Web 3.0 The video

An interesting perspective from Kate Ray on Web 3.0.

The video highlights the challenges of information overload, search, the need for structure, filtering and keeping up to date.

Some highlights that caught my attention were;

Does the world make sense or do we make sense of the world?

Web 3.0 is all about relationships between people and information to give context and meaning

The future of web 3.0 is about evolution, revolution, systems that reason and we can’t imagine what will happen in the future

Professional Knowledge

Some interesting predictions here including this one;

Professional knowledge will become obsolete almost as quickly as it’s acquired. An individual’s professional knowledge is becoming outdated at a much faster rate than ever before.

Most professions will require continuous instruction and retraining. Rapid changes in the job market and work-related technologies will necessitate job education for almost every worker. At any given moment, a substantial portion of the labor force will be in job retraining programs. -Marvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies, “Trends Shaping Tomorrow’s World, Part Two,” May-June 2008, p 41″

Knowledge Networker

The knowledge networker is described here by Mohamed Amine Chatti ;

“I believe that the new knowledge age is demanding new crucial skills based on knowledge networking rather than knowledge creation abilities. Since knowledge is distributed and ubiquitous in nature, everyone has to be a good knowledge networker. A Knowledge networker is one who has the ability to;

  • identify connections, recognize patterns, and make sense between different knowledge sources.
  • locate the person or the community/communities with the required know-how that can help achieving better results.
  • navigate and learn across different communities.
  • Connect and collaborate in different knowledge networks.”

I connected this with a previous post concerning new skills needed to help us cope with the abundance of information available to us;

 Recognising patterns & trends

Filtering of knowledge and extracting the important elements

Determining the value of knowledge and ensuring it’s authentic

Achieving our purpose or goal by navigating between people, technologies, repositories and ideas.

Critical & creative thinking

Building networks in order to stay current and informed

Focusing on important tasks while undergoing a deluge of information

Acceptance of uncertainty

I wonder how different these skills will need to be in 12 months time?

E-Learning in the 21st Century

Here’s an extract from a thought provoking post by Janet http://brandon-hall.com/weblogs/janetclarey.htm

“In E-Learning in the 21st century authors Garrison and Anderson, recognized pioneers in distance learning said:

The future is for those who are ready to assume control and responsibility for their learning; those who have acquired the critical thinking and learning abilities needed to cope with the ‘too much information’ age. Those who have learned to manage learning and create; those who are will to act upon their learning and who are ready to shape change and not be the victims of it.”