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Open Opportunities: Scaling Cooperation

We have had two extremely windy days in New South Wales.

On Wednesday there was a state-wide total fire ban.

This morning the winds of the Internet brought me a number of alerts that had me thinking about other kinds of fires … Plutarch‘s kindling kind.

Stephen Downes started me on my journey with two posts:

Those two posts led me to:

Slide 14 of George’s 41 slides is:

These posts in turn took me to:

 

Just when I was coming up for air I received alerts to:

 

I followed up on Harold Jarche and Jane Hart’s PKM Workshop and liked their description of their approach:

Our online social workshops are not traditional, formal online courses, take a look here at how they run:

  • Our workshops are designed to give just enough structure, without constraining personal and social learning.
  • We curate what we think are the essential resources on a topic and also provide additional links and resources for those who are interested.
  • We encourage all discussions to be done in the private workshop group area, so that people can learn from each other.
  • We try to find ways to help each person as issues arise in the conversations.¬†Without these conversations, we would not be able to help in an informed way.
  • For those attending this workshop, the more they give, the more they will get.

 

I have assembled these links here as an ongoing consideration of issues to be addressed in the formulation of a SOOC that will be available in November on the OpenLearning platform.

As I was about to post this I received an alert to two posts by Paul Montgomery for the Kinetic-Athlete blog:

 

Paul’s insights were another boost to my interest in open sharing and his posts will make a great resource for the SOOC. Which takes me neatly back to Slide 14¬† ” Learners expected to create, grow, expand domain and share personal sensemaking through artifact-creation”.

 

Photo Credits

It was a windy day

Windy day ahead

A windy day indeed