In 2010 I opened my first class out to anyone who wanted to come by and later that year another with my colleague Matt Johnston. It led to tens of thousands of people dropping by over the following years and countless thousands of people seeing our student’s photographs, blog posts and tweeted notes. The whole process was a whole lot of excitement and fun and we were pretty smug that we’d been so clever, right up to the point in 2012 when I was giving a very smug talk about how clever we were and Nishant Shah stood up to ask a question:
“I’m thinking about myself as a 16 year old, the person I was then and am now and I’m wondering about my right to be forgotten. Do your students retain the right to be forgotten? “
Three years later and I’ve done a lot of thinking about my student’s right to be forgotten. I’ve learned a lot about the technological architecture that we use and the people who own it. Together with my students we’ve thought a lot about what the consequences might be of sharing seemingly inconsequential data and how we might mitigate the risks, but who knows if we’re getting it right?
So, lets talk about privacy and trust in open education and lets get Nishant on the job this time.
This “conversation” has taken place over 9 weeks and between participants spread across the globe all with concerns that many of us share around Privacy, Trust and / or Education. It is licensed CC-BY meaning you can distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the work, even commercially, as long as you credit the author for the original creation. We’ve chosen this license to enable maximum dissemination.
Jonathan. (Feb 2015)
Cory Doctorow, Audrey Watters, Nishant Shah, Dan Gillmor and Ulrich Boser in Open-Conversation – join us #SpeakingOpenly #OpenEducationWk
Please tweet your thoughts and reactions and use twitter handles of the relevant speakers (see below), please also use the hashtags #Speakingopenly and or #Openeducationwk to join the big chat. Tweet me @jonathan_worth links to longer reflections / blog posts / vlogs / audio and I’ll add them to the “We need to talk” section.
Hey I’m Jonathan Worth and it’d be great to hear your voice in this important conversation about Privacy and Trust in Open Education. Create your own video or audio recording and upload it to Archive.org, Vimeo or Youtube making sure you remember to use the tag #speakingopenly and tweet me the link.
****** Note, the title image on the videos below is a repeat of Viv Rolfe but the videos underneath are by various contributors – I’ve added the actual author and their twitter handle if possible – apologies – if you know why it’d doing that please let me know and I’ll fix it – it’s all beta …. ******* < big thanks to Alan Levine for helping me solve that.
As part of Open Education Week (#openeducationwk), Jonathan Worth is facilitating a conversation on trust and privacy in the context of open, a conversation both in-person and online, synchronous and asynchronous, this Thursday (March 12). A brief prologue on the conversation, as well as the first whispers of the conversation, can be found at speaking openly.co.uk. I was asked to respond to the thoughts of provocateurs Ulrich Boser, Audrey Watters, Cory Doctorow, Dan Gillmor and Nishant Shah, and my response will be available for streaming on Thursday; until then, the site will slowly roll out the conversation