Sharing Nicely

Month: October, 2007

Commonwealth of Learning on Open Licenses – My comments

The Commonwealth of Learning has published a chapter on open licenses (part of an upcoming book on the use of copyright for authors, educators and librarians). I believe such a book could be a great resource, and given the CoL’s mission of supporting education I was quite excited to have a look and share it […]

A Fair(y) Use Tale – a RipMixLearn triumph

Fantastic Disney mesh-up to explain the concept of copyright and fair use (which is referred to as fair dealing in South Africa). It’s a tricky beast and, as the film points out “not a right!” and there is much uncertainty how much of a work can be reproduced for teaching and learning in higher education […]

active learning triangle / how reliable are its predictions?

I found a mention of the active learning triangle (in this slideshare presentation on education in Web 2.0, which references “Audio-Visual Methods in Teaching” by Holt Rinhart and Winston). It posits that the more we engage / internalise / transform what we learn (or act on what we learn) the more of it we remember […]

Summary: learners' reflection in technological learning environments

We are in the process of reading and summarising papers that will help us inform our thinking on rip-mix-learn practices in higher education. We are keeping them on an internal wiki, which has a few public pages. I am working on a way to making it easier to navigate only the pages that are accessible. […]

Joi Ito on altruism

Joi just blogged about the conversation about altruism we had a few weeks ago (it was more an interview with him, than a conversation) and the audio files are available for download from the icommons site. I had not thought of “sharing” in the way he described it as part of a broader philosophy of […]

Who cares about learning anyways?

Reading an article about “Ivory Tower Blues: A University System in Crisis”, a book by two Canadian academics, I came across this fascinating story. It does not directly have anything to do with our research on rip-mix-learn practices at UWC, but maybe we need to start asking ourselves, if (how) new ways of teaching and […]