Digital Knowledge ecology

Excuse grandiose title, but below are some thoughts shared with a colleague, Janet Burstall- as we try to depict the elements which might constitute an ecology of ‘digital’ knowledge.

Components of a learning ecology

  • Knowledge construction & transmition

  • Actors/roles

  • Systems

  • Interactions/communication between these elements

1. Knowledge construction

  • Content- creation, discovery, access

  • Communicate – people to people

  • Collaborate – people to content

  • Teach – construct sequences based on 1-3

  • (Administration – Enroll, Assess –student records, LMS data etc)

2. Actors/roles

  • Teachers

  • Students

  • Parents & Community

  • Educators

All of these considered across three education sectors.

3. Systems

  • LMS

  • Portal (Access discovery)

  • IDM

  • CMS

  • LCMS


About thand

I'm a currently working at NSW Departrment of Education & Training, Connected Classrooms Program, Sydney.
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One Response to Digital Knowledge ecology

  1. thand says:

    Entering Janets response via email.

    1. Is knowledge construction – the process by which a person comes to know, think, understand? Knowledge construction happens in the actors’ heads – so can it be a component separated from a person?
    2. Therefore – Isn’t knowledge construction different from recording knowledge, making knowledge artefacts? I think you are right that it is more than recording “information”. But it’s not knowledge construction IMHO, though it might be part of the process of the recorder constructing her/his own knowledge. So are we looking at “recording knowledge”? not sure.

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