Connecting the Dots

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Living, working and learning in a networked world

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Connecting the Dots

  1. 1. CONNECTING THE DOTS Learning in a Networked World
  2. 2. The Internet as conceived in 1969
  3. 3. Technology has changed the way that we live, work and learn.
  4. 8. The Internet today… 1 billion PC chips 2 million emails per second 1 million IMs per second 8 terabytes of web traffic per second 255 exabytes of storage 100 billion clicks per day 55 trillion links
  5. 9. The complexity of the Internet today, is roughly comparable to the human brain . Today = 1 HB Year 2040 = 6,000,000,000 HB
  6. 10. 20 years 20 years
  7. 11. 200,000 years - Homo Sapiens first appeared in East Africa 100,000 years Development of speech and language 40,000 years Fully modern behavior, including figurative art, music, self-ornamentation, trade, burial rites etc 10,000 years Agricultural revolution, wheel is invented First civilizations and cities, writing systems, Bronze Age 5,000 years Iron Age 3,000 years Iron Age 3,000 years Rise and fall of great empires, the Middle ages 500 BCE – 1500 CE 600 years The Renaissance in Europe, the Age of enlightenment 250 years Industrial Revolution 125 years First motor car 100 years Commercial radio broadcast, passenger flights 80 years Television broadcasts 50 years Microprocessor based industrial computers 30 years Personal computers 20 years World Wide Web was born 15 years Hotmail 7 years Facebook 40 years Man on Moon
  8. 12. Internet – linking computers to computers Living in a Networked World
  9. 13. Living in a Networked World Web 1.0 – linking content to content, people to content
  10. 14. Living in a Networked World Web 2.0 – linking people to people
  11. 15. Internet – linking computers to computers Living in a Networked World Web 1.0 – linking content to content, people to content Web 2.0 – linking people to people Web 3.0 – linking data to data SEMANTIC WEB WEB 3.0 “ It’s about allowing machines to understand the meaning of information on the web and in the material world such that humans can use the web to its full potential.”
  12. 16. What is Semantic Web? <ul><li>A totally Integrated world </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone and everything </li></ul><ul><li>Always plugged in </li></ul><ul><li>From cradle to grave </li></ul>
  13. 17. <ul><li>More powerful broadband </li></ul><ul><li>More graphically capable environments </li></ul><ul><li>Richer 3D simulations </li></ul><ul><li>TV quality open video </li></ul><ul><li>More augmented reality </li></ul><ul><li>More location-based info services </li></ul>Look forward to…
  14. 18. Why Social Networking? Because by nature, humans are connection forming beings… { Conceptual · Relational · Social } That’s how we understand the world we live in.
  15. 19. What is Social Network Analysis? “ The mapping and measuring of relationships between people, groups, organizations , and other connected information/knowledge entities within a network.” Social network analysis views social relationships in terms of network theory, consisting of nodes and ties . Nodes – People and groups. Ties – Relationships between nodes.
  16. 20. Social Power in a Network How do we measure Power in a network? Is it about having a &quot;favored position&quot;? Is it about having &quot;more opportunities&quot;? Is it about having &quot;fewer constraints&quot;?
  17. 21. Social Power in a Network Network analysis uses a concept called &quot; centrality measure &quot; to study power of actors in a network. # Degree Centrality # Betweenness Centrality # Closeness Centrality
  18. 22. Ed Beverly Garth Heather Ike Jane Fernando Carol Diane Andre “ Kite Network” <ul><li>Degree Centrality : The number of direct ties a node has </li></ul>
  19. 23. Ed Beverly Garth Heather Ike Jane Fernando Carol Diane Andre <ul><li>Degree Centrality : The number of direct ties a node has </li></ul><ul><li>Betweenness Centrality : The number of paths in the network that pass through a given person </li></ul>
  20. 24. Ed Beverly Garth Heather Ike Jane Fernando Carol Diane Andre <ul><li>Degree Centrality : The number of direct ties a node has </li></ul><ul><li>Betweenness Centrality : The number of paths in the network that pass through a given person </li></ul><ul><li>Closeness Centrality : The extent to which an individual is near all other individuals in a network (directly or indirectly) </li></ul>
  21. 25. Ed Beverly Garth Heather Ike Jane Fernando Carol Diane Andre <ul><li>Degree Centrality : The number of direct ties a node has </li></ul><ul><li>Betweenness Centrality : The number of paths in the network that pass through a given person </li></ul><ul><li>Closeness Centrality : The extent to which an individual is near all other individuals in a network (directly or indirectly) </li></ul>
  22. 26. Learning in a Networked World What are the challenges today? “ The amount of knowledge in the world has doubled in the past 10 years and is doubling every 18 months.” -- American Society of Training and Documentation (ASTD) How do we find what is relevant and valuable ??? How do we rapidly evaluate (or validate) knowledge? How do we deal with rapidly diminishing knowledge life?
  23. 27. What is a MOOC?
  24. 28. What is Connectivism? <ul><li>Connectivism proposes that: </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge is distributed across a network of connections </li></ul><ul><li>Learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks </li></ul>“ A learning theory for the digital age&quot;
  25. 29. Principles of Connectivism <ul><li>Learning and knowledge rests in diversity of opinions. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning may reside in non-human appliances. (blogs, wikis, knowledgebase) </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known. </li></ul><ul><li>Nurturing and maintaining connections is needed to facilitate continual learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to see connections between fields, ideas, and concepts is a core skill. </li></ul><ul><li>Currency (accurate, up-to-date knowledge) is the intent of all connectivist learning activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing what to learn and evaluating incoming information is itself a learning process. </li></ul>
  26. 30. In Closing… # Stay connected, stay current # Work is learning, learning is work Work Training & Education Work Learning Then Now

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