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The future of education is the commons!

on Wed, 08/31/2011 - 08:11

"I want and visualize and aspire toward a system of society and learning where each person is able to rise to his or her fullest potential without social or financial encumbrance, where they may express themselves fully and without reservation through art, writing, athletics, invention, or even through their avocations or lifestyle.

Research Seminar on Social Networked Learning, June 20-24, 2011

on Tue, 12/21/2010 - 18:26

Social media and networked technologies have altered the ways in which society communicates, educates and produces. Research into social networks and learning is progressing rapidly. In order to advance the conversation around current and future research, the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University is pleased to sponsor a doctoral seminar on Social Networks in Learning. This year's seminar will be held at Athabasca University in Edmonton from June 20-24 2011.

Why we need a non-commercial social network for commons education?

on Fri, 12/17/2010 - 08:10

A blogpost freshly published on the P2P Foundation site about How Commercial Social Networks Hinder Connective Learning, says:

Our questions that will drive the curriculum development

on Sun, 12/12/2010 - 10:12

What is the most important question about the commons,

which if answered,

would make a big difference in your work (in whichever area) for a commons-based society?


That question is the suggested starting point for co-designing the curriculum of a facilitated and self-organizing course on