How to Save the World/ OLDaily

October 15, 2008 at 12:17 am (Uncategorized) (, )

According to an article found within a posting by Stephen Downes, George Siemens theory of Knowing Knowledge (based on his online book) is explained.  According to his theory, decision making is learning and connecting knowledge is imperative.  Diversity of opinions is also very important.  “Just in time is better than just in case.”  Learning is enabled through technology.  In order to have a healthy learning environment, one must have an open, self-managed, fostered and conducive to knowledge flow.  The main question was asked…How is this theory useful?  I can see how these would all benefit knowing knowledge.  Connecting information and being open minded creates a better atmosphere for learning.  How does this theory relate to a particular cognitive development (knowing knowledge)?  Yes, we need these benefactors in order to learn; however, does this really explain how it affects “knowing knowledge?” 

1 Comment

  1. Colby Johnson said,

    All of those things would be imperative for “knowing knowledge.”

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