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Open learning & network democracy

An outline document framing open learning & network democracy. A design framework for learning #futures to prompt your thinking, if you want to...

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Open learning & network democracy

  1. 1. A design framework for Open Learning in a Network SocietyIs the future the same as the past (only more intense)? Or qualitatively different? Tech- push. Demand- pull NSU ModelLearning Upgrade> Learning Learning TransformationalEconomic Model Product Services Service/PlatformsBusiness as usual R&D upgrades xMOOCs, VLEs Distributed (2/3 yrs) education menus Learning HubsDigital Upgrade e-service JISC e-portfolio User-centric delivery (2/7 yrs) BYODNetwork P2P Aggregate then A of Multi-context co-Democracy Curate at home Participation / creation (5/25 Pattern Design yrs)Key;Learning Upgrade1. Learning Product ; existing ed system, e- enabled with new learningproducts (apps, tablets etc) (course-based)2. Learning Services; economic shift to a service model of ed provision,e.g. universities as accreditation hubs (portfolio-based)3. Transformational Platforms ; Distributed Community ServiceArchitecture in place, i.e an innovation model of learning provision (co-produce)Economic Modela) Business as Usual; assumes that neo-con monopoly capitalist model ofeconomy (1986-2007) will continue once banks healthy again…b) Digital Upgrade; assumes that we are moving to an economic model ofproduction which is digital by defaultc) Network (p2p) Democracy; assumes that current transition to a digitaleconomy will be accompanied by socio-political transformations based onparticipatory model of social engagement.9 Business Opportunitiesa1 - TSB Model, high-end R&D product upgradesa2 - Grab global market share & sell accreditation (Uni’s as brands)a3 - Universities as community hubs (get rid of UK Town & Gown)b1 - better course-based learning products, course- apps , e-service deliveryb2 - JISC Architecture, e-portfolio course aggregation across post-compulsoryb3 - Accreditation Toolkits modela1 - course-based, e-enabled learning across distributed locations (home)a2 - learner-centric learning, resources aggregated & curated on BYODa3 - NetworksServicesUsers (Next 2021) multi-context distributed Co-creationLiteraciesa) Exam Literaciesb) Digital Literaciesc) Transliteracies / 21st Century Literacies (Rheingold)