Comment on Reflections on #OpenLearning17 by sjoyerickson

As a librarian, I am zoning in on item #3, the open mix. Yes, yes, yes, use the library-provided resources for all the reasons you list AND add to that the hope that students might see that some information is only available with certain privileges, in this case their tuition dollars and current institutional affiliation. As you say, the mix of sources you include, open and proprietary, points to this privileged access versus access for all. And we could take it a step further to point out that your students at a state-funded, large, research institution have access to resources that students at a small private institution like mine do not. Mix away!

Comment on Reflections on #OpenLearning17 by A. Nelson

“What I’ve learned” from this is complicated for me as well, and not all of it is coherent enough to put out here. I am both inspired by and concerned about the prospects of liberal learning, which makes it hard to come up with a cogent precis of where I’ve been and where we all might be headed.
But with so many partially-written posts on my dashboard I decided it was worth at least putting something out there. As you say, it’s a place to start. The real challenge ahead, to my mind is how to fulfill the charge of the collaboratives project to “build capacity and a network of faculty.” Potential abounds.Easy answers, not so much.
Thank you, Gardner for asking me to join this project. I’ve learned so much and hope to carry the experience forward to wherever the next adventure leads us. Thanks so much for your vision and leadership — it’s been absolutely essential and I’m counting on you to carry the beacon for the foreseeable future.

Comment on Reflections on #OpenLearning17 by gardnercampbell

What a thoughtful, detailed, and inspirational set of takeaways! Thank you. I hope to write a similar post soon, though “what have I learned from this experience?” is a very complicated question for me. But one must start somewhere…. I can only hope to create half the resource you’ve created here. I’m very grateful for all your contributions to this learning experience. I know I am not alone in feeling that way.

Comment on I Remember by Remembering – The First Decade – Sirius Reflections

[…] This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of another school massacre, the Virginia Tech Shootings, of April 16, 2007.  Until last June, when a gunman killed fifty people at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, our local massacre had the dubious distinction of being the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. History.  The gunman killed thirty-two students and faculty before taking his own life, mowing most of them down in classrooms where they taught or studied hydrology, German or French.  Everyone I know here lost someone that day. And it’s safe to say that no one in the Virginia Tech / Blacksburg community escaped unscathed.  Everyone was damaged and everything changed.  We learned a lot about resilience. […]