There are many influences on our work. Below is a selection of them that we use in presentations. If you are interested in widening access to education, with and without technology, you might find the short commentary and links useful.

Some of the many influences on our work

A short commentary followed by some useful links:

Uk Gov Literacy statistics:
EU Literacy
Teaching as a Design Science Diane Laurillard
Sir John Daniels
Making Sense of Blended Learning: Treasuring an Older Tradition or Finding a Better Future?
Lessons from the History of Online and Distance Learning:
Simple Concepts to Guide us into the Future

Don Clark ISD (Instructional Systems Design)
Éttienne Wenger boundary objects and Communities of Practice
Norm Friesen – The Lecture and the Textbook
Paulo Freire
Design X
Freidman, K. et al (2014) DesignX: A Future Path for Design. Available at
Michael Hardt & Tony Negri
Hardt, M., Negri, A. (2017) Assembly. Oxford University Press.
John Amos Comenius
Enid Mumford
Bloom’s 2 sigma problem
Ezio Manzini
Peter Senge
Paul Mason
Frugal innovation
Systems theory
Haptic activity and learning
Mueller, P. A., & Oppenheimer, D. M. (in press). The pen is mightier than the keyboard: Advantages of longhand over laptop note-taking. Psychological Science.
Louise Michel