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Presentation at the ICT Call 3 Information DayIntelligent Content and Semantics, Digital Libraries and Technology-enhanced Learning meeting in London in January 2008.The presentation starts out by looking at the profound effect of the present industrial revolution on all aspects of society including how we live, how we produce things, how we learning and how we develop and share knowledge. It goes on to examine how learning and knowledge development takes place in Small and Medium Enterprises through processes of social networking and in communities of practice. The following section looks at different forms of learning and the move from knowledge transmission models to models of networked learning based on connectivism.The final section of the presentation considers the implications for education and training systems and providers. It proposes a move towards personal learning environments (PLEs).

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  • 1.Graham Attwell Learning and Knowledge maturing

2. We are at present undergoing a deep and prolonged industrial revolution based on digital technologies 3. Changing the way we live, the way we produce things, the way we communicate, the way we learn 4. and the way we develop and share knowledge 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Learning is a process of becoming rather than a process of acquiring Stephen Downes 13. Learning is a process of sense making and values To learn is to instantiate patterns of connectivity in the mind (in the neural net) 14. The Old Transmission Model 15. The way networks learn is the way people learn

  • they are both complex systems
  • the organization of each depends on connections

Connectivism (George Siemens) Stephen Downes 16.

  • Learner centered

Learning is centered around the interests of the learner Learning isowned by the learner This implies learner choice of subjects, materials, learning styles The Concept Stephen Downes 17.

  • Immersive learning

Learning by doing Stephen Downes 18.

  • Connected Learning

The computer connects the student to the rest of the world Learning occurs through connections with other learners Learning is based on conversation and interaction Stephen Downes 19. 20. The reaction of education systems and institutions to the rise of social networking has been at best bewilderment, at worst downright hostility 21. a refusal to engage in these issues risks school becoming increasingly irrelevant to theeveryday lives of many young people 22. and particularly irrelevant to the ways in which they communicate and share knowledge 23. Web 2.0 allows young peopleto be active co-creators of knowledge Web 2.0 allows young peopleto be active co-creators of knowledge 24. We have to review the industrial schooling model including the organisation of institutions and pedagogy and curriculum 25. and, above all, systems of assessment which fail to support learning 26. Personal Learning Environments are based on the idea that learning will take place in different contexts and situations and will not be provided by a single learning provider 27. the idea of a Personal Learning Environment recognises that learning is continuing and seeks to provide tools to support that learning 28. Using whatever tools and devices which the learners choose 29. It also recognises the role of the individual in organisingtheir own learning 30. PLEs can help in the recognition of informal learning 31. The promise of Personal Learning Environments could be to extend access to educational technology to everyone who wishes to organise their own learning. 32. the PLE will challenge the existing education systems and institutions 33. PLEs and the institution Scott Wilson 34. Thank you forlistening