OER Mainstreaming Checklist – Quick Reference

One key feature of the framework is its horizontal approach where stakeholders take a team-based approach to completing the required tasks for mainstreaming OER. This, in turn, increases ownership of the mainstreaming process leading to higher success rates and sustainability. Secondly, the mainstreaming checklist breaks down each process into several achievable tasks and assigns them to the relevant team. Thirdly, the framework supports continuous quality improvement (CQI) which encourages institutions to periodically revisit the processes to make necessary course corrections and enhancements.

OER – From Practice to Culture

  Open Educational Resources (OER) are fast becoming a major part of the Education landscape especially with the new thrust towards “open”. Conceptually, OER are a sensible and cost-effective way of incorporating quality material, including multimedia, into a particular teaching and learning scenario. Realistically however, this is easier said than done. To be able to … Continue reading OER – From Practice to Culture

Putting Your Social Networks to Work: How to Increase Your Chances in the Current Job Market

Originally Published on October 5, 2015 on LinkedIn. Well this is embarrassing... Why? I'm writing this post on my 4 year old iPad2 with a cracked screen due to abuse by my now five year old daughter. And why is it embarrassing? Well for one, I have three other computers at home which gave up on me … Continue reading Putting Your Social Networks to Work: How to Increase Your Chances in the Current Job Market

Flipping the Classroom: A Practical Approach

Originally Published on September 27, 2015 on LinkedIn. Just the other day, I was invited to deliver a guest lecture to a bunch of enthusiastic young academics on new approaches to delivering lectures in a face-to-face classroom. This was at a briefing session in preparation for their new semester. During my initial conversation with the organizers, I … Continue reading Flipping the Classroom: A Practical Approach

Speaking in Sound Bites: Always tell them what they want to hear

Originally Published on August 1, 2015 on LinkedIn. In a previous post (My Shameless but Ethical Tactics for Quickly Rising to the Top), I mentioned that you should “Tell the boss what he/she wants to hear in 30 seconds or less. You can tell him what you really want to say later…”. Elaborating further, I explained that … Continue reading Speaking in Sound Bites: Always tell them what they want to hear

Empowering Masses to Brew their Own Flavor of DIY Mobile Applications

Originally Published on April 24, 2015 on LinkedIn. The Android operating system is currently dominating the smart phone and tablet market. The Free and Open Source (FOSS) frameworks and ease of use has made Android the most sought after OS for use by manufacturers such as Samsung. With thousands of apps available through the Google Play store, … Continue reading Empowering Masses to Brew their Own Flavor of DIY Mobile Applications