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Let's connect networks

Let's connect networks

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My name is Greg Nadeau <gregnadeau7@gmail.com>.  I am involved with a large, growing network of network starting inside US and looking to connect with international efforts to enable personalized, competency-based learning at the scale of the Internet.  

Over the last 12 months a group of influencers across many of the relevant efforts have met informally most every Friday around the idea of Education 3.0 to support personalized, competency-based learning at the scale of the Internet by collaborating around:

    1. Harmonizing standards by aligning to a common conceptual model based on CEDS and logical model based on ADL’s TLA

    2. Documenting recommended practices related to identity and access control (W3C DID, A4L SDPC), competency frameworks and open ontologies (IMS CASE Network, Credential Engine), and verifiable achievement assertions (IMS CLR, W3C VC).

    3. Connecting nodes of stakeholders and ecosystem partners into a new, emerging “Internet of Education.”

Ed 3.0, like the US Chamber Foundation T3 Innovation Network, does not attempt to create a new standards organization.  It is a catalyst.  It will operate within existing groups and support alignment and harmonization between existing groups.

IEEE CM4LTS.  A year later, on 1/3/20, many of the same group served as the foundation for a new IEEE LTSC study group that plans on meeting monthly and creating two new IEEE  technical documents:

    1. Conceptual Model for Learning Technology Systems (CM4TLS) Guide  [PAR 1484.1].  This project will update IEEE 1484.1-2003 standard (Learning Technology Systems Architecture) using the document produced by this the CM4LTS Study Group.

    2. Integrated Learner Record (ILR) Recommended Practices [PAR 1484.2] the CM4LTS Study Group in conjunction with W3C Credential Communities Group (CCG) Education Task Force will document recommended practices to enable personalized, competency-based learning at the scale of the Internet by documenting best practices related to:

      1. Self-Sovereign Identity and Access Control DLT Trust Networks 

      2. Open Ontology References

      3. Verifiable Assertions 

Ed 3.0 Research Network.  1/17/20, the Ed 3.0 group in collaboration with the Learning Economy Foundation launched a collaboration platform and monthly webinar for interested stakeholders and ecosystem partners to develop, document, and share best practices through IEEE, W3C, IMS, CEDS, PESC, CTDL, Medbiquitous, HR Open Standards and other relevant specifications registered in EdMatrix.org.
    1. Trust Governance Framework.  A primary outcome of the  the Ed 3.0 Research Network research labs will be a Trust over IP “Metasystem Governance Framework” to enable the Internet of Education

    2. On Tuesday 1/18/20 Broward County Public Schools kicked off the first phase of the Broward OpenCLR Lab

    3. On Friday 1/24/20 Learning Economy Foundation convened the first US workgroup at the Blockchain Summit in Davos to seek international support for a Trust Governance Framework for education.  While US could do this alone, it is even stronger when it starts with international participation.  Drummond Reed has agreed to help guide this work.

    4. On Thursday, 1/30/20 the CO C-Lab will kick off a three-year action research lab to work with Broward and other Lab Nodes to implement, document, and share recommended practices

    5. Ed 3.0 Collaboration App.  Over the next few weeks, the Learning Economy Foundation will roll out an always-free WeLibrary collaboration platform that will serve as a “friendly front door” to help people and organizations more effectively access relevant technical standards to implement recommended practices.

The Ed 3.0 Research Network holds an open, public webinar the 3rd Friday of every month.  Send me an e-mail at gregnadeau7@gmail.com> if you'd like to join the list.

If there is interest, we could talk about other ways we could align our work.

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Re: Let's connect networks

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Thanks very much, Greg!   Appreciate you reaching out, and providing that wealth of information!  👌

I'm personally a little wary about the term Ed 3.0, to be honest, even after reading the Wikipedia page on it, and some of the mentioned initiatives above do not fit the OpenEdTech principles, leaving things open to the construction of yet more giant proprietary education technologies designed to lock educators in, or try to replace them with non-open AI.

However, there's plenty of good stuff too in there that overlaps with the kinds of things we've been talking about.   And like you, I don't see OpenEdTech being a standards body either, but just recommending and pushing on initiatives that fit the Open EdTech principles