When at OpenEd, Make GIFs

I paid a visit to House of Bols while in Amsterdam. For this part of the tour they asked that you step into a booth with a small vial of liqueur and take a sip when instructed. They were experimenting with your experience, using light and sound to attempt to influence the taste and experience…

By JR April 22, 2018 0

OER18 Lightning Talks

Layne Lawson This might be the first, true to form, lightning talks segment I’ve been to at a conference. I have to say that all of the presenters and the time keeper were quite respectful of one another. Other times I see this format play out at conferences there is always at least one person…

By JR April 19, 2018 0

OER18 Breaking open

Coconut Hammer, by Eframestochter, CC0 Full title – Breaking open: conversations about ethics, epistemology, equity and power With a session title like that, and knowing Maha Bali was one of the presenters I knew we were in for a session that was going to challenge us. We were directed to their site and to consider…

By JR April 18, 2018 0

OER18 The EdTech Wikipedia edit-a-thon

I went to check out the EdTech Wikipedia edit-a-thon session facilitated by Ewan McAndrew. Having been involved with OpenEd for a handful of years now, the topic of editing Wikipedia often comes up, but I’ve never actually tried my hand at it yet, so I thought this would be a good start. As soon as…

By JR April 18, 2018 0

OER18 First round of sessions

I think largely the posts I make for now after the conference will be piece meal ideas that I need to come back to. This first block of sessions I thought were going to be quite divergent, but as luck would have it, they all went together really well. Virtual reality implications for open The…

By JR April 18, 2018 0

OER18 Pre-Conference Adventures

I travelled to England a couple of days before the conference (technically leaving Canada on Sunday), what can I say, I’m a sucker for those cheaper flights. Plus, as this was my first ever OER## conference I did not want something like a flight delay to get in the way. So I arrive in London,…

By JR April 17, 2018 0

Privacy Paradox – Something to Hide

Featured image by Stefan Steinbauer About the episode Manoush gets started by taking a dive into the psychological and philosophical sides of privacy. They cover a story where someone’s partner, who had recently passed away, had a photo of them in the morgue appear in the Google search results for their name. It did get…

By JR March 26, 2018 Off

Privacy Paradox – The Search for Your Identity

Featured image by Paul Green This episode starts by comparing the peddlers of years past to the digital peddlers that infiltrate your web-browsing experience. Manoush interviews Julia Angwin at ProPublica and gets an update that 50, 000 people tried this app they developed as part of their Breaking the Black Box project. Turns out at…

By JR January 27, 2018 Off