Nomadding in virtual knowledge spaces: Technology driven collaboration
Nomadding in virtual knowledge spaces:
Technology driven collaboration in the
October 31, 2013
Icelandic Historical Literature
Starring the quintessential Icelandic “dynamic duo”
(Gunnar frá Hlíðarenda):
The mighty warrior
The wise old sage
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)
• 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?
eTwinning as a Nomadic Space
• Over 200,000 participants
• Over 20,000 projects
eTwinning provides a terrain. What you make of it is up to
Have a fun, informative and productive workshop
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• 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.