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New issue of IRRODL

Terry Anderson just announced a new issue of IRRODL focusing on a timely range of issues: transactional distance education theory, student blogging, connectivism, etc. I found the process reengineering article particularly interesting. It’s a bit too narrowly focused for my liking, but starts on a path that will continue to gain explorers; namely – how do we change education? how do we change our systems to account for trends?


  1. Bob Bell wrote:

    Also from Jane’s e-leaning site there is a link to this publication.
    Network Citizens [92-page PDF]

    Demos have released this new report which looks at the importance of social networking in organisations. Here is a brief overview:

    “Humans are social animals, spinning intricate webs of relationships with friends, colleagues, neighbours and enemies. These networks have always been with us, but the advance of networking technologies, changes to our interconnected economy and an altering job market have super-charged the power of networking, catapulting it to the heart of organisational thinking.

    “Social networks are providing tremendous opportunities for people to collaborate. But until now, thinking has focused only on how organisations can respond to and capitalise on networks. This report argues that we have to look equally at how networks use organisations for their own ends. That is where the new contours of inequality and power lie that will shape the network world. We have to face networks’ dark side, as well as their very real potential.”

    Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 11:15 am | Permalink
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    Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 9:51 pm | Permalink