November 16, 2011 Leave a comment
What is that strange animal – an open, open university? I like the idea of helping people to get on the higher education ladder and I applaud the work of the Open University and the provision of Open Educational Resources. I just don’t see how a completely free university can manage to keep going – I know we probably need one but I still haven’t read anything that demonstrates that it is sustainable. What do you all think about open, open universities?
I couldn’t resist including this book in today’s blog. It is so cute as well as clever. What we want are more learning opportunities like this but at a HE level. It would be great for history, archeology, health and drama – just loads of stuff. Do you have any good suggestions ?
Has anyone taken a moment to look at the T-SPARC project (Technology-Supported Processes for Agile and Responsive Curricula), you can find it on the JISC Design Studio site – lots and lots of ideas we can try out from here. More thought-provoking ideas and discussion can be found from a link to a recording of the very interesting Webinar on Curriculum Design: Changing the paradigm which can be found in the top cell of the table on the web page. It takes an age to load so be patient – go and make a coffee whilst it’s loading then sit down, have lunch and listen to the webinar.
I do always have lots to talk about but sometimes I think it would be a bit boring for a lot of you. The more technology (though not difficult) focused stuff, and sometimes more serious stuff, I’m at present putting on the Calling all Lecturers Scoop.it site. Do go have a look if you are into that sort of thing too.
Wow, just look at how much is out there when you really start looking 🙂