On 2/26 at 8pm Join a Tinker Make and Learn Chat
when #TMLOOE and #TxEduChat combine with
Host: Christina Hendricks
Some general info about Christina
I teach philosophy at a university in British Columbia, Canada. I’ve gotten excited about open education through taking and helping to facilitate some open online courses, including ETMOOC (Educational Technology and Media MOOC), DS106 (digital storytelling), an open online course on open education from the Open University (H817Open), and I’ve been a co-facilitator for a course called “Why Open?” at P2PU and for OOE13 (an edtech MOOC for educators running Sept. 2013-May 2014). It is through my work in DS106 that I’ve gotten most excited about making and sharing things online in a great community.
I want to learn how to…
I really want to beef up my html skills. I know how to add links and images in html, but that’s about it. Other than that, I am open to learning things that I don’t even know how to ask about right now!
What “making” means to me
No longer only having to consume what others have created, but being able to have more control over the things I interact with, being able to find and use tools to create what I want for the purposes I want, rather than being stuck using what others have made for their own purposes. I want to be able to make things openly and share them openly because what I create could be useful to others in ways I can’t even imagine, and the processes used, the story of how it was done, can sometimes be even more useful than the product. So I try to take the time to document on my blog how I’ve made things, the mistakes, the successes, not only for my own future reminders, but for anyone else who’d like to try.