The keynote from Joe Ito, MIT Media Lab, on Hewlett OER Grantees Meeting 2012 highlighted some inspiring ideas of how internet has changed the ways we work and learn together.
From David Weinberger :
Small pieces loosely joined – decentralizing power
From David Clark :
Rough consensus running code – keeping doing and iterations since the cost of failure is almost zero
From John Seely Brown :
The Power of Pull – no need to stock knowledge and pull the resources as you need it (leveraging internet of course)
Some ideas on learning how to learn :
Question authority and think for yourself
Leave space for pattern recognition by learners
And, the most important thing – just make something! In schools, do have spaces and big chunk of time for making.
In the knowledge space, OERs are your building blocks.
About Hewlett OER Grantees Meeting 2012
The 2012 Hewlett OER Grantees Meeting brought together key stakeholders to address questions around OER and open education from different perspectives, described the current state of OER from a field perspective, and worked together towards a roadmap for action.
Check out the wiki – the main repository for notes, cluster group meetings, attendee information, and resources.
- Campobello, Heather. Google Plus Promotes Open Educational Resources: Helps Students, Teachers, and Schools Gain Access to Educational Resources WebPro News, March 5, 2012.
- Christie, Anne. [Student Strategies for Coping with Textbook Costs and the Role of Library Course Reserves] Libraries and the Academy, October 2009. File:9.4.christiejpg
- Czerniewicz, Laura. Open Up and Say “Access for Everyone” Mail and Guardian, March 2, 2012.
- International Initiatives Fuel Growth of Open Ed. Content;Initiatives in countries from South Africa to Vietnam are fueling the growth of open educational resources Educational Week, February 1, 2012.
- Matkin, Gary. W.  Meeting the Challenge of Free Education: How to Make Money When the Competition is Giving it Away. Continuing Higher Education Review, Vol.75, 2011.
- Mulder, Anka. Welcome Online Courses: Online Learning is a Boon for Europe’s Economy, and Not a Threat to Higher Education European Voices, March 12, 2012.
- Reich, Justin. Open Educational Resources Expand Educational Inequalities Educational Technology Debate, December 2011. When Open Encounters Different Classrooms, Transition Talk. The State of Wiki Usage in U.S. K-12 Schools, Research Paper.
- Watters, Audrey. MITx: The Next Chapter for University Credentialing? Inside Higher Ed, December 19, 2011.
- Digital School program with open textbooks approved by Polish government