The problem with waking at 2:30 am to listen to @catherinecronin #oer16 keynote is the mind is moving too much to go back to sleep — Alan Levine (@cogdog) April 19, 2016The other strong takeaways I got from her talk was how she posed the question of how we can think about the interplay of openness and privacy, plus the insight that we need to be wary of equating openness and goodness. Oops. I said I was not going to review the talk. But that was my prep. Anyhow we had a great lineup of virtual buddies, actually more than we had space. Caroline Kuhn tried against bad connection odds to tune in from Venezuela and gracefully left to give space. We had Dimitris Tzouris, Susan Adams, Jamison Miller, Laura Gibbs, Lisa Hammershaimb, Nadinne Aboulgmad, Maha Abdelmoneim, and Helen DeWaard (Maha Bali joined us later). For not having much time in their break, Jim and Catherine really packed it in with ideas for us to think about. Enjoy the archive, we had a rather extensive discussion after our on site buddies had to go. There is the parts about the challenge of openness Catherine talked about in her keynote, and what seems like profound differences on openness in Europe compared to the US. The feeling I got from today’s events was for all the gains in openness, it almost seems like it was the easier stuff (content) to take on (and given the message of Pat Lockley’s grim video, even that has fallen short?). Now, maybe with the movement hitting a maturity level, we are really looking at big challenges, many which are not technogical. I also highly recommend reading Laura Gibbs reflection on the Virtually Connecting hangout – she actually reviewed it more than me! But aren’t Catherine and Jim adorable sharing the headphones? And if you are interested in being part of Virtually Connecting, see the events happening the rest of the week at OLCInnovate or the information on how to get involved.
Top / Featured Image: Screen capture at 3:49 of today’s Virtually Connecting hangout with Catherine Cronin and Jim Groom. We all enjoyed seeing Catherine and Jim sharing a set of ear buds; I snapped a few during the session, but Scott Robinson’s was much better
The post "Literally [Ear] Buddies: Virtually Connecting at #OER16" was originally cracked open and scrambled from a rotten egg at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2016/04/literally-buddies/) on April 19, 2016.