Browsing All posts tagged under »openlearning«

well lit rabbit holes

April 9, 2017


Noon I ducked down to our local “Maker Space,” which has open hours ’til 1:00.   I’ve been going there for years whenever something’s weird with whatever version of my dynamo hub light I’m trying to get rolling. Long story short:   the person who knows how to take gadgets apart & put ’em together […]

Podcasts R Us

March 22, 2017

0  is 24 minutes about a guy and an algebra app that he says is the first on the planet like it — you get to drag and drop things to solve algebra equations.  (Start at 18:30 and you can be spared the l-a-b-o-r-i-o-u-s background… )    I share his mystification about the underuse of […]

Endorphin-induced thoughts…

March 3, 2017


29 degrees and not much wind at all … and I got out a little early.   I could hear talk and laughter from one early-party group this “Unofficial Saint Patrick’s Day.” Imagining having funding. Imagining organizing (!yes, I think crazy thoughts on bike rides) the Urbana-Champaign node of OER innovations.  The technology and its […]

Professional Development Day!

February 23, 2017


Wherein I have watched the “Open Pedagogy” webinar from, wherein the participants discuss having students *create* “open” content in courses.   (First off is the caveat that no! this isn’t appropriate for everything! and there’s much discussion of the need for careful planning and leaving room for privacy and diverse student needs.) I’d love […]

More open in the press…

February 2, 2017


… My ed tech buddy at the U of I sent this to me:  Top Fears Shutting the Door on Open Education  from  . Surprise 1:   In this context, concerns about “accessibility” have nothing to do with ADA and everything to do with “if it’s on the web, that website might go bell up […]

Online courses

January 31, 2017


So!   IN between applying for a job to help enhance and create math courses… I’m trying to … build a math course!   For our folks who need to prep for the test … or already took the test and need to learn stuff… We’ve got Modumath, but its online presence is — well, […]

A new idea

January 25, 2017


LOL  the two minutes ’til end of work day and I DROVE THE CAR THING so I can’t even think about it well on the way home. Here’s my next magic grant request.   Hey.   I really should figure it out and at least plop it on a few other blogs.  So I’m doing […]