Author Archives: Bryan Alexander

Today in the Open Learning MOOC: fake news and crap detection

Today is the fourth day of a week of digital literacy discussion, part of the Open Learning MOOC. Today’s assignment is to explore connections between digital literacy, fake news, open education, and politics. Our reading is Crap Detection 101, by Howard Rheingold. We’ll … Continue reading

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Digital literacy around the world in 2017: today in the Open Learning MOOC

Today is the third day of a week of digital literacy discussion, part of the Open Learning MOOC.  Is mid-MOOC Wednesday digital hump day? Today’s assignment is to watch and listen to the recent New Media Consortium webinar on Digital Literacy.  It’s a … Continue reading

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Tomorrow morning I lead a video panel on digital literacy

More digital literacy!  Tomorrow I’m leading a videoconference discussion on the subject.  That’s February 22nd, running from 8-9 am US Central Time. It’s part of the New Media Consortium (NMC)’s Beyond the Horizon videoconference series.    It draws on prior … Continue reading

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The ACRL Information Literacy Framework: today in the Open Learning MOOC

Today is the second day of a week of digital literacy discussion, part of the Open Learning MOOC. Today’s discussion document is the ACRL Information Literacy Framework (2015-16).  This is an important update in information literacy thinking, incorporating digital literacy developments.  Please read … Continue reading

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Launching a week of digital literacy

Today I’m kicking off a week of digital literacy discussion.  This effort is part of the Open Learning MOOC, which in turn is part of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Faculty Collaboratives program.  Gardner Campbell is the chief … Continue reading

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Paying the Price: readers get creative, City of Broken Dreams, and Getting to Graduation

Our reading of Sara Goldrick-Rab’s Paying the Price continues, as we reach some of the last chapters. It’s a powerful, meticulously researched, and vital book for anyone interested in American education.  (Click here to find all posts and discussion on the reading … Continue reading

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Two sobering datapoints for American higher education economics

I’d like to share some recent economic research.  Saying so is usually a cue that insomnia and narcolepsy have both at last been cured, but I think these are important points for higher education. Each are vital, and their interaction … Continue reading

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