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To really make education accessible to all we need a radical shift in mindset. For some time now education has been increasingly dominated by economic rationalism an ever more redundant discourse. There are a few voices out there who are making sense

To really make education accessible to all we need a radical shift in mindset. For some time now education has been increasingly dominated by economic rationalism an ever more redundant discourse. There are a few voices out there who are making sense

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Ian commented on Bicycle-powered delivery cart

Awesome...the mobile school imaging if it was combines with m-learning as well to offer a blended experience.

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Ian commented on Combining Social Networks and Learning

Brett, I agree the potential of social networking for education is huge. Although there will likely be a range of positions on the topic of accreditation and recognition for learning will vary depending on where one stands on the role on formal education systems in this issue, I think one of the biggest challenges across all education levels will be getting industries, governments and the mainstream educational system to acknowledge other ways of learning as valid. Hopefully the open source and peer to peer movements will gain enough momentum that they will have little choice but to embrace it. In any case this is a good idea (I think). :)

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Ian commented on StoryCubes: A tool for local storytelling

I like the work I have seen from Probiscus. The open source model is very powerful as a model for connecting people - especially when access is itself the biggest challenge. In this example what I admire is the recognition of storytelling as a tool for learning. The implications for development of creative skillsets (what we certainly need) is clear. Thumbs up from me :)