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WebTools For Teachers 06/04/2008

June 4, 2008
  • Brilliant description of how learning is currently occuring in rapidly changing fields. Must join to access, but free
    “In a sense, the rhizomatic viewpoint returns the concept of knowledge to its earliest roots. Suggesting that a distributed negotiation of knowledge can allow a community of people to legitimize the work they are doing among themselves and for each member of the group, the rhizomatic model dispenses with the need for external validation of knowledge, either by an expert or by a constructed curriculum. Knowledge can again be judged by the old standards of “I can” and “I recognize.” If a given bit of information is recognized as useful to the community or proves itself able to do something, it can be counted as knowledge. The community, then, has the power to create knowledge within a given context and leave that knowledge as a new node connected to the rest of the network.”

    tags: Innovate, learning, learning_tools, metaphor

  • Interesting ideas on how (and why) to create a PowerPoint that doesn’t look like a ppt.

    tags: WorkLiteracy, ppt, e-learning

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