Student Data Privacy in Field Education

Hey everyone! Starting a new thing here where I’m blogging instead of sending long emails that only one person reads. Hopefully more people find this useful. One of the goals of Payment for Placements organizers is removing the cost of field education software. While many schools use some combination of spreadsheets, forms, poorly-formatted Microsoft WordContinue reading “Student Data Privacy in Field Education”

Open textbooks: Educational equity and innovation

This panel presentation is a re-recording of our presentation live at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting in November of 2021. Panelists include Matt DeCarlo, Whitney Payne, Rebecca Mauldin, and Susan Tyler. Slideshow: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fCxPkBGHQvPBMCUXB2jGv0xMgPGilK2twSQd0cDSJsk/edit?usp=sharing Abstract Open textbooks are free, editable, and shareable alternatives to commercial textbooks. Our four panelists will detail theirContinue reading “Open textbooks: Educational equity and innovation”

Finding open opportunities in a closed curriculum: Strategies for junior and contingent faculty

Finding open opportunities in a closed curriculum: Strategies for junior and contingent faculty was a presentation delivered at the OpenEd21 conference by Matt DeCarlo on 10/21/21. Slideshow: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Vl58Qx5qKhjmBBeFVKVjHPY8ieb0XiotbNJx_5OYZl0/edit?usp=sharing Abstract Because universities predominantly employ contingent faculty—adjunct, part-time, or student teachers—it is important for the open education community to explore how to experiment with open pedagogy whenContinue reading “Finding open opportunities in a closed curriculum: Strategies for junior and contingent faculty”

Open educational practices: Faculty self-defense in a privatized knowledge ecosystem

Social work knowledge is ruthlessly privatized. The overwhelming majority of educational resources created by faculty and disseminated to students reuses content that is commercially copyrighted. That is, the content is behind a paywall and the copyright holder does not allow for people to reuse the content in transformative ways. For example, slideshows or activities thatContinue reading “Open educational practices: Faculty self-defense in a privatized knowledge ecosystem”