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Meeting Agendas and Notes

Update Nov 23, 2015 with OpenUpTRU session

  • Longer term progressive framework increasing openness
  • Categories or themes worked through open activities
  • Reflect on progress, growth
  • Non-disposable assignments - learners relate to own setting, situation, challenges (allows for wide learner base)- open design by learners
  • Learners as designers?
  • "How would you design for your own challenge?"
  • Intercultural including indigenous perspectives - different ways of seeing "open" - crack dominant western perspectives/assumptions
  • Critical explorations
  • Open data analysis - tools and methods
  • Hands-on technology experimentation and learning
  • How to build a network of co-learners (outside The Boundary)
  • Formal partners


Meeting - Michelle, Brian, Irwin



Learning challenges Research informed practice MEME: Apply or die

  • Practitioner approach - bring in specific topics progressively and more deeply as learners work through the program
  • Develop individual threads
  • Goal is to graduate having graduated having developed an online course or similar thing
  • Pedagogical model - embodying open educational practices into the expectations and outcomes of every course.
  • Wordpress and cloning tools
  • Alan Levine - challenge bank, syndication, expand out to full program scale
  • Layers - practical/technical skills - pedagogical knowledge - research and evaluation - reflection and critical understanding
  • Debunking mythology around technology - disruption, apocalypse, Internet law - privacy, copyright, EULAs, ToUs, Creative Commons,
  • Bulleted list item

Online identities

Special topic - creating open textbook or other thing Philosophy - add project - philosophy/sociology of technology in education Diversity -

Foundational skills in open and connected learning

  • Should be mandatory first course or PLAR'd
  • Orientation to program approach
  • Create personal learning space and networks (tools and practices)
  • Completed project at the end of each course
  • Working in social networks
  • Facilitating collaboration in online communities
  • Creating, capturing, curating, sharing digital artifacts
  • Open pedagogies
  • Online research methods and issues
  • The flipped classroom
  • Finding and using OER
  • Using digital tools for learning assessment
  • Liberating structures
  • Frameworks for creating collaborative activities
  • Making short form videos and audio recordings
  • Meme - animated gifs
  • Personal archiving
  • Online privacy
  • Authentic learning principles and purposes - pedagogy

Digital literacies necessary to operate in open and connected learning environment Authentic learning Apply everything! Activities - 1-2 implementations per course

Question for group - not much focus on emerging technologies - should there be?



"Open/online research methods"

Connected learning theory or Theories of Open, Distance and Connected Learning


  • History of open learning, distance education, convergence
  • Context, use, meanings of openness in education
  • International perspectives
  • Regional, wider perspectives,
  • Classic Theories (behaviourism, cognitivsim, social-constructivism, connectivism)
  • Theories of Distance/Open


  • Dron and Anderson (2011)

Openness in education or Open educational practices or Teaching and Learning in the Open or Open Educational Processes


  • Introduce ideas, expand in other buckets (e.g. OER, MOOCs)
  • (based on OERu microcourses)
  • open practices - History of Unesco, PLAR, Open Source Software (where does this fit?)

Resources Weller,M. (2014). The battle for open

Designing open learning or Learning Design


  • Carvalho, L., & Goodyear, P. (2014). The architecture of productive learning networks. New York: Routledge.
  • Wiley's book on Project Management for IDs

Critical approaches

  • Work critical approach/reflection throughout program


  • power, equity, access
  • Global approaches
  • critiquing notions of disruption
  • critiquing notions of open


  • Veletsianos (2016) Emerging Technologies
  • Christianson
  • Bayne, S., Knox, J., & Ross, J. (2015). Open education: the need for a critical approach. Learning, Media and Technology, 40(3), 247–250.
BIG IDEA for this course (different model)

Reimagining the Educator in the 21st Century (based on Law course, Law in the 21st century) Design your network? policy? learning space?

Learning Communities or Learning Communities & Networked Learning


  • Lave & Wenger (situated, CoP, others) - emergent learning - Constellations (weak/strong ties Ryberg et al)
  • Other ides: coherence vs networked/emergent (model by Mackness et al. ?)

IDEAS for Braintsorm day:

5 buckets with the following boxes:

  • Topics
  • Resources/tools
  • Activities/challenges
  • Projects? (ie for portfolio?)


December 9 meeting
September 10 Program nomenclature
August 21 Program goals
August 18 - General program features


These notes were transferred from the earlier documentation in the OL WikiSpaces account which is now closed. Oct 31 Notes.docx

Nov 29 Agenda and Notes

December 10 2012 meeting

July 5 2013 Meeting