What *might* be wrong with large-scale approaches to open education?: A lit review of scale in open education

When it comes to scale, bigger is generally accepted as better. We are encouraged to “think big” and warned against being “small minded.” In business, politics and online social networks growth in stock prices, political and economic influence and user counts tend to be seen as positive (Rosecrance, 1999; Tomasko, 2006). Education, including open education, […]

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Doctoral proposal reference list (incomplete)

Not really a post, but the easiest way to share… References Almeida, N. (2017). Open Educational Resources and Rhetorical Paradox in the Neoliberal Univers(ity) Retrieved from http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media- Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2011). Three generations of distance education pedagogy. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 12(3), 80-97. Atenas, J. (2012, Oct 22). Directory […]

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Leading with our actions: A practical approach to affecting change in complex environments

To find Orbit around a corporation Hairball is to find a place of balance where you benefit from the physical, intellectual and philosophical resources of the organization without becoming entombed in the bureaucracy of the institution. If you are interested (and it is not for everyone), you can achieve Orbit by finding the personal courage […]

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Building while flying

When they hired me for my new job, they told me that they needed to develop a competency-based framework for their organization, including new apprenticeships, connections with post-secondary institutions, and a strategy to more effectively integrating blended learning. I am now just over three months in and things are a little different than I was […]

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