Networked learning

21st Century Pedagogy

Key words, authors, and works.

A "wiki-like" symmathesic design pattern

The Wiki Way influenced my digital garden. The wiki provides a design pattern for “learning together” that can be extended across media.

Why wiki

On Ward Cunningham’s Wiki Wiki Web and seeking out interconnections among ideas. But also, about learning as a process. Humility and wonder at digital development. Digital gardening.

Value for value

“If the Internet makes possible an apparently contributory economy – typified by free and open source software – it is because it is a technical environment in which the recipients are put in the position of senders: it is dialogical.” — Bernard Stiegler

The need for free software education now

This post is to link to the editorial I wrote for the Free Software Foundation Spring 2022 bulletin. Teachers interested in GNU Emacs can consult this earlier post on A back-to-school/GTD Emacs journey.

Re-presencing the postdigital trace

This post shares my NLC2022 conference presentation on Re-presencing the Digital Trace in Networked Learning Design and explains how it is related to the interdisciplinary anti-textbook I have been working on for the past two years. The post begins with an autoethnographic narrative of the anti-textbook’s progress before outlining some of its key ideas. It concludes with the NLC2022 presentation.

Digital tools are for thinking together

A link to my contribution to a group response to the The Manifesto for Teaching Online (Bayne et al. 2020) which was published in Postdigital Science and Education 4, 271–329 (2022).

Teaching and tools for digital freedom (with video link)

This post contains a link to my LibrePlanet2022 video and discusses the reasoning behind it, including how I came to build a “free as in freedom” teaching tool on the shoulders of GNU-licensed textpattern.

Relative harmony, experience, and digtal tools in networked learning

The updated audio teaser for my presentation at the 13th International Conference on Networked Learning (NLC2022). It is inspired by Christopher Alexander’s remark that, “As architects, builders, and artists, we are called upon constantly—every moment of the working day—to make judgments about relative harmony. We are constantly trying to make decisions about what is better and what is worse…”

LibrePlanet talk: Digital freedom as pattern learning for life

This is to announce my LibrePlanet 2022 talk on considering digital freedom in the learning environment of the classroom and in life. It will explore teaching components that can be used to introduce free software in the classroom and consider how free software can be a ‘surprising’ learning model in response to big data.