The Granularization of Learning - George Siemens

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The Granularization of Learning - George Siemens (Athabasca University), Keynote Speaker @Social Business Forum 2013

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  • https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Economic_Studies/Productivity_Performance/Preparing_for_a_new_era_of_knowledge_work_3034
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  • The Granularization of Learning - George Siemens

    1. 1. Granularization of LearningGeorge Siemens, PhDJune 4, 2013
    2. 2. August 5, 1949
    3. 3. April 14, 1994
    4. 4. Modern knowledge need: connectionsbetween agents and informationDifferent approaches to meeting thoseknowledge needsApproaches blend socio-technicalsensemaking approachesTechnologies for this context need to bedeveloped
    5. 5. Expanding knowledge needsrequires expanding learningopportunities
    6. 6. Adaptivity & sensitivity to importantchange factors are critical
    7. 7. Philadelphia Inquirer Newsroom, 2009
    8. 8. Philadelphia Inquirer Newsroom, 2012
    9. 9. McKinsey Quarterly, 2012
    10. 10. The last decade, two definingtrends:1. Participatory culture and social/technicalconnectivity (Rise of the Individual)2. Transparency and surveillance culture(Rise of Data and Analytics)
    11. 11. When we create, it can beanalyzed andnew patterns can be discovered(understood, evaluated, interrogated)
    12. 12. SNAPP
    13. 13. Prism (downside of social media)“now I can pull your entire life together fromall those domains [banking, social media,emails] and map it out and show your entirelife over time “
    14. 14. American intelligence communitiesare interested in your YouTubevideo, flickr uploads, tweets --even your online book purchases --and for over a year theyve beenlaying down some serious cash toget a better look at all of them.
    15. 15. Tempus vs. Hora
    16. 16. Reducing the basic units ofeducation:From courses/workshops/modulesto competencies
    17. 17. Informationfragmentation…loss of narrativesof coherence
    18. 18. The problem:Once we’ve fragmented contentand conversation,we need to stitch them togetheragain so we can act meaningfully
    19. 19. Agents in a system possess only partialinformation(Miller and Page 2007)…to make sense and act meaningfullyrequires connections to be formed betweenagents
    20. 20. Networked informationdoesn’t have a center
    21. 21. So we (socially) create temporarycenters:Shared sensemaking
    22. 22. So we (technologically) createtemporary centers:content and conversationaggregation
    23. 23. Stitching things together:Sensemaking and wayfinding throughcomplex information flows and trends toextract what is important and relevant
    24. 24. Smaller, contextual learningexperiences,introduced into work processes andnetworksthrough social and analyticapproaches.
    25. 25. Integrated social learning/knowledge competency development and tracking
    26. 26. Twitter/Gmail:gsiemens

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