UDG Mural of Open

UDG Mural of Open

Advanced Certificate in Innovation and Open Education

Certificate as a Mural

Parts of the experience
About The Certificate
Schedule of Events
Invited Guests
Tools of a Muralist


The goal of this advanced faculty development program is for University of Guadalajara professors to critically and confidently integrate open strategies and activities in their courses.

Through the use of plenary sessions, collaborative teamwork and experiential learning, the program will provide learners with the tools they need to meaningfully plan, design, implement and share open education concepts in the classroom and/or at the University. The professors will be expected to collaborate, share, and contribute openly to a community of practice that fosters the culture of open at UdG.


Mural as Metaphor

Our metaphor for this project pays homage to the powerful tradition of Mexican Muralism.

We use as our symbol of the project the José Clemente Orozco mural that adorn the ceiling of the Paraninfo Enrique Díaz de León of the University of Guadalajara.

We All Win in the Chopped Challenge

Congratulations to all of our participants in the closing Chopped Challenge of Mural UDG. The process started with each team submitting a “pitch” for a project idea Thursday afternoon (see all pitched ideas in Acumulador). After getting feedback from the facilitators, the teams added detail to their proposal. In groups …

International Women’s Day at Mural UDG

Our timing for scheduling the Mural UDG project was already fortunate for it’s overlap with Open Education Week. But we also had the coincidence of Thursday being International Women’s Day presenting the opportunity to not only highlight the important contribution of women to the field but also to highlight issues …

Safe, ethical open online learning

“Filter bubbles” Facebook: Blue Feed – Red Feed Google is finally admitting it has a filter-bubble problem “Fake news” The city getting rich from fake news Facebook to End News Feed Experiment in 6 Countries That Magnified Fake News Mark Zuckerberg: I regret ridiculing fears over Facebook’s effect on election …

Grant’s Introduction To Openness

I started my career as an educator in a small indigenous community in the Canadian Arctic in the late 1990’s just as internet services were emerging via government satellite services.  Being familiar and comfortable with early network technologies like bulletin board systems I soon became involved in northern Arctic communities as an administrator …

Melanie’s Story of Open

My first encounter with open was during my graduate studies in Ed Tech in the early 2000s and my work in learning software where ‘reusable shareable learning objects’ were the buzz words. Everyone wanted to find away to not “re-invent the wheel”…it was about finding efficiency in not duplicating effort …

A Slow Introduction to Open

I didn’t come to open via Creative Commons licenses, open textbooks, MOOCs, or open software – although those are all things that are now part of my life of open.  My world of open was a pragmatic introduction to open universities, having seen a family member shut out of traditional …

If We Have a Blog Post We Must Be Here

This site is now official, eh? They say “eh” in Canada, or is that just a stereotype. We are excited to produce this next phase of our collaboration with the University of Guadalajara, building upon the success of the UDG Agora project. Stay tuned for more exciting news. And blog …