I was invited to the Tate this week to talk with some Tate staff about the open education work I’ve been doing over the past few years at UAL as well as other related work.
A few months ago Rebecca Sinker Curator Digital Learning Tate Britain and Tate Modern came over and introduced herself to me in the Café at Chelsea College of Arts. Rebecca had been following the work on process.arts and had recognised me through online posts, I thought this was a great example and endorsement of the value and potential reach of open educational practice. Ironically Chelsea College of Arts and Tate Britain are next-door neighbors but as we’ve found at UAL open education can help connect groups of interest within the same building as well as supporting national and international collaborations.
A few weeks later Rebecca was invited over to Chelsea for a staff event we organised called the learning studio, a community of practice encouraging informal discussion around learning technology use in Art and Design within UAL. It was great to have Rebecca at this UAL staff event; we had some really interesting discussions about Art School and Gallery collaborations and how learning happens in these two environments.
Talking Open Education and online learning communities: