Open Source Learning Defined!

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Recently, our friends at MindShift did a great piece on  “open source learning” — a variation on inquiry learning or passion-based learning –  it is about helping students choose their own learning path, an approach that already has some well-known champions among educators.

Read this post about an English teacher who teaches Advanced Placement English and Composition courses, uses blogging, videoconferencing, and collaborative working groups as part of his instruction. blog (2/14)

3 thoughts on “Open Source Learning Defined!”

  1. Is inquiry based learning similar to the theory of learning through exporation as you mentioned in class? If not I can see many comparisons from reading this.

    1. I am not quite sure what your teacher spoke about in class? However, I believe inquire based learning is a form of exploration. It acknowledges that initially the learning process begins with gathering information and data through applying the human senses; seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling. And through the application of these senses a child begins to explore a subject and its relationship to their environment. As we age inquiry implies a “need or want to know” premise. Inquiry is not so much seeking the “right” answer but rather seeking appropriate resolutions to questions and issues.

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