Author Archives: longpd

About longpd

I'm a senior scholar at Georgetown University, in CNDLS, a technologist and lapsed evolutionary biologist with an incandescent passion for new modes of seeing and learning.

Innovation – the “Special Forces” model and Pateur’s Quadrant: impact for TEL in Higher Ed

Innovation is described by some as ‘connecting the dots’. The iconoclastic chief of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, uses the mantra “A-B-C-D. (Always Be Connecting the Dots).” The magic in this recipe is seeing the dots in the first … Continue reading

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There’s lies, damn lies and statistics

There’s a reason I stick with my Twitter feed. It brings up articles that I otherwise would have missed. Take these two. It’s an interesting re-analysis of a climate change article by Lewandowsky, Gignac, & Oberauer, (2013) presented by Dixon … Continue reading

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The University as a Learning Design Problem

One of the things I’ve enjoyed in getting to know the community at the University of Texas Austin, is the energy that exists among fellow faculty to rethink the undergraduate experience. This is particularly challenging at a large, research intensive … Continue reading

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AAAS Vies for the Title the “Darth Vadar of Publishing”

AAAS is vying for the crown of Lord Vader or Chief Evildoer in its approach to suppressing open dissemination of scientific knowledge, even when that knowledge is paid for by tax payer money in the first place. They claim to … Continue reading

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ConnectedCourses

This fall, in North America, a new open course is starting on open learning, the meaning of connection and in what ways is it really possible to engage in distributed learning at a distance.  There have been disparaging remarks at … Continue reading

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The Post Digital Age

Phillip Long, Ph.D. Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation, UQx Project The University of Queensland 10 August 2014 It’s about time we got there. We started with the model of learners working either independently or in a close relationship with … Continue reading

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Radically Transparent Research – or Why Publish Before Peer Review?

I was reading the Gardner Writes, as I follow my colleague and friend’s thoughts from the other side of the globe with great interest and anticipation of the thinking he forces me to do. He’s been on a multipart series … Continue reading

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