OpenLearning

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Projects:
Mixed Methods UJ
T-TEL
RFF Zambia
OER Guidance for Schools
OER4Schools (since 2009)
ORBIT (2011-2012)
ANTSIT (2010-2011)
UNESCO Access2OER (2009)
Samfya (2008-2011)
Steeple (2008-2010)
CamTV (2008-2010)
ICTP WS (2007)
OpenLearning (2007-now)
VideoUnit (2006-2013)
Video Hosting (2005/2006)
ScienceLive (2005-now)
MediaPlayer (2003-2010)
BlueSci (2002-2005)

One of my great interests is how to use the internet to share education and educational materials, no surprises there if you've read about W:BlueSci and W:ScienceLive. However, W:ScienceLive and W:BlueSci are very much about the public engagement in science - what about settings that address learning more specifically, be it formal or informal, and perhaps within higher education? How do we share learning materials, and how can this be done effectively, so that there's actually an opportunity for learning something?

I am particularly interested in how resources can be shared truly globally. Although we usually don't think about this, the internet doesn't actually go at broadband speed in most parts of the world. In fact, in many parts of the world internet access is many orders of magnitude worse than it is in Northern Europe. So what do you do about getting bulky learning resources across a sub-modem connection that comes and goes with the electricity supply? There's much to be said, but just like Fermat, I'll just say that there isn't enough space in this entry to go into details, at least not at this very minute. But I hope, unlike Fermat, it won't take too long before the next post on this.

(Edit: Further notes now on: DigitalDivide.)