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WikiQuals and Open Learning



A presentation to the London Open Institute on how WikiQuals can be the basis of Open Learning

A presentation to the London Open Institute on how WikiQuals can be the basis of Open Learning



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  • WikiQuals #Open #Learning Lab @fredgarnett
  • In an Internet of people An Internet of People British Council Lecture 2011 @BenHammersleysaid that “network society cannot be born” Because people who grew up in hierarchies are still in power
  • If we want an Open Society Summerhill School; Digital Disruption; We need open participatory education like Summerhill school and the Democratic schools movement. But only 53 democratic schools exist in Europe Disruptive Collaboration is here, the web is a platform, users-generate content, mobile phone cameras document everything, new technology is sold as being creative, but it hasn‟t disrupted educational institutions.
  • In 1921, our most radical year Kondratieff; Next 2021; NIACE were formed in the UK calling for education for all, from which educational broadcasting, with the BBC, emerged Kondratieff in Moscow, wrote about long-wave economic change (50 years) based around „meta-technologies‟ Our meta-technology, the micro-processor is due to reach its transformational peak in 2021
  • 1971 welcomed the microprocessor Intel 4004; Convergence; Intel 4004 was a new meta-technology. Earlier meta-technologies had evolved into new analogue networks; rail, road, air, telephone, radio with their own system „mission‟ Digital technologies however can also replace earlier analogue technologies, and enable technological convergence. Convergence is far more socially transformational as it can disrupt existing economic patterns built around old analogue technologies
  • In 1660 sharing ideas changed Royal Society; Creative Commons; The Royal Society was formed in the UK beginning the movement for open publishing. The standard by which scientific thought has (mostly) developed, egos aside, ever since. Creative Commons applied the idea of open publishing to the copyright era in 2001, enabling web-based sharing of content, like this presentation
  • In 1992 the Internet Society Internet Society; World Wide Web; The Internet Society wrote its mission “We envision a future in which people in all parts of the world can use the Internet to improve their quality of life, because standards, technologies, business practices, and government policies sustain an open and universally accessible platform for innovation, creativity, and economic opportunity” As Ted Nelson had predicted with Xanadu (1960) Tim Berners-Lee finally invented the World Wide Web &digital convergence became possible online.
  • In 2002 the Web went participative What is Web 2.0?;
  • Convergence had a platform Open Ed Resources; UNESCO Paris July 2012 DeclarationNLN.AC.UK Education got excited (kind of), David Wiley defined Open Content (1998) MIT launched Open Course Ware (2001) an open version of the 2000 UK FERL „learning objects‟ project (now open UNESCO defined OER; Open Education Resources in 2002 and updated that with the UNESCO Paris July 2012 Declaration
  • In 2007 OU launched Open Learn Open Learn; Learner-Generated Contexts The Open University opened first Open Education Resource based project at a British University, based on its historic distance learning model (1964) Learner-Generated Contexts Group launched its Open “Pedagogy” Open Context Model of Learning a post-Web 2.0 Pedagogy (PAH!) based on the PAH Continuum “The most exciting thing happening in England” – John Seeley Brown
  • P A H Teacher School Teacher/ Learner Learner Research Cognition Epistemic Cognition Meta- Cognition Adult
  • Pedagogy Andragogy Heutagogy From Andragogy to Heutagogy PAH Continuum Pedagogy the institutionalisation of learning around facts, resource scarcity, subject disciplines; education as a delivery system (cognition) Andragogy negotiated, collaborative, interest-driven learning brokered into „open‟ spaces – at best the community is the curriculum (meta-cognition) Heutagogy self-determined learning where learner creativity enables innovation (epistemic cognition)
  • Pedagogies are not enough Learning is Emergent; Emergent Learning Model Learning is Emergent not institutionalised! We need to design for emergence and create tools to support that in a wiki-based collaborative world Emergent Learning Model rethinks learning as i. Social Processes not classrooms ii. Content Creation or Curation not textbooks iii. Quality Assurance not high-stakes assessment We needed to build new learning exemplars of „non- linear dynamic systems‟
  • Ambient Learning Open City Ambient Learning City; Aggregate then Curate Being Insanely Ambitious we decided to test emergent learning by turning Manchester into an open Ambient Learning City. Cities have many more learning contexts than a single classroom, so we decided to test them with MOSI-ALONG MOSI Ambient Learning Open Network Group Aggregate then Curate our new #socialmediaparticipation model creating structured ways for people to inter-act with their city; even during riots (A History of Manchester in 100 objects)
  • #Occupy the Learning Commons Learning is a full-time Occupation; Sukey Data; Then came Occupy UCL I gave a talk on lessons I had learnt and challenged them to create a Learning Commons at UCL. Sukey Data was hacked together. Learning is a full time Occupation was written for Learning without Frontiers “social-space time / occupation as learning” I was then asked to help create a Masters course for graduating UCL students
  • 2011 The University Project The University Project; WikiQuals workshop; The University Project was convened by Dougald Hine+ at Hub Westminster, over a long weekend in October 2011, to look at various alt.Uni projects. Community of Scholars was the common theme. The action point was “solve the problem… that annoys you most” (Philippa Young) Accreditation of learning annoyed us most WikiQuals was born
  • 2012 What is WikiQuals? WikiQualsis self-directed post-hoc accreditation We Trust the Sqolar Transparent learning published openly Universities “bring you to book”sto read stuff WikiQuals sends you out into the world to do Being as learning Co-creating change Act in the world &document its emergence Co-creating Open Scholarship WikiQualsShow&Tell;
  • WikiQuals – We are Rhizomatic • Affinity partners supporting guild-like SHOW & TELL 2.0 model of open accreditation • Affinity Groups support based on empathy • QR Codes as wearable real-time accreditation • Rhizomatic behaviours not MOOCs, • Discontinous relationships creating loose ties with other networks… We are Rhizomatic Building Democratic Learning
  • WikiQuals – Some Sqolars • Bridget McKenzie; Learning Planet • Philippa Young; TEDx Warwick • David Jennings; Agile Learning • Tony Hall; the iPhone as University • Kai Graf von Pahlen; German constitution • Lucy Johnson; Participatory Art project &Pattern Design, network Public Value, Open Money, NGO Marketing, Landscape of Change, creative education WikiSqolars;
  • WikiQuals “Yes You Can!” Learning not Education Liminal not Institutionalised Bio-diversity not Monoculture Learner-centric not Student-centred Learner-generated not Course-defined Community as Curriculum not Syllabus defined Community of Sqolars not Community of Practice Personal Learning Networks not Content-delivery Quality Assured not Quality Controlled Dynamic Quality not Static Quaity Affinity not Supervision Emergent not Linear Trust the learner to be themselves; Identity
  • WikiQualsOpen Learning Lab Any Universityor Institution can open a WikiQuals Open Learning Lab. It is a platform for learning that; a) leverages content abundance, b) allows learner-generated contexts &purpose c) enables emergent &innovative learning behaviours d) Supports entrepreneurial behaviour As WikiSqolarsa build their own Personal Learning Networks by reflecting on their learning from engaging in projects in the real world to realise their personal vision
  • WikiQualsOpen Learning Lab Presented to the Open Institute July 8 2013 by @fredgarnett WikiQualsis a light-touch low-resource initiative that can sit within institutions as community outreach WikiQuals needs just; 1 Space a room one afternoon a week (or more) 2 Access to Learning Resources (& estates) 3 Affinity Partners discuss & guide, create affinity groups Any institution can open a WikiQuals Open Learning Lab it is about providing a generative platform Please help WikiQuals grow up and leave home…
  • WikiQualsResources Presented to the Open Institute July 8 2013 WikiQualsblog Emergent Learning Model Open Context Model of Learning blog Contact @fredgarnett