USNH students talk about open education
📺 #EDU522 Daily Update IX: Adding and removing sidebar widgets | YouTube
If you have the courage, certainly go title-less as it’s a whole lot easier, but there are other options if you like those sorts of touches.
📺 #EDU522 Daily Update VIII: Using #IndieWeb Post Kinds | YouTube
As an example, I modified the Author data for this particular post so that it shows Dr. McVerry created it and included both a photo avatar of him as well as a link to his website.
If you have some coding capabilities and want to go all-in on gaining more control over the reply contexts that Post Kinds allows, I’ve written up an outline for doing so. (I’d recommend waiting to play with it after class is over though!)
📺 EDU 522: Daily Update VI: Sending A Manual Webmention | YouTube
A short video on how to send a manual webmention to a WordPress site that's using the Webmention plugin.
Other manual methods for both WordPress-based and non-WordPress sites include:
📺 Blogging Basics | YouTube
Learn in six easy steps how to become a master blogger (Caveat the only way is to read and write a lot)
📺 No Digital Facelifts: Thinking the Unthinkable About Open Educational Experiences | YouTube
The idea of decorating one’s locker as an example of presenting one’s identity in school is interesting. I also liked the idea that students continued using a forum long after the class was over–presumably because it represented their identity and connections and relationships from the class.
📺 Learner Identities | YouTube
Human Diversity and Learner Transformation
Learner identities, Big History, and collective learning also generally remind me about shrinking numbers of languages, which I’ve mentioned before. In teaching and passing on knowledge, we will need to be even far more accomodating about culture and language, or eventually we’ll loose all of the diversity of languages we’ve got today.
In digging around a bit I note that Dr. Kalantzis has some interesting course content available on Coursera that might be worth delving into shortly as well.
📺 EDU 522 Daily Update: RSS and WordPress | YouTube
📺 RSS in Plain English | YouTube
A short explanation of RSS and how it helps you save time reading the web.
This video introduces RSS as a way to subscribe to websites and save time on the Web. An "old vs. new" theme illustrates how RSS differs from visiting web sites independently, including:
• The new and old ways of reading news on the web
• An introduction to RSS Readers
• How to identify and subscribe to an RSS feed
• What to expect when using an RSS reader
📺 Quote Post-Kind on SemPress #IndieWeb Theme | YouTube
Authortab and then put the source of the quote into the name field instead, but the output is still pretty solid, though some of the wrapped metadata that the plugin provides will be slightly off.