Hewlett: John Seely Brown – short extra bit

March 12, 2008

John was introduced as following up on his earlier session on OER research with a short review but diverted to consider aspects raised by Raj’s talk. He picked on some assumptions that were being tackled:

  1. The division into chunks of learning
  2. The need to R&D education – The OU being cited as an exception in being the only example of a Uni that recognises the need to do this
  3. The need to reinvent the basis of education – from community library to a place where you can make/build something.

As an example he talked about the Maker Faire – organised by a magazine called Make to share things that individuals build for themselves.


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