Reflections of a Prairie Teacher

It's better to burn out than it is to rust ~ Neil Young

Category: Distributed and Open Learning

Lack of Maturity?

This week we were given two recently published articles on K-12 trends, and effective practices in online learning.   Blomgren (2017),…

Additional Skills Required

In a recent conversation regarding engagement in blended learning environments (or really any digital learning situation), my colleagues and I…

The Fiction of Future

I find that spending time reading about the future of open education is a comparable experience to reading any new science-fiction…

Bring Things into Focus

The “Coffee Cup” Scene – Game of Thrones, Season 8, Episode 1 (Winterfell) The job of an educator (and parent)…

Open Data and My True Self

This week’s readings had a broad central theme (“The other opens”) which I found difficult to corral with a narrative…

Educators are Amazing!

This week’s readings revolved around learning design and learning theories as they underpin pedagogical choices.  I try not to be…

Roadblocks to a Lofty(er) Goal

I made the argument in a past blog that the open education movement would stall (specifically within higher ed) because…

The Business of Open

The three articles of this week’s readings tied together the historical high points (and low) of education technology (“ed-tech” or…

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