Education is changing before our eyes (because we’re changing it) [#drumbeat]

Thursday at Drumbeat closed with three talks aimed at representing the mix of missions here at the Festival. Cathy Casserly, Massimo Banzi and Anna Debenham each gave short talks based on their particular perspectives and it made for an interesting mix. Cathy talked through her personal evolution from teacher in Jamaica to open education advocate … Continue reading Education is changing before our eyes (because we’re changing it) [#drumbeat]

Murder, Mayhem and Mystery – Wikipedia in the Classroom

Back in the summer I listened to Brian Lamb from UBC reference an amazing project at his university where students worked on Wikipedia articles and achieved the extremely rare goal of getting 'featured' on the homepage (less than 1% of articles manage this.) Today at Drumbeat I was lucky enough to hear about the project … Continue reading Murder, Mayhem and Mystery – Wikipedia in the Classroom

Building an International School of Copyright and Creative Commons with P2PU

At the moment there is a P2PU course called Copyright for Educators running in the US, South Africa and Oz and this session was about identifying ways of taking that course to the wider community considering all the differences from one jurisdiction to another. Currently the course is based around 3 case studies taken over … Continue reading Building an International School of Copyright and Creative Commons with P2PU

Open Discovery at the Open Content Studio [#drumbeat]

After the inspiring opening keynotes and a bit of shuffling around and organizing of rooms I found myself in the Open Content studio hidden away around the back of MACBA. The advertised Open Textbook hacking didn't really materialise - instead there was a conversation about OER/OCW findability with representatives of Creative Commons, OCWC, Connexions and … Continue reading Open Discovery at the Open Content Studio [#drumbeat]