I’m excited to announce that i’m going to be participating in the first Mozilla Drumbeat Festival on the Future of Learning, Freedom and the Web, in Barcelona, Spain this November 3-5.

Mozilla is calling it a festival instead of a conference because they actually want to use it to build stuff, try stuff out, and get projects going. And there are some tremendously exciting projects already in the works. Peer2Peer University will be planning the next semester of their School of Webcraft, a free, open, online web development school that got going this fall;and a bunch of people will be working on a badge project to recognize informal learning; others will be building a global open courseware catalogue and discovery tool, others a mobile classroom in a van.

I’ve got a project too: A new book about the Future of Learning, Freedom and the Web. Mozilla is publishing it; it will be part document of the festival and part DIYU 2.0. I’ll be interviewing participants and collecting the best blogs, Tweets, wiki entries, and thoughts in all media on the state of learning, freedom and the web in 2010 and beyond.

If you’re interested in the conference or want to know more about the book, get in touch!


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