I work for The OpenUniversity, the world's leading distance learning University, in the Faculty of Technology, where I am a Senior Lecturer in the Information and Communication Technologies Department.
I am one of the OU's pioneers in putting distance learning on-line, with an emphasis on collaborative learning and on-line support communities.
My major interests at present are:
Promoting my book: eGaia, Growing a peaceful, sustainable Earth through communications and the ideas in it.
The Open Co-op, my new project which is implementing the visions in my book. Its purpose: To build a worldwide community of individuals and organisations committed to creating a collaborative, sustainable economy.
Welcome in coforum, Gary! KarlDietz
Sonntag, 11. Juni 2006
To counter that global cancer, this book sets out a Utopian yet practical agenda for change that harnesses the exciting potential of electronic communication to launch a new era of community regeneration.
It proposes a system of relationships - with the Earth as a living organism, and among the people living in it - that embody principles of collaboration and sustainability. It offers a path to a future with a co-operative free-market economy. It shows how electronic communications can be used so that the driving force of the economy is the health of the environment and the well being of all of humanity rather than money flows.