Daily Archives: November 16, 2010

Living in the Age of Imposed Amnesia: The Eclipse of Democratic Formative Culture

Imposed amnesia is the modus operandi of the current moment. Not only is historical memory now sacrificed to the spectacles of consumerism, celebrity culture, hyped-up violence and a market-driven obsession with the self, but the very formative culture that makes … Continue reading

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Personal Learning Network Competencies

Read Admittedly, finding a group of folks who share your passions can offer support, guidance and quick tips for simple challenges. For example, finding the right quilting group for a lone quilter can be a dream come true. But what … Continue reading

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The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today

The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today The workplace of the future is being shaped today by Web 2.0—a collection of breakthrough social media technologies—and by the Millennial Generation, people born between 1977 and … Continue reading

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The Riddle of Online Resonance

Read   This discussion paper explores the nature of online connectivity and, in particular, seeks to better understand how online connections are made in the very first instance of contact.  There has been plenty of research on how to develop … Continue reading

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Complex Networks – Structure and Dynamics

Coupled biological and chemical systems, neural networks, social interacting species, the Internet and the World Wide Web, are only a few examples of systems composed by a large number of highly interconnected dynamical units. The first approach to capture the … Continue reading

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The Structure and Function of Complex Networks

Inspired by empirical studies of networked systems such as the Internet, social networks, and biological networks, researchers have in recent years developed a variety of techniques and models to help us understand or predict the behavior of these systems. Here … Continue reading

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Connected – the surprising power of our social networks and how they shape our Lives

Read   Social networks are intricate things of beauty. They are so elaborate and so complex—and so ubiquitous, in fact — that one has to wonder what purpose they serve. Why are we embedded in them? How do they form? … Continue reading

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Connected Lives – Being Networked

Read   Barring the odd beast and monk, just about everyone is connected these days – at most by six degrees of interpersonal connection and often by less. Yet, only a tiny fraction of those who are connected ever interact … Continue reading

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What can the Open Educational Resources movement learn from Indigenous Knowledge Systems?

Those who have looked at the world from the point of view of organised science have dismissed indigenous knowledge, found mainly in collectivist societies, as pre-logical and irrational and have downplayed such forms of knowledge, which exist within and have … Continue reading

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