The ongoing development of my research and the design of my thinking depends on the active pursuit of new, novel, and challenging intellectual material. If I am to be a responsible member of a professional network, it is necessary for me to engage and promote the ideas of others.

The information sources below serve as striking-yet-underdeveloped contributors to my more formal research and intellectual design. At its most simple, the following lists serve as temporary repositories for stimuli that hold relationships with my “field” (whatever that is, exactly) that are either active voices or have yet to reach some degree of stasis in my understanding.

One’s awareness is inherently incomplete. I encourage visitors to recommend other sources worth considering in the comments at the bottom of the page.


Concepts and resources I am currently exploring





Those I actively follow and who, on occasion, may be following me

Nicole Allen

Jon Becker

Dan Blickensderfer

Ian Bogost

Thomas Cannon

Mike Caulfield

Amy Collier

Dave Cormier

Ward Cunningham

Robin DeRosa

Robert Farrow

Cable Green

Keith Hampson

Christina Hendricks

Josh Herron

Phil Hill

John Hilton III

D’Arcy Hutchings

Alyson Indrunas

Rajiv Jhangiani

Royce Kimmons

Clint Lalonde

Alan Levine

Andrea Lunsford

Colin Madland

Jonny McConnell

Tim Nolan

Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Alastair Parvin

Beck Pitt

Nathaniel Rivers

Scott Robison

Witt Salley

Ray Schroeder

Jesse Stommel

Kelvin Thompson

Audrey Watters

David Wiley

Readings to Annotate

Atenas, J., Havemann, L., & Priego, E. (2015). Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Towards Transversal Skills and Global Citizenship. Open Praxis, 7(4), 377-389. doi:10.5944/openpraxis.7.4.233

Conole, G. (2012). Fostering social inclusion through open educational resources (OER). Distance Education33(2), 131–134. doi:10.1080/01587919.2012.700563

Conrad, D. (2013). Assessment challenges in open learning: Way-finding, fork in the road, or end of the line?. Open Praxis, 5(1), 41-47. doi:10.5944/openpraxis.v5i1.17

Crissinger, S. (2015, October 21). A critical take on OER practices: Interrogating commercialization, colonialism, and content. Retrieved November 28, 2015, from

Deimann, M., & Farrow, R. (2013). Rethinking OER and their use : Open education as bildung. International Review Of Research In Open & Distance Learning14(3), 344-360. Retrieved from

Flores Fahara, M., & Lozano Castro, A. (2015). Teaching Strategies to Promote Immediacy in Online Graduate Courses. Open Praxis, 7(4), 363-376. doi:10.5944/openpraxis.7.4.228

Gamage, A., Larsen, D. S., Smith, A., Allen, G., Guzman-Alvarez, A., & Molinaro, M. (2015). Evaluating the effectiveness of the open-access ChemWiki resource as a replacement for traditional general chemistry textbooks.Chem. Educ. Res. Pract.16(4), 939–948. doi:10.1039/C5RP00084J

Guo, Y. Zhang, M., Bonk, C. J., & Li. Y. (2015). Chinese faculty members’ open educational resources (OER) usage status and the barriers to OER development and usage. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 10(5), 59-65. Retrieved from

Hilton III, J., Wiley, D., Stein, J., & Johnson, A. (2010). The four ‘R’s of openness and ALMS analysis: Frameworks for open educational resources. Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning25(1), 37–44. doi:10.1080/02680510903482132

Laman, C., Hilton, J., Petrides, L., al, et, Marshall, J., Okamoto, K., … Nikoi, S. (2012). One college’s use of an open psychology textbook. Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning. doi:10.1080/02680513.2012.716657

Mott, J., & Wiley, D. (2009). Open For Learning: The CMS and the Open Learning Network. In Education15(2). Retrieved from

Simões, J., Mateus, S., Redondo, R., & Vilas, A. (2015). An experiment to assess students’ engagement in a gamified social learning environment. From the field: eLearning Papers43, 38–42. Retrieved from file:///Users/LashleyOnline/Downloads/Applied-Games-and-Gamification-Drivers-for-Change_From%20Field_43-5.pdf

Sutton, S. C., & Chadwell, F. A. (2014). Open textbooks at Oregon State University: A case study of new opportunities for academic libraries and university presses. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication2(4), 34-48. doi:10.7710/ 2162-3309.1174