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A pedagogy of abundance

Weller, Martin (2011). A pedagogy of abundance. Spanish Journal of Pedagogy, 249 pp. 223–236.

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The digitisation of content combined with a global network for delivery and an open system for sharing has seen radical changes in many industries. The economic model which has underpinned many content based industries has been based on an assumption of scarcity. With a digital, open, networked approach we are witnessing a shift to abundance of content, and subsequently new economic models are being developed which have this as an assumption. In this article the role of scarcity in developing higher education practice and pedagogy is explored. The shift to abundant content has as profound implications for education as it has for content industries. The possible contenders for a ‘pedagogy of abundance’ are examined and the necessary requirements for such a pedagogy outlined.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Author
ISSN: 0034-9461
Extra Information: Abstract in Spanish:
La digitalización de contenidos, en combinación con una red de distribución global y un sistema abierto para el intercambio, ha provocado cambios radicales en muchas industrias. Tradicionalmente, el modelo de negocio establecido muchas de las industrias basadas en la gestión de contenidos se ha basado en la hipótesis de la escasez. Con un enfoque abierto y digital en red, estamos presenciando un cambio global hacia la abundancia de contenidos y, consecuentemente, se están desarrollando nuevos modelos económicos. Este artículo explora el papel de la hipótesis de la escasez en las prácticas desarrolladas en la educación superior, así como en pedagogía. El cambio hacia la abundancia de contenidos digitales tiene profundas implicaciones tanto para la educación, como para las industrias de contenidos. Se examinan los posibles métodos orientados hacia una “pedagogía de la abundancia” y se destacan los requisitos necesarios para que puedan cumplirse.
Keywords: pedagogy; e-learning; higher education; web 2.0; digital economy; pedagogía; educación superior; economía digital
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 28774
Depositing User: Martin Weller
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 11:28
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 20:40
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