Beyond Open; #fslt12 MOOC Reflections
Overview; This is my fifth in a sequence of six reflective blog posts on how I developed my teaching and learning practice and reflects on my practice in the noughties. I spent time running workshops in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in Community Learning, become a Culture Online with Visioneer. The DfES asks to me develop a ‘Digital Divide Content Strategy’ and we start the Metadata for Community Content modelling informal e-learning. I start work on the Cybrarian project, a Facebook for e-learning that has a working prototype built by Fujitsu before Zuckerburg starts his “Hot or Not” coding. It’s rejected on the advice of consultants, we form lastfridaymob, which reconfigures as the Learner-Generated Contexts Research Group. We present the Open Context Model of Learning at the launch of Open Learn; John Seeley Brown call it the ‘most exciting thing happening in England’. The OU refused to publish it.
Developing informal e-learning nationally; The £250m Community Access to Lifelong Learning (CALL) initiative followed Continue reading