orldwide partnership experiment in open education. AN OLA is a training module that viralises among students because it is so pivotal to becoming competent at some skill or service that makes your life's work valued.
HOW OLA MATCHES THE ECONOMIST's ENTREPRENEURIAL REVOLUTION (est 1972) OF THE GREATEST HUMAN GROWTH OF POST-INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
At any given time the league of top 1000 OLA's represents how to sustain the greatest growth of the next generation's knowledge economy out of every community. This is a natural consequence of the way OLA multiplies value between collaboratively networked users (the opposite of the scarcity dynamics of consuming up things in the industrial economy)
AN OLA is something you may best recognize because of the viral buzz it connects around youth (and anyone who is growing their life) in a productive way. It mediates the opposite of viral trivia. Here are some of the characteristics that most OLA's exhibit
1 A world's most passionate/practical/entrepreneurial person in a particular skill, can script what students need to know first and viralise through the OLA in under 9 minutes of audio -more eg there will often be sub-OLA's gravitating around the top OLA whose job (as an Open Learning Activity) is to light unquenchable curiosity, self-confidence and collaboration in each person it stimulates.
2 Having listened to a top 1000's OLA content, the worlds of education (online and community offline) offer massive free invitations to practice it -this could be a video game simulation, a set of quizzes, the invitation to linkin to various alumni groups of the OLA, a peer to peer competition on what can be done next that couldn't de done before knowing about the OLA, ...
3 An OLA is often at a junction between disciplines. It frees students who previously were offered long separated curricula who therefore didn't enjoy enough time and real world experience that such a brilliantly connected skill could have empowered them with. In other cases, an OLA is the next step into deeper accomplishment - eg there are many human possibilities that it is impossible to wholly analyse unless you have been introduced to calculus. Globally, over 99% of adults whose living -and life impacts - depends on numeracy don't know this.
4 Many OLA's will be economically most valuable because they can narrow digital and other divides between rich and poor. By definition of millennium goal leadership responsibilities, at least half of OLA's can be expected to be pivotal to the most massive collaboration goals of our human race such as health and nutrition and literacy for children wherever they are born. OLAS can bridge cultures with the youthful invitation to celebrate achieving Impossible Becomes Possible goals due to being connected by a million times more collaboration technology than ever before. Psychologists have evidence that the drive for learning is at least as great as any other drive including sex- why not join in freeing every human being to interact the joy of OLA now?
5 OLAs change the world of education by: reducing the cost of endless repetition and unnecessary separation of professions; celebrating the open self-confidence of the student as collaborative action learner in a more joyfully diverse way than endless examination of over-standardized theory. Parents without borders should demand that OLA's rapidly reduce political arguments over what every child should be freely educated/developed by. If this isn't what the core social purpose of the internet needs to mediate, what is IT?
Current script on top 1000 OLA SEARCH
ments in advancing a converging field; open can be one segment of experience but course might be privately adapted for specific segments; doesnt not have to be a course (historically predicated structures based on how many bodies can you fit in a room for how long)
16.56 edx sees OLA as the core module -Online Learning Activities - courses become sequences of OLAs - many faculty members are not doing whole courses but small sequence of OLA- what we are trying to od is modularity can you design an Ola with a front end and an back end that enables it to thread very effectively
29.54 -a revolution in collaboration - with colleges at all stages of education, with publishers , with cities eg Bostonx Harvard & MIT Partner with the City of Boston to Offer Online Courses & Job Training to All Residents , with media ,,, search bostonX…
dardization is the enemy of micro-up diversity and the need to prepare agile youth minds (to love questioning) for an era of fastest changes in human potential ever
X2 who does the teaching? from early teens most youth need practical apprenticeships not to be chained to endless theory
X3 what is examined? .if you read one thing first about the way adam smith founded economics- look at how he warned to make sure society is never taken over by one section of people in examining which of your place's youth have a future
X4 what is accredited? education becomes the more expensive as well as the less job creating the way accreditation is used to build costly ivory towers
CURRICULA OF DESIGNING FUTURE.Celebrating New Knowhow and structures facilitating million times more collaboration
If the Bard were alive today, he might make an editorial decision : TO COLLABORATE OR NOT TO BE. If we the peoples permit youth to be free to imagine with Massive Open Online and Collaboration as 4 essential value creators of the networking generation, then we can:
help millions of youth interact knowhow that is most job creating because they have never before been free to multiply it (see urgent hunt for top 1000 olas);
empower many teenagers to be freed to enjoy apprenticeship and peer to peer ending the monopoly of being taught by standardized theorists; the lie that there will be a job waiting for you if you pass all exams can be exorcised; we can end the idea that your last 3 years in education is dominated by exams instead of getting linked into networks that most value your most unique creative ability to communally serve others; we can demand reformation of media towards collaborating in the search for the 30000 most job-creating microfranchises;
renewing Social Schumpeter: every anti-youth way that accreditation has been used by the biggest old powers of education can be creatively destroyed . the person who has most consistently infiltrated education with Norman Macrae's 1984 book on the next 3 billion jobs of the net generation is a new zealander- see www.thelearningweb.net on how to turn every student into a questioning explorer and how to end the role of controller instead of facilitator of youth's development
Example -help us find the top 10 missing OLA's of Pro-Youth economics in an era where technology offers million time more collaboration potential than when man raced to moon in 1960sso Schumpeter tells you to suspend macroeconomic analysis at any time you wish to innovate the best for humanity with a revolutionary new technology. So how do we not only make a 9-minute training module of the follow lesson from Schumpeter. but embed it in a 11 year olds quiz on pro-=youth futures
Help us find top 10 OLA's (Open Learning Activities) exposing Phony Capitalism - and how do they overlap with other OLAs -such as Schumpeter OLA 1
before we can expect to catalogue great ola - we need to list the sorts of topics which make you stand up and scream why did nobody tell me that before -offer these topics involve issues that have concerned you a lot but there has been one missing key to going beyond conventional wisdom
many women find this sort of issue rightly makes them stand up and scream
#1 My father's diaries at The Economist argued fr the most value multiplying question in the world being: which of infrastructures (of past or future societies) immediately generate new wealth for our overall human race (eg sources of energy can multiply what man-power alone can do by many thousand-food) and which need investing in because they have a cost before a benefit. From 1800 places developed where life expectancy was raised from an average of 30 to over 60 - this because people could become much smarter in 60 years than 30 years and because women were freed from being pregnant more often than not ( societies with average life expectancy of 30 tend to demand huge families exhausting what women could otherwise contribute to the world)
#2 Apart from breeding babies do you know what job half of the world's women spend more time on than anything else? Carrying water to and fro with the aim of giving the family enough drinking water. One way to track whether we are designing a sustainable globalization is to ask yourself - are we designing massive collaboration networks around a knowledge focus such as water - and if we don't what do you think the consequence will be?
#3 I would say that innovations that have advanced the human lot have always involved the conflict of going beyond a group who have become very powerful because they are ruling over a scarcity, - and every time so far in human history such scarcity barons have had terrifying consequences especially for women and children. Unfortunately the freedom of energy observed above has also become our human races greatest trap because carbon energy is too dirty to sustain futures. The required innovation - natural energy is abundant and do-able but the sort of way to network around clean energy is very different from that which big oil companies and governments powered over. The inconvenient truth is that both government and oil corporations own nations propaganda power -while thriving carbon free economies are a quality investment that is the best investment humanity will ever make - with the greatest advantages to women and families - we the people are being blocked from getting onto the future trajectories by lour own governments- timing is now critical…
lak, Borlaug .. rsvp who'd you include in this list?
.Questions to ask include::
Did their breakthrough come by compounding 1) a more trusted model, 2) through relentless love of service or 3) via empowering open technology wizardry?
Was there an Aha (or OLA) that takes less than 9 minutes for one person to know about but extraordinary efforts and patience to massively diffuse or skill up individually or communally,
Did a historical social constitution almost prevent the 10 times more economic breakthrough and who sacrificed what to free the next generation from history's broken system. rsvp tell us a question
Example: At least 3 of the above connected huge amounts of trust early on in building their organisitional network and collaborative partners by diffusing probably the least costly life saving cure ever discovered. Oral rehydration saves infants, a fifth of whom would die, of diarhhea in humid climates wherever clean water is not readily accessible. To deliver this cure mothers who may be illiterate need to know how to mix boiled water, sugar and salt in the right proportions and when their infant urgently needs this. Oral rehydration was first discovered in a Calcutta lab in mid twentieth century. But there was no relevant medium to reach the hundreds of millions of mothers who needed to socially network it and little financial incentive for masters of business to administrate.
It is not clear whether Bangladesh's most brilliant bottom-up banks for the poor and educational networks would have scaled without the trust networked through serving oral rehydration; nor is it clear whether those medical experts with most worldwide development impact in 2010s out of USA would have succeeded in a society that seems to have lost the educational and policy skills needed to value celebrities who are not noisy.…
achers and parents, students and governments will find the smartest way of using it. Norman Macrae Foundation (email@example.com) would love to hear from groups (including emerging social cross-cultural networks ) who are experimenting on just that
What are the components of Khan
9 minute content accessed online through audio blackboard presentation
exercise dashboards - including customized records of your own accomplishments
The idea being that in online world: neither teacher nor student can concentrate on content for more 9 minutes without practicing it
Exercise dashboards are much more enjoyable for true spirit of action learning than exams because:
1) they are designed so that students can learn from mistakes not feel punished or threatened that their future is being graded
2) where students make high numbers of mistakes this indicates most valuable learning flows for teachers raising such questions as:
a could the content be better presented? Khan sets up corresponding discussion spaces
b is this particular module an OLA (open learning activity).? One of the most interesting question series in teaching any grade of mathematics:
do we actually know which OLA are (say) 10 most vital training modules of any grade-
and why are they the most vital firstly they are the most problematic for students. This leads to the question: what parts of a years curriculum could we expect to be most problematic- is it to do with a new construct?; is it to do with bridging several ideas that simplicity of teaching at earlier grades had previously separated;? is it because you can't do this exercise without recalling some formula (and if that's the reason - what is it about this day and age that the maths professios still hasn't made up our minds about 2 approaches:
cataloguing formulas that need learning by heart,
maximizing how internet connectivity should have reduced the need to be degraded for not recalling a formula
where has the future history of teaching maths most muddled recall with understanding? There is now a worldwide reason for hoping that practice dashboards like khan/s can help worldwide teachers, parents and students find out together
of world's first ladies & fashionistas
We are working with Muhammad Yunus on a Million Youth Postcard form of linking in googledoc
Design rules- a massive system change for bottom up which requires 6 or more key audiences to join in collaboration at same time- open source release in real post card, as well as virtual googledoc and pdf forms
we are interested in knowing who has a maximum 9 minute training OLA which could also be massively celebrated in postcard or google form
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YUFashion TrustJoin Muhammad Yunus and millions of youth who want to wear fashions freed from the blood stains of unnecessary deaths of garment workers such as that caused by the collapse of the Rana Plaza workplace that killed over 1000 Bangladeshi women.
Bottom-line: Youth , Yunus and You can lead human progress if you are happy to invest 2% more in the fashions you wear. Here's how.
Chief Executive Officers of the world's largest fashion retailers all need to know that youth see it as not at all cool to risk lives of garment workers for the sake of 2% lower price.
Nations led by Bangladesh need to unite round a law requiring that any that is being bought for sale at over 20 dollars is subject to a half dollar levy - all of which will go to the nation's most trusted community-grounded networks capable of ending abuse of garment workers and their safety ..
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Dad (Norman Macrae) created the genre Entrepreneurial Revolution to debate how to make the net generation the most productive and collaborative . We had first participated in computer assisted learning experiments in 1972. Welcome to more than 40 years of linking pro-youth economics networks- debating can the internet be the smartest media our species has ever collaborated around?
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2013 = 170th Year of The Economist being Founded to End Hunger
2010s = Worldwide Youth's most productive and collaborative decade
1972: Norman Macrae starts up Entrepreneurial Revolution debates in The Economist. Will we the peoples be in time to change 20th C largest system designs and make 2010s worldwide youth's most productive time? or will we go global in a way that ends sustainability of ever more villages/communities? Drayton was inspired by this genre to coin social entrepreneur in 1978 ,,continue the futures debate here
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