In a nutshell, Frugal Education is the process of leveraging available resources, trailing edge-technologies, and design thinking to create engaging, scalable, and sustainable pedagogic practice.

The concept takes its inspiration from the practices of Frugal Innovation: the art of reducing the complexity and cost of products and services, and their production, to meet the needs of developing countries, conscious consumerism, and sustainability.

This online space exists to share resources, provide support, and document emerging research into frugal education practice. If you’re interested in learning more then please check out the guiding principles section to get started! This site is very much a work in progress and over time I’ll provide deeper dives into each principle and its respective considerations, as well as tools, guides, and real-world examples of frugal education in practice. In the meantime, if you would like a chinwag to discuss the concept further, please don’t hesitate to drop me a tweet, I’d be happy to chat!

But wait… who is this?

My name is Alex Masters and I’m an Innovation Technologist, Multimedia Designer, and practice-based researcher based at Coventry University’s Disruptive Media Learning Lab. My work focuses predominantly on the application of frugal education practice within international applied research initiatives.

As I embark on my PhD 🤯, focusing specifically on this topic, I’ll be using this space as an online journal of my progress. You can find entries in the form of ‘dispatches‘ over in the blog section, and you can find me tweeting @alexmasters.

Thanks for taking the time to look around. If you like what you see, find value in the site, or just want to say hi, then feel free to tweet using the hashtag: #FrugalEducation.

See you around,