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Connected learning and the role of context
How connecting content, people and semantics can create new learning opportunities: my talk at #futurec2010

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  • Connected learning and the role of context How connecting content , people and semantics can create new learning opportunities Prof Derek W. Keats Deputy Vice Chancellor (Knowledge & Information Management) The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg http://kim.wits.ac.za [email_address]
  • In ancient times people used computers to send email and...
  • Feb 1998 ... to surf the Web in web browsers that only opened HTML pages
  • Feb 1998 Search = find stuff that was posted weeks, months or years ago, and if we are lucky has been 'spidered' by now, and don't bother trying to give me meaninful information. In those days, you actually had to search yourself !!!!
  • Then something changed... I only use email to talk to old people. What's email?
  • Let us leave the 20 th Century behind...
  • ...and jump to the 21 st Century
  • Miw Sher, it's all about the conversations
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  • Information and services on the web have meaning (semantics)
  • Context : what are you doing?
  • Where are you and who is around you?
  • Temporal : what's happening right now that might be relevant?
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  • Semantic : automatically finding that which is meaningful and suitable for my context, in this location, now?
  • Find all edible flies that are active nearby today before dark?
  • The educator's fantasy... I just love reading text on my computer so much!
  • Enter the Personal Learning Environment
  • Built on a stack of FOSS applications and libraries using a suite of FOSS development and collaboration tools
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