Thursday, 3 December 2015

#OEB15 liveblog keynote David Price on people powered innovation

People powered innovation: important because it is a natural consequence, as we can now exchange knowledge and information.
David Price: look up ‘we do things differently’, #davidpriceobe just slipped through the net that the grim reaper set for him, and this OEB speech is the first after his surgery (and complications coming with recovery) for colonic cancer.

Major shift in the way knowledge and skills is  seen. Involving users in the process of innovation, users lead users to other options or creating new products and services.
Look at Patreon: recreates patronage for artists.
Where can we see people powered innovation: eg; autonomous…

What are the core key concepts
Need: need drives innovation by creative users
JUGAAD: Hindi term: making the most of what you have got. Eg. Turning a truck roof into a dry ox-card driven riksja. Western companies are now using the JUGAAD ideas.
Hacker ethic: eg. Wikipedia. Citizendium versus Wikipedia: depends on peer reviewing before making it open as an academic publishing, so open source is the only way to make things happen. Eg. Schools for communication arts: no degrees because people can hack ideas from others. Based on open curriculum: cfr Rhizo20XX the learners get a lot out of this school, as they have a 100% job outcome afterwards.
Agency: eg. YouTube => MOOC => Youtube … learner agency is what is happening in social learning. The agency in informal learning is not hard to do, but it depend on six key ideas
  • Do it yourself/autonmy
  • Do it now (immediacy
  • Do it with friends (collegiality)
  • Do it for fun / playfulness
  • Do unto others / gernerosity
  • Do it for the world to see / work out loud = visibility

These six qualities are the means by which communities develop agency, and this should be integrated in formal learning.
What we must do is trust openness. (eg. Jack Andraka on pancreatic cancer cure at 15 years with bio-marker).
Do not be afraid of the pro am
De-regulate where possible – welcome education hackers
Don’ be in denial

The time to open up education is now, and we must allow users to make this happen.
Shift to knowledge is more open (Inge note: but was open first, then closed, now going open again)
Innovations within education: strategist from policy makers, redesign learning environment, from senior management who is open to this idea (inge note: strange contradiction).
Similar strategy as with mobile learning uptake: work with the enthusiasts, and just do it.

Importance of degrees is in decline, in favour of the real skills and capacities people have.