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July 10, 2007


David Dowdle and I are putting together a bid to be a supporting project (in the area of academic development) for other larger projects.  We have already talked to Maggi Savin-Baden  about the possibility of writing a mutual link into our bids - think win-win.

If this may be of interest to you, please contact us for informal discussions. 

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  1. WEll, It is never late for a good idea!

    I hope to connect to you guys about it. Looking forward to. 

    Cristina CostaCristina Costa on Wednesday, 11 July 2007, 20:43 BST # |

  2. Let's speak soon Cristina.

    Frances BellFrances Bell on Thursday, 12 July 2007, 08:33 BST # |

  3. Hi Frances,

    I really like your idea. I've been interested and active in online informal learning for some time now. I have published a few papers and a book chapter around it as part of my work with an online community.

    I initiated a move to develop informal learning projects within the community as a means of securing support and collaboration from others interested or involved in the topic. We're in the 2nd phase of it now having had about 7-8 projects in phase 1. We have 3 projects so far and they've brought together people from all over the world (India, Mongolia, Mexico etc etc) that  may never have otherwise worked together.

    I've got to update the site with the last 2 projects from phase 2 but you can see the idea at:



    I've worked in universities for about 12 years and since then another 2-3 years have been spent as a freelance elearning worker. I'd love to be involved in your idea if its open to me?





    Nicholas BowskillNicholas Bowskill on Friday, 13 July 2007, 15:09 BST # |

  4. Sorry for the delay in replying Nicholas.  This sounds very interesting - are you seeking funding for this from JISC U and I?

    Also, would you like to host a talk about what you have been doing on http://www.cabweb.net (follow link to HELP)?

    Frances BellFrances Bell on Thursday, 19 July 2007, 00:07 BST # |

  5. Hi Frances,

    I hadn't thought about that and hadn't realised there may be any funding available to a freelancer but I'd certainly be interested if it was possible. I'd also be happy to host a talk on the site you mention. Thanks for asking and just let me know what I need to do.



    Nicholas BowskillNicholas Bowskill on Friday, 20 July 2007, 21:48 BST # |

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