Brian’s welcome to the iwmw15 event, covering some of the key themes and setting the context - especially for lots of new attendees - which is good.
Richard always has very tasteful slides, and this was no exception. Luckily, he also had plenty of really interesting substance about how Bath’s content teams work too.
Fascinating talk by Mandy Phillips from Liverpool John Moores, where if anything she undersold just how much the team had managed to achieve. There was a palpable sense of envy when she talked about spending money :-)
Really useful session in iBeacons, and similar proximity based sensors. Discovered practical advice on real world problems.
Recently picked up this Isaac Asimov collection of four short stories, with this interesting sixties cover. I’m trying my technique of some post reading doodles to help my memory, and enjoyment. It was new to do short stories, and good to pause at the end to do a little drawing. I think I need to watch that I don’t try to illustrate the story, but instead take bits that will act as signposts for me.
My post reading sketchnote from ‘The Blind Assassin’ by Margaret Atwood. It took a while for me to get into it, but then it was really enjoyable. Some evocative passages and convincing backdrop to a well told story. The multiple narratives and switches never felt contrived.
Really enjoyed this book, and my notes don’t do it justice. I’ve captured the main points but left out all the comprehensive references to studies. I need to revist the third part of the book, which was a practical toolkit.
Whilst posting my sketchnotes from the OER15 conf a good question was asked about how to share and attribute the pics I was posting on twitter. I realised that I didn’t have any licencing info on the notes so rectified that by putting a ‘CC-BY’ on the sketchnotes, and creating a definitive place for them to live.
Cable talked about how to move from policy to implementation for Open Education.
A panel discussion around policy for OER around the world.
Issues in creating and using video resources for language teaching.
Policy development to support OER in Wales
Open Government Partnership as a platform for advancing Open Education policy
Josie Fraser’s keynote was about the reality of making Open Education happen.
Sheila’s keynote was about ‘Openwashing’ and Open Practitioners.
The cost of not going open! - public session
Two short papers - OER in schools and FE/skills
A short paper and two lightning talks.
Martin talked about how OER community need to take control of the narrative, to challenge different versions of history around Open.
Recently read ‘The Left Hand of Darkness’ by Ursula LeGuin, and frustrated with the amount of books I’ve read and enjoyed that have subsequently evaporated from my memory, I decided to sketchnote a summary of what I remembered immediately having finished convinced that it will ‘fix’ it more permanently.