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Greg McVerry

The point is we stay in control. Keeping in HTML/CSS provides most equitable path for global south.

The large open orgs can grow as complex as any social media silo.

begins with and the tools connected with microformats can create a future

Greg McVerry

There isn't an easy way for all the blogs of to talk.

We can build really cool classroom spaces using post types like read, listen, watch, reply and bookmark.

can credential using webmention badges.

can export xAPI with a tiny bit of work

Greg McVerry

The state of learning tools, well there isn't a state, there is a kick ass team and all t by e teachers behind Moodle and a bunch of bloggers.

has already built most of the tools the second group needs and the first is more than welcome to use.

Greg McVerry

Dashboard creation on the microformats side pretty well developed and unlike other learning vocabularies thousands of people use the metadata every day to consume and create texts.

It is for this reason we are building the future of learning on the

Greg McVerry

@scsustudentgov Good question about We should talk as I am very involved in ohh yeah and I agree the LEP has to go. @SCSU !

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

@PACESconsulting @projunicorn I don't trust any of the standards boards. The vocabularies around secretive, messy, more talk than implementation and the

Everyone talking metadata and interoberability but nobody building.

debacle to shady.

Greg McVerry


just found one of my textbooks for my class moving online this semester.

Greg McVerry

The "benevolent dictator for life" model isn't a good way to sustain or why should a platform I use have to go through such dramatic change because Weebly and Wix threaten Automattic's business model

Greg McVerry

If your podcast material is openly licensed then makes for a great podcast host