Socializing Open Learning George Siemens Barcelona November 30, 2009
Tempus vs. Hora
The irrelevance of structured learning <ul><li>As conceived today </li></ul><ul><li>Private Universe </li></ul>
Sensemaking, not learning
What is sensemaking?
What is open learning?
What is social? <ul><li>Not like ether  ( Latour ) </li></ul><ul><li>Fluid – forming and reforming </li></ul>
A different way to see the world  (& learning)
The primacy of connections
Connections, not networks <ul><li>A network is an expression of connectedness –  a pattern </li></ul>
History through the eyes of connectedness <ul><li>Plato – we receive him (almost) whole…we create an object of what was a ...
<ul><li>“ To produce means to combine materials forces within our reach…to produce other things…means to combine these mat...
Central Nervous System for the Earth http://www.hpl.hp.com/news/2009/oct-dec/cense.html
The connections we permit
The connections we control
Research <ul><li>Exploration of validity of connections </li></ul>“ Origination in scientific theorizing…is at bottom  a l...
Under what types of conditions does a “course” work well?
More is different
Change does not scale
Structure of the internet is anti-pre-packaging
Curriculum creation and delivery as functions of connections
A course is a terrible sub-assembly unit of information transfer
How do educators control and influence connection forming in learning?
Why open, social learning? <ul><li>Responsive to needs of individual </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive </li></ul><ul><li>Fluid, v...
Course: connections formed for learners
Distributed cognition <ul><li>Network as cognitive agent </li></ul>
Connection-creation systems in complex, abundant information environments <ul><li>Socially-driven networks </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>https://tekri.athabascau.ca/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.elearnspace.org  (weekly newsletter) </li></ul><ul><li>http://t...
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    1. 1. Socializing Open Learning George Siemens Barcelona November 30, 2009
    2. 2. Tempus vs. Hora
    3. 3. The irrelevance of structured learning <ul><li>As conceived today </li></ul><ul><li>Private Universe </li></ul>
    4. 4. Sensemaking, not learning
    5. 5. What is sensemaking?
    6. 6. What is open learning?
    7. 7. What is social? <ul><li>Not like ether ( Latour ) </li></ul><ul><li>Fluid – forming and reforming </li></ul>
    8. 8. A different way to see the world (& learning)
    9. 9. The primacy of connections
    10. 10. Connections, not networks <ul><li>A network is an expression of connectedness – a pattern </li></ul>
    11. 11. History through the eyes of connectedness <ul><li>Plato – we receive him (almost) whole…we create an object of what was a process </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>“ To produce means to combine materials forces within our reach…to produce other things…means to combine these materials and forces differently” </li></ul>
    13. 13. Central Nervous System for the Earth http://www.hpl.hp.com/news/2009/oct-dec/cense.html
    14. 14. The connections we permit
    15. 15. The connections we control
    16. 16. Research <ul><li>Exploration of validity of connections </li></ul>“ Origination in scientific theorizing…is at bottom a linking ” W. Bryan Arthur
    17. 17. Under what types of conditions does a “course” work well?
    18. 18. More is different
    19. 19. Change does not scale
    20. 20. Structure of the internet is anti-pre-packaging
    21. 21. Curriculum creation and delivery as functions of connections
    22. 22. A course is a terrible sub-assembly unit of information transfer
    23. 23. How do educators control and influence connection forming in learning?
    24. 24. Why open, social learning? <ul><li>Responsive to needs of individual </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive </li></ul><ul><li>Fluid, varied, contextual </li></ul>
    25. 25. Course: connections formed for learners
    26. 26. Distributed cognition <ul><li>Network as cognitive agent </li></ul>
    27. 27. Connection-creation systems in complex, abundant information environments <ul><li>Socially-driven networks </li></ul><ul><li>Technologically-enabled </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>https://tekri.athabascau.ca/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.elearnspace.org (weekly newsletter) </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/gsiemens </li></ul>

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