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Welcome to my corner of the web. I created this site to experiment with new types of technology and connect with others interested in the same topics. I also started a new learning adventure, and needed a space to put my thoughts and work.

Jennifer Englund

Not-yet questions for thinking through the not-yet nature of open ed projects & practices: What space is there for distinctiveness, diversity, open-endedness? how much uncertainty can this approach to openness accommodate? what closures come along with this? what is in the borderlands?

Jennifer Englund

.@tjoosten Strong trend of authenticity, emotions, and vulnerability in online teaching. Also: openness

Jennifer Englund

Archival process begins

One of the courses I am taking this fall is CI 5325: Designing and developing online distance learning (aka ).
Our learning environment for the semester is set up in Ning, and eventually we will not have access to the site. For the first time, I am going to try and archive as much of my course content as possible on this site as well. Partially as a way of further thinking about and processing my experience(s), and, as I'm coming to realize in the short time I've been enrolled in the LT program, I have found myself reusing and/or going back to some of the ideas and thoughts I had brought in a discussion forum or in a video response (which sometimes I write out prior to recording, in an effort to help clarify my thinking before actually posting). Rather than digging through the stack of recycled papers for that content, I want to see if this is an easier way to record a semester's worth of work in one place.
I am a little nervous about it, but it's also somewhat of a personal challenge to take another small step towards being an open learner, thinker, and student. Moving towards openness can be uncomfortable.
update: Cross-posted on personal site.

Jennifer Englund

Kevin's Meandering Mind | In Support of Those Who Lurk

Comment on lurking:
I’m starting to wonder if lurking is part of a larger process…what role does it play in helping a person feel comfortable with the use of social media (especially if s/he is first using it as an adult learner) and experiencing the norms of a group? What role does it play in a move towards openness

I remember thinking about this when reading Mariana Funes’ story of her journey towards being an “open sharer” ( She brings up several good points that address the inner barriers that academics may face and strategies for overcoming those barriers.

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