Badges @P2PU: An update and thoughts…

  A lot is happening in the badges space, and while it’s not clear what the next steps are for P2PU, we thought it would be good to share our thinking about these development. The Badge Alliance is a new organization that was spun out of Mozilla and is stewarding the badges ecosystem. Philipp is… Continue Reading →

How Do We Bridge the Digital and the Physical? Lessons from DIY.org, P2PU Khan and NYU Crew

Today we approached the second installment on questions of scale in our series “The Big Questions” with Nathan Maton, Community Strategist at the Khan Academy, Terry Heick, Director at TeachThought, Andrew Sliwinski, Senior Educational Technologist at Mozilla Foundation, and Alex Ruthmann, Associate Professor at NYU. Take a look as we tackle: – Context setting: is… Continue Reading →

How to teach big skills without being scared by them…

When it comes to online learning, does it matter what you teach, or is the methodology the interesting bit? Should learning experiences be designed in the same way, whether you’re teaching plumbing or physics, and whether you’re teaching it to highschool kids or Baby Boomers? These were the questions we found ourselves thinking about after… Continue Reading →

How To Support Self-Directed Learners: Lessons from P2PU, Khan, NYU & DIY.org

This morning Nathan Maton from the Khan Academy, Alex Ruthmann from NYU and Andrew Sliwinski, co-founder at DIY.org and yours truly came together to discuss scale in online learning and how to support self-directed learners. Our focus for these chats is to learn from each other, so we ended up sharing pointers, tips and experiences from our respective communities. Watch the video (we… Continue Reading →

School of Open gets a facelift, plus other news

This is a reblog of the latest announcement by School of Open. You can take a look at their swanky new website and blog here   Since our last comprehensive update, the School of Open has been creating new courses, planning continent-wide launches, conducting research, and making itself over. New Web Space We have a new… Continue Reading →

When it all matches up…

This past weekend, I spend a rainy Saturday at the Barbican in Central London, at a Wikimania fringe event on Free Culture. The Barbican, for those who are unfamiliar, is the largest performing arts centre in Europe, as well as being part of the Barbican Estate, a futurist vision of Brutalist architecture which contains a public… Continue Reading →