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OER, Internet and The Power of Pull

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.

Resources :


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2 Responses »

  1. I follow the course Learning Creative Learning, and Joi Ito gave a great speak about that and the term Interest-based learning. I made some reflections on it here (the last video) :


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