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Knowledge Coherence in Fragmented Information Ecologies

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Presented by Gerge Siemens at the EDEN Annual Conference in Valencia, 2010

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Knowledge Coherence in Fragmented Information Ecologies

  1. 1. Knowledge coherence in fragmented information ecologies<br />George Siemens<br />Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute<br />Athabasca University<br />June 10, 2010<br />Valencia, Spain<br />Presented to <br />
  2. 2. Vital combat for lucidity<br />(Morin, 1999)<br />
  3. 3. Image credit: CharisTsevis, WSJ<br />
  4. 4. Do we multitask? <br />Ophir, Nass, & Wagner (2009)<br />
  5. 5. Private universe<br />http://www.learner.org/resources/series28.html<br />
  6. 6. Expertise matters<br />Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance<br />Sources of Power (Gary Klein)<br />
  7. 7. Universities map reality <br />(Frank & Gabler, 2006)<br />
  8. 8. Societies create institutions that reflect what is done with knowledge <br />(McNeely & Wolverton, 2008)<br />
  9. 9. Information scaling<br />
  10. 10. Social scaling?<br />
  11. 11. What is a course?<br />
  12. 12. Structures of coherence formed prior to learner engagement<br />
  13. 13. Courses are the currency of the formal education system<br />
  14. 14. Administrative role of courses<br />Knowledge role of courses<br />
  15. 15. Efficient market hypothesis<br />
  16. 16. Efficient learning hypothesis<br />
  17. 17. Efficient learning hypothesis<br />
  18. 18. Learners are more diverse than our course designs suggest<br />
  19. 19. The input-view of learning content was utilized because we could control it. <br />
  20. 20. Pace of information growth exceeds education systems ability to adapt in the course model<br />http://hmi.ucsd.edu/howmuchinfo.php<br />
  21. 21. Courses as computation<br />real-time, contextual generation<br />
  22. 22. Boundary-less learning, <br />whole learning <br />
  23. 23. Innovate on courses, not within courses<br />
  24. 24. http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/connectivism/<br />
  25. 25. http://edfutures.com/<br />
  26. 26. http://ple.elg.ca/course/<br />
  27. 27. The Landing @ Athabasca University<br />http://landing.athabascau.ca/<br />
  28. 28. Lessons learned?<br /><ul><li>Need for aggressive experimentation
  29. 29. Learners are been Pavlov-ed
  30. 30. Multiple spaces
  31. 31. Aggregation and curation are key
  32. 32. Participatory pedagogy</li></li></ul><li>Weekly newsletter: www.elearnspace.org<br />Gmail/Facebook/Twitter/Whatever: gsiemens<br />

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