Where is education headed? Sir Ken Richardson mentions the
unpredictability of it in a TED conference on ‘How we Learn’.
Computing Technology Growth
Born Digital Generation
Meeting New Needs
‘Age of Information’
Many voices, many ideas
converging . . .
Working Together, building, modifying
and rebuilding knowledge.
Multilingual and multicultural tools
powered by individuals.
Knowledge is Socially Constructed
Jean Piaget (1926) Lev Vygotsky (1962)
Global Knowledge Base
Open Source forging many
Worldwide Collaborative Learning
MIT FREE Course Materials
Sites for collaborative education
Interactive Open Education
Putting it all Together, Together
The Universe is a big Place to Observe
Costs of Technology
Give Open Source a Chance!
Saying no to: Saying yes to:
Socialist vs. Capitalist Models
Knowledge as a Stock?
Knowledge as a Commodity?
Collaboration and Social Justice
Karl Marx Thomas Dewey
Looking Forward Building New
Open Source Social Systems
Knowledge comes from every level in
Technology within us
Technology inside of our brains cells, networked to the entire world of
knowledge, communicating and collaborating with others at an
Human Synapses Connecting to Global Social
Wireless Access to the Brain
“How we shape and engineer the technology,
tools, organization of knowledge, and virtual
communities on the expanding Internet
information infrastructure will directly affect
the potential productivity, roles, and equity of
opportunity of young people in the near and
distant future, and thereby will affect the kind
of society into which we evolve” (Hunter and