Yesterday Frances Bell made a presentation to FSLT12 MOOCon
The role of Openness by Academics in the Transformation of their Teaching and Learning Practices
This was a thought provoking session. Frances didn’t throw content at us, tell us what to think or how to think, but challenged our thinking with the questions
- How can openness benefit my practice?
- What risks are presented by open academic?
- What impact is your participation in #fslt12 having on your personal network?
- What role can openness play in learners’ practice?
Of course there are no right or wrong answers to these questions. It’s all a matter of perception. Frances states
What is a scholar?
I prefer to think of openness as a default option that can be
George has posted a recording of his presentation to his blog and it is worth listening to. (See also – http://change.mooc.ca/recordings.htm) Another very interesting part of this presentation was the chat that it provoked. This focused on the question on ‘what is a scholar?’ a question that novice academics must surely think about. I have pulled together some of the key ideas and questions that came out of this chat. I’m not going to try and identify those responsible for each comment – but these …Scholars’ participation and practices online
This is the title of George Veletsianos’ talk to Week 33 of ChangeMooc. George is asking questions which are directly relevant to the Moocthat I am planning with colleagues from Oxford Brookes University– George Roberts, Marion Waite, Liz Lovegrove, Joe Rosa, and Sylvia Currie from British Columbia.
I like the way George has related his post to ChangeMooc to previous speakers in ChangeMooc – Howard Rheingold in Week 15, Tom Reeves in Week 23and Martin Weller in Week 3. It seems that there is a growing awareness of the issues he is raising, namely:
What are the opportunities and difficulties, for scholars, associated with open sharing of knowledge and practice?
In our …