From Open Source to Open Educational Resources

Reflections on 20 Years of Open Content: Lessons from Open SourceDavid Wiley, OER18, January 29, 2018 In this guest post on the ALT OER18 conference website, David Wiley foreshadows his April 2018 keynote talk in Bristol. 2018 is significant for both David and the open education movement as it marks 20 years since David began … 

 

Contesting Turnitin TOS

Turnitin User Agreement: I disagreeHans de Zwart, Jan 10/2018 University of Amsterdam student Hans de Zwart deconstructs a particularly troublesome section of the Turnitin user agreement in this blog post. It is a user agreement his institution wants him to accept in order to submit assignments to the institutional LMS. But de Zwart takes issue … 

 

Net Neutrality and Online Learning

Net Neutrality and its Implications to Online LearningLisa C. Yamagata-Lynch, Deepa R. Despande, Jaewoo Do, Erin Garty, Jason M. Mastrogiovanni, and Stephanie J. Teague, IRRODL, September 2017 While I breath a sigh of relief living in Canada and having a government that, in public anyway seems to support net neutrality, I know the web is … 

 

The Question of Blockchain

Blockchain – don’t ask how, ask whyDavid Kernohan, Wonkhe, Dec 21, 2017 With the mainstream explosion of interest in Bitcoin in the past few months, I have been seeing many more conversations and questions in the higher ed networks I inhabit about blockchain. Interest seems to be moving beyond the innovators and people are trying … 

 

Horizon Report – Redux

Beyond the Horizon Report: towards a new projectBryan Alexander, January 3, 2018 Like many of you I suspect, I was shocked to see the sudden ceasing of operations of the New Media Consortium last month. The NMC Horizon Report is something that I consider a must-read each year. It helps to synthesize the zeitgest of …