Mary Pringle

My public blog postings in the Landing, Athabasca University's social learning space, dedicated to the Change 11 MOOC. [HTML] [XML] Last Updated:

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#change11 Reading Peter Lunenfeld
Mary Pringle, , Nov 01, 2011
I have not had time, and will not have time until the New Year, to pay enough attention to the Change11 MOOC, but I'm lurking when I can. Something from a book I'm reading, The Secret War Between Downloading & Uploading by Peter Lunenfeld (2011), MIT Press, made me think of the MOOC audience (I read mostly for the soporific properties--it's not that I have time to read right now): Unfinish challenges authorial intent, on one side, and immutable meaning on the other. ... Tue, 01 Nov 2011 05:53:07 -0600 [Comment]

#change11 Starting to Appreciate Principles of OER
Mary Pringle, , Oct 13, 2011
In addition to listening to David Wiley, I've also gone to a presentation by Wayne McIntosh of WikEducator. I'm starting to appreciate how his OER model might work. For instance, how would you build a network of volunteer instructors? I for one as an online teacher would volunteer to help bright and motivated students who can't afford regular university tuition--a refreshing change from paying students who see themselves as my customers (who are always right) and exhibit very ... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:17:41 -0600 [Comment]

#change11 - Misgivings about the Semantic Web
Mary Pringle, , Oct 04, 2011
I missed last week (Week 2 of Change 2011). There were problems with the video, and I was busy. I'm easily put off by glitches--links that don't work or go the wrong place, mistakes in schedules, videoconference fails--because I'm always so busy with my job. The size of the Change 2011 Facebook group is overwhelming. I still have to find a sub-group with similar goals and interests (digital literacy, I guess). So I'm trying to get engaged this week. I'm looking ... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:09:18 -0600 [Comment]

#change11 Week 3 - Digital Scholarship,Teaching, and Research
Mary Pringle, , Oct 03, 2011
This week we have a couple of articles to read from Martin Weller's book and some questions to consider. This is familiar. I like it. Digital Scholarship and Teaching How might abundance impact upon teaching you are aware of? Martin says in Ch. 5 of The Digital Scholar: How Technology Is Transforming Scholarly Practice, "their own time and attention become the key scarce resources now" and "expertise is still rare." These are key ideas for me. My job involves creating online ... Sun, 02 Oct 2011 20:29:02 -0600 [Comment]

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