KMi's Evidence Hub powering School Systems Learning networkSimon Buckingham Shum, Friday 19 July 2013 | Annotate
At KMi we've been developing a new kind of website, based on years of research into the human and technical factors underpinning computer-supported argumentation, rationale capture and collective intelligence. An Evidence Hub is a structured site designed to harness what is known collectively, from a small team to a global network.
The goal is to connect the different kinds of knowledge and needs that researchers, practitioners, policymakers and enterprise bring to a field, by building an evidence base to inform action and future enquiry. We have a number of prototype Hubs in the early stages of development, all linked from the Evidence Hub hub (!).
The launch of Evidence Hub for Systems Learning & Leadership has just been reported by the Graduate School of Education at University of Bristol, based on a ground-breaking collaboration investigating how one can effect systemic transformation in schools. Led by Ruth Deakin Crick (Reader in Systems Learning & Leadership at Bristol), Rebecca Clark (Executive Principal & Regional Academies Director at Oasis Academies) and myself, on Monday we held an extraordinarily exciting event documenting the prototyping progress to date, with the principal and teachers sharing how this approach is transforming how they approach professional learning.
Hosted on LearningEmergence.net, the global network formed by Bristol GSE and OU KMi to advance a research-informed global programme, you can learn more and replay the videos of talks that demonstrate how this is unfolding...
The complex systems approach being developed by LearningEmergence.net is described in more detail on the site, and most recently, in the Dispositional Learning Analytics workshop we just ran at Stanford University as part of the global, week-long Learning Analytics Summer Institute.