Beyond Good and Evil: Open-ish Educational Practice Nick Pearce Durham University
<ul><li>about me </li></ul><ul><li>new ‘open’ </li></ul><ul><li>old ‘open’ </li></ul><ul><li>what is open? </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Sociologist – with a pinch of STS </li></ul><ul><li>E-science, digital scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Now teach soc...
new ‘open’ <ul><li>New technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast with old/closed </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional level </li>...
old ‘open’ <ul><li>Education and scholarship have always been about sharing </li></ul><ul><li>New technologies become old,...
What is open? <ul><li>Making something available to everybody </li></ul><ul><li>Is this an ideal?  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>N...
Reading pack and the CLA <ul><li>Mashup of content </li></ul><ul><li>Constraints on content and reach </li></ul><ul><li>Po...
Powerpoint, BB and Slideshare <ul><li>New feature of BB9 of slideshare ‘mashup’ </li></ul><ul><li>Already use for conferen...
What are the implications for making lecture slides publicly available? <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased promi...
Open-ish Education <ul><li>If open is an ideal, could open-ish be desirable? </li></ul><ul><li>Mixture of closed and open ...
Discussion <ul><li>@drnickpearce </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/pearcen </li></ul><ul><li>http://digitalschol...
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  • All focus on creating a legal, institutional framework for promoting the legitimate and deep sharing and re-use of content This is really difficult! Hence focus on legal/ privacy/ security/ ethical/ professional issues. Each of these is a good idea, but has only had limited success Contrast with old/ closed is between Good and Evil, hence title! [emphasise this!]
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  • When asked whether they would recommend the pack to next years students 86% would
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    1. 1. Beyond Good and Evil: Open-ish Educational Practice Nick Pearce Durham University
    2. 2. <ul><li>about me </li></ul><ul><li>new ‘open’ </li></ul><ul><li>old ‘open’ </li></ul><ul><li>what is open? </li></ul><ul><li>2 case studies </li></ul><ul><li>open-ish education </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Sociologist – with a pinch of STS </li></ul><ul><li>E-science, digital scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Now teach sociology + anthropology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundation centre </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SCORE fellow – although what I say here is in personal capacity! </li></ul>
    4. 4. new ‘open’ <ul><li>New technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Contrast with old/closed </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional level </li></ul><ul><li>Reveals problems </li></ul><ul><li>Limited adoption </li></ul>
    5. 5. old ‘open’ <ul><li>Education and scholarship have always been about sharing </li></ul><ul><li>New technologies become old, but persist </li></ul>
    6. 6. What is open? <ul><li>Making something available to everybody </li></ul><ul><li>Is this an ideal? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not everybody will ever have access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or capacity </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Reading pack and the CLA <ul><li>Mashup of content </li></ul><ul><li>Constraints on content and reach </li></ul><ul><li>Popular with students </li></ul><ul><li>New technology brings exciting possibilities </li></ul>
    8. 8. Powerpoint, BB and Slideshare <ul><li>New feature of BB9 of slideshare ‘mashup’ </li></ul><ul><li>Already use for conference slides </li></ul><ul><li>Sex, Death and Monkeys </li></ul>
    9. 9. What are the implications for making lecture slides publicly available? <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased prominence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ego-boost </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiddly licensing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fixation with numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standalone vs lecture? </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Open-ish Education <ul><li>If open is an ideal, could open-ish be desirable? </li></ul><ul><li>Mixture of closed and open </li></ul>
    11. 11. Discussion <ul><li>@drnickpearce </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/pearcen </li></ul><ul><li>http://digitalscholar.wordpress.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://durham.academia.edu/NickPearce </li></ul><ul><li>Or even… </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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