Nomadding in virtual knowledge spaces:
Technology driven collaboration in the
21st century
Tryggvi Thayer
eTwinning Worksh...
Icelandic Historical Literature
Njálssaga (Brennu-Njálssaga)
Starring the quintessential Icelandic “dynamic duo”

Gunnar H...
Some Geography & Geology
Striated Space:
• Hierarchical
• Layered
• Fixed Pathways
Smooth Space:
• Continuous
• No discernable pathways
• No gateways
What if Gunnar had modern ICTs?

Technology creates smooth spaces
Nomadding in Smooth Space:
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–
–
–
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Transcend knowledge structures
Meandering
Discovery
Serendipity
Creating meaning
“Knowmads”
(Moravec, 2008)
Creating Nomadic Spaces
• Smoothing the terrain
– Access to people
– Access to information
– Access to dialogue

• Harness...
Emerging Technologies
• Fantastic possibilities
–
–
–
–

Merging of the virtual and reality
Merging of man and machine
New...
eTwinning as a Nomadic Space
• Over 200,000 participants
• Over 20,000 projects
• Facilitates:
– Collaboration
– Communica...
Thank you!

Have a fun, informative and productive workshop
Tryggvi Thayer
www.education4site.org
tbt@hi.is
References
• Moravec, J. W. (2008, November 20). Knowmads
in society 3.0. Retrieved from
www.educationfutures.com/2008/11/...
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    1. 1. Nomadding in virtual knowledge spaces: Technology driven collaboration in the 21st century Tryggvi Thayer eTwinning Workshop Reykjavík, Iceland October 31, 2013
    2. 2. Icelandic Historical Literature Njálssaga (Brennu-Njálssaga) Starring the quintessential Icelandic “dynamic duo” Gunnar Hámundarson (Gunnar frá Hlíðarenda): The mighty warrior Njáll Þorgeirsson: The wise old sage
    3. 3. Some Geography & Geology
    4. 4. Striated Space: • Hierarchical • Layered • Fixed Pathways
    5. 5. Smooth Space: • Continuous • No discernable pathways • No gateways
    6. 6. What if Gunnar had modern ICTs? Technology creates smooth spaces
    7. 7. Nomadding in Smooth Space: – – – – – Transcend knowledge structures Meandering Discovery Serendipity Creating meaning
    8. 8. “Knowmads” (Moravec, 2008)
    9. 9. Creating Nomadic Spaces • Smoothing the terrain – Access to people – Access to information – Access to dialogue • Harnessing the power of the “difference” – “… information […] is a difference which makes a difference” (Bateson, 1972). – IT smoothes the spaces that we inhabit to allow us to identify and explore differences. “… difference, and not similarity, [is] the driving force in becoming” (Roy, 2003)
    10. 10. Emerging Technologies • Fantastic possibilities – – – – Merging of the virtual and reality Merging of man and machine New forms of collaboration New forms of learning The question is not what does this technology do. It is, what can we do with this technology?
    11. 11. eTwinning as a Nomadic Space • Over 200,000 participants • Over 20,000 projects • Facilitates: – Collaboration – Communication – Exploration eTwinning provides a terrain. What you make of it is up to you.
    12. 12. Thank you! Have a fun, informative and productive workshop Tryggvi Thayer www.education4site.org tbt@hi.is
    13. 13. References • Moravec, J. W. (2008, November 20). Knowmads in society 3.0. Retrieved from www.educationfutures.com/2008/11/20/knowm ads-in-society-30/. • Deleuze, G. & Guattari, F. (1987). A thousand plateus: Capitalism and schizophrenia. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. • Bateson, G. (1972). Steps to an ecology of mind. New York: Ballantine Books. • Roy, K. (2003). Teachers in nomadic spaces: Deleuze and curriculum. New York: Peter Lang.

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