September 28, 2011
The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
Website, September 28, 2011.
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Digital scholarship - introduction
The Ed Techie, September 28, 2011.
It's Martin Weller's week at the #change11 MOOC and he's prepared this nice resource supporting his talk on digital scholarship. "As I mention in the video," he writes, "the week is largely based around a book I’ve just published, called The Digital Scholar. This was published by Bloomsbury, but is available as a free open access book, under a Creative Commons license here." He focuses his discussion on digital scholarship around four themes:
- digital scholarship provides us with is a richer set of alternatives
- new forms of media allow for greater impact than traditional scholarly practices
- ‘digital scholarship’ is really a shorthand for digital, networked and open.
- there's a tension currently between the pockets of marvellous innovation and a markedly conservative, resistant attitude from many institutions
See also related posts on criticisms of digital scholarship and the definition of digital scholarship. Weller also asks, what ar the values in a MOOC?
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Link curation at scale
TALL Blog, September 28, 2011.
In our report OER: The value of reuse in education," writes Marion Manton, "we focused our attention on the reuse of online resources whether licensed or not . There was no doubt that making no distinction between licensed OER and stuff on the web reflects the experience of the majority of HE practitioners, who use “stuff” relatively indiscriminately in low risk contexts." The report makes the very good point that "The majority of reuse takes place in contexts that are not publicly visible," and in these cases, licensing is a lot less important. It also notes that "the relative volume of licensed OER to nonlicensed... online content is small and, as a result, the majority of reuse inevitably involves content without open licences." Recommended reading.
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Deepening our Learning Through Storytelling: creativity, STEM and stories
Moving at the Speed of Creativity, September 28, 2011.
The slides are a bit hard to follow, but there's plenty of video to support the presentation page for this talk given by Wesley Fryer at Yarmouth High School in Maine. "As learners of all ages," he writes, "we need to 'play with media' and utilize media tools to communicate. Good stories start with good writing and an invitation to share. In this session we’ll explore and discuss examples of digital media focusing specifically on science and math themes." I totally agree with that message - that's why I do thinks like play with web radio, even though there seems to be no real objective other than fun. Links to supporting materials are available through Fryer's handouts wiki. The photo above is from an Intel advertisement, and is used as a good example of storytelling in STEM.
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