Today is International Human Rights Day, and Storylab has arranged for a special free online screening of "The Crossing: Your Impact on Modern Day Slavery," via the interactive Hubhub platform, which lets viewers annotate and discuss videos, with comments linked to specific moments in the video. — Read the rest
I'm coming to Houston on July 31 to appear with Hank Green at an event for the paperback launch of his outstanding debut novel An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: we're on a 7PM at Spring Forest Middle School (14240 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079); it's a ticketed event and the ticket price includes a copy of Hank's book. — Read the rest
The amazing, award-winning photographer and photography teacher Jonathan Worth (previously) is about to launch his next course: Depictions of Addiction, from Connected Academy, with internationally renowned photographers Nina Berman, Jeffrey Stockbridge and Graham Macindoe.
Britain faces a major maths challenge. The challenge involves a stock of people and a flow of learners.
Without scientific understanding, we don’t run the government, the government runs us” -Carl Sagan, in his final interview.
Last week we released a big batch of new CC-BY licensed content for Citizen Maths a free online course for adults who want to improve their grasp of maths at what in the UK is known as Level 2 (the level that 16 year old school leavers are expected to reach, though many do not).
Jonathan Worth is a celebrated, successful, internationally recognized award-winning photographer who saw the writing on the wall for his business — selling pictures to magazines — when he found himself threatening a young girl for pirating his pictures, and decided there had to be a better way.
For Open Education Week, Jonathan Worth convened a conversation about privacy and trust in open education called Speaking Openly in which educators and scholars recorded a series of videos responding to one another's thoughts on the subject.
For years, Flickr has been one of the most important repositories of Creative Commons imagery in the world; now, thanks to a new design, it's all but useless for serving and attributing the CC-licensed images it's been entrusted with by museums, galleries, national archives, libraries, and millions of individuals.
Photographer Jonathan Worth, a National Teaching Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce, describes his photography program and a new open course of learning from World Press Photo
Every year, there's a day or two between the date that my daughter's school shuts and the day that my wife's office shuts for Christmas holidays. Those are the official seasonal mid-week daddy-daughter days, and for the past two years, my daughter and I have gone to my office to record a podcast. — Read the rest
Jonathan Worth sez, "Four years ago when I first opened my photography classes online the big issue was 'free' – if you 'give your classes away for free then no one will pay for them'. My answer to those people was that the classes weren't what people paid for – they paid for the learning experience, of being in the room – this online version – this open and connected version just meant that the room they paid to be in now sat at the middle of a network. — Read the rest
The BBC's picture editor Phil Coomes has a long, excellent feature on the open education photography classes offered by Jonathan Worth and Matt Johnston through Coventry University. The course is open to anyone in the world, via webcast, and runs with up to 35,000 students. — Read the rest
Here's a great piece on Jonathan Worth, an English photographer who has embraced Creative Commons and who offers free, CC-licensed photography instruction.
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The breadth of content and openness of the class is enough to make any online education junkie salivate. The class's RSS feeds host audio-recorded lectures, class assignments and special discussions.
Photographer Jonathan Worth sez, "I've written an article for the Telegraph that argues for searching out new business models from old relationships. It posits 'free' as an emotive distraction. Similarly it argues that the notion of photo/media-convergence is being mis-represented as a 'what technology does' issue rather than what it will come to mean. — Read the rest