on the open education experience

The Open Education conference last week was easily one of the best conferences I've ever participated in. It was intense, incredibly run, thoughtfully planned, and brought together an extremely diverse and intelligent group of people. I can't remember the last time I've been so intimidated by the sheer number of scary-smart people in the same room. The conference was awesome. Lots of people have already recapped the conference itself - I'm not going to even try to add to that....

August 20, 2009 · 5 min

Open Education Course: week 2 reading

Notes for week 2 of David Wiley's Intro to Open Education course at Utah State University, on Giving Knowledge for Free: The Emergence of Open Educational Resources - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. I think I'm definitely falling down on the academic rigour of my responses - I should be providing a much deeper response, rather than just barfing out some thoughts and questions. I'll try to pick it up for week 3. ...

September 8, 2007 · 6 min

Open Education Course: week 1 reading

The following are my notes made while reading the first 3 articles for the Open Education course facilitated by David Wiley. The reading list (and links to the original articles) is available at the course wiki page. (I'll clean up the categories/tags asap, but the course wiki and David's blog are down at the moment, so I don't have the exact course tags handy right now...) ...

September 1, 2007 · 6 min

I'm going to Utah!

My travel for the 2007 Open Education conference in Logan, Utah was approved. I've never been to Open Education, but it sounds like an amazing event. And, to top it off, I get to present with Jim, hang out with Brian and Scott, and meet David in person. I still need to figure out the logistics - there aren't any direct flights from Calgary to Logan, so I guess I'll fly to Salt Lake City and hitchhike the rest of the way....

August 9, 2007 · 1 min