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Openness Without
Penalty
The cornerstone of the creative
student/classroom/university
Adam Croom
University of Okl...
@acroom
How do we choose the technologies
we choose?
@acroom
Technologies-in-practice through
Philosophies-in-practice
@acroom
Philosophies of Education - Zinn (1990)
Philosophy Purpose
Liberal To	develop	intellectual	powers	of	the	mind;	to	...
@acroom
Determinist Positions
on the Philosophy of Technology
1. Uses determinism – all technologies are neutral tools
or ...
@acroom
Kanuka (2008)
@acroom
Kanuka (2008)
“Technologies can, under certain circumstances…
provide flexibility, convenience, and meet
individua...
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Kanuka (2008)
“For humanists, learning is view as a highly
personal endeavor, and, as such, self-
concept, self-pe...
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“A woman must have money and a
room of her own if she is to write
fiction.”
A Room of One’s Own
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“A [student] must have a [domain]
of her own if she is to write.”
A Domain of One’s Own
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1. Research / First
Draft
2. Second Draft
3. Final Draft
Self-Reflection
(Blog Post)
Peer Feedback
(Comments +
Ano...
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Towards self-actualization
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“The creative process is
specifically related to the
process of self-actualization.”
Ryder, Willet W. "The role of...
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Four stages of creative process:
•Awareness
•Selection/Reflection
•Working Process
•Product
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One has to have “a tolerance
for ambiguity where
ambiguity exists.”
Carl Rogers, Toward a Theory of Creativity
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“Language exists only when it is
listened to as well as spoken. The
hearer is an indispensable partner. The
work o...
@acroom
The more you restrict how your
students use domains, the more it will
reflect you instead of your student.
@acroom
“If there be no self-expression, no free
play of individuality, the product will of
necessity be but an instance o...
@acroom
Four stages of creative process:
•Awareness
•Selection/Reflection
•Working Process
•Product
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•Awareness
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•Working Process
•Product
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•Awareness
•Selection/Reflection
•Working Process
•Product
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“I feel a sense of satisfaction
when I can dare to
communicate the realness in me
to another. Then I feel genuine
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Kanuka (2008)
“Without knowing our philosophical
orientation, other strategies are used (in
choosing technologies)...
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Adam	Croom
Director	of	Digital	Learning
Center	for	Teaching	Excellence
University	of	Oklahoma
a.croom@ou.edu |	@ac...
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Openness without Penalty. The cornerstone of the creative student/classroom/university

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  1. 1. @acroom Openness Without Penalty The cornerstone of the creative student/classroom/university Adam Croom University of Oklahoma
  2. 2. @acroom How do we choose the technologies we choose?
  3. 3. @acroom Technologies-in-practice through Philosophies-in-practice
  4. 4. @acroom Philosophies of Education - Zinn (1990) Philosophy Purpose Liberal To develop intellectual powers of the mind; to make a person literate in the broadest sense--intellectually, morally, and spiritually. Behaviorist To bring about behavior that will ensure survival of human species, societies, and individuals; to promote behavioral change. Progressive To transmit culture and societal structure to promote social change; to give learner practical knowledge and problem-solving skills, to reform society Humanist To develop people open to change and continued learning; to enhance personal growth and development; to facilitate self-actualization, to reform society. Radical To bring about fundamental, social, political, economic changes in society through education; to change culture and its structure.
  5. 5. @acroom Determinist Positions on the Philosophy of Technology 1. Uses determinism – all technologies are neutral tools or devices that simply extend human capacities 2. Social determinism – social structures influence who is involved/excluded in technological advancement 3. Technological determinism – all technologies are designed to sustain advantaged populations and hegemonic interests
  6. 6. @acroom Kanuka (2008)
  7. 7. @acroom Kanuka (2008) “Technologies can, under certain circumstances… provide flexibility, convenience, and meet individual student needs... Specifically, uses of technology can play a critical role in providing flexible and open access to the growing needs of individual students.” Kanuka, Heather. "Understanding E-Learning Technologies-IN-Practice." The theory and practice of online learning (2008): 91.
  8. 8. @acroom Kanuka (2008) “For humanists, learning is view as a highly personal endeavor, and, as such, self- concept, self-perception, intrinsic motivation, self-evaluation, and discovery are important to learning and thinking skills.” Kanuka, Heather. "Understanding E-Learning Technologies-IN-Practice." The theory and practice of online learning (2008): 91.
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  10. 10. @acroom “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” A Room of One’s Own
  11. 11. @acroom “A [student] must have a [domain] of her own if she is to write.” A Domain of One’s Own
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  13. 13. @acroom 1. Research / First Draft 2. Second Draft 3. Final Draft Self-Reflection (Blog Post) Peer Feedback (Comments + Anonymous) Instructor Feedback (Comments / Video / Grade) Portfolio Life Cycle of an Assignment
  14. 14. @acroom Towards self-actualization
  15. 15. @acroom “The creative process is specifically related to the process of self-actualization.” Ryder, Willet W. "The role of art in self-actualization." Art Education 40.2 (1987): 22-24.
  16. 16. @acroom Four stages of creative process: •Awareness •Selection/Reflection •Working Process •Product
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  19. 19. @acroom One has to have “a tolerance for ambiguity where ambiguity exists.” Carl Rogers, Toward a Theory of Creativity
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  22. 22. @acroom “Language exists only when it is listened to as well as spoken. The hearer is an indispensable partner. The work of art is completely only as it works in the experience of others than the one who created it.” John Dewey, Art & Education
  23. 23. @acroom The more you restrict how your students use domains, the more it will reflect you instead of your student.
  24. 24. @acroom “If there be no self-expression, no free play of individuality, the product will of necessity be but an instance of a species; it will lack the freshness and originality found only in things that are individual on their own account.” John Dewey, Art & Education
  25. 25. @acroom Four stages of creative process: •Awareness •Selection/Reflection •Working Process •Product
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  30. 30. @acroom Four stages of creative process: •Awareness •Selection/Reflection •Working Process •Product
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  65. 65. @acroom “I feel a sense of satisfaction when I can dare to communicate the realness in me to another. Then I feel genuine and spontaneous and alive.” Carl Rogers, Experiences in Communication
  66. 66. @acroom Kanuka (2008) “Without knowing our philosophical orientation, other strategies are used (in choosing technologies). Often swept up by unbridled – but uninformed – enthusiasm by technological advocates, many decisions by educators are based on following the latest trend.”
  67. 67. @acroom Adam Croom Director of Digital Learning Center for Teaching Excellence University of Oklahoma a.croom@ou.edu | @acroom adamcroom.com Questions for Me?

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