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John Robertson
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.@chrisgutteridge on new Jisc & edu IT / innovation; UK focus but idea 1 is a wider question http://blog.soton.ac.uk/webteam/2014/03/13/jisc-regeneration-or-rebranding/

For me this is all now a world away, but the questions in Idea 1 about how institutions consider and support innovation are just as/ more relevant in a context where there is no Jisc...

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Fantastic art project about overlooked female scientists.
I've spent a fair bit of time trying to make some of Todd Sanders' boardgame designs/ redesigns; but love these artworks he's making for an upcoming show - the sequence of posts called 'work in progress' under aan press #findingada

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Well, it's not as polished as I'd like but I've got to run; So by way of reply +Matt Jukes your secret is out... https://thimble.webmaker.org/p/l7cr/

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Hi. I got something put together with Thimble and Popcorn. Of course I'm now trying to figure out how to go back in and edit this having not taken a note of the link...
https://thimble.webmaker.org/p/lrs7/

Hi from Oshkosh, WI. I'm interested in open, digital stuff for learning, eportfolios, and libraries. Gradually emerging from my first Midwest winter and looking forward to trying #teachtheweb .

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In case any of you haven't seen this yet here's last minute reminder about a cfp I've sent to a number of lists recently:

Dear colleagues,

I'm the track chair for Open and Accessible Learning and I'm looking forward to developing a program which will promote discussion around many of the changes we've seen in the past year around Openness. As I mention in the call below, I'm hoping you'll submit proposal's that let us build a conference track in which we can consider together the intersection of open, accessible, and affordable from a learner's perspective.

The 6th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (April 9-11, - Planet Hollywood Resort- Las Vegas) a joint Symposium of Sloan Consortium and MERLOT, is designed to bring together individuals interested in the review and evaluation of online teaching and learning technologies.

Proposals for presentations must be submitted by December 10, 2012 at http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/et4online/call-for-presentations .
 
The ET4Online Symposium offers you an opportunity to study best practices, understand applications, discover new technologies, and connect to others who share a love for and belief in the promise of educational technology.  In 2012 the symposium developed a new mission statement designed to emphasize the innovation and invention that is the focus of the conference: A conference devoted to the emerging and innovative uses of technology designed to improve teaching and learning online.  Symposium tracks highlight and demonstrate research, application and effective practices and noteworthy technological tools in the following areas:
 
Learning Spaces and Communities
Open and Accessible Learning
Evidence-based Learning
Faculty and Student Development
Innovative Media and Tools
 
Faculty, students, instructional designers, instructional technologists and academic administrators are encouraged to submit proposals which are engaging, informative and interactive. These sessions can be targeted to all attendees or beginners, intermediates, or experts.

The 'Open and Accessible Learning' track will explore three key issues in online and blended learning: openness, accessibility, and affordability. It invites papers which share evidence and practice through discussion of these issues in relation to Open Educational Resources, OpenCourseWare, Open Textbooks, MOOCs, Open Practice or relevant topics of your choice.

This year a focus on the impact of these issues and topics on the learner’s experience is encouraged. Suggestions include:
Which emerging open practices work in everyday instruction? How open is open?
What evidence-based practices exist concerning the inventive uses of open content or open content adoption to improve outcomes in learning, accessibility, affordability, faculty satisfaction, or student satisfaction?
What tools do we have to evaluate the sustainable impact of emerging trends in openness, accessibility, and affordability?
What benefits, risks, and costs are there for an institution in using open content?
What emerging practices or technologies can make credentialed education more affordable today?
Please note, it is the intent of this track to have a balanced program to promote the discussion of how these three issues intersect.

Kind regards,
John

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"The Sloan Consortium and MERLOT invite you to submit a proposal for the 6th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, to be held April 9-11, 2013 at the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, NV.

The Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, a joint Symposium of Sloan Consortium and MERLOT, is designed to bring together individuals interested in the review and evaluation of emerging technologies' impact on online teaching and learning.
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Symposium tracks highlight and demonstrate research, application and effective practices and emerging technological tools in the following areas:
Learning Spaces and Communities
Open and Accessible Learning
Evidence-based Learning
Faculty and Student Development
Innovative Media and Tools"
For more details please see:  http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/et4online/call-for-presentations

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