Open Educator Manifesto

[Version I: Just the Manifesto] My Open Educator Manifesto ‘We’ educate future citizens of the world Teaching is my professional practice I Share by default I am Open, Transparent, Collaborative, and Social My students own their own:   (Learning) • learning process • learning environment • learning products • learning assessment My students belong to learning […]

Late penalties are ‘off the mark’

A hat tip to Tom Schimmer for his inspirational post, “Enough with the Late Penalties!“ Tom says, “… Late Penalties lead to inaccuracy, which leads to deflated grades, which distorts the students’ achievement; their true ability to meet the intended learning outcomes.  In most jurisdictions (if not all) grades are supposed to reflect the student’s […]

My blog is my PhD

My Learning Yesterday marked 3 years of being a blogger. What a wonderful journey it has been! I may be over exaggerating when saying my blog is my Phd, after all people like Stephen Downes have done this much work and still don’t have one. Furthermore, the focus and intent of my writing has been […]

beg for foregiveness

Sometimes it is better to beg for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission. We’ve all heard that before, but we can’t just do what we want, when we want… Sometimes we have to be political, sometimes we have to follow protocol, and sometimes we have no choice but to ask for permission. That said […]

Edupunk or Educational Leader?

Confession #1: I had planned on calling this post, “Edupunk or edubunk?” bunk: nonsense- a message that seems to convey no meaning That was before reading this simple, but very powerful post by Jen D. Jones. Now I need to change my approach. My main point sits under Confession #3 below. – – – – […]