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Greg McVerry

Read How Little People Can Be Invisible in the Open #cccert

This is a story of how powerful people’s voices are louder, get heard, used, perpetuated, even when they’ve been influenced by little people. And power here is relative, of course. Most people in this story are not the littlest 

Even worse: I see many people acknowledging different perspectives on open pedagogy now BUT STILL going on to use David’s “OER-enabled” after they have “recognized” the existence of the other definitons by Cronin and DeRosa/Jhangiani.

My OER keynote was entitled “Hiding in the Open”. But now I am thinking how, there is also a story to be told about being “Invisible in the Open”. And for an Egyptian scholar living in Egypt, I am the most visible I can possibly be, with all my Virtually Connecting and blogging and writing and publishing everywhere… but clearly it’s not enough – and I am not just amplifying my own voice, but that of others around me, and then it makes an influence, an impact, but in the end… is almost invisible. Except to those in the same corner. But not the mainstream. And that sucks.

Important words. I never got into the research circles. They tangentially crossed over a ton with the folks but I could never write a proposal to clique in that niche.

I know Maha Bali influences how I view learning and teaching. Proud to have her as a mentor and a friend.

The best part, Maha actually builds and teaches courses using open pedagogy. not just making a career-defining  or designing open pedagogy courses to define open pedagogy.

Maha applies these techniques to other domains because open pedagogy and learning by building the commons is

By Maha Bali

Greg McVerry


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