Open Educators – pushing boundaries and crossing borders

Excited to meet @laperryman @celTatis @tjcoughlan to talk about open research and Canadian latitudes ūüėČ #oeglobal ‚ÄĒ Briar Jamieson (@mbjamieson) April 22, 2015 I have to thank Eilidh Singh who asked her Twitter PLN, How they¬†distill learning post-conference. Having replied that I would blog, I now feel that I should at least follow through […]

Open Education, A crash course (Alternatively, Making sense of context)

Today I attended the Open Education Consortium‘s, Open Education Global, Pre-conference session: Getting started with Open Education – a crash course on starting an open education project.¬† The expert presenters each took a section of the day, Robert Schuwer, W.F. van Valkenburg, Martijn Ouwehand, Jure Cuhalev, Meena Hwang. ¬†Appreciated the collaborative note taking Google document; […]

Participant conference preparation, when faced with choice how do you decide?

I¬†rarely get the opportunity to join a¬†conference outside of my subject matter (Teaching English as a Second Language) or sector (not-for-profit, settlement, language) and for the past several¬†years I have usually been presenting. ¬†This will be the first time that I have gone to a conference and not known a single person. Although I am […]

Thoughts before contributing to WikiEducator (a #ds4oer activity)

Ward Cunningham Wiki Inventor Appreciate his reflection that he did not get the licence right the first time. #ds4oer ‚ÄĒ Briar Jamieson (@mbjamieson) April 19, 2015 As I enter Session 2 Developing Wiki Skills in Digital Skills for OER, I find I am still exploring my understanding of how to licence for OER. But […]

Organizational Professional Development, Hacking ‘free’ (as a puppy) #ds4oer

I have been reading about and thinking about Open Educational Resources (OERs) for a couple of years now (Oldsmooc shared meeting notes, February 19, 2013). In a research notebook¬†(for a course on research methods), I indicate my interest in the professional development of my colleagues and how organizational professional development might be conducted¬†(Jamieson, personal notebook, […]