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.

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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A literary aside

I was reading material about the role of certification played by higher education institutions.  It’s part of the background that I’m doing for a piece on badging for a local website with my colleague and linguist, aka word guru, Roly … Continue reading

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What is Scholarship?

What is scholarship? That question arose at a discussion on Transforming Education . A nice reference was offered that seems worth sharing . Robert diamond wrote the following description of scholarship. It’s short and sweet. Recognizing Faculty Work, by Robert … Continue reading

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LAM/T, Process/Repetoire Hierarchies and Sense to Express them As a Story

Like Gardner, I find every time I read Augmenting the Human Intellect I find something new, something unexpected, that Engelbart draws out of me in reaction to the depth of  his thinking.  This time was no different. Resonating with me … Continue reading

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Innovation – Don Quixote’s Army

From several directions I’ve encountered a set of messages, converging from Twitter, email, and conversation all focused on some aspect of innovation. The general theme is “why it is so hard?”.   A succinct summary to that point was made … Continue reading

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Productive Failure

Education today is tremendously risk averse. There’s a good reason for that. The institution of the school or tertiary education is trusted with providing education and training to its most precious commodity, the children of its community. The last thing … Continue reading

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What makes for success & fosters innovation?

With the announcement of Steve Jobs stepping down from the role of Apple’s CEO there have been a flood of responses from various communities like the media, business pundits, and the general public. The majority have recognized that whatever you might … Continue reading

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