We are very pleased to announce that Andreas Karsten will be coming all the way from Berlin, Germany to present to BuddyCamp Vancouver! He brings a really interesting mixture of expertise in education, training and learning, youth studies and BuddyPress.
I have used BuddyPress since its very early beta stages in 2008 to build an online learning platform for the qualification of youth researchers at dip.youthstudies.eu. Currently I am heading the team of youthpolicy.org, a global community and knowledge base on youth policy built with WordPress and BuddyPress. In the youth field, I am a hybrid between youth research, youth policy and youth work – and in a similar fashion, in the world of WordPress and BuddyPress I am a hybrid between advanced user, inconspicuous developer and tartly pundit.
Andreas will present as part of the education track on the afternoon of Oct. 14th. His session is entitled, “BuddyPress and Open Education: a happy relationship in 10 steps”. Judging by the description below, this is going to be a presentation you won’t want to miss!
Online learning communities and open source software are almost an old shoe, of course – but online learning and BuddyPress? That’s a young couple, deeply and freshly in love, going through their first happy months of mutual discovery. What will happen when the initial excitement wears off? Will open education, the experienced groom, turn around and go back to Moodle? Will BuddyPress, the beautiful young bride, drift away to wild young lovers? There are many things that can go wrong in a fresh relationship, and in this session we will therefore look at ten things the BuddyPress community should do for online learning – and ten things the open education movement should do for BuddyPress.
As we are getting close to BuddyCamp, you won’t want to delay in getting your ticket!