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#learning #lockdown

Pax Calendar

“Suddenly liberated by this new knowledge of old patterns, an unmissable opportunity presented itself to change the world forever. For surely, only a 9-year-old in Lockdown has the keen sense of awareness to set in store a brave new order of time itself.

Having an appreciation of patterns and order, my young apprentice immediately adopted a 28-day month consisting of 4 weeks of 7 days (power to the workers!) 13×28 = 364, with the 13th month incorporating one or two extra days (holidays for the workers!) to make up 365/366.

And with the help of Google Translate, to each month he gave a Latin name, inspired by the current school curricular focus on the Romans (thumbs down to the Romans, thumbs up to the Celts!), which provided a layer of abstraction and an air of irrefutability…”

Taken from the current issue of the Visual Thinker. You can subscribe here.

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#learning #lockdown #maker

Rabbit Hole Learning

“As it turns out, the answer is not that simple. You see, Sir Professor Isaac of Newton was so clever, he was born in BOTH 1642 and 1643…”

Taken from the current issue of the Visual Thinker. You can subscribe here.

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#learning #open

Open Asynchronous Pedagogy

These are pretty weird times indeed. There’s lots of discussion around taking schools online, as we head further towards social lockdown. For most, that’s a new thing – but there are those that have been practising this art for a long time. And as ever, it’s not about the technology, but the pedagogy…

This is a visual remix of a graphic I created for the CESI conference, suggested by Mags Amond.

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#learning #wikiedu20

Correcting Imbalances

Created live at the Wikimedia UK Summit, hosted by DMLL, Coventry University, UK.

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#learning #wikiedu20

Editing Wikipedia

It’s one thing to consider the implications of a wikipedia page you’ve just edited. But we are all blindly biased – and this is why a diverse community of editors is essential…

Created live at the Wikimedia UK Summit, hosted by DMLL, Coventry University, UK.

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#learning #wikiedu20

I don’t know who…

…wrote my wikimedia biography. That’s rather the point – it wasn’t one person, but a network of knowledge activists.

Created live at the Wikimedia UK Summit, hosted by DMLL, Coventry University, UK.

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#learning #wikiedu20

Universities are not the same.

I wonder how a wikimedian-in-residence would affect a Universities thinking towards knowledge activism?

Created live at the Wikimedia UK Summit, hosted by DMLL, Coventry University, UK.

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#learning #wikiedu20

To be a Knowledge Activist…

…and to have solidarity with a community.

Created live at the Wikimedia UK Summit, hosted by DMLL, Coventry University, UK.

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#learning #wikiedu20

Remove Barriers to Knowledge

I enjoyed listening to @LornaMCampbell talking about Openness. I’m always surprised by how blind I am to those barriers, and have a lot to learn from the perspectives of other people.

Created live at the Wikimedia UK Summit, hosted by DMLL, Coventry University, UK.

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Digital Literacy by Stealth…

Editing, evaluating sources, research, copyright & plagiarism, media, cyber-safety, feedback & peer review, collaboration…

Created live at the Wikimedia UK Summit, hosted by DMLL, Coventry University, UK.