Knowledge Formats and Applications, Sections I and II, Spring 2008. Arthur Harkins/John Moravec. - 3 --
UMN/FLACSO COURSE OUTLINE:
Utilizing Web 2.0 social technologies, Skype and Adobe Connect platforms, the course willconnect the three FLACSO campuses with the University of Minnesota for both synchronousand asynchronous learning. Course content includes discussions of:
New paradigms of knowledge production (production of actionable meaning) withimplications for traditional education
Interlocking roles of hardware, software, netware, and mindware
Relationships of knowledge production to continuous innovation
Tools for information and knowledge management
Collective and distributed intelligence + ‘new basics’
Learning technologies (including associated open sourcing of education)
Knowledge, innovation and new context-creating workers
Human capital development, including software-enabled distributed competence
Mechanical, organic, and intentional systems and their cultural and human capitalrequirements
technology cultures and beyond, including emerging AI culturesThe Minnesota sessions will be facilitated by Dr. Arthur Harkins and Dr. John Moravec.Dr. Cristóbal Cobo will coordinate the course among our Latin American partners. For more information on the project or our co-seminar approach, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
The seminar utilizes a blog for various activities, including: distribution of student work, publication of seminar videos, publication of the syllabus and the online bibliography, link tothe Glossary (wiki), links to chat translator software and links to other resources.
SCHEDULE OF CO-SEMINAR CONFERENCES (SECTION 2 ONLY):
Week 2: January 31
: The MN Knowledge ModelSpeaker: Dr. Arthur Harkins, UMN, USA.Related reading: Harkins , A. & Moravec, J. (2007).Knowledge Production Modes I-VI.Syllabus. University of Minnesota.
Week 4: February 14
: Leapfrogging in Education, Society and Economy: some necessarychangesSpeaker: Dr. Arthur Harkins, Dr. John Moravec, UMN, USA.Related reading: Harkins, A. and Kubik. G. (2006).Leapfrogging toward the "singularity:"