This is an archive of the website, as it was in 2015, it is no longer being updated.


  • Dadamacademy is home to a small, but growing, community of learners.
  • It is a model of learner-directed-learning enabled by the Internet.
  • It operates outside established academia
  • It is open to collaboration
  • It's investigations relate to 21st century lifestyles, learning and livelihoods
  • It's learners are on self-directed "learning journeys", with their learning needs and direction generated by practical projects that they are doing.
  • Dadamacademy helps them to meet peers and mentors, refect on what they are doing, tackle specific problems, share information, create knowledge and gain insights.
  • Dadamacademy strives to share the stores of its learners and what they learn, both as individuals and as a community of learners.  

People and roles

Pamela McLean is the founder and director of Dadamacademy. It takes its name from John Dada and Pamela McLean and Academy.

Pamela and John have collaborated online and in Nigeria under the name Dadamac for around ten years. Many of these projects have served as the practical field work from which Dadamacademy has grown.

John Dada is founder and director of Fantsuam Foundation., He says "At Fantsuam Foundation we learn twice, once by learning and once by sharing what we learn."

(This page is being rewritten and is incomplete - for more background and links see previous version of this page)