(Translation in Italian)
While the poll on social networks is accumulating data, I invite you to read very, very, carefully this article. It is entitled Seven Habits of Highly Connected People and it explains in a very clear way that to be connected is not merely about staying in front of a computer or poking around in some social networks. To be connected in the sense of Stephen Downes, the author of the article, is about something so deep and human that has a lot to do with the attitude we have in physical life, too.
Please, read it really carefully, slowly, pondering each sentence, and post about it in your blogs.
(Versione in italiano)
Amazing, really. I read Developing Online From Simplicity toward Complexity: Going with the Flow of Non-Linear Learning and what I have found is a perfect description of my experiences with the blogroom I have quoted in other posts here.
In the short paper 1 I said that often one has the feeling that ideas flourish just because the context is mature. Here again.
Renata Phelps is a professional and I’m not, coming recently from other fields. I heard nothing about such ideas in my entourage here. I had absolutely no specific background. I had just to face a large and complex problem: to teach something
- changing too fast
- to too many students
- having extremely different backgrounds.
And probably, in some other parts of the world there are other people developing similar solutions to similar problems without having an explicit and common background on the subject. Solutions that are in the air brought by a set of hidden connections.