INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION

Make.Hack.Play.Learn

J. Gregory McVerry

INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION

Davis Hall 209B

mcverryj1@southernct.edu

twitter: @jgmac1106

skype:jgregmcverry@gmail.com

In 2019 I continued my journey as a digitally engaged scholar emersed in #openpedagogy. I held my committment to only publish openly licensed content and to not attend any research conference that does not openly license and release materials.

Social justice and the decolonization of the Academy require us to take a stand against models of engagement based on the false scarcity of knowledge. To this end I am helping to organize conferences and movements across the globe to provide an alternative to the exploitation of faculty and students.

The current Higher Education system is designed to reinforce inequity and we must work towards a better future.

While a blanket refusal not to attend any research conference that monetizes the labor of the professoriate keeps me from Literacy Research Association, International Literacy Association, National Council's of Teacher of English, and the American Educational Research Association I can take solace knowing mI can celebrate my work impacting 1,000s rather than worry about an impact rating of a journal read by hundreds, usually dozens.

For these efforts I continue to get recognized and grow as an international scholar.

In fact in 2019 I was recognized as a Mozilla Open Leaders X Fellow. In partnership with Southern Connecticut State University, Mozilla, and the Global Open Initiative Foundation I am training a group pf local leaders in Ghana to create sustainable Open Education Resource groups.

Current Projects

  • Improving Teaching with #OpenPedagogy
    • All classes are openly licensed.
    • Create public feed
    • Encourage, but do not require, students to learn from their own domain
  • Committing to Open Source Research and Publications
    • Published two open source peer reviewed papers
    • Made 618 commits to Open Source Repos on GitHub
    • Assisted in the Mozilla Thimble Project
    • Recognized as a Mozilla Open Leader X Fellow
    • Applied for 1.5 million dollars in grants to support Open Source
  • Supporting Global #IndieWeb Movement
    • Organize IndieWebCamp New Haven
    • Organize IndieWebCamp Online
    • Organize IndieWebCamp NYC
    • Creating an OER learning network in Ghana.

Grants

$2,998

Funded


Creating a Unified Scope and Sequence Across Undergraduate Literacies Courses to Help New Teachers Meet the Demands of High Quality Literacy Instruction in the Elementary Classroom

START Preliminary Proof of Concept Fund


Laura Raynolds, Greg McVerryJ. Gregory McVerry & Louise Shaw


Funders: Internal

$10,000

Funded


ReVIEW Talent Feedback System

START Preliminary Proof of Concept Fund


J. Gregory McVerry


Funders: University of Connecticut

$150,000

Unfunded


Shaping our Worlds and Exploring Our We(s)

Using WebVr to Advance Ethics in Computer Science.


Lancor, L., Lockwood, H., & McVerry, J. G.


Funders: Mozilla

$4,000

Funded


#FemHack

Feminist Pedagogy Hackathon


McVerry, J. G. & Lockwood, H.


Funders: Internal

$1,200,000

Pending


#QuestionTheWeb

Building Argumentative Writting Skills


McVerry, J. G., Abrams, S.s, & Hicks, T


Funders: Institute of Educational Sciences

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals Chandler-Olcott, K., Draper,R. R. Hiebert, E., Hruby, G., MacGill-Franzen, A.McVerry, J. G., O’Byrne, W. I., & Serafini, F. (). Defining Instructional Text: Eight literacy scholars discuss framing and trade-offs. Ubiquity: The Journal of Literature, Literacy, and the Arts. Miller, M, Brown, M O'Kobi, E., > & McVerry, J. G.(). Aligning GIS Teacher Training with K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Journal of Geography.
White Papers Hawke, S. (eds)., ().Technological Approaches to Improving Credibility Assessment on the Web World Wide web Consortium.
Conference Papers and Proceedings McVerry, J. G. (). Opening the Syllabi in Higher Education Institute session presented at the
  • 9th Open Education Conference
  • Pheonix, Arizona
McVerry, J. G. (). Virtually Connecting at #OpenEd19 Virtual session presented at the
  • 9th Open Education Conference
  • Pheonix, Arizona
McVerry, J. G. (). Getting Started Online Workshop session presented at the
  • 7th IndieWebCamp
  • NYC
McVerry, J. G. (). What Tools Are Out There? Workshop session presented at the
  • 7th IndieWebCamp
  • NYC
McVerry, J. G. (). My URL Is Workshop session presented at the
  • 9th EdCampCT
  • Avon, CT
McVerry, J. G. (). Virtually Connecting at #DigPed Day 2 Virtual session presented at the
  • 9th Open Education Conference
  • Richmond, VA
McVerry, J. G. (). IndieWebCamp Organizers Workshop session presented at the
  • 9th IndieWeb Summit
  • Portland, Oregon
McVerry, J. G. (). Online in a Day Workshop session presented at the
  • 9th IndieWeb Summit
  • Portland, Oregon
McVerry, J. G. (). Webmention Badges Wsession presented at the
  • PressEdConf: WordPress in Higher Education
  • Online
McVerry, J. G. (). Conference Organizer at
  • IndieWebCamp New Haven
  • New Haven, CT
Wikis and Websites

Indieweb.orgMade 548 wiki edits and 57 pages created on a site that gets 25,000 unique monthly visitors.

Mozilla Web DocsEdits on articles lead to a 20% bump in traffic even thirty days after changes published.

Creative Writing and Curriculum

CLMOOCCreate and mantain a community of writers in the connected learning MOOC

Small PoemsA Collection of 67 poems (as of 2019-11-15)

ArticlesCollection of Learning Articles

ArticlesCollection of Learning Articles

Fun Stuff to Teach the WebCollection of Lessons to Learn HTML/CSS

IndieWeb Learnign NetworkOpen Source Tools to Build Open Pedagogy Classrooms

Openly Licesned VideosLearning Videos Posted on

2toPonderTwo Minute Podcast on Learning Sciences

Openly Licesned VideosLearning Videos Posted on Archive.org

Service

Department

Graduate Program Coordinator

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Graduate Curriculum Committee Chair

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University

Graduate Council

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Field

Editor, Samzidat: Blogging and Social Media Research Journal

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Advisor, Global Open Intiative Foundation

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Member, Board of Directors, Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven

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Member, Credible Web Community Group, World Wide Web Consortium

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Member, Connecicut State Council on Digital Learning

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