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Module 2

  1. 1. Singularity, Wisdom 2.0, The World is Flat, and A Whole New Mind<br />M10W7012 MengQi Wang<br />
  2. 2. Michael Wesch, an associate professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University, in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University create a short video highlighting the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime.<br />A Vision of Students Today<br />
  3. 3. Are you a Web 2.0 Educator?<br />What is Web 2.0?<br />Websites<br />Blogs<br />Podcasts<br />Feed Readers -- RSS<br />Wikis<br />Online Word Processors, Spreadsheets, and Presentations<br />Social Networks<br />Links to the Web 2.0 Tools<br />Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators<br />References<br />Web 2.0<br />
  4. 4. What is Singularity?<br />The Singularity is the technological creation of smarter-than-human intelligence by means of technologies as artificial Intelligence, direct brain-computer interfaces, biological augmentation of the brain, genetic engineering, and ultra-high-resolution scans of the brain followed by computer emulation.<br />Ray Kurzweil<br />
  5. 5. Today technology growth exponentially.<br />There is a big difference between linear and exponential growth. If we take 30 steps linearly, one, two, three, four, five, we get to 30. If we take 30 steps exponentially, two, four, eight, 16, we get to a billion. It makes a huge difference.<br />Linear vs. Exponential<br />
  6. 6. Wisdom 2.0 conference explores how we can live mindfully and wisely, and engage the great technologies of our age in ways that benefit us, our society, and our world. It explores living with Awareness, Wisdom and Compassion in the Technology Age.<br />Wisdom 2.0<br />
  7. 7. 10 "Flatteners" of the World<br />Thomas Friedman<br />The World is Flat<br />Why “Flat”?<br />The World is Flat<br />
  8. 8. About Daniel H. Pink<br />Conceptual Age<br />Three Trends<br />Abundance<br />Asia<br />Automation<br />Three Questions<br />Six Essential Senses<br />Design -- Not just Function but also Design<br />Portfolio -- Design<br />Story -- Not just Argument but also Story<br />Portfolio – Story<br />Symphony -- Not just Focus but also Symphony.<br />Negative Space <br />Portfolio: Symphony<br />Empathy -- Not just Logic but also Empathy<br />Portfolio: Empathy<br />Play -- Not just Seriousness but also Play<br />Laughter Club<br />Games<br />References<br />A Whole New Mind<br />
  9. 9. 1. Go to Select one web 2.0 application and describe it. Explain whether this application would be useful for your e-learning course.<br />2. What do you think about the future of technology?<br />3. Business leaders are now examining the effectiveness of Mindfulness and Meditation to reduce stress, improve concentration and increase overall company's productivity.<br />Would mindfulness (meditation, zen) be helpful for your e-learning business?<br />What are the most popular Japanese websites?<br />Assignments<br />
  10. 10. 4. Answer the following questions:<br />What is your average class size at KCGI?<br />What percentage of teachers in college would be able to recognize you and call you by name?<br />What percentage of assigned readings do you complete?<br />How many books have you read per month?<br />On average, how many web pages do you read each day?<br />On average, how many pages do you write for your classes each semester?<br />On average, how many pages of e-mails will you write in a single day?<br />How many hours do you spend watching TV?<br />How many hours do you spend online per day?<br />How many hours do you spend on cellphone per day?<br />What software do you use each day?<br />What computer games do you play?<br />Assignments<br />