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February 2011

Sharing without community is just piling stuff up

This is a post about knowledge, community, online repositories, OERs, and the ethnography of the teacher staffroom inspired by a recent experience with JORUM. What was the last time you learned something interesting or helpful? I’m willing to bet that it was one of these: 1. Somebody you know or …

Get the Data: Community for Quantitative research

The Get The Data service seems to be getting some traction. There are interesting questions and answers being posted but even more interesting is the quantitative approach to reputation building and community building in general. (Quite distinct from, for instance, Wikipedia or the Drupal community and even more removed from …

Toward Community-based Research for Education

It is no secret that there is a huge gap between research and practice in education (and many other areas of social practice). Here’s a suggestion of a model that might remedy some of this. Parts of it are based on a draft of a proposal for development project. Why …