A Little Professional Development

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Hands down, the Virginia Community College offers some amazing professional development opportunities. While I hope to see many of you at the VCCS signature conference, New Horizons on April 12-14, the reality remains that not every staff or faculty member has the ability to attend. We have a lot of work to do in order to offer more digitized means […]

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NMC Summer Conference Correspondent

I am heading up to Alexandria tomorrow for the New Media Consortium (NMC) Summer Conference. The NMC is best known for producing the Horizon Report, several annual publications that for the past decade or so have charted trends in educational technology and–although the organization has always distanced itself from this word–predicted the level of adoption these technologies may see in various educational […]

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What the Best College Teachers Do

During the scenic two-hour shuttle ride from the Calgary Airport to Banff on my way to the Open Education Global conference I managed to plow through the slim little bestseller, What the Best College Teachers Do, by Ken Bain. Dr. Bain was one of the keynote speakers at this year’s VCCS New Horizons conference and I was really captivated by his […]

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OpenVA 2.1: Powdered Wig Version

OpenVA is putting on its breeches and tri-cornered hat, hopping on its pony,  and heading to Williamsburg, VA. OpenVA is evolving from a centrally-organized, annual summit to more of an umbrella term for a collection of institution or group-sponsored gatherings focused on all forms of openness. This is a good thing, I think, and was the goal anyway, shared at the […]

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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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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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OpenEd 2015: Call for proposals

The call for proposals for the Open Education 2015 Conference has been released. You can find the details on the conference website at http://openedconference.org/2015/. The 2015 conference will be held at BCcampus in beautiful–no, really, exquisitely beautiful–Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. It’s a long haul, for sure, but worth it, both for the amazing conference and the gorgeous conference city.

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BlendKit

Sorry to disappoint you but this post is not about German pastry. The University of Central Florida and EDUCAUSE have teamed up once again to offer the fourth iteration of BlendKit, an open, online course for those interested in blended learning course design. The course is sponsored by ELI and delivered via Canvas Network. The five-week course involves: Expert and peer assessment and […]

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New America Foundation Event in DC: Community College Online

On February 17th, the New America Foundation’s Education Policy Program will host an event that will focus on the use of information technology at community colleges. The event will occur in conjunction with the release of a new report by New America, Community College Online, which features case studies of how community colleges are harnessing technology to improve remediation, student services, […]

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