David and Lawrie as part of open education week. One thing that strikes me about it all is the similarity to Ivan Illich’s idea of learning webs, which is based on … Continue reading

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