Rethinking the Open Society #oer17

Here are my slides from yesterday’s presentation at OER17.  All feedback welcome. Abstract This presentation explores open education ideologies in light of educational technologies; recent political discourse; and the political philosophy of Karl Popper.  Since the latter half of the 20th century, “openness” has developed within stable frameworks of liberal/social democracy, and is now often […]

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AHRC & ‘The Big Society’

I just received a response to my email to David Willetts MP about the use of ‘The Big Society’ as a ringfenced funding area by the AHRC. Here’s the text. Dear Dr Farrow Thank you for your email of 22 June, addressed to the Rt Hon David Willetts about your support for the campaign to […]

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