Openness: A Common Property? #h817open

This is my final submitted digital artefact for the Open Education MOOC course (#h817open). The images and music used in this presentation are all Creative Commons licensed content. This is a reflection on the notion of “openness” and what interests me the most is what is this thing called “openness” and how and why is […]

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The Open Learner #h817open

In 2006, my institution took part in a joint Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) venture called the e-Learning Benchmarking and Pathfinder Project (HEA, 2008). Our project was called Digital Experience Building in University Teaching (DEBUT) (Westerman & Barry, 2009) and we had identified quite early on that digital literacy was going […]

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The Way of the Rhizome #h817open

This is not my first foray into the realms of the “rhizome metaphor“, I was aware of Deleuze & Guattari’s (1988) rhizome metaphor which was introduced to me as a student on the MSc in e-Learning with the University of Edinburgh (yes, I know, another shameless plug). The rhizome metaphor was used in the context of […]

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Learning, spaces and technology: exploring the concept

The “Learning, spaces and technology: exploring the concept” is a publication aimed at anyone who has, or may be, engaged in creating, managing or supporting a large-scale learning space. It is not simply an account of the jointly funded JISC/CCCU iBorrow Project or the Augustine House Programme at Canterbury Christ Church University. Rather, it draws on our experience within the project […]

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Towards aligning pedagogy, space and technology

As part of my MSc dissertation, entitled “Towards aligning pedagogy, space and technology inside a large-scale learning environment“, I did some research on how academic staff and students used the “learning spaces” and the mobile technologies with Canterbury Christ Church University‘s new library and student services centre called Augustine House. I have accumulated a lot […]

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