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Mind opener

March 20, 2011

Technology will be increasingly depended upon to mediate the bulk of our current knowledge seeking behavior. We spend much of our time seeking and trying to locate what we need—findability is still a primary knowledge behavior. Once knowledge is more tightly integrated in contexts of use, we can shift more attention to the act of application. We need to move beyond finding and evaluating relevance, to use and application.

[op. cit., p. 56]

The “problem” of hanging around (sort of) with George Siemens and Stephen Downes is that they manage to change my view of the world. It is a little like, suddenly, all the small pieces of information I have been collecting all my life started making sense. OK, not really making sense, but I can start seing that I have the power to do it, with time. I just need to CONNECT the dots (pun intended).

GSiemens (2006). Knowing knowledge. (176 pp.)

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