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Democracy in learning at KnowHow NonProfit: request your own course

There were inspirational keynotes and a wealth of instructive workshops at the Third Sector Social Media Convention this week – and also some interesting offerings from exhibitors.

I stopped for a chat at the KnowHow NotProfit stand with head of operations Linden Muirhead, and multimedia content manager Cristina Tiberian. Their site is an enormous repository of useful content covering – among other things – leadership, funding, campaigns and organisational development. There’s even Millcaster Tales, “the voluntary sector’s very own non profit soap opera”.

However the site isn’t just in the business of telling people what they ought to knowhow to do – it is also responding to requests from people with specific learning needs in their Study Zone. read more »

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Help design personal learning environments

This weekend I’m at Social Innovation Camp, where mixed teams of social entrepreneurs, geeks and many other types of enthusiasts are working together on six projects that will be presented publicly on Sunday.

I’m particularly interested in the one focussed on personal development because it relates closely to the idea of personal learning environments that I explored last year, and for which I developed a design game.

I mentioned to the rest of the team the terrific work on personal learning and social media being done by Michele Martin, Ewan McIntosh and others – and it struck me they might like to join in.

So I invited the team to give a quick video presentation which I’ve posted here … and then I’ll invite anyone interested to post comments, links or anything of use below. I’ll try and embed the video here later – hope it plays OK for you off the Qik site.

For example we found the open source platform Mahara and wondered if we could develop on that. Other ideas?

We really need input quickly because presentations have to be finalised about 12 noon Sunday – London time.

I’ve posted a load of other videos over here using Qik and will again tomorrow. I hope it gives you some idea of the terrific atmosphere and ideas.

Update: the personal learning group made an excellent presentation which you can see here – but they didn’t win. The successful project was Enabled by Design. More shortly.