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  • On Becoming: The cognitive and social impact of technology George Siemens Leading Learning Toronto, Ontario May 5, 2008 Learning Technologies Centre www.umanitoba.ca/learning_technologies
    • What does technology do?
    • Cognition
    • Socialization
    • What can we do together?
    • On becoming human...or techno-human
    • Finding balance
  • Technology allows us to
  • think
  • know
  • be intelligent
  • to “do” cognition
  • together
  • Technology allows us to
  • feel
  • act
  • share
  • be
  • together
  • But...
    • Carriers of patterns of previous reasoning
    • Roy Pea
    • What does technology do?
    • Cognition
    • Socialization
    • What can we do together?
    • On becoming human...or techno-human
    • Finding balance
  • Haxby, Hoffman, & Goggini (2000)
  • Loss of control
  • Cognitive load
  • Multi-perspective
  • Distributed
  • Collective
  • Connective
  • The promise?
    • How can people and computers be connected so that—collectively—they act more intelligently than any individuals, groups, or computers have ever done before?
    • MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
  • The promise?
  • The outcome
    • 4000 registered
    • “ a few dozen” contributed
    • Finally, professional writers hired
  • Digital Maoism?
    • The Wikipedia is far from being the only online fetish site for foolish collectivism. There's a frantic race taking place online to become the most "Meta" site, to be the highest level aggregator, subsuming the identity of all other sites.
    • “ Diverse people working together and capitalizing on their individuality”
    • Scott Page
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    • What does technology do?
    • Cognition
    • Socialization
    • What can we do together?
    • On becoming human...or techno-human
    • Finding balance
  • Identity
  • Belonging
  • Connectedness
  • Relational
    • What does technology do?
    • Cognition
    • Socialization
    • What can we do together?
    • On becoming human...or techno-human
    • Finding balance
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    • Our opportunities for distributed cognition, to learn, interact, and share
    • far exceeds the design of education
    • Our ability to act, influence, and change
    • far exceeds our ability to understand
    • Same networks of information also carry misinformation
    • What does technology do?
    • Cognition
    • Socialization
    • What can we do together?
    • On becoming human...or techno-human
    • Finding balance
  • Technology-mediated learning
    • No difference
    • ...but tools carry different patterns of previous reasoning
  • Technology as extension
  • or
  • Technology as humanity
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  • Return to humanity?
  • Rise of techno-humanity? http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/2008/elasticmind/
  • Privacy & Security
  • Baja Beach Club
    • What does technology do?
    • Cognition
    • Socialization
    • What can we do together?
    • On becoming human...or techno-human
    • Finding balance
  • What is the role of education?
  • Stakeholders
    • Learner
    • Educator
    • Institution
    • Society
    • Organizations
  • Values to preserve
    • Deep understanding
    • Transformative impact of learning
    • Being human
    • Students as products of—and participants in—traditions of art, ideas, and values (Harvard)
  • To embrace
    • Exploration/experimentation
    • Broad spectrum of learning
    • Reality of thin classroom walls
    • Collaboration and sharing as educators, learners
  • Websites and Newsletters
    • www.elearnspace.org
    • www.knowingknowledge.com
    • www.connectivism.ca
    • http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/wordpress/
    • gsiemens AT elearnspace DOT org