Author Archives: HJ.DeWaard

Wiki Wondering

“A teacher is a professional, one who must constantly seek to improve and to develop certain qualities or virtues which are not received but must be created. The capacity to renew ourselves every day is important.” Paolo Freire (1985) It … Continue reading

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Congress and OTESSA: A conference within a conference

All genuine learning requires of us a constant open approach, a willingness to engage invention and reinvention, so that we might discover those places of radical transparency where knowledge can empower. bell hooks, 2010, p. 187 Here I am, once … Continue reading

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A Pandemic Fugue

Alternative Title: Music to Inspire a Pandemic Pedagogy “By words we learn thoughts, and by thoughts we learn life.” —Jean Baptiste Girard It’s funny how random words can catch your attention. Today, it’s the word “fugue” that caught my interest … Continue reading

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Bicycles for the Mind

And that’s what a computer is to me. What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.” ~ Steve Jobs From Popova, … Continue reading

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What is Teaching Practice?

It’s often when you stop and think, as I’ve done in the past few weeks, that you can stumble over the most basic question. In an effort to think more clearly about the basic elements of my teaching practice, I … Continue reading

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An Ethos of Care (#OER20 Conference Presentation)

Caring is a sustained emotional investment in an individual’s well-being, characterized by a desire to take actions that will benefit that person.” Weiner & Auster (2007) This is our open, online presentation for the OER20 Conference that was scheduled for … Continue reading

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Care in Community

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have” Margaret Mead The FemEdTech group of caring people is such a group. This group has no formal membership. Those in the group … Continue reading

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Thinking about Feedback

“What leads you onWakes you in the nightWhat calls your nameWhen no one else can hear?What follows youThat even you cannot see… Follow that star. There is no one’s life but your own.Seize every fiberEvery feather and forceThat weaves through allSurrounding you.A … Continue reading

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