Social, educational & open media in an SFU classroom.

I have used Storify to introduce social media before. And I’m not above doing so again. For its sheer ease of use, and how quickly you can assemble a story from a wide assortment online sources, it should be an early stop on your Edmedia quest.

I have tried to keep a robust set material to explore on the Open Educational Resource Page (OERs), but this is a topic that is shifting so fast these days its impossible to keep up but in a cursory way. Unless of course you are leveraging a ‘PLN’ (more on that in class discussion šŸ˜‰

As noted, there has been a more extensive set of learning objectives for this session, but I haveĀ  been updating it for today’s session.

And hopefully many more.

I am hoping by linking to the awesome CC artwork I will be OK as far as licensing goes, but there is a story there.

Also, this video…

Below is a snippet from a Storify story created using found media online.

Interactive documents: using audio + visual together

After producing an audio file/”podcast” on how to read a type of university policy document called an “RRSDA” or records retention schedule, I distributed the audio to various folks and asked for feedback.

One frequent piece of feedback was that, for new users, it was simply too difficult to follow along without looking at a sample document. The audio alone was fine for people who have already seen policy documents of this type, but new folks needed to SEE and HEAR in order to figure out what I was talking about.

This led me to ThingLink, an educational tool that allows you to embed sound, video, and links into a static document to construct an interactive experience for the user. The result is below.

If this document is not interactive (i.e., nothing pops up as you mouse over the doc), access it instead on ThingLink.

Embedding videos and images from OTsummit

Last week the 3rd annual open textbook summit was held in Vancouver B.C.Ā  There was an amazing turn out and it was clear that this initiative is picking up steam, from various institutions including the BC and Alberta provincial governments, faculty and students. This is an eg. of how media elements (video and pics) can be “embedded” from external sites such as youtube and flickr.

There was a graphic recording on site to augment the keynote, it had an immediate as well as a delayed impact, by design.

This image was created on from amazing keynote from Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani titledĀ ā€œAn openness to openness: The terrifying and liberating process of disrupting higher educationā€.


An open textbook on Innovation by Design

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Whether you are wanting to learn more about wicked problems and design thinking, or you’re trying to move away from directing your learners to a pricey textbook for your course on design thinking, you will enjoy this new creative commons licensed open ebook titled ‘Innovation by Design’.

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This ‘living textbook’ was a collaboration between Dr. David Dunne and the EdMedia team at SFU. Enjoy!

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The interactive PDF is available now as a Dropbox downloadable file.

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This living text is also available through the iTunes App Store for your iOS / iPad media tablet!



Open Education Resources ā€“ Librarians, Leadership and Opportunity


BC Campus is hosting an important OER event on Oct. 27 for librarians interested in Open Educational Resources. Come check it out!

Monday Oct 27, 2014, Noon ā€“ 4 pm
Douglas College, New Westminster Campus
Aboriginal GatheringĀ Place, Room 4650

BCcampus is pleased to sponsor a half day of professional development opportunity for librarians interested in the open education movement and Open Education Resources (OER).Ā  This day will introduce librarians to how open education is changing post secondary education, how librarians are involved in these changes, and the role of librarians as leaders in OER innovation.Ā  Join us for presentations and discussions that highlight how librarians support open education and OER initiatives and the opportunities for future collaborations.