why re-invent the wheel? What is necessary to implement the best ideas is to bring separate components together in a coherent fashion. OPENideo could support these great ideas: @Connected Learning for Higher Education, @OPEN Media Lab these ideas speak to open systems where there are many sources to learn from. However, we also must be able to navigate these systems for open connected learning. OPENideo could offer the backbone structure of such a system.
Delineation of Education
Education could be build up of the following components:
- Open guidance (mentors, teachers) see iTeach
- Open framework (OPENideo-Ed)
OPENideo-Ed could find a balance between open and closed/ local systems. The closed local system would be focused on smaller multi disciplinary problems raised by the university and managed bu the university (or high school). OPENideo-Ed could in return ask for content and open challenges sponsored by the university. There will be many business models possible. However, why re-invent the wheel when there is a great platform which could be licensed to local installations/ connected to any institute. We should also not restrict our thinking to traditional institutes. Why not co-op sponsored instances to keep adults learning? why not prison institute sponsored installations with physical group work on site? OPENideo-Ed is open education for everyone, bringing the power of open resources to local applications