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Connections and Conversations: What happens to content? George Siemens WIAOC 2007
<ul><li>&quot;Networks are the language of our times, but our institutions are not programmed to understand them.“ </li></...
Moving into ambiguity…
<ul><li>&quot;The chief cause of problems is solutions.&quot;   </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Sevareid   </li></ul>
The players <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Learner </li></ul>
Parallel to the music, radio, news, TV <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Resource creator </li></ul><ul><li>Distributor/ma...
Content Trends <ul><li>Authority shift </li></ul><ul><li>UGC </li></ul><ul><li>Collective </li></ul>
 
 
 
<ul><li>“Hell is the place where nothing connects”  </li></ul><ul><li>TS Eliot   </li></ul>
Networks hold (are) knowledge <ul><li>The presence of “c” changes the meaning of “a” and “b” </li></ul>
Understanding is a function of nature of connections
 
 
 
 
http://missgriffis.wordpress.com/  - Glenbow Museum
 
Seeking Balance <ul><li>Gradients & nuances </li></ul><ul><li>Varying presence of participant </li></ul><ul><li>Formal vs ...
<ul><li>Type of content </li></ul><ul><li>Life of content type </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Connections and Conversations: What happens to content? George Siemens WIAOC 2007
  2. 2. <ul><li>&quot;Networks are the language of our times, but our institutions are not programmed to understand them.“ </li></ul><ul><li>McCarthy, Miller, & Skidmore </li></ul>
  3. 3. Moving into ambiguity…
  4. 4. <ul><li>&quot;The chief cause of problems is solutions.&quot;  </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Sevareid </li></ul>
  5. 5. The players <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Learner </li></ul>
  6. 6. Parallel to the music, radio, news, TV <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Resource creator </li></ul><ul><li>Distributor/marketer/promoter </li></ul><ul><li>Person viewing/listening the resource </li></ul>
  7. 7. Content Trends <ul><li>Authority shift </li></ul><ul><li>UGC </li></ul><ul><li>Collective </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>“Hell is the place where nothing connects” </li></ul><ul><li>TS Eliot </li></ul>
  9. 12. Networks hold (are) knowledge <ul><li>The presence of “c” changes the meaning of “a” and “b” </li></ul>
  10. 13. Understanding is a function of nature of connections
  11. 18. http://missgriffis.wordpress.com/ - Glenbow Museum
  12. 20. Seeking Balance <ul><li>Gradients & nuances </li></ul><ul><li>Varying presence of participant </li></ul><ul><li>Formal vs informal </li></ul><ul><li>Expert vs amateur </li></ul>
  13. 21. <ul><li>Type of content </li></ul><ul><li>Life of content type </li></ul>

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