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Presented by Gerge Siemens at the EDEN Annual Conference in Valencia, 2010

Presented by Gerge Siemens at the EDEN Annual Conference in Valencia, 2010

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  • Knowledge coherence in fragmented information ecologies
    George Siemens
    Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute
    Athabasca University
    June 10, 2010
    Valencia, Spain
    Presented to
  • Vital combat for lucidity
    (Morin, 1999)
  • Image credit: CharisTsevis, WSJ
  • Do we multitask?
    Ophir, Nass, & Wagner (2009)
  • Private universe
    http://www.learner.org/resources/series28.html
  • Expertise matters
    Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance
    Sources of Power (Gary Klein)
  • Universities map reality
    (Frank & Gabler, 2006)
  • Societies create institutions that reflect what is done with knowledge
    (McNeely & Wolverton, 2008)
  • Information scaling
  • Social scaling?
  • What is a course?
  • Structures of coherence formed prior to learner engagement
  • Courses are the currency of the formal education system
  • Administrative role of courses
    Knowledge role of courses
  • Efficient market hypothesis
  • Efficient learning hypothesis
  • Efficient learning hypothesis
  • Learners are more diverse than our course designs suggest
  • The input-view of learning content was utilized because we could control it.
  • Pace of information growth exceeds education systems ability to adapt in the course model
    http://hmi.ucsd.edu/howmuchinfo.php
  • Courses as computation
    real-time, contextual generation
  • Boundary-less learning,
    whole learning
  • Innovate on courses, not within courses
  • http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/connectivism/
  • http://edfutures.com/
  • http://ple.elg.ca/course/
  • The Landing @ Athabasca University
    http://landing.athabascau.ca/
  • Lessons learned?
    • Need for aggressive experimentation
    • Learners are been Pavlov-ed
    • Multiple spaces
    • Aggregation and curation are key
    • Participatory pedagogy
  • Weekly newsletter: www.elearnspace.org
    Gmail/Facebook/Twitter/Whatever: gsiemens