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Growing open at CI

Growing open at CI

Growth, renewal, and positivity have been themes as we begin a new academic year at CI. Just last week I attended sixth grade orientation, where the team of teachers were stressing the importance of helping students to steer away from the fixed mindset of being a “math person” or a “non-math person”. In the fourth […]

Who am I? Digital identity, ePortfolios, and Stars

Who am I? Digital identity, ePortfolios, and Stars

The 21st century has seen a tremendous growth of technology used in everyday settings. This technology growth, and the growth in society’s digital presence with online profiles and social media platforms have led to an increasing need for students to maintain a professional digital identity, especially as undergraduates. Gill, Zampini, and Mehta (2015) define digital […]

Thinking, Crafting, Doing: Overcoming Fear of Digital Tools

Thinking, Crafting, Doing: Overcoming Fear of Digital Tools

Digital comfort is not synonymous with growing up in the digital age. While most students use popular social media platforms, only a few are comfortable exploring new tools and applications. This is even truer amongst faculty trying to keep up with each new technological application presented.  Digital tools are increasingly user friendly and essential for […]

What is Open? Affordability, OER, and Open Pedagogy

What is Open? Affordability, OER, and Open Pedagogy

    Aligning with openCI efforts, we recently attended the openEd conference in Richmond, Virginia to gain a deeper understanding about the advances and innovative practices being made around Open Educational Resources. According to UNESCO, “Open Educational Resources are educational materials in the public domain or introduced with a public license” (UNESCO, 2012). To help […]

Digital or Die – Building our Academic Digital Identity

Digital or Die – Building our Academic Digital Identity

As a “young” researcher, I have been struggling for months with the concept of Digital Identity (DI). Digital Identity has been defined simply as “the permanent collection of data about us that is available online” by BinaryTattoo. Up to the mid 90’s, pre-Internet days, academics built their scholarly identities via publications, conference presentations, workshops, etc. […]

Choosing the Right WordPress Theme

Choosing the Right WordPress Theme

WordPress is a powerhouse when it comes to creating websites.  But creating a great website is not easy. One of the difficult and most important decisions you make as a WordPress user is choosing your website’s theme. How do you make this choice with so many options out there? Below is a list of four things […]

What is Open Pedagogy?

What is Open Pedagogy?

Chances are, you are familiar with the concept of “open content,” but “open pedagogy” has not yet made its way into mainstream conversations about teaching and learning. Open content, of course, refers to digital resources that have been shared online with a license that both permits and encourages re-use and sharing within the limits of […]

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