It’s an exciting day today – registration for the next U.Lab is now open!
And not only that but if you are participating from Scotland, there is an extra special thing we’d like you to do – complete a short questionnaire that will get you access to some additional U.Lab Scotland activities.
To find this questionnaire, you will need to: Continue reading
Do you know of someone who you think would get a lot out of participating in U.Lab later this year? Perhaps they’ve heard about it but have some questions before deciding whether to participate this September? Continue reading
U.Lab officially started last Thursday with the release of week 0 material and while many hubs have already met for the first time, in some ways, it still feels like it hasn’t quite started yet. You may have thought, “what’s a week 0?!” Well, week 0 is an orientation week to give you some time to become familiar with the structure and features of U.Lab before really get stuck into the content of the course. Continue reading
Source: Edinburgh International Festival
If you’ve been in Edinburgh over the summer, you might recognise this sign. It was the advertisement for the Edinburgh International Festival, which ended a few weeks ago. It felt an appropriate gesture then with the city’s population reportedly doubling during the festival, and feels just as appropriate now as we finally begin u.lab together today.
There is a great deal of interest in what we’re doing together here in Scotland. I admit that I get excited when I see tweets like this one: Continue reading
Yesterday, over 80 people came together to prepare for u.lab starting next week at the aptly named “Hub” in Edinburgh. It was great to see some familiar faces from last year, and even more new ones of people taking part for the first time.
The ulabscot holding team hosted an experiential day, based around the U, where we could explore our reasons for taking part in u.lab together and make connections with each other.
If you have registered already, you will hopefully have seen our welcome survey and filled it in if you live or work in Scotland (to find it have a look at this post). Thank you to everyone who has! Here’s what we look like so far:
In the second of our “hub hosting” series, Carol Chamberlain tells us of her experience and reflections of hosting a cross-sector hub in Lanarkshire:
How we started it
u.lab has run twice now and the team have responded to the community’s ask for an introductory course. The result is u.lab 0x which has launched today!
(edX loves its numbered courses so whenever you see u.lab 0x think “u.lab the introduction”)
In this 90-minute, self-paced course you will be introduced to Theory U, a framework and method developed at MIT and practiced by individuals, organisations and larger communities around the world to learn from the emerging future.
u.lab 0x is actually just the entry point to a longer journey and emerging global network. In u.lab 0x, you will learn about people, projects, new collaborative learning environments, and social technologies that work to transform the economy and society from within. u.lab 0x will help you identify an issue or challenge to work on, and will introduce you to the resources available in the u.lab community to support you. Continue reading