Tuesday, April 3, 2012

giorgio bertini

a-conversation-on-the-commons/ - por to james killigan
1. recovering a sense of the commons
2. most important principal of the commons.. the users become producers
3. commons must not be monetized.. necessitates a new kind of metric
4. from debt to sustainable.. see market as part of the greater biosphere - poverty/waste viewed differently - mesh..
6. diff between commons and collectives (cooperative) - coops - collective ownership, commons - trust
away from ownership to trustation,

on sudbury - environment for self-ed


education-as-platform-the-mooc-experience-and-what-we-can-do-to-make-it-better/ - via downes
Now, a couple of caveats, and they're not in the slides, but I do want to bring these out, because George (Siemens) mentioned them a bit. One of the caveats is the idea of education as solving mobility problems, social problems, employment problems, poverty problems, and I think it works the other way around. I don't see education as being the means to solve these problems. I don't think it's an automatic thing. I know it's a really good selling point for education generally and online learning in particular, but I don't think that the root of social problems lies in a lack of education, and I don't think that the solution will be there.
If we look at the actual literature, there's a very strong correlation between poverty and educational outcomes. Solving poverty solves the problem of education, not the other way around. And that's my experience. 

embracing-uncertainty-rhizomatic-learning/ - cormier

fun-failure-how-to-make-learning-irresistible/ - salen