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November 1st, 2012 16 Comments

What You’ll Find Here

InformED is your learning and ideas hub. It’s a resource for curious minds and a platform for passionate voices. It’s an island of educational insight—diligently researched and carefully curated—in a sea of endless, often repetitive information.

Education ain’t what it used to be, kiddo. We’re here to discuss everything from DIY learning, digital literacy, and self-designed careers to the latest and most relevant findings in educational psychology—without the dense academic jargon that often weighs it down.

Peruse features, guides, and e-books on creativity, critical thinking, growth mindset, game-based learning, educational technology, and more. Whether you’re interested in these topics for personal or professional reasons, we’ve got you covered in all areas related to learning in the 21st century.

Welcome to InformED.

Who is Behind InformED?

InformED is a blog by Open Colleges, an online education provider based in Sydney, Australia.


Chloe is an Open Colleges alumnus who now works full time for OC as a Content and Copywriting Specialist. She is passionate about encouraging others to pursue their goals through education.

16 Responses

  1. Tilly says:

    Could you please consider making your “Features” articles in PDF and/or able to be saved? There are great articles here that we (as parents of an ADHD child) would like to share with his school so that they are hearing this important information from other educators.

    Thank you

  2. Earl Watkins says:

    Is this infographic still available? The Effect of Parental Involvement In School and Education

  3. Jenna Steffen says:

    I really enjoyed using one of your resources in my classroom the past few years and I went to access it the other day and it wouldn’t load. Could you tell me if the Interactive Brain Map (http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/learning-strategies/) is still available? It just went to the homepage and stayed at 0% and would not load. Thanks!

  4. Deirdre Kinsella Biss says:

    Hello Sarah Braggs,

    Curriculum Services Canada is working with a university in Uruguay to provide a workshop on High Yield Strategies and Assessment for Learning. We are interested in your article entitled 25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset.

    We are asking your permission to share this article with a group of 50 teachers at this university.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best regards-

    Deirdre Kinsella Biss

  5. Michele Emerson says:

    We are interested in using the 25 ways to develop a growth mindset article by Saga Briggs for a leadership course we are rolling out at our company? How would I get permission to use this article in our course? Is that article translated? If not, how would I get permission to translate?

    • Saga Briggs says:

      Hi Michele,

      You are welcome to use the article in your leadership course. Please just be sure to cite Open Colleges or InformED in your documentation. Thanks so much for reading.


  6. Hello
    One of our authors would like to use an extract from one of your blogs in a forthcoming (commercial) book. Could you please let me know how to contact you directly to discuss permissions. Many thanks.
    Beverley Randell, Publishing Manager, Crown House Publishing Ltd.

  7. Hello,

    Unfortunately the article I had requested permission to use in our current spring issue of the Art Exchange, 8 Real-World Skills That Start With Arts Education, did not make it in due to lack of space. It will be published in our fall issue, however, which will be available on our AEM web site in late August / early September.

    Kevan Nitzberg
    Editor: Art Exchange
    AEM Board Member

  8. Hi Saga,

    Are you open to accepting blog contributors? I love InformED’s focus on new learning ideas and would love to share mine too. I am currently a contributor in a couple of other education blogs, most notably Stanford University’s College Puzzle (collegepuzzle.stanford.edu), and I’d be honoured to write for InformED as well 🙂


  9. As a teacher and magazine producer, I’d like to connect with Saga Briggs. I love her style of writing. Saga, could you mail me sometime?

  10. I love what you folks are doing. Any way I could help?
    I am a big fan of Saga’s (but she never answered my request to contact me)

    Curtis Kelly
    Founder of JALT Mind, Brain, and Education SIG in Japan
    Producer of MindBrainEd Think Tanks, bringing brain sciences to language teaching.

  11. Bobby Jeff says:

    Why did my mummy name me Bobby Jeff :(. I used this site for my project very helpful, very helpful indeed 😮

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