His work leveraging the social web for photographers was featured in Creative Commons’ The Power Of Open in 2011 and as case study for the UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee in 2012, when he was invited to speak at the Houses of Parliament. Most recently Jonathan was invited out to MIT’s Media Lab to hack PostMOOC models for Open Education and then to speak at the British Academy with the UK Minister for Universities David Willetts who describes his work as “thought leading”. In 2013 Jonathan was made an HEA National Teaching Fellow and his work designing Open and Connected courses was awarded UC Irvine and MIT’s prestigious Reclaim Open Learning Prize. In 2014 he designed and delivered the largest Open Photography class in history for over 250,000 at risk youth in seven US cites, In the same year he worked with the Word Press Photo Award to open their academy from an annual intake of 8 to an open global networked class of 11,000,000. Find out more http://phonar.org/.
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