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We Are Superman: Transformative Capacities of Open Source Learning

Presentation for OSCON 7.19.12
by David Preston on 14 June 2014

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Transcript of We Are Superman: Transformative Capacities of Open Source Learning

We Are Superman:
Transformative Capacities
of Open Source Learning

David Preston
dpreston.learning@gmail.com
@prestonlearning
>7000 K-12 dropouts every day
Cost of college up 538% over last 30 years
$8 billion textbook industry
$1 billion tutoring industry
$1 trillion in American student debt
500,000 new teachers needed
Unemployed 16-24 year-olds in America: 18%; in Britain: 22.3%; in Greece: 48%; in Spain: 50%
The global pain level is severe and the problem is getting worse.
a tool is a tool is a tool

The five Fs
physical Fitness
technical Fitness
spiritual
Fitness
civic
Fitness
mental Fitness
The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention, over and over again, is the very root of character and judgment and will... An education which should improve this faculty would be the education par excellence."
-William James, 1890
Mindfulness
attention
infotention
OSL GUIDING PRINCIPLES
radar
crap detection
curation
building a personal learning network
trust
fun/risk
engagement
entrepreneurship
expansive thinking
http://bit.ly/Ax3CvH
inviting an author to the network
expanding the network
http://bit.ly/rchINi
adding value
why doesn't my boyfriend love me anymore?
where will we get our energy in the future?
what does it mean to be an educated American/global citizen in the 21st century?
every question is interdisciplinary
"Rules are not necessarily sacred;
principles are."
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Entrepreneur
A term applied to a person who is willing to help launch a new venture or enterprise and accept full responsibility for the outcome.
Apple in the world
Apple in school
We need
Open
:
minds
learning experiences
processes
performance
evaluation
When the flower arranger arranges the flowers, he also arranges his mind and the mind of the person who looks at the flowers. —Zen saying
image: Banksy's "Love is a Riot"
http://5ph1nxc1u3prbrn.blogspot.com/
http://5ph1nxc1u4prnylc.blogspot.com/
http://5ph1nx.blogspot.com/
game links:
We Are Superman:
Transformative Capacities
of Open Source Learning

David Preston, Ph.D.
dpreston.learning@gmail.com
We Are Superman:
Transformative Capacities
of Open Source Learning

David Preston, Ph.D.
dpreston.learning@gmail.com
We Are Superman:
Transformative Capacities of Open Source Learning











David Preston
dpreston.learning@gmail.com
@prestonlearning

image: "Artifact from the Future" created by Institute for the Future for David Preston's presentation: "The Open Source School," May 2011
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