Shaping the Crowd
Identity, openness and new ways of learning.
Pippa Buchanan (@pipstar)
education is the process by which society
deliberately transmits its accumulated
knowledge, skills and values
from one generation to another
Learning is acquiring new or modifying existing
knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or
preferences and may involve synthesizing
different types of information.
The Open Education Movement:
...creating, using, adapting and improving open
educational resources; embracing educational
practices built around collaboration, discovery and
the creation of knowledge...
The Cape Town Open Education Declaration, September 2007
Learning opportunities that are:
● Participatory and collaborative
● Learner driven
● Free / accessible
● Transferable and recognisable
● Adaptable to learners' requirements
● Low barriers to entry
What should I learn?
How should I organise this study?
How can I track what I learn?
Who and what do I learn from?
How do I share my knowledge?
How do I afford this?
How can I get this learning recognised?
Education is life: 'not merely preparation for an
unknown kind of future living... The whole of life is
learning, therefore education can have no
Eduard Lindman, The Meaning of Adult Education, 1926
Propose a topic to learn about.
Find open and free resources.
Create a study group with like-minded people.
Collaborate on tasks.
What you can do
●Identify what you want to learn.
Keep a learning journal
Reflect on your learning experiences
Get involved with P2PU.org
Participate in a skill swap
● Create a sharable learning resource
Pippa Buchanan, School of Webcraft Community Lifeguard and Curriculum Lead
Pippa.Buchanan@gmail.com | @pipstar