Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The talk is called "Beyond Institutions Personal Learning in a Networked World" and I want to begin with a story that came across the wires recently and I thought was very appropriate for this venue. Dan Rockmore , in an article in the Atlantic as I recall, New Yorker, said, "These digital assistance are more suitable for play and socializing." Not getting the point that learning today is about play and socializing. The hashtag is a way of creating self-organizing networks.