Sail's Pedagogy

Sail's posts about her class, classes she is taking, and education.

“Knowledge management is an oxymoron”

Yesterday at the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds conference Tony O’Driscoll (SL – Wada Tripp) stated that “Knowledge management is an oxymoron, knowledge cannot be “managed”, it can only be enabled. Learning and education is about optimizing our networks, it’s not about pouring information into people’s heads”. Also mentioned was “the “Immerent” which i the immersive Internet that will redefine learning and collaboration. 2D synchronous learning, knowledge sharing spaces, web 2.0 tools and virtual worlds are on a convergence trajectory towards an immersive web future that will redefine how we work, learn and play.”

If you have not read the book “Learning in 3D” by Karl Kappa and Tony O’Driscoll I highly recommend it. They talk about how “3D can enhance knowledge sharing and social networks.” Slides can be seen here.

Today I got a twitter from Tony that states “72 Hour “Moon Shot like Challenge” to Stop the Spill. Please read and if you like, pass along This was mentioned yesterday also, let “us” solve this oil spill crises.

from Roland Legrand

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Teenagers’ Internet Socializing Not a Bad Thing

The MacArthur Foundation has found that kids using MySpace and other social media sites are actually learning the technology and literacy skills they need for the future.

While online socializing is ubiquitous, many young people move on to a period of tinkering and exploration, as they look for information online, customize games or experiment with digital media production, the study found.

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Al Gore at the Web 2.0 summit

Web 2.0 has to have a purpose. The purpose he urges us to consider is to bring about a higher level of consciousness about our relationship with this planet.

“The electrifying redemption of America’s revolutionary declaration that all human beings are free and equal, would not have been possible without the additional empowerment of individuals to use knowledge as a source of power that has come with the Internet,” Al Gore said during his speech at last week’s Web 2.0 Summit.

Link to his speech. You may also find it at the Web 2.0 Summit Conference.

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The first 6,527 days of the web

The Web 2.0 summit has just finished and there are some great talks. Al Gore, Lawrence Lessig (from my classes 3rd discussion board), Lance Armstrong, Tim 0’Reilly and many of the founders of the Web 2.0 software such as Facebook and Google are there. Kevin Kelly from wired gave a great talk about the first 6,527 days since Tim Berners-Lee created the first web page and the future or next 6,500 days. What will that bring?

I have been fortunate enough to have been in the early days of the web and has seen how it has evolve. No one back then thought that the web would be what it is today. I can’t imagine what the future might bring.

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Obama and Social Media

President-Elect Obama Barack has found a way continue the conversation that he started. is a website where you, and the entire United States is being asked to give their opinions how how the county should be governed. Will social media allow us to actually believe in the words…..”A government of the people, by the people, for the people?”

“The story of the campaign and this historic moment has been your story. It is about the great things we can do when we come together around a common purpose. The story of bringing this country together as a healed and united nation will be led by President-Elect Obama, but written by you. The millions of you who built this campaign from the ground up, and echoed your call for the change you wanted to see implemented by the Obama Administration – this process of setting up that new government is about you.”

Now you have a voice.. Be heard.

from ReadWriteWeb

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