I am an academic developer in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. My approach is playful, experimental and open.
As an open practitioner and have initiated and collaborated on a number of open educational projects in a Higher Education context. These include the co-creation of open courses, open educational resources etc. Examples: the open course Flexible, Distance and Online Learning, http://fdol.wordpress.com/, the open course Bring Your Own Device for Learning, http://byod4learning.wordpress.com/, the video series Food for Thought, http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLd5BsnHOsqdeankUsQ67K4Lbzf2TBH7A. All my work is available under a creative commons licence. I have supported teams in the development of open educational resources and practices and carry out pedagogical research in the area of open education and regularly disseminate my work through conferences and publications (see my personal website and LinkedIn profile).
I value and recognise the importance of being open in an educational and social context. Sharing practices with colleagues and working and learning together will enable us to get to know each other better, develop and grow individually but also collectively, make new and exciting discoveries about ourselves, others and the world around us; drive innovation and create an exciting future together.
Open education connects practitioners, ideas, communities and networks and creates bridges for cooperation, collaboration and co-creation.
LInkedIn profile at http://uk.linkedin.com/in/chrissinerantzi
About me page at http://about.me/chrissinerantzi
Website at http://chrissinerantzi.wordpress.com/