Work and Learning at the Boundaries of Knowledge: A funded PhD Fellowship

Applications are invited for a PhD research studentship within the Caledonian Academy (www.academy.gcal.ac.uk) in Glasgow, UK.  The Caledonian Academy is seeking a talented,  PhD Fellow for a project studying learning practices within groups of knowledge workers at Google and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments.The studentship is for a period of three years, subject to…

Grand Challenge in Open Learning

During Open Education Week, the JISC UKOER evaluation and synthesis team, Lou McGill, Isobel Falconer, Helen Beetham and I, are   collecting together ideas for a Grand Challenge in the areas of Open Education or Open Learning. This is following on from my work  with the EU-funded STELLAR  Network for Excellence in TEL in developing ‘Grand Challenges’.  A Grand…

SCORE-UKOER

Change is not easy. Traditional values, beliefs and practices prevail. We have uncovered evidence of existing values and beliefs restricting change in open education and open learning practice. On Jan 19th I presented findings from our Evaluation and Synthesis study of the UKOER (Open Educational Resources) Programme funded by the UK Joint Informations Systems Committees and…

UKOER 2 Final Report

On November 14th 2012  we released the UKOER2 final report (http://tinyurl.com/bu5lvge). UK Open Educational Resources (UKOER) is a largescale programme funded by the UK Government through the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) . The programme aims to encourage academics in universities and colleges to openly release educational resources under s creative commons licence.…

Change11-week4-summary

#Change11 MOOC This week I facilitated week 6 of the #Change11 MOOC (Massive Open Online Course http://change.mooc.ca/post/220). The focus of the week was #collective learning. Georgia Tech cloned the MOOC and made a personalised version. Here’s an overview of the week. The week 4 position paper on Connected Knowledge Collective Learning outlined initials ideas http://littlebylittlejohn.com/change11-position-paper/…

task5

COLLECTIVE LEARNING: reflections This is the last day of the week on collective learning, we hope you have enjoyed thinking about some of the issues we have presented and discussed. In our work, we have tried to define the knowledge actions underpinning collective learning as described in the post (http://littlebylittlejohn.com/collective-learning-and-charting/): connect, consume, create, contribute. Using…

learning ecosystem

The Dynamics of Learning Ecosystems: literacies and resources Allison Littlejohn “The most profound impact of the Internet… is its ability to support and expand the various aspects of social learning”.“Attention has moved from access to information towards access to other people”. “Web2.0 blurs the boundaries between the producers and consumers of content”. (Seely Brown, 2008)…