A recent report from the MacArthur foundation and published by MIT Press underscores the changing landscape in which higher education institutions around the world are currently finding themselves. This publication will likely reach many people due to the stature of its source. I connected to the resource via George Siemens’ site where he also celebrates the book but criticizes it for building on ideas which may have come out of informal channels such as websites, blogs, forums, wikis, etc
Education 3.0 and other new models of online artefacts are still new to many of us and often finding ways to cite and give credit is difficult. Many institutions still condemn the use of these informal sources of information which educational futurists are beginning to embrace as valuable sources of collaborative intelligence. This may potentially be a major pitfall for our slowly changing institutions – My colleague likens changing a university to moving a cemetery!
I am looking for a guide to properly citing collaborative intelligence which we review daily online. Leave a comment with your suggestion.
Check out the new pdf version of the book from MIT Press, The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age.
The book identifies Ten Principles for the Future of Learning:
* Self Learning
* Horizontal Structures
* From Presumed Authority to Collective Credibility
* A De-Centered Pedagogy
* Networked Learning
* Open Source Education
* Learning as Connectivity and Interactivity
* Lifelong Learning
* Learning Institutions as Mobilizing Networks