Free and Learning in Barcelona

Posted on 15 November 2010 by jrobes

Ich habe Anfang November ganz neidisch nach Barcelona geschaut, wo ja parallel die Open Ed 2010 und das Drumbeat Learning, Freedom and the Web Festival stattfanden. Mit spannenden Themen und vielen bekannten Namen aus der EduCommunity. Aber ich will der Sache nicht lange nachtrauern, denn es gibt jetzt diese wundervolle, persönliche Zusammenfassung von Scott Leslie, der schon lange mehr als einen Fuß in der Open-Tür hat.

“The setting was out of this world - a science museum high on the high overlooking Barcelona. The conference mostly went off without a hitch (well, except for the disastrous wifi connectivity.) But I would be lying if I said I did not feel a sense of disappointment; last year it felt we made some real inroads in expanding the vision of “Open Education” past a limiting Resource/consumption model of education, making room for more discussion about “open teaching,” as well as open education as a phenomenon not restricted to formal educational institutions. This year felt like a step backwards; lots of talks from big repository projects, back to that disconnected logic of “sustainability” that views it solely from a funding model perspective. I am probably being too harsh. I do know one thing, though; I was left with the feeling by the end that I was at the wrong conference. I am not a policy guy nor good at generating funding proposals. I know that is not the way I want to relate to either “openness” or “education.”

Still, like my mother always said, if you can’t say anything nice… So below are some of the sessions that stood out for me: …”  
Scott Leslie, edtechpost, 15. November 2010

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