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.
A short commentary followed by some useful links:
- it gives an idea of our varied influences
- Paulo Friere – The Legend!
- Enid Mumford – for socio-technical design
- Diana Laurillard for her conversational model of learning design
- Louise Michel – revolutionary and educator – opened a school in London for refugees
- Sir John Daniels – the continuing relevance and importance of the open and distance learning traditions and their accumulated knowledge
- Éttiene Wenger – Boundary objects
- Norm Friesen – History and philosophy of EdTech and Literacy
- John Comenius – Czech EdTech Innovator and Philosopher – Father of Modern education, EdTech Innovator and proponent of universal access to learning
- The Frugal Innovation Movement – Indian example of the Clay water powered fridge – has much to teach us
- Don Norman, Ezio Manzini and Ken Friedman – Design Methods
- Michael Hardt, Tony Negri and Paul Mason – technology, economics, politics and social change
- Don Clark for ISD (Instructional Systems Design) – a comprehensive and very humane source of guidance – Highly recommended
- Bloom’s 2 sigma research problem – Another Legend!
- Peter Senge – applying systems theory
- Government research – that is reliable!
Uk Gov Literacy statistics:
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
Freidman, K. et al (2014) DesignX: A Future Path for Design. Available at https://jnd.org/designx_a_future_path_for_design/
Michael Hardt & Tony Negri
Hardt, M., Negri, A. (2017) Assembly. Oxford University Press.
John Amos Comenius
Bloom’s 2 sigma problem
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.