Hit the Road Map!

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Join the School of Open (Creative Commons & P2PU), the Open Knowledge Foundation, and FLOSS Manuals Foundation for a fun evening to connect with your peers in the open education space!

We’re going to be hanging out in London on October 24th, to build something wonderful…

So many efforts exist to “open” up education around the world. How can we help connect these efforts?

We’d like to start by collaboratively building a human timeline of open education –Do you remember when and where you first became aware of open education? When did you first become passionate about “open” or participate in an “open” event or job? Where and what was it? What else in this area has most inspired you?

We will share experiences and manually place ourselves along a real world timeline (think rolls of butcher paper, markers, glitter is optional). Then we’ll start fleshing out the timeline with key events and persons that we think brought the open education and knowledge movement to where it is today. We’ll stop whenever we get tired, make merry with refreshments and snacks, and digitize whatever we have by the end of the evening for further contributions from everyone and anyone on the web. We’ll make the resulting timeline available openly (either via CC0CC BY, or CC BY-SA), and feature it in a chapter of the Open Education Handbook!

Due to the awesome, but limited space, this event will be first come, first serve, capping RSVPs at 30 participants, so hurry along to the Eventbrite page, and sign up. 

  • dkernohan

    Hello – just a contribution to the cause. Amber Thomas (@ambrouk) and I wrote a paper looking at just this (from a UK perspective) which will have many of the references etc you might want.

    It’s at http://repository.jisc.ac.uk/4915/

    This sounds like a wonderful project, hope it goes well and hope I can contribute as much as I can to it.