Learning in an open world: Vision Statement
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21 December 2009
From January 2010 I will be heading up a new research programme at the Open University, entitled 'Learning in an Open World'. The aim of the programme is the build on and develop our existing portfolio of research work and to develop this in new directions in the future. The 'programme' label works a little like JISC programmes, providing an overarching umbrella to synthesis individual project work and to help make connection with related reseach activities.
So in the spirit of 'openness' I have set up this cloud as a forum to foster some debate around the development of this research programme. I have an initial 'vision statement' for the research programme, linked below. I would welcome thoughts on this either from people within the OU or externally.
- Discussion on initial vision statement
- Do the four strands of activities make sense?
- My ideal would be for as much of the research programes actiivites as possible to be 'open', how feasible is this?
- Initial set of projects is very much a first draft - do these projects fit here, what else should be included?
- Where would be sensible sources to seek funding for activities in this programme?
- Does anyone know of any related research work going on elsewhere of this kind?
- What mechanisms should be used to showcase the research programme, to synthesise outputs, to foster communication and collaboration?
Learning in an Open World Workshop - 26/01/10
- Discussion of the initial vision statement
- Map of what research we current have that fits within the programme and articulation of synergies.
- Discussion about how the research programme will work, what benefits it will give above and beyond what individual projects are doing.
- Discussion of what will 'success' for the programme look like.
- Quick wins - brainstorming of research activities - bidding, joint writings or events etc.
08:49 on 25 January 2010 (Edited 08:50 on 25 January 2010)