VCU ALTfest: Burning Man for Educators

VCU’s AltLab will be hosting its equivalent of a weeklong celebration of culture and “radical self-expression”  in the Nevada desert with AltFest, an event billed as an “academic learning transformation festival.”  While ALTfest will have a bit less nudity than Burning Man, it will offer a “program of formal and informal special events, performances, and festive activities celebrating stories of learning transformation […]

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The 3rd Annual Open Textbook Summit is calling

The call for proposals is out for BCcampus’s 3rd Annual Open Textbook Summit. The summit will be held on May 28-29 in Vancouver, British Columbia. This is the same location as the Open Education Conference on November 18, 2015, which also has a call for proposals. Summit topics include: Faculty experiences adopting, adapting or creating open textbooks Student advocates and students who have […]

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jmUDESIGN Institute

Hey VCCS faculty, the jmUDESIGN Institute is a great opportunity to hone your instructional design chops to deliver more learner-centered instructions and is being offered for free to faculty from state-funded Virginia colleges and universities. The 2015 jmUDESIGN Institute will guide participants from Virginia public institutions through the instructional design and redesign processes, providing the skills, knowledge, and support necessary to foster a […]

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Open Education Week: Monday Events

Monday March 9, 2015 A Discussion on Open Pedagogy http://open.bccampus.ca/2015/02/06/open-webinars-for-open-education-week/%20 2:00 PM Sustainability Strategies For Open Educational Resources https://connect.athabascau.ca/oew2015/ 3:00 PM Recursos Educacionais Abertos no Brasil https://plus.google.com/events/cn608m2u2eorohqnre6f7cfj3oc 6:30 PM Stop Believing in Magic: Business Models for Open Education https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/636658645%20 7:00 PM

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It’s Open Education Week

Today is the kickoff of Open Education Week 2015, and there are a host of physical and virtual events planned to celebrate. This is a global movement so there are virtual events being offered from virtually everywhere: from Belarus to Uruguay. There is a full list of events on the Open Education Week website here. Pay close attention to the listed times of these events. Of […]

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eLET Academy Fight Song!

The soundtrack to this post is “Academy Fight Song” by seminal Boston post-punk band Mission of Burma (see below). Over the past two years the influence of the seminal post-punk e-Learning and Educational Technology (eLET) Committee has grown considerably (if you’re asking what the heck an eLET is, go here). This is by design, actually, to parallel the increase in importance of e-learning and […]

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