The bazaar and K12 start with #Oped12

I am interested in vocational college (mbo in Dutch) teaching and learning. So #edopk12 as an extension of #oped12 has my vote, George Hobson. Higher education is not that different from other education. Maybe university students can cope  more with lack of structure and guidance, but I doubt that.

In week 1 I did read The cathedral and the bazaar.
“… Both the fetchmail and Linux kernel projects show that by properly rewarding the egos of many other hackers, a strong developer/coordinator can use the Internet to capture the benefits of having lots of co-developers without having a project collapse into a chaotic mess. …”

I am connected to Wikiwijs the Dutch OER website, search engine and sharing platform for all education from pre-school till university. Wikiwijs is Open Source, so you could get the code and rebuild it.  The repository of Wikiwijs  is growing. Quality groups are working. The reward for teachers who share education materials  is only by words and “thank you very much”. And this works.




5 thoughts on “The bazaar and K12 start with #Oped12

  1. Thank you for, “university students can cope more with lack of structure and guidance, but I doubt that.” Life teaches you more about that. From necessity, more GED programs (bridging K-12 and workplace/vocational) are based on students taking responsibility for their own learning with far less structure than the average classroom. Unless the particular program is large enough to run multiple classes for subject areas at different levels, even classes cannot be as structured.

    The flyer for the local GED Learning Center reads,

    “Please note: Students who are 16 or 17 years old need parental permission and must complete paperwork to withdraw from public school before we can admit them to our program. This decision should be made after careful consideration of all options. Underage students who have succeeded in our program demonstrate a great deal of personal motivation and maturity. We do not provide structured classes or supervision. Instead, we offer supportive direction, individual tutoring, computer assisted learning, and small study groups. We provide the scaffolding; the student must show up and do the work!”

    I’ve taught GED. Some students do cope better than others. Others cope better than many university students (I’ve taught those too).

  2. Link exchange is nothing else however it is simply placing the other person’s webpage link on your page at proper place and other person will also do same for you.

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