Monthly Archives: September 2010

Open Source Democracy

Open Source Democracy: Can collective intelligence, mass collaboration, and large-scale problem solving using open architectures redefine democratic engagement in the 21st Century? Mark Tovey, Michael Nielsen and Hassan Masum will join WICI in exploring the possibilities that information and communication … Continue reading

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Governance Avalanches – A Self-Organized Criticality Perspective on Innovation in Global Governance

This presentation explores the applicability of self-organized criticality to the study of innovation in global governance. After introducing the concept of self-organized criticality, the discussion will turn to its utility for studying social systems. Matthew Hoffmann will present both an … Continue reading

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Change Complexity Analysis

Change Complexity Analysis seeks to identify how difficult a change project will be. The more complex the project, the more carefully the project will need to be managed. Complexity may be plotted along two axes: task complexity and people complexity. … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: DeLanda on idealism and realism

Idealists have it easy. Their reality is uniformly populated by appearances or phenomena, structured by linguistic representations or social conventions, so they can feel safe to engage in metaphysical speculation knowing that the contents of their world have been settled … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy in Practice – Case Studies of Primary and Secondary Classrooms

This document provides a set of digital literacy case studies. Each is an account of a number of activities developed, planned and undertaken by a teacher as their first steps towards integrating the development of students’ digital literacy into their … Continue reading

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Games in Education – Serious Games – A Literature Review

This project aims to identify and document the usage, definition, and as far aspossible pedagogy of serious games. That is, games where the educational goal takes precendence in training outside of the school education system. By identifying and documenting the … Continue reading

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Digital literacy across the curriculum – A handbook

This handbook discusses the meaning of digital literacy and suggests it should be understood as a wide-ranging set of practices that enable students to create, share and understand meaning and knowledge in an increasingly digital age. It positions digital literacy … Continue reading

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The psychology of change management

Over the past 15 or so years, programs to improve corporate organizational performance have become increasingly common. Yet they are notoriously difficult to carry out. Success depends on persuading hundreds or thousands of groups and individuals to change the way … Continue reading

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HOLD THE FRONT PAGE – PLE’s need Teachers

Call it a PLE if you like, to me it is connectivist learning. Other terms that i can identify with are Dave Cormier’s ‘Community as Curriculum‘ approach and Wendy Drexler’s elucidation of Networked learning in the ‘Networked student model‘ (video) … Continue reading

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Community as Curriculum and Open Learning

Dave Cormier – My first attempt to explain how these ideas interact. Would love some feedback before i take my next shot at it. Does it get the point across? What do you think that point is?

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