background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Communication Technology and Social Movements: Contributions of Computer Networks to Activism. 21st Century Home - 21st Century Learning. National Network for Collaboration Framework. Collaboration Framework- Addressing Community Capacity © 1995 National Network for Collaboration Authors Bergstrom, Arno, Area Extension Agent, Washington State University Clark, Richard, Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, Ohio State University Hogue, Teresa, Extension Specialist, Community Development, Oregon State University Iyechad, Ted, Extension Specialist, University of Guam Miller, Jeff, Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, University of Illinois Mullen, Steve, National 4-H Program Leader, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) Perkins, Daniel, Extension Associate, Michigan State University Rowe, Ellen, Extension Specialist, University of Vermont Russell, Juanita, Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, Purdue University Simon-Brown, Viviane, Editor, Collaboration Framework Slinski, Margaret, Extension Specialist, University of Massachusetts Snider, B.

Thurston, Flossie, Youth Development Program Leader, Langston University Foreword Vision. Collaboration framework. 13. ASPECTS OF COLLABORATION IN PEDAGOGICAL DISCOURSE. Social Aspects of Using Large Public Interactive Displays for Collaboration. OntoWiki – A Tool for Social, Semantic Collaboration. We present OntoWiki, a tool providing support for agile, distributed knowledge engineering scenarios. OntoWiki facilitates the visual presentation of a knowledge base as an information map, with different views on instance data. It enables intuitive authoring of semantic content, with an inline editing mode for editing RDF content, similar to WYSIWYG for text documents. It fosters social collaboration aspects by keeping track of changes, allowing to comment and discuss every single part of a knowledge base, enabling to rate and measure the popularity of content and honoring the activity of users.

Ontowiki enhances the browsing and retrieval by offering semantic enhanced search strategies. All these techniques are applied with the ultimate goal of decreasing the entrance barrier for projects and domain experts to collaborate using semantic technologies. The Digital Time. The NDST is a new, revolutionary time standard based on the decimal system. There are: 10 hours in a day 100 minutes in an hour and 100 seconds in a minute. There are no world time zones in NDST. Everyone uses the same time. The day begins and ends at the same time of the current Universal Time Coordianted (UTC) reference. NOTE: The system as described needs a redefinition of the second (to be consistent with a "day" as we know it). The New Digital Standard Calendar (NDSC) This calendar contains 10 months with 10 days each. Before and after Y2K the year will deviate from the current standard. LATEST NEWS: In a test on 6/9/1996 NDSC (alternatively, 4 Feb 1999) the Y2K-compliance of this time and calendar system was tested and completed with success.

Network Theory - Marc Samet. Samet asks what going viral on the internet really means. Kevin Allocca is YouTube's Trends Manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web videos. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. See also the Salon article: Viral Video "Too big to fail" is a colloquial term in describing certain financial institutions that are so large and so interconnected that their failure is widely held to be disastrous to the economy, which therefore must be supported by government when they face difficulty. It also refers to high wealth and politically well connected individuals who personally are effectively immune from most prosecution.

Samet mentions how viruses can spread from continent to continent in a matter of hours. Networking has adopted many meanings. Network theory is an area of computer science and network science and part of graph theory. Post-scriptum sur les sociétés de contrôle. 1. Historique Foucault a situé les sociétés disciplinaires aux XVIIIème et XIXème siècles ; elles atteignent leur apogée au début du XXème. Elles procèdent à l’organisation des grands milieux d’enfermement. L’individu ne cesse de passer d’un milieu clos à un autre, chacun ayant ses lois : d’abord la famille, puis l’école (« tu n’es plus dans ta famille »), puis la caserne (« tu n’es plus à l’école »), puis l’usine, de temps en temps l’hôpital, éventuellement la prison qui est le milieu d’enfermement par excellence.

II. Les différents internats ou milieux d’enfermement par lesquels l’individu passe sont des variables indépendantes : on est censé chaque fois recommencer à zéro, et le langage commun de tous ces milieux existe, mais est analogique. III. Il n’ y a pas besoin de science-fiction pour concevoir un mécanisme de contrôle qui donne à chaque instant la position d’un élément en milieu ouvert, animal dans une réserve, homme dans une entreprise (collier électronique). Gilles Deleuze. Post-scriptum sur les sociétés de contrôle. Waiting for the Great Leap…Forward? The People’s Database Project has transcribed the talk I gave September 8, 2007 at the Singularity Summit in San Francisco.

An audio version of the talk is available at the Singularity Institute website Abstract: Sentient, self-willed, greater-than-human machine minds are very likely in the coming fifty years. But to ensure that they don’t threaten the welfare of the rest of the minds on the planet a number of steps need to be taken. First, given their radically different architecture and origins, developing software capacity for recognizing and relating to, perhpas having empathy for, human sentience should be a design goal, even if machine minds are likely to evolve beyond human perspectives and emotional traits. It’s been a great conference. I try to keep Zen mind about these things, so that if only five people show up, I don’t get disappointed.

But this has been great, not only in terms of the numbers but also the quality and diversity. Something that happened just this week. IRRODL Volume 12, Number 3; Special Issue: Design and Delivery of Social Networked Learning | Authors. Vol 12, No 3 (2011) About HiWEL. Lighting the spark of learning. Hole-in-the-Wall Education Limited (HiWEL) is a subsidiary of NIIT Limited. Established in 2001, HiWEL began as a joint venture between NIIT and the International Finance Corporation (a part of The World Bank Group), with the purpose of propagating the concept of Hole-in-the-Wall, a path-breaking learning methodology conceived by Dr. Sugata Mitra, Chief Scientist at NIIT. (To learn about how it all started, click here.) Formally called Minimally Invasive Education, this innovative methodology was first tested in a slum in Kalkaji, New Delhi, in 1999. With the formation of HiWEL in 2001, a national research program was started, in which Learning Stations were set up in 23 locations across rural India.

HiWEL is now poised to scale up the idea of Hole-in-the-Wall to make a significant contribution to improving elementary education and life skills of children across the world, especially those in disadvantaged communities in rural areas and urban slums. Emergent learning and learning ecologies in Web 2.0 | Williams. Special Issue - Connectivism: Design and Delivery of Social Networked Learning Roy Williams University of Portsmouth, UK Regina Karousou Independent Educational Researcher, UK Jenny Mackness Independent Education Consultant, UK Abstract This paper describes emergent learning and situates it within learning networks and systems and the broader learning ecology of Web 2.0.

The paper argues that although social networking media increase the potential range and scope for emergent learning exponentially, considerable effort is required to ensure an effective balance between openness and constraint. Keywords: Emergent learning; prescriptive learning; constraints; retrospective sense-making; learning ecologies; emergent learning networks Introduction As a result of the pervasiveness of technology, the term ‘e-learning’ has come under scrutiny.

Most students embrace the digitalised world of social networking (Barnes & Tynan, 2007), although this does not necessarily transfer to learning. Method ELSE for schools where children teach themselves.doc. Matt Ridley on Sugata Mitra's Web-Based Education Project. FP7 : ICT : Content and Knowledge : Projects. Technologies for Information Management Back to overview Please note that the project factsheet will no longer be updated.

All information relevant to the project can be found on the CORDIS factsheet. This is updated on a regular basis. Project WeKnowIt – Emerging, Collective Intelligence for personal, organisational and social use Novel techniques for generating different layers of intelligence Due to advances in communications, mobile devices and Web technologies, it is nowadays easy for users and organisations to generate and share content, individually or within communities. The main objective of WeKnowIt is to develop novel techniques for exploiting multiple layers of intelligence from user-contributed content, which together constitute Collective Intelligence, a form of intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition among many individuals, and that seemingly has a mind of its own.

Technical details Figure 1 : Layers of Intelligence in WeKnowIt Personal Intelligence. Collective IQ. Posted on March 31st, 2014 by Mary Fran Mullan My favorite season of the year has come to a close. No, not winter (and that seems to be never-ending this year). I’m talking about Girl Scout Cookie season, or more specifically, Thin Mint season. As I sit staring at my last remaining box of Thin Mints, I think about my own days of selling these delightful round wafers of joy. But I also think about what the annual ritual of selling Girl Scout Cookies can teach all of us about sales. My neighbor, Abby, is my current supplier. Collective Intelligence and Media Work. The model pictured here is taken from the Website of the Canada Research Chair in Collective Intelligence at the University of Ottawa, previously held by Pierre Levy.

Tom Atlee defines Collective Intelligence (CI) broadly as: "The INTELLIGENCE of a COLLECTIVE, which arises from one or more SOURCES. " Levy talks about "The capacity of human communities to co-operate intellectually in creation, innovation and invention", and ascribes it particularly to cyberculture. He originally coined it in his 1994 book, excerpted at Archipress.

What is particularly interesting in Levy's analysis is his assumption that internet by definition is a continuous and collaborative medium, a work-in-progress. George Por, writing at the 'Blog of Collective Intelligence', offers a taxonomy of CI. My question is: how will this process affect the professional identity, creative autonomy, and cultural production of mediaworkers?

A REVIEW OF PIERRE LÉVY’S COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE by Richard Barbrook | Imaginary Futures. Author: Richard Barbrook A review of Pierre Lévy, Collective Intelligence: Mankind’s Emerging World in Cyberspace, Plenum, New York, $27.95, ISBN 0306456354. The Net has become our symbol for the future. Like clocks, steam engines and nuclear power for earlier generations, we use this icon of technology to imagine what will result from our current period of rapid social change.

In Collective Intelligence, Pierre Lévy provides a French vision of what will happen when everyone can participate within cyberspace. Up until now, because the Net was mainly developed in California, it is not surprising that our view of the digital future has long been dominated by gurus from this state. But lurking behind this techno-mysticism is something much more sinister. Lévy’s book is important because it advocates an alternative future for the Net. This is because the entrepreneurs were the last people to arrive in cyberspace. Now scientists are no more moral than anyone else. Twitter as a Curation Tool  I have written and spoken extensively about the use of Twitter in education: In addition to the above mentioned uses of Twitter, I am increasingly becoming aware of the importance of Twitter as a CURATION tool for me. The term “curation” in itself has become quite popular recently. I am not sure yet, if it is another term destined to become a victim of talking at cross purposes among the educational community.

Mike Fisher has blogged about curation and what it means versus the concept of collection. Collecting is what kids do when asked to find resources for a particular topic. Usually, it represents the first 3 or 4 hits on a Google search, without meaning, discernment, or connections.Curating is different. It’s the Critical Thinker’s collection, and involves several nuances (see Figure 1) that separate it as an independent and classroom-worthy task. Mike created the following image to point out the continuum from collecting to curating Download Twitter as a Curation Tool as a pdf file.

Ex. New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science.