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ERIC Number: EJ783249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-6619
Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0
Brown, John Seely; Adler, Richard P.
EDUCAUSE Review, v43 n1 p16-20,22,24,26,28,30,32 Jan-Feb 2008
The building blocks provided by the Open Educational Resources movement, along with e-Science and e-Humanities and the resources of the Web 2.0, are creating the conditions for the emergence of new kinds of open participatory learning ecosystems that will support active, passion-based learning: Learning 2.0. This new form of learning begins with the knowledge and practices acquired in school but is equally suited for continuous, lifelong learning that extends beyond formal schooling. A new approach to learning is needed---one characterized by a "demand-pull" rather than the traditional "supply-push" mode of building up an inventory of knowledge in students' heads. Demand-pull learning shifts the focus to enabling participation in flows of action, where the focus is both on "learning to be" through enculturation into a practice as well as on collateral learning. (Contains 23 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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