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Science Learning+: New Funding Scheme to Focus on Informal Learning

The Wellcome Trust has launched Science Learning+ to support collaborations between researchers and practitioners of informal learning. This new scheme will provide £9 million of funding to help us better understand the value and impact of science learning outside the classroom. 857 more words

Public Engagement

Personal and Professional Blog 17th April 2014

Last week I talked about the informal learning I had been doing when I sailed for the first time in many months. I also talked about the Centre for Better Ageing’s Research Review on older people and wellbeing (which reminds me that I said I would give some feedback on behalf of AEA (Association of Education and Ageing) on this report). 739 more words

5 Ways Managers Can Encourage Staff To Do Professional Development Online

How To Encourage Informal Professional Development At Work

In my previous blog post, I wrote about how workers and job seekers likely undervalue the benefits of free online learning… 909 more words


Oasis and the proposed new Student Hub

What we take with us.

In 2013 we started with the idea that hospitality, understood as creating space, can be transformative. This was particularly significant in developing appreciative, respectful interfaith relationships among students, but is actually a universal means of building community and providing empowering support for students. 505 more words

Informal Recreational Cultural And Vocational Discussions

Nobel Laureate Prof James J Heckman talks about the value of investing in early childhood education


Social Change Through Public Policy New Delhi – 28 March 2014 Centre for Civil Society partnered with University of Chicago to host Nobel Laureate James Heckman at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi on 28 March 2014. 417 more words

Child Development

Pigeon-holes, PLNs, and Community, oh my!

M&M recently joined the eLearningGuild, a 63k+-member organization designed to connect and support professionals in the eLearning space. Particularly delightful about this organization (so far!) is that they seem to go out of their way to avoid pigeon-holing and/or “labeling” professionals in our field. 270 more words


The Future of Formal vs Informal Learning, and ID's Role

For the final Discussion in IDL101, professor Heinrich asked us to review several questions about the future of instructional design, choose one, and ponder what an answer would mean.  783 more words