Connectivism: Changing Times


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  • Source: Mary Meeker 2010 Web 2.0 conference report
  • Source: Mary Meeker 2010 Web 2.0 conference report
  • Source: TD special report on post secondary education
  • Connectivism: Changing Times

    1. Connectivism and Changing Times: Learning for a Socially Wired World George Siemens November 19, 2010 Massey University Palmerston North, New Zealand
    2. All of these change models are converging
    3. Martin Prosperity Institute, 2009
    4. “It’s a war for talent” Eric Schmidt
    5. Excellence Research Chairs “If you read the British press you will see they are screaming bloody murder that we’re taking the best from Britain and bringing them to Canada. Well, precisely. That was the name of the game” Derek Burney
    6. Astonishing pace of change (in less than five years)
    7. Shift Index Metrics Shift Index, 2010 Deloitte Center for the Edge, p.133
    8. Adapted from: UNESCO, Trends in Global Higher Education, 2009
    9. Divesting public support of higher education California: Significant reductions (2010) budget. More coming… UK: Severe system wide cuts
    10. Seeking relevance for traditional universities
    11. Sloan-C, Class Differences 2010, p. 6
    12. Sloan-C, Class Differences 2010, p. 7
    13. “Somebody is going to figure out how to deliver online education for credit and for degrees in the quality sector—i.e., in the elite sector…I think it ought to be us” Christopher Edley Jr. Dean, Berkeley Law School
    14. Impact of disconnection
    15. “…the fundamental task of education is to enculturate youth into this knowledge- creating civilization and to help them find a place in it…traditional educational practices – with its emphasis on knowledge transmission – as well as newer constructivist methods both appear to be limited in scope if not entirely missing the point” Scardamalia and Bereiter (2006, Cambridge Handbook of Learning Sciences)
    16. In networks, knowledge and learning are the same thing: one is the product, the other the process
    17. “In today’s networked world, learners are placing greater value on knowing where to find information than on knowing the information themselves.” 2010 New Zealand, Australia Horizon Report
    18. Process of discovery of corona virus (SARS) as future university model?
    19. Late February, 2003
    20. Global, networked research, sensemaking, & knowledge growth
    21. April 16, 2003
    22. Distributed, social, networked knowledge growth (Connectivism)
    23. Massive Open Online Courses
    24. Open teaching & learning 2008, 2009, (soon) 2011
    25. What is the impact of hyper- connectedness (social & informational)?
    26. Challenge to repurpose education on an explicit system-wide connections and connectedness model
    27. Focusing on:
    28. Complexity, emergence, self-organization
    29. Social and knowledge connections
    30. Knowledge-building (growing)
    31. Small worlds
    32. Weak/strong ties
    33. Coherence
    34. Depth (of knowledge)
    35. Resonance
    36. Knowledge and competence as states and patterns of connections
    37. Which introduces learning and knowledge analytics
    38. Complete (or nearly) connectedness requires emphasis to shift to data analysis, visualization
    39. Connectivism & Connective Knowledge 2008 Moodle Forum Analysis Week 
    40. Purdue Signals “To identify students who are at risk academically, Signals combines “predictive modeling” with data-mining from Blackboard Vista, Purdue University’s course management system. When an instructor runs a Signals intervention, each student is assigned to a “risk group”, denoted by one of three stoplight ratings -- corresponding to green (not at-risk), yellow (may be at-risk) or red (at-risk) stoplight icons – which are released to the student’s Blackboard course page.”
    41. Breakups (via status changes)
    42. Twitter/Facebook/Quora: gsiemens Newsletter: Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference: (February 27-March 1, 2011. Banff, Canada)