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On Becoming: The cognitive and social impact of technology   George Siemens Leading Learning Toronto, Ontario May 5, 2008 ...
<ul><li>What does technology do? </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>What can we...
Technology allows us to
think
know
be intelligent
to “do” cognition
together
Technology allows us to
feel
act
share
be
together
But...
<ul><li>Carriers of patterns of previous reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Roy Pea </li></ul>
<ul><li>What does technology do? </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>What can we...
Haxby, Hoffman, & Goggini (2000)
Loss of control
Cognitive load
Multi-perspective
Distributed
Collective
Connective
The promise? <ul><li>How can people and computers be connected so that—collectively—they act more intelligently than any i...
The promise?
The outcome <ul><li>4000 registered </li></ul><ul><li>“ a few dozen” contributed </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, professional w...
Digital Maoism? <ul><li>The Wikipedia is far from being the only online fetish site for foolish collectivism. There's a fr...
<ul><li>“ Diverse people working together and capitalizing on their individuality” </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Page </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>What does technology do? </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>What can we...
Identity
Belonging
Connectedness
Relational
<ul><li>What does technology do? </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>What can we...
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Our opportunities for distributed cognition, to learn, interact, and share  </li></ul><ul><li>far exceeds the desi...
<ul><li>Our ability to act, influence, and change  </li></ul><ul><li>far exceeds  our ability to understand </li></ul>
<ul><li>Same networks of information also carry misinformation </li></ul>
<ul><li>What does technology do? </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>What can we...
Technology-mediated learning <ul><li>No difference </li></ul><ul><li>...but tools carry different patterns of previous rea...
Technology as extension
or
Technology as humanity
 
Return to humanity?
Rise of techno-humanity? http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/2008/elasticmind/
Privacy & Security
Baja Beach Club
<ul><li>What does technology do? </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>What can we...
What is the role of education?
Stakeholders
<ul><li>Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Society </li></ul><ul><li>Organ...
Values to preserve <ul><li>Deep understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Transformative impact of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Being ...
To embrace <ul><li>Exploration/experimentation </li></ul><ul><li>Broad spectrum of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Reality of t...
Websites and Newsletters <ul><li>www.elearnspace.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.knowingknowledge.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.conn...
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  1. On Becoming: The cognitive and social impact of technology George Siemens Leading Learning Toronto, Ontario May 5, 2008 Learning Technologies Centre www.umanitoba.ca/learning_technologies
  2. <ul><li>What does technology do? </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do together? </li></ul><ul><li>On becoming human...or techno-human </li></ul><ul><li>Finding balance </li></ul>
  3. Technology allows us to
  4. think
  5. know
  6. be intelligent
  7. to “do” cognition
  8. together
  9. Technology allows us to
  10. feel
  11. act
  12. share
  13. be
  14. together
  15. But...
  16. <ul><li>Carriers of patterns of previous reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Roy Pea </li></ul>
  17. <ul><li>What does technology do? </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do together? </li></ul><ul><li>On becoming human...or techno-human </li></ul><ul><li>Finding balance </li></ul>
  18. Haxby, Hoffman, & Goggini (2000)
  19. Loss of control
  20. Cognitive load
  21. Multi-perspective
  22. Distributed
  23. Collective
  24. Connective
  25. The promise? <ul><li>How can people and computers be connected so that—collectively—they act more intelligently than any individuals, groups, or computers have ever done before? </li></ul><ul><li>MIT Center for Collective Intelligence </li></ul>
  26. The promise?
  27. The outcome <ul><li>4000 registered </li></ul><ul><li>“ a few dozen” contributed </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, professional writers hired </li></ul>
  28. Digital Maoism? <ul><li>The Wikipedia is far from being the only online fetish site for foolish collectivism. There's a frantic race taking place online to become the most &quot;Meta&quot; site, to be the highest level aggregator, subsuming the identity of all other sites. </li></ul>
  29. <ul><li>“ Diverse people working together and capitalizing on their individuality” </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Page </li></ul>
  30.  
  31. <ul><li>What does technology do? </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do together? </li></ul><ul><li>On becoming human...or techno-human </li></ul><ul><li>Finding balance </li></ul>
  32. Identity
  33. Belonging
  34. Connectedness
  35. Relational
  36. <ul><li>What does technology do? </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do together? </li></ul><ul><li>On becoming human...or techno-human </li></ul><ul><li>Finding balance </li></ul>
  37.  
  38.  
  39.  
  40.  
  41.  
  42.  
  43. <ul><li>Our opportunities for distributed cognition, to learn, interact, and share </li></ul><ul><li>far exceeds the design of education </li></ul>
  44. <ul><li>Our ability to act, influence, and change </li></ul><ul><li>far exceeds our ability to understand </li></ul>
  45. <ul><li>Same networks of information also carry misinformation </li></ul>
  46. <ul><li>What does technology do? </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do together? </li></ul><ul><li>On becoming human...or techno-human </li></ul><ul><li>Finding balance </li></ul>
  47. Technology-mediated learning <ul><li>No difference </li></ul><ul><li>...but tools carry different patterns of previous reasoning </li></ul>
  48. Technology as extension
  49. or
  50. Technology as humanity
  51.  
  52. Return to humanity?
  53. Rise of techno-humanity? http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/2008/elasticmind/
  54. Privacy & Security
  55. Baja Beach Club
  56. <ul><li>What does technology do? </li></ul><ul><li>Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Socialization </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do together? </li></ul><ul><li>On becoming human...or techno-human </li></ul><ul><li>Finding balance </li></ul>
  57. What is the role of education?
  58. Stakeholders
  59. <ul><li>Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Society </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations </li></ul>
  60. Values to preserve <ul><li>Deep understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Transformative impact of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Being human </li></ul><ul><li>Students as products of—and participants in—traditions of art, ideas, and values (Harvard) </li></ul>
  61. To embrace <ul><li>Exploration/experimentation </li></ul><ul><li>Broad spectrum of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Reality of thin classroom walls </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and sharing as educators, learners </li></ul>
  62. Websites and Newsletters <ul><li>www.elearnspace.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.knowingknowledge.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.connectivism.ca </li></ul><ul><li>http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/wordpress/ </li></ul><ul><li>gsiemens AT elearnspace DOT org </li></ul>

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