Submitted #udsnf12 on the #MERLOT #OER referatory

Merlot logoAs a part of my goal to leave a legacy for this course, I submitted it to the MERLOT open educational resources referatory.

Feel free to explore the different tabs on top of this site to read the syllabus, see the weekly sequence of materials and challenges, or dig into what students have submitted on their blogs.

All materials on this site are licensed as Creative Commons – Attribution (unless they are hosted outside of this domain), so feel free to reuse, remix, repurpose, translate, etc. All I’m asking is a mention of my full name or a link back to the original materials. If you could also comment or send me a note on how you used the materials, that would be appreciated!

Mathieu Plourde

The multiple facets of openness in #udsnf12 – #openeducationwk preso

This post is the gateway to my presentation about #udsnf12 during Open Education Week.

The webinar will was hosted on Google Hangouts, through the Open Education Week G+ profile.



The course gateway

Links and references

Short URL to this page

Life after #udsnf12

Now that the semester is over, I’d like all of you to notice something:

You didn’t have to spend a single cent on a textbook for this class! 

That’s great, right? Well, since you could have expected to spend up to $200 in learning materials, why not consider to spend some of that money on some of the following suggestions, listed on a brand new Pinterest board curated by your instructor? Most suggestions are books, but some also involve making donations to non-profits or ways to get involved.

Let me know in the comments if you are planning on following up on some of my suggestions, or suggest one of your own as a comment!


P.S.: I have released the participation grades (in-class and online). If you don’t agree with your grade, please use Canvas to make your case for a grade revision.

P.S.2: I’m still waiting for my first rating on Rate My Professors (I am NOT kidding). Expecting peppers (now, I’m kidding). Also, connect with me on LinkedIn, where I’ll write recommendation for the most deserving students.

December 3 class meeting


Goodbye, #udsnf12

Hey, anyone noticed this is our last class meeting, like, ever?

We’ll have plenty of VIPs coming in and out of the Hangout, so if you could come to class, that would be awesome.

If the Hangout is full, see the G+ live stream or the UD Capture live stream. Please use this Google Doc as a backchannel for questions and comments.

It’s not quite over yet. We still have a bunch of presentation on deck, and I’d like to keep them shorter to be able to get them all in in our class time. Here is a tentative schedule of final projects. (We might have to extend until 9 p.m. to make sure we close all the open loops.)

[5:30 p.m.] Intro and class roles. (Archivists’ document here)

[5:40] Bill

[6:00] Mu and Ethan

[6:20] Janice and Esley

[6:40] Sam

[7:00] Kaitlin

[7:20] Mac

[7:40] Michael D. and Alex

[7:40] Kristin

[8:00] Closing ceremonies

Please share the URL of your project as a comment to this post if you haven’t done so yet.

November 26 class meeting

For this week’s meeting, we’ll follow this agenda:

1. [5:30 p.m.] Setup and class roles. Rest of the class will be focused on presentation of final projects.

2. [5:35] Tina’s presentation.

3. [6:00] Guest speaker: Kristen Swanson.

4. [6:50] Michael R., Steven, and Stacy’s presentation.

5. [7:15] Amy’s presentation.

6. [7:40] Tammi and Meg’s presentation.

7. [8:05]  Jann and Micheal F.’s presentation.

Someone remind Mathieu to start the Hangout’s recording and to talk about the tool exploration projects’ voting process on Pinterest.

Archivist’s document for November 26, 2012.

P.S.: Presenters are encouraged to share the URL of their final projects as comments to this post.