Yet another book

OK! OK! I know I am mad…. but I am thinking of doing another edited book. I’d like to adopt a really open approach to this making draft versions of chapters available for others to comment on. Rhona Sharpe and Helen Beetham have adopted this with their second edition of the ‘Rethinking pedagogies’ book and have made the draft conclusion chapter openly available on Google Docs. So here are my very initial thoughts on content. What are your thoughts on this? Are there any areas that I am missing? Now I just need a catchy title and to get the people I have in mind to agree to be involved in this ūüėČ

1.     Introduction and context 

 Overview of openness 

  • Open resources¬†
  • Open courses
  • Open accreditation¬†
  • Open scholarship
  • ¬†Open research¬†

 Overview of practices 


  • ¬†¬† ¬† ¬† Learner experiences¬†
  • ¬† ¬† ¬† Teacher practices¬†
  • Digital literacies
  • ¬† ¬† ¬† Learning design¬†
  • ¬† ¬† ¬† Pedagogical patterns¬†
  • ¬† ¬† ¬† Learning spaces¬†

Overview of technologies       

  • Social and participatory media
  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • Mobiles
  • Gesture and ubiquitous technologies
  • ¬†Virtual worlds¬†
  • Games¬†

Overview of theory and methodology 

  • Socio-cultural perspectives¬†
  • Virtual ethnography
  • Learning analytics¬†
  • Actor Network Theory

Overview of pedagogies 

  • Associative and e-books
  • Connectivism
  • Rhizomatic learning¬†
  • Constructivist learning
  • Socially situated learning
  • Assessment
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Design-Based Research