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Vanessa Vaile

Are Libraries the Hackerspaces of the Future? | Contact Un-conference - 0 views

  • Library Turns Hackerspace


    Perhaps you’ve heard the term hackerspace, or something along a similar vein, like makerspace, makerlab, or fab lab. Wikipedia defines it as


    “a location where people with common interests, usually in computers,technologyscience, or digital or electronic art can meet, socialise and/orcollaborate. Hackerspaces can be viewed as open community labs incorporating elements of machine shopsworkshops and/or studios where hackers can come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.”

  • How could we accelerate the rate of such hubs forming, where events, community, and DIY production collide? Where do you put them? Who funds them?

  • The other project, LibraryFarm, is a collective farm on ½ acre of public land run on the model of a public library. Anyone can “check out” a plot of land for no cost, plant what you want, and do what you want with your harvest. The idea is to promote “food literacy,” and rediscover the knowledge and empowerment that comes with learning how to grow food. This project is being led by Meg Backus and Thomas Gokey, who taught the “Innovation in Public Libraries” grad seminar at Syracuse University that also led to the above fabrication lab project.
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    is "hackerspace" in anyway like mooc space?
Vanessa Vaile

The MOOC Guide - 0 views

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    The purpose of this document is two-fold:
    - to offer an online history of the development of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
    - to use that history to describe major elements of a MOOC

    Each chapter of this guide looks at one of the first MOOCs and some early influences. It contains these parts:
    - a description of the MOOC, what it did, and what was learned
    - a description of the element of MOOC theory learned in the offering of the course
    - practical tools that can be used to develop that aspect of a MOOC
    - practical tips on how to be successful

    You are invited to contribute. If you participated in a MOOC, add a paragraph describing your experience (you can sign your name to it, so we know it's a personal story). If you know of resources or can add information about an element of MOOC theory, add to or edit the text that already exists. If you know of tools, provide a link to the tool, a short description, and your assessment of the tool.
    If you have a tip, add the tip.

    In order to participate, please email or message your contact details, and we'll you to the list of people who can edit pages. Send your request to stephen@downes.ca

    Thanks for your participation. The finished product will be published online and made freely available on the web. Stephen Downes


    Welcome to the MOOC Guide
    01. The Wiley Wiki - Course Content
    02. Social Media and Open Education
    03. CCK08 - The Distributed Course
    04. CCK09 - The Students Teach the Course
    05. Personal Learning Networks
    06. PLENK2010 - Sustaining Participation
    07. Critical Literacies 2010 - Learning the Skills to MOOC
    08. CCK11 - Success In A MOOC
    09. LAK11 - Measuring Activity and Success
    10. MobiMOOC - Supporting the Mobile Web
    11. DS106 - Course Assignments and Digital Media
    12. eduMOOC - Extending an Existing Course
    13. AI-Class - Supporting a MOOC with AI
    14. Change11 - Defining the Field
    Resources and References
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