Web enthusiast, writer, editor, former standards wonk. Opinions on this site are my own.
Making Light was invented by Teresa Nielsen Hayden in July 2001 and is now made by her along with Avram Grumer, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, and Abi Sutherland, none of whom she invented. More about all of us below. In the words of Kevin Maroney, “A better future isn’t going to happen by itself.”
Sharing Practices, Building Community
There are many ways to begin a discussion of “Open Pedagogy.” Although providing a framing definition might be the obvious place to start, we want to resist that for just a moment to ask a set of related questions: What are your hopes for education, particularly for higher education? What vision do you work toward when you design your daily professional practices in and out of the classroom? How do you see the roles of the learner and the teacher? What challenges do your students face in their learning environments, and how does your pedagogy address them?
“Open Pedagogy,” as we engage with it, is a site of praxis, a place where theories about learning, teaching, technology, and social justice enter into a conversation with each other and inform the development of educational practices and structures. This site is dynamic, contested, constantly under revision, and resists static definitional claims. But it is not a site vacant of meaning or political conviction. In this brief introduction, we offer a pathway for engaging with the current conversations around Open Pedagogy, some ideas about its philosophical foundation, investments, and its utility, and some concrete ways that students and teachers—all of us learners—can “open” education. We hope that this chapter will inspire those of us in education to focus our critical and aspirational lenses on larger questions about the ideology embedded within our educational systems and the ways in which pedagogy impacts these systems. At the same time we hope to provide some tools and techniques to those who want to build a more empowering, collaborative, and just architecture for learning.
Co-Founder and CEO at Cambridge Quantum Computing
Dear god, I wish Ilyas had a traditional blog with a true feed, but I’m willing to put up with the inconvenience of manually looking him up from time to time to see what he’s writing about quantum mechanics, quantum computing, category theory, and other areas of math.
An anthology of some of the greatest music stories never truly told.
This eight-part series includes a look at the FBI investigation into a classic rock anthem, unheard conversations with Captain Beefheart, a critical examination of New Edition’s basketball connection and the chronicle of a man plucked from Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash and thrust into country music stardom.
h/t Kevin Smokler
Revisionist History is Malcolm Gladwell's journey through the overlooked and the misunderstood. Every episode re-examines something from the past—an event, a person, an idea, even a song—and asks whether we got it right the first time. From Panoply Media. Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.
Subscribed after watching interview with Gladwell.
I’m Doug Belshaw, Open Educational Thinkerer. I help people become more productive in their use of technology.
I’m also a consultant through Dynamic Skillset, where I help people and organisations become more productive in their use of technology, and I co-founded a co-operative known as We Are Open which exists to spread the culture, processes, and benefits of working openly.
I’m following him via his own website, since he’s “off Twitter” and primarily publishing in his own space:
Just a quick note to say that my tweets during #OER18 don’t mean I’m “back on Twitter” (although thanks for the DMs!)
Also, as usual, I’ll be deleting my tweets next week so if there’s any photos I’ve taken during the conference you like, download them! (CC0)
— Doug Belshaw (@dajbelshaw) April 19, 2018
For others I’m following in Open Education: http://boffosocko.com/about/following/#Open+Education
Song Exploder is a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.
Each episode is produced and edited by host and creator Hrishikesh Hirway in Los Angeles. Using the isolated, individual tracks from a recording, Hrishikesh asks artists to delve into the specific decisions that went into creating their work. Hrishikesh edits the interviews, removing his side of the conversation and condensing the story to be tightly focused on how the artists brought their songs to life. Guests include Björk, U2, Metallica, Solange, and over a hundred more. Full list of episodes.
Hello, there! My name is Jonathan LaCour, and this is “clevercast,” my microcast. A microcast is a short form podcast that is published on a regular basis. Topics for this microcast range broadly, but its mostly about my life as a technologist, and will include:
I’ve been following the inimitable Jonathan LaCour for quite a while, but I’ve just discovered the link to his new microcast which I’m immediately adding to the growing list of interesting microcasts I’m following.
John Naughton’s online diary
As an avid information theorist, how could I resist following someone with a blog named after Vannevar Bush’s Memex?
- I live in lovely Columbus, Ohio.
- I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.
- I’ve been called skippy since college.
- I enjoy zymurgy.
- I am a Gemini.
- I have seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the theater over three hundred times. I once played the part of Rocky.
- I have traveled to more than two dozen countries in the world. I want to travel to many more.
- I am an advocate for Free Software.
- I am a Red Hat Certified Architect.
- I support the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and encourage you to do the same.
- I used to contribute to TechCrunch.
- I am @smerrill on Twitter.
- I have a LinkedIn profile.
- I have a Keybase identity.
- skippy.net is powered by Hugo.
JIRA, Atlassian tools and Drupal Trainer/Consultant with over 14 years of experience. Founder of Sparxsys Solutions and Author of Mastering JIRA 7.
h/t to Twitter post
I am a Learning Technologies Specialist at St. Norbert College. I love when teaching and technology intersect.
I tweet, post pictures to Instagram, and occasionally write code. I also like to ramble on the EdTech Magecast and the Jadin Approved podcast.