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What’s happening with content?

Connectivism: What’s happpening with content – an abbreviated version of my presentation last week at McGraw-Hill Reyerson conference at Mount Royal in Calgary. My basic assertion: people have much more control over content than ever before (consider Yahoo Pipes, Dapper, blogs, wikis, podcasts, etc.). The ability to create, co-create, and re-create has washed over many industries (newspapers, music, radio, magazines), essentially re-writing their field in a short period of time. Content-centric views of those fields needed to be altered once end-users had greater control. Education is presented with a similar challenge. Our content-centric views of learning are destined for a clash with the learner’s expectation for greater control of our content in their spaces.