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JSB #astd2013 Keynote Mindmap

John Seely Brown spoke eloquently on extreme learning for coping with extreme change, e.g. now. He talked about how extreme learning resembles play and challenged us to create environments where imagination could flourish.

Global one-room classroom

Watch this video which contains the highlights of John Seely Brown’s “Cultivating the Entrepreneurial Learner” keynote at the 2012 Digital Media and…

Too Big To Know #edbookclub

Image by dkuropatwa via Flickr How'd you like to know "how our concept of knowledge is changing in the age of the Net"? (John Seely Brown quoted from the dust jacket) Since I first heard David Weinberger say: "The smartest person in the room is: The Room!" I've repeated it often. Show More Summary

Internet Librarian 2011, Day 1: Keynote presentation

I’m at the Internet Librarian 2011 conference, and here are some of my notes. Enjoy! Monday’s keynote presentation was given by John Seely Brown – The topic – A new culture of learning for a world of constant change – the entrepreneurial learner in the Internet age How do we cultivate constantly learning in today’s [...]

Books: "New Culture Of Learning" Named Summer's Best

The only education book Atlantic Magazine includes on its list of 10 Essential Books for the summer is A New Culture of Learning. "Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown bring a refreshing perspective on the subject with equal parts insight,...Show More Summary

Re-reading A New Culture of Learning

A New Culture of Learning by John Seely Brown and Doug Thomas This short book (136 pages) is inspiring. I just read it a second time, something I very rarely do. These paragraphs lept out and grabbed me: Peer-to-Peer Learning In the new culture of learning, people learn through their interaction and participation with one another in [...]

A New Culture of Learning

Ever since The Social Life of Information came out in 2000, John Seely Brown has been one of my favorite thinkers and authors around how learning and schools are changed by social media. I loved Pull, and his Big Shift blog at Harvard Business Review is always one of my favorite reads. Most of his [...]

the Power of Pull

John Seely Brown has given the leading keynote to the DevLearn conference with an inspiring talk about how the world needs to move to scalable capacity building using collaboration (we’re totally in synch!)

Pulling Networks Together

I’ve been slowly but surely working my way through John Seely Brown’s (and others) new book Pull, and I’m liking it quite a bit. It sets up a pretty convincing picture of what it means to be living in a world where we make our way through the many connections that are now possible in [...]

Where’s the Spike?

As a true fan of the work of John Seely Brown, I started reading his new book, Pull, today. I’ve already got a question. The book mentions the premise of the spiky world. This is the idea put forward by Richard Florida that the world is not necessarily flat at all, but instead is spiky, with certain [...]

Climbing the collaboration curve

Jon Husband sent me the link to short post by John Seely Brown, John Hagel, and Lang Davison on The Collaboration Curve. Everybody knows about network effects: the value of a network increases exponentially with the addition of each new node. (Metcalfe’s Law.) Imagine what can happen if those nodes are people. Each new node gives them [...]

Dispositions of Productive Inquiry

In my last post, I referenced John Seely Brown’s mention of dispositions, and I think it’s worthwhile to try to represent and discuss his point here, as it’s relevant to social learning, organizational culture, and success, topics I’ve mentioned in the past. In The Power of Dispositions, JSB & Douglas Thomas (Ubiquity) argue that we need [...]

Tinkering as a Mode of Knowledge Production in a Digital Age

John Seely Brown describes what schools should be like: architectural studios. Work in the open, take feedback from others.

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