Don't put off till tomorrow the book you can read today!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
Essay - Openness and Student-centered Learning: An Exploration of Peer Learning and Prosumer Innovation in the Knowledge Economy - cover

Essay - Openness and Student-centered Learning: An Exploration of Peer Learning and Prosumer Innovation in the Knowledge Economy

William Van Zyl

Publisher: Five House Publishing

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

ESSAY: 
Imagine yourself behind a conveyor belt with an air-powered tool in your hand assembling vehicles for Toyota in a factory in Japan. I am sure that after several years working for the company, you would appreciate if your employer could ask you: 
"How could we improve this assembly line?", and "What are your ideas for changing the way we assemble here?"; "I want you to collaborate with the other workers and come up with some innovative ideas to improve or change the way we do things here?" 
These are just the type of questions the world out there is asking the worldwide community (internet users). 
The education revolution has done just that. From 'crowdsourcing' to 'hacking', and other new online strategies, 'production lines' of knowledge creation has evolved exponentially. Just as mass production in the advent of Fordism went through some developmental stages, Open Education (OE) has gone through some radical changes over the past twenty years. Many academia calls it an education revolution. 
This essay explores the landscape of prosumer production and the innovation possibilities of open education (OE). Prosumer innovation and creativity have massive potential for advancing social and economic knowledge production. Building on and from new technologies prosumer innovation is dependent on open systems, open networks and the successful implementation and management of mass collaboration networks. The emerging cultural practice for complex systems in education is dependent on collective intelligence and the democratisation of knowledge creation. Levy (1997) comments: 'The prosperity of a nation, geographical region, business or individual depends on their ability to navigate the knowledge space. The more we are able to form intelligent communities, as open-minded, cognitive subjects capable of initiative, imagination, and rapid response, the more we will be able to ensure our success in a highly competitive environment' (p.253).

Other books that might interest you

  • Master Your Motivation - Three Scientific Truths for Achieving Your Goals - cover

    Master Your Motivation - Three...

    Susan Fowler

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    If you want to accomplish what's important to you, discipline and willpower won't get you where you need to go. In this iconoclastic new book, Susan Fowler reveals compelling insights and actions to help you master and maintain your motivation.  
     
    Motivation is at the heart of everything you do and everything you want to do but don't. Unfortunately, the ways we typically motivate ourselves don't work. Relying on sheer determination eventually becomes exhausting—it's not sustainable. And even setting goals can backfire—if you're not setting them for the right reasons.  
     
    Susan Fowler says motivation is energy, and what matters is the quality, not the quantity. Traditional “motivators” such as fear, guilt, or the promise of a reward provide low-quality, short-term energy. Drawing on the latest empirical research, she proves that high-quality, optimal motivation is a skill that you can learn and apply.  
     
    Science tells us that satisfying three basic needs—for choice, connection, and competence—is essential to optimal motivation. You need to feel like you've picked your path, not that you're being driven down it. Your goal should be linked to people or a purpose meaningful to you. And you want to continually learn and grow.  
     
    Through practical exercises and eye-opening stories, Fowler shows you how to identify and shift the quality of your motivation. The skill to master your motivation is important—it may be your greatest opportunity to evolve, grow in wisdom, and be the light the world so desperately needs.
    Show book
  • Wilde's Women - How Oscar Wilde Was Shaped by the Women He Knew - cover

    Wilde's Women - How Oscar Wilde...

    Eleanor Fitzsimons

    • 1
    • 2
    • 0
    “A lively debut biography of the flamboyant Irish writer . . . focusing on the women who loved and supported him” (Kirkus Reviews).   In this essential work, Eleanor Fitzsimons reframes Oscar Wilde’s story and his legacy through the women in his life, including such scintillating figures as Florence Balcombe; actress Lillie Langtry; and his tragic and witty niece, Dolly, who, like Wilde, loved fast cars, cocaine, and foreign women. Fresh, revealing, and entertaining, full of fascinating detail and anecdotes, Wilde’s Women relates the untold story of how a beloved writer and libertine played a vitally sympathetic role on behalf of many women, and how they supported him in the midst of a Victorian society in the process of changing forever.   “Fitzsimons reminds us of the many writers, actresses, political activists, professional beauties and aristocratic ladies who helped shape the life and legend of the era’s greatest wit, esthete and sexual martyr . . . provide[s] a potted biography of the multitalented writer and gay icon . . . highly enjoyable.” —The Washington Post   “Fitzsimons brilliantly calls attention to the progressive ideas and beliefs which drew the most daring and interesting women of the time to his side. The depth and painstaking care of Fitzsimons’ research is a fitting tribute to Wilde’s fascinating life and exquisite writing—and really, what better compliment is there than that?” —High Voltage
    Show book
  • The Russian Revolution - A Beginner's Guide - cover

    The Russian Revolution - A...

    Abraham Ascher

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    1917: the year a series of rebellions toppled three centuries of autocratic rule and placed a group of political radicals in charge of a world power. Here, suddenly, was the first modern socialist state, “a kingdom more bright that any heaven had to offer”. But the dream was short-lived, bringing in its wake seventy years of conflict and instability that nearly ended in nuclear war.How could such a revolution take place and what caused it to go so very wrong? Presenting a uniquely long view of events, Abraham Ascher takes readers from the seeds of revolution in the 1880s right through to Stalin’s state terror and the power of the communist legacy in Russia today. Original and shrewd, Ascher’s analysis offers an unparalled introduction to this watershed period in world history
    Show book
  • How to Work a Room 25th Anniversary Edition - The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections--In Person and Online - cover

    How to Work a Room 25th...

    Susan RoAne

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Fully revised and updated, the ground-breaking, classic book on improving communication and socializing skills in any situation to succeed in business and life 
    Have you ever walked into a roomful of strangers and felt uncomfortable? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone! Over 85% of American adults feel the same way. The solution: How to Work a Room, the fully revised Silver Anniversary edition, which has sold over 1.2 million copies worldwide. Drawing from her vast experiences working with top industry leaders such as Coca-Cola, Apple, the NFL, and UnitedHealth, Susan RoAne presents easy-to-implement strategies to exude more confidence, win over your colleagues, and achieve more. Simple and effective, you’ll learn how to:approach someone you don’t know, in person or onlineremember names (and what to do if you don't)start, maintain, and end conversations… graciouslyuse humor, and when not to do sofollow simple but often unspoken rules of etiquette 
    and more! 
    If you hope to make a stronger impression, get more use out of your professional connections, or turn a new acquaintance into a valued, long-lasting relationship, How to Work a Room is the vital tool for succeeding in business and life.
    Show book
  • The Hippie Handbook - How to Tie-Dye a T-Shirt Flash a Peace Sign and Other Essential Skills for the Carefree Life - cover

    The Hippie Handbook - How to...

    Chelsea Cain

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Brothers and sisters! Here at last is a light-hearted, free-spirited, groovy guide to the timeless hippie skills and activities that make the world a better place, one macrame belt at a time. In illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions, author Chelsea Cain—who grew up on an Iowa hippie commune—provides practical and playful know-how for the hippie and hippie-at-heart. Learn how to milk a goat, build a compost pile, play "Kumbaya" on the guitar, teach a dog how to catch a Frisbee, and get your file from the FBI. Discover the finer points of caring for a fern, choosing a mantra, organizing a protest, naming your hippie baby, and making sand candles as holiday gifts. Including primers on cooking, dressing, driving, telling time, dancing, and celebrating your birthday in classic hippie style, and a righteous appendix of essential hippie books, movies, and slang, The Hippie Handbook knows the score. Right on.
    Show book
  • That Was When People Started to Worry - Windows into Unwell Minds - cover

    That Was When People Started to...

    Nancy Tucker

    • 1
    • 9
    • 0
    'This is mental illness. It is unexpected strength and unusual luck and an uninterrupted string of steps. Then the next wave comes. And while you wipe grit from your eyes and swipe blood from your knees, the smiling faces in the distance call out: Why do you keep falling over?! Just stand up!'
    
    
    Conversations about mental health are increasing, but we still seldom hear what it's really like to suffer from mental illness.
    
    
    Enter Nancy Tucker, author of the acclaimed eating disorder memoir, The Time In Between. Based on her interviews with young women aged 16–25, That Was When People Started to Worry weaves together experiences of mental illness into moving narratives, humorous anecdotes, and guidance as to how we can all be more empathetic towards those who suffer. Tucker offers an authentic impression of seven common mental illnesses: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, self-harm, disordered eating, PTSD and borderline personality disorder. 
    
    
    
    Giving a voice to those who often find it hard to speak themselves, Tucker presents a unique window into the day-to-day trials of living with an unwell mind. She pushes readers to reflect on how we think, talk about and treat mental illness in young women.
    Show book