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"Working with Coursera export data can be a bit daunting, especially when you are working with relatively ‘difficult’ clickstream or text data. As such, the Leiden Centre for Innovation Online Learning Lab is making its scripts available on a GitHub repository. We hope that this repository will help other researchers in their research on learning analytics. Simultaneously, we hope to inspire other universities to collaborate and share their resources as well."
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Nice OA policy adoption by the graduate student association, bridged by the adoption of a similar policy by faculty back in 2010.
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It's a pleasure. to join my friends Matt McGregor and Fabiana Kubke on a Creative Commons & Open Education road trip of sorts through New Zealand this month. Shortly before departing from CC at the beginning of February, Matt reached out to ask if I would take part in several speaking ...
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Ah man if you had given me a heads up I could have introduced you to friends and family! My buddy's working for the Green Party in Wellington and they could make this a central policy after getting trounced by The Nationals!
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"Open Data in the G8: A Review of Progress on the Open Data Charter" paper from the Center for Data Innovation. Outlines the principles and progress of G8 nations since the Open Data Charter established in 2013.
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"The Open University (OU) is building on years of knowledge, experience and research into Open Educational Resources (OER) with its release of innovative new free Badged Open Courses (BOCs). These have been developed in response to the needs of informal learners who are seeking access to study skills and to have their learning recognised." #openbadges  
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"I’m continuing to learn an incredible amount as I work with Lumen Learning, supporting institutions as they go through the process of replacing traditional textbooks with Open Educational Resources (OER), and as I simultaneously continue my work with the Open Education Group conducting empirical research on the effects of OER adoption by faculty. While I’m learning many things down “in the weeds” of implementation, at a higher level I’m understanding more deeply and appreciating more thoroughly how the adoption of OER in place of traditionally copyrighted educational materials is literally better for everyone involved."
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My son has entered the JISC Learner Ideas in FE Competition! Take a look at his idea, and if you think it's good - please do vote. Getting through to the next round could hopefully mean he never misses a resit again! http://goo.gl/yoRSm4 Please remember you need to verify your vote via email - check your junk folder if it doesn't turn up in your inbox :) 
My project - Indie Map - will be a calender app, that can be accessed by computer and mobile phone. It will integrate into existing calendar tools and services, and VLE calanders. It should be platform neutral - so that it can work with a range of calendars across a range of devices, ...
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Blog post and transcript of my talk at #osos2015  
The following is a transcript of my keynote talk from the #OSOS2015 conference in Wellington, New Zealand. I did tweak the talk a bit while I was up on stage, but here's the gist of it. Two for two. Have experienced tears of gratitude and catharsis in @billymeinke and @ranginui 's talks.
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"We were there to tease out how we might develop open educational resources on Reproducible, Open and Collaborative Science research (i.e. research that ROCS – thanks to Peter Murray-Rust for the splendid acronym-ing. And yes, the allusion to the mythical Roc is entirely intentional.). These open resources will be incorporated into a cross-disciplinary 700-level (i.e. postgraduate) course at the University of Auckland, though we are hopeful that the resources could be used for a range of different purposes across the New Zealand tertiary education sector and beyond."
We were there to tease out how we might develop open educational resources on Reproducible, Open and Collaborative Science research
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The latest OER-mapping activity, launched this week as part of #openeducationweek  
OER World Map shares information on behalf of the worldwide OER community, using local knowledge to describe the OER ecosystem.
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Open city sensor project supported by the City of Chicago and a bunch of research institutions.
What Is The Array of Things? What if a light pole told you to watch out for an icy patch of sidewalk ahead? What if an app told you the most populated route for a late-night walk to the El station by yourself? What if you could get weather and air quality information block-by-block, ...
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A good short read about running projects openly, from a long-time Mozillian. A few years old, but still relevant.

"Working open is a means to an end. As Gerv pointed out, the key question is not whether every itty bitty piece of communication or decision-making should be “open” or “closed.” The key question is: How does working in the open enable useful participation? How does it help us be more agile? How does it produce visible progress and momentum? How does it help us do good?"
How to work open. April 6, 2011 Mozillamozillaopenmatt. Brave Mozillians leap into the open void. Why do we work in the open? How do you do it? In what ways is it scary or difficult? Some takeaways from an inspiring workshop at the Mozilla All Hands Meeting with Brian, Chelsea, Gerv and Pippa.
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  • Creative Commons
    Community and Resource Developer, 2012 - 2012
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    Instructional Design Assistant, 2012 - 2012
  • University of Hawaii
    Graduate Assistant, 2011 - 2012
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Education, Instructional Design, and Open Technology. I loves the outdoors, the interwebs, and strong coffee. University of Hawaii Alum. Geek.
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