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Archeology of Knowledge“history deciphered the traces left by men, it nowdeploys a mass of elements that have to begrouped, made relevant, placed in relation to oneanother to form totalities” (Foucault)
Note quality ofInca stone work(bottom)(Spanish top)
Science as a connective enterprise(Bibliography…and Garfield’s impact factor asinspiration for Google)
The scientific method is a structured process for connection validation
Northeast Blackout: 2003From 12:15 pm to 4:13 pm:Small power-flow monitoring tool failureto 250+ power plant failure
“A fundamental property of interdependentnetworks is that failure of nodes in one networkmay lead to failure of dependent nodes in othernetworks. This may happen recursively and canlead to a cascade of failures.” Buldyrev et al (2010)
MOOCsHow can an educator teach 1,000, 5,000, or100,000 students?
MOOCsThey can’t. The learners teach one another(fill knowledge gaps in others)
Half-ideas colliding to form new (innovative) knowledge wholes: MOOCs
Education system- Should be about spaces for optimal idea connectedness- Space design, not only learning design- Openness of content and teaching enlarges society’s capacity to handle complex problems- xED is academia’s push back at commercialization of knowledge/learning
Expertise development through activities that activate multiple(meaningful) knowledge connections