TLt2010 Presentation on Net Work Learning

I am presenting at Tlt2010 in Saskatoon this morning. Here’s the overview:

The network era is blurring the lines between working, learning and playing. As we become more connected, our governing models, our business structures, and our ways to support learning are all getting more complex. Social learning is how knowledge is generated in networks – and networks are where many of us will be working. Net work means learning to work anew.

These are the finalized slides, revised this morning. [Re-posted with explanatory notes on 14 May 2010]

I’ve really enjoyed the presentations by my co-presenters, Scott Leslie and David Wiley and of course their insights and comments had me making last-minute changes this morning.

Note: I’m told the video of this presentation will be available in about a week or so. I’ll pass it on via twitter and add the link here.

6 Responses to “TLt2010 Presentation on Net Work Learning”

  1. Milan Davidovic

    I’m curious about slide 17, “Plato to Socrates”. Can you elaborate (or have you already done so elsewhere)?

    It caught my eye because, chronologically at least, Socrates came first.


  2. Stephanie Jo Kent

    Hi, enjoyable!

    The cycle back to Socrates after Plato is fascinating, makes me wonder what other deep cycles we might be in – returning to what other forms of early, evolutionary wisdom?

    My attention caught on slides 19-21, where the image stays the same but cool words get attached to the last image: democracy, value networks, collaboration….. I’m not sure if the mere presence of connections constitutes those forms of social relations? Sure, some kind of activity is occurring among the nodes (presumedly between the persons that the nodes represent), but I don’t know if we can assume that the interaction is necessarily of any particular character.

    Do you know what I mean? I’m thinking of this because I was asked the following question by @valdiskrebs on twitter during the recent Science of Team Science conference:

    “@stephjoke email flow shows interaction between individuals and groups… is that “collaboration”? If no, then what 2 map? #teamsci10

    I’m not sure we can call the fact of being able to map some kind of flow (via email or any other means) “collaboration” or anything else without knowing something of content of the emails, and of the process within which the email content is embedded. At most we can say, some kind of activity is occurring, but what type – and especially of what quality – is another matter.

    Isn’t it?



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