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The social Web before social networks: a report from 2003

David Weinberger

The Web was social before it had social networking software. It just hadn’t yet evolved a pervasive layer of software specifically designed to help us be social. In 2003 it was becoming clear that we needed?—?and a new class of application, unsurprisingly called “social software.” But what sort of sociality were we looking for? The two talks, especially Clay’s, serve as reminders of what the Internet looked like before social networks.

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The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I have been looking at the world of social networking, and my mind is moving away from the model where we are the experts and package the knowledge and sequence it. Instead of trying to systematize, to sequence, a more appropriate approach is based around patterns and connections. It was started in 2001, and the main spec came out in 2003. It's not to prevent the social web activities. Extend the web to social network and web 2.0

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Co-creation

Jay Cross

Thursday, May 08, 2003. social software apps. discussion groups and wikis. social network analysis. Co nnectivism, recently coined by George Siemens, makes it explicit that the learner is augmented with connections to networks of people and information. The proliferation of open co nnections heralds a new world of continuous improvement where chain reactions of combined thoughts and learning recombine in ever-greater patterns. ( Fortune Magazine ).

The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Bandwidth As administrators struggle against the demands video streaming and bit torrent networks place on backbones, it is hard to imagine saying that bandwidth will be unlimited. Sun Developer Network, 2008)This concept, which in education became the idea of the ‘learning object’, emerged as a result of the idea that reusable software objects could be created. Audio content became popular with file sharing and music content services, as well as with the rise of podcasting in 2003.

Education, Technology and Myth

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I don't question if e-learning will reach a tipping point," one author confesses, "but what I [find] myself pondering is when e-learning will reach a tipping point and become a social epidemic." ( Neal e-learn 2004 , emphases added; see also Bull, Bull, Garofalo & Harris, 2002 ; Gandel, Katz, & Metros, 2004 ; Educause, 2002 ). If so, then the mathematics describing the difficusion of technology will be the same as the mathematics underlying social network theory.