Open, but not just about Linux
Licenses can be a dry topic for some but have been key to my teaching. Any of my students and colleagues during the past twenty plus years know me as the teacher who was always pushing the use of Linux, Eclipse, Apache Emacs and other open source tools that use open source licensing. This is an important part of my practice and my tool set and remains so. Read on to get a view on how my teaching has changed to include more focus on open data and open practices.
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I’m Taking an Open MOOC and I Like It.
An excellent opportunity to take a MOOC “Introduction to Open Education” (also available on the open web at #OpenEdMOOC) on the edX platform appeared on my radar over the summer. I was kicking around for months which platform to leverage for a reset of my #OpenFlip cMOOC which introduces learners to the four pillars of flipped learning with the Flipped Learning Network in collaboration with my institution the Tecnológico de Monterrey. When I landed at the edX page, it suggested this course for me.
The fact that this was led by David Wiley and George Siemens sealed the deal. Ever since I stumbled across their work a few years ago (more about that below) I have admired the work of both of these pioneers in open education.
You will also notice the ¨redundancy¨ of using Open in the title when it already says ¨MOOC¨. More below.
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Keynote and Workshop
I was invited by colleagues of our Tecnológico de Monterrey en Zacatecas to share a keynote (Flipped Learning) and a three instances of a one hour workshop on Open Educational Resources. This was indeed an honour and I was also interviewed by a local newspaper (NTR Zacatecas) and that interview should appear in the Monday edition.
Update: no interview published but I found this article about the event.
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