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  • Learning in complex knowledge spaces George Siemens November 15, 2011 Rijeka, Croatia CARNET
  • Our education system must map to the reality of society today, namely:
  • Abundance of Information
  • Complexity(dynamicconnectedness)of knowledgeand knowledgespaces Barry Kade, 2009
  • Complex systems:“a set of diverse actors who dynamically interactwith one another awash in a sea of feedbacks.” Miller and Page, 2007
  • Re-balancing of powerFrom organization to individualFrom individual to “the machine”
  • Abundance has always been with us, but now it’s, um, more abundant
  • More is different
  • Complexity is different
  • “The internet has enabled fundamental businesstransformations that span the entire value chainin virtually all sectors”
  • McKinsey, 2011
  • McKinsey, 2011
  • But the internet is still in its infancy
  • Especially in education
  • Our education system today must reconcile itself with information and conversations that are:OpenAccessibleDistributedScalableSocialNetworkedSelf-organizingCreativity-drivenDerivative and iterative improvementsConnected to amplify effectsAdaptiveGlobalMultimedia-based
  • If “it” changes how we interact with information
  • Or how we interact with each other…
  • Then it will impact teaching, learning, education
  • Or, put another way: Education systems track the architecture of information of an era
  • And, wow, we’re messing with the architecture of information
  • (think of these examples not as specific tools,but as new affordances; new action potential)
  • Layering info onto physical space
  • Injecting new information into current context
  • Jail break the Matri(patri)archy
  • Finding patterns in historical information
  • Letters of Locke and Voltaire: “incredible disconnect”
  • Working different…
  • Evaluate/assess different(ly)
  • Design DifferentConole, G. (forthcoming), Designing for learning in an open world, New York: Springer
  • Instead of pre-fabricated curriculum…
  • Learning Paths… StooMathiesen, 2011
  • Honest signalsUnderstanding patterns (and meaning) in our signaling
  • Long form content, summarized
  • Learner SalespersonCollector ConvenerCurator CoordinatorSalesperson DesignerAlchemist CoachProgrammer AgitatorLecturer CriticTheorizer Connector etc…
  • Mobiles blurphysical/virtual worlds Jasleen Kaur, 2010
  • SaaS PaaS IaaSCloud Computing
  • Tools that enable us to think together
  • Tools that enable us to create together
  • Tools that enable us to debate together
  • The education system has aresponsibility to prepare learners for this world
  • Apps as channels Rafael Kage, 2011
  • Learner self-organization hannah sheffield, 2007
  • Online Self-Organizing Social Systems (OSOSS)“structure allows large numbers of individuals toself-organize in a highly decentralized mannerin order to solve problems and accomplish othergoals.” Wiley & Edwards 2003
  • Participatory sensemaking:“the coordination of intentional activity ininteraction, whereby individual sense-makingprocesses are affected and new domains ofsocial sense-making can be generated that werenot available to each individual on her own” De Jaegher and Di Paolo 2007
  • Open online course: Learning Analytics January 23 - March 17, 2012
  • Twitter: gsiemens Analytics & Knowledge 2012: Vancouver