Contest: I’m here for the learning revolution (due May 1)

If you’ve been reading Speed of Creativity lately, you probably noticed Wesley Fryer’s nifty phrase: I’m here for the learning revolution.

I AM here for the learning revolution! Are you?

I suggested to Wesley that we have a button design contest because I love the idea of all of us wearing these at NECC. He agreed, so this is the official announcement that he and I are hereby sponsoring a contest!

  1. Design a button for people to wear at NECC (and beyond) that says I am here for the learning revolution  [no period at the end]
  2. You can (and should) use any of these buttons at Absorbent Printing as design guides.
  3. You may enter more than one design.
  4. Your design must be made available under a Creative Commons attribution-noncommercial-share alike 3.0 unported license and must be in a file format and resolution suitable for printing.
  5. Prizes include everlasting fame, a CASTLE mug, a picture of a monster drawn by my 4-year-old, and a copy of Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky. If the design is suitable for a t-shirt, CASTLE will buy one of those for the winner too. Plus I think Wesley also might have some stuff for the winner.
  6. The deadline for submission is May 1. your file or a link to the file.
  7. If you have any questions, contact me.

CASTLE will pay for prizes and the buttons. Anyone who attends the Edubloggercon 2008 & Classroom 2.0 ‘LIVE’ session at NECC gets a free button. I’ll pass out the rest during NECC until they’re gone.

So I’ll be sporting at least two buttons at NECC: this one and another nifty one that says I read blocked blogs (designed by Stephanie, inspired by Bud). Awesome.

Happy designing!

Update: See the winning entry!

6 Responses to “Contest: I’m here for the learning revolution (due May 1)”

  1. Bigger question:

    Apparently, I missed something. What is “the learning revolution”?

    Smaller question:

    Why was this specific copyright license chosen instead of a CC BY-SA or a CC BY?

  2. Do you think I’d have a chance if my button idea just said, “Send Jim Gates to TED”


  3. Oh, Peter, I think most of us can recognize that there’s a learning revolution going on. For example, I learn a lot from you and we’ve never met!

    Re: the license, no particular reason. Let’s say any Creative Commons license… Thanks!

  4. So “I am here for the learning revolution” basically means, “I use the Internet”?

  5. Peter: No, I don’t think this phrase means “I use the Internet.” If people are here for the learning revolution, I think they are actively working to promote constructive uses of blended technologies for learning in multiple contexts. Simply using the Internet can be a largely passive experience, although there are elements of web-use today which make it much more potentially interactive than television. I see this phrase “I am here for the learning revolution” as a statement about one’s desire to be a local catalyst for systemic educational reform. I understand “systemic” to mean it is a reform movement which is simultaneously bottom-up and top-down.

  6. OK, Scott – I’m in. Here are 3 submissions for your button contest:

    (Disclosure: I admit – I am trying to gain sympathy so I can get to NECC this summer).

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