Archive | March, 2013


Web Science and the rise of the “social machine”

In October of 2012 the Institute of Metadata Management formally changed its name to “Web Science Australia”.  As a part of our “soft launch”, which is gradually happening throughout 2013, and will culminate in the 12th International Semantic Web Conference in Sydney in October, I thought I would expand a little upon the emerging discipline […]

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The challenge of twenty first century learning? Seeing the hidden connections

“The field of instructional design has developed separately from other theoretical orientations such as research on artificial intelligence, organizational learning and collaborative teaching and learning. Thus, the main problem of instructional design has been its isolation from other fields of teaching, learning and technology.”  (Päive Häkkinen 2002). Häkkinen, in my opinion, hits the nail on […]

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