If you can spare a week in New York this autumn/fall, this looks like an intriguing & educational event

It may be a crucible for revolutionising learning, or it may be a way of schmoozing with the rising (and already risen) stars of post-institutional learning. Or a bit of both. The cost of registration appears to be extremely good value ($30-40), so if you’re near NYC and can spare the time, you’d be daft … Continue reading

Why and how learning and development must become more agile by @cliveshepherd

Clive Shepherd doesn’t use the term ‘agile’ in this pithy assessment of what’s driving change in learning and development (l&d), but all the changes he lists take us in the direction of greater agility. There’s also an interesting observation from Jay Cross in the comments: why wouldn’t you continue this way even if there wasn’t … Continue reading

Michael Wesch on the secret sauce of classroom teaching in the Web 2.0 world

Michael Wesch is perhaps best known for his YouTube videos like The Machine is Us/ing Us (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g). But he’s also an innovator in teaching methods in Higher Education. Below is an excerpt of an excerpt where Wesch explains what he thinks is the secret of his success. Click through fror the full article and podcast. … Continue reading

New book on how to hack your own education & get a qualification

“Hot” off the “press” comes Anya Kamenetz’s follow-up to DIY U. Thanks to support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this is a free e-book (all formats). Styled as an Edupunk’s Guide, the emphasis is on practical guidance for the individual, picking up where DIY U’s journalistic survey of the state of play left … Continue reading