Being Open-ish with my slides


I have just given my talk about open-ish education at durham. I have already given an overview of the content in a previous post. This is just a quick post to share my slides and provide a couple of quick reflections.

Firstly I think the talk went well and there was a really good discussion afterwards focussing on a variety of issues. In particularly somebody asked about the benefits my students will get from my open-ish practice and I have to be honest and say that I haven’t really thought about that. I hope that my students benefit, and i guess i had some general ideas about how this might happen (e.g. increasing interaction with materials). I do think there are a few benefits, I think that over time my slides might start to look a little prettier at least! I will have to think some more on this.

Another person asked about licensing, and another question was about ownership. These are kind of related. How would students feel about my lecture slides being publicly available? and who owns them once they uploaded? (thanks to @sharonlflynn for tweeting that slideshare state that slides are “owned or licensed” by them, which I hadn’t realised!).

The last point I would like to make is that initial feedback has focussed on my title slide. Apparently I’m in the running for scariest slide of the conference… [hope people are discussing the content too!]

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About digitalscholar

I am a sociologist with an interest in new technology. Previously I’ve worked on a number of projects at Lancaster University and the Open University looking at the use of new technologies and social media by researchers. I was also a social sciences teaching fellow at the foundation centre at Durham University teaching sociology and anthropology. I am now a senior lecturer at the University of West London's Institute for Teaching, Innovation and Learning where I oversee the foundation provision and support retention. I'm sure I'll still be interested in, and occasionally blog about, tech related things. I use this blog to post thoughts about using new technologies in my professional academic life and wider thoughts and links relating to technology more generally.
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