Archive for January, 2009

Organisaatio 2.0 (finnish)

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Recently I gave a presentation at a conference on Web 2.0 organized by The Finnish Information Processing Association, FIPA (Tietotekniikan Liitto ry) about organization 2.0. I made the slides available on slideshare translated to english and it was features as a presentation of the day (!).

The original finnish presentation video (40 minutes) is available below, thanks to Saija Remes for pro editing:

The seminar itself also got some online media converage at IT-Viikko and Digitoday.

Broken educational systems

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Robin Good asked me to record a few responses to questions he prepared about education and learning. He did the same thing for a few others like  Howard Rheingold, Jay Cross, Stephen Downes, George Siemens, Nancy White and Gerd Leonhard. The short fragments were used at his Le Web keynote along with a series of articles joining the strings together.

The first article in the series is about the paradigm shift in education and learning deals with the structure itself that is supposed to give us all we need to be successful in life at the current moment: the education system.

It’s all so good to talk about new media, 2.0, participation, collaboration, real-time web, mashing-up, agile development, remixing, or lifestreaming but what value do these discoveries have when as soon as we turn our heads home and to our kids we still force them to go through an education system that embraces none of such fantastic discoveries?

And while you are at it, you might as well continue and read Stephen Downes’s words on how to be successful (if you think the education you have is not getting you anywhere meaningful).