25 Years of Ed Tech

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Let's get open about our resources, practices, teaching, learning, research, and all the things in between. Enjoy this extended, 2-part conversation on OER for Chapter 11.

Show Notes

For this Between the Chapters episode, I have a 2-part conversation about open educational resources (OER) with Part I Judith Pete and Catherine Cronin, and then Part II with Virginia Rodés and Maren Deepwell. This extended episode dives into topics from Chapter 11 and beyond as we talk about practices, tensions, and context for OER around the world. We move beyond content and licensing to talk about what OER means now with the pivot to online and how it transforms the work we do for teaching, learning, and research. I hope you enjoy hearing about these opportunities and advances being made in open work from these scholars and practitioners.
“Enacting openness and engaging in open educational practices is always complex, personal, contextual, and continually negotiated. What will you do now?” ~ Catherine

“That tension between content and practice in education is quite important… but that is a continuum within the curriculum.” ~ Virginia

Questions for Martin, the OER community, Ed Tech friends, etc.:
  • How can I convince my colleagues to share their content to transform?
  • What can we learn from other OER institutions, e.g. MIT OCW?
  • What will you do now?
  • How are you thinking about “open” in the work you do for teaching, research, and learning practices?
  • How will you lead in an open, authentic way as an administrator?
Connect to and learn more about work from guests of this episode at:
Do you want to share your thoughts about OER? Do you have comments or questions about this podcast? Send us a message or tweet. Podcast episode art: X-Ray Specs by @visualthinkery is licenced under CC-BY-SA & Remix by Karyn Wisselink.

What is 25 Years of Ed Tech?

25 Years of Ed Tech is a serialized audio version of the book 25 Years of Ed Tech, written by Martin Weller of the Open University and published by AU Press. The audio version of the book is a collaborative project with a global community of volunteers contributing their voices to narrate a chapter of the book. Bonus episodes are a series of conversations called "Between the Chapters" to chat about these topics and more!

"In this lively and approachable volume based on his popular blog series, Martin Weller demonstrates a rich history of innovation and effective implementation of ed tech across higher education. From Bulletin Board Systems to blockchain, Weller follows the trajectory of education by focusing each chapter on a technology, theory, or concept that has influenced each year since 1994. Calling for both caution and enthusiasm, Weller advocates for a critical and research-based approach to new technologies, particularly in light of disinformation, the impact of social media on politics, and data surveillance trends. A concise and necessary retrospective, this book will be valuable to educators, ed tech practitioners, and higher education administrators, as well as students."

Text in quotes from the book website published by Athabasca University Press CC-BY-NC-ND
BG music Abstract Corporate by Gribsound released under a CC-BY license. Track was edited for time.
Artwork X-Ray Specs by @visualthinkery is licenced under CC-BY-SA.
Audio book chapters produced by Clint Lalonde.
Between the Chapters bonus podcast episodes produced by Laura Pasquini.