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Farewell to this temporary resting placefrancesbellThankyou by Jenosaur CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 06:23:41 +0000

This blog was subtitled “a temporary resting place”. If you want to know why you can check out my introductory post at my new home and subscribe to the new blog if you wish (look right when you get there). Those of you who are subscribed to this blog might want to unsubscribe by clicking … Continue reading Farewell to this temporary resting place(image)


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#OER16 Can we imagine tech Infrastructure as an Open Educational Resource? Or, Clouds, Containers, and APIs, Oh My!francesbell

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:22:10 +0000

Jim Groom kicked off his keynote by saying that he intended not to talk about DS106 but then acknowledged it was his life. His next confession was that he didn’t do any OER and felt alienated from American model of using Open to lower costs  of textbooks, meanwhile diverting funding away from public education. Jim … Continue reading #OER16 Can we imagine tech Infrastructure as an Open Educational Resource? Or, Clouds, Containers, and APIs, Oh My!(image)


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#OER16 Open Education Special Interest Group OESIGfrancesbell

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:58:59 +0000

ALT host the OESIG #OESIG (but you don’t have to be a member of ALT to join). Viv Rolfe @vivienrolfe opened up the discussion. It was suggested that OESIG join forces with #OERHub and collate and curate existing resources; and promote http://wikieducator.org/GoOPEN for use and development. Archivist advised use of open software that allowed for … Continue reading #OER16 Open Education Special Interest Group OESIG(image)


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Web Today, Gone Tomorrow: How can we ensure continuing access to OERs? #OER16francesbell

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:15:49 +0000

This panel from Vivien Rolfe, David Kernohan, Lorna Campbell, Pat Lockley, Simon Thompson and Leo Havemann explored in different ways  how OERs can be sustained. The panel kicked off with a video from Pat Lockley @patlockley,  in character as Alex from Clockwork Orange moving on to the decline of OER production, access and use as … Continue reading Web Today, Gone Tomorrow: How can we ensure continuing access to OERs? #OER16(image)


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Innovative approaches to opening up cultural heritage collections for education #OER16francesbell

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:41:41 +0000

The session at 11.30 – 1 p.m. on Tue, Apr 19 2016 was on the theme Innovative approaches to opening up cultural heritage collections for education Wikimedia UK, cultural heritage and education The first presentation was by Lucy Crompton-Reid and Josie Fraser @josiefraser who spoke about the roles of Wikimedians of Residence and models for … Continue reading Innovative approaches to opening up cultural heritage collections for education #OER16(image)


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If ‘open’ is the answer, what is the question? #OER16francesbell

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:17:43 +0000

Catherine Cronin’s keynote was the first session at the OER16 conference and was live streamed with a video recording here in case you missed it, and an audio recording here, if you like to multi-task. Catherine started a conversation around the subject of the keynote more than a month before at her blog and #OER16 … Continue reading If ‘open’ is the answer, what is the question? #OER16(image)


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Institutional fragility and resilience?francesbell

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 11:39:15 +0000

Individuals, networks and institutions –  in their impossible triangle of resilience My very lovely slice of the Interwebz has thrown up lots of interesting ideas about how all of us can (and can’t) take care of ourselves and each other, and how institutions respond to the idea that there might be a problem in caring … Continue reading Institutional fragility and resilience?(image)


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Failing gently but travelling hopefully at #western106 #ds106francesbellRed Still Life from objects in Frances' kitchen

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 19:58:14 +0000

Confession time: This is the second time I have tried to join in with a DS106 class and it’s not going much better than the first time when I sank without trace. I have tried to follow the guidance but am not doing very well at ‘keeping up’. I am determined not to be downbeat … Continue reading Failing gently but travelling hopefully at #western106 #ds106(image)


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Bowie and the Legendary Stardust Cowboy #DS106 #Western106francesbell

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 20:49:04 +0000

Two things happened today: one momentous, one not so. First, David Bowie died, unexpectedly for us but not for him and his family.  Like many other people stunned by his loss, I started to root around the Internet and found lots of gems, some that sparked memories and others that were new.  The less momentous … Continue reading Bowie and the Legendary Stardust Cowboy #DS106 #Western106(image)


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Articles – reading, annotating, summarisingfrancesbellAnnotation

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 07:36:44 +0000

Jeffrey Keefer has inspired me to join in his little adventure in reading more articles in the company of others. I am going to try  to contribute to Jeffrey’s and others’ experiences whilst making it work in some way for me. My contributions will have a thinkaloud element to aid reflection, and I hope to … Continue reading Articles – reading, annotating, summarising(image)


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