Terry Anderson keynote

June 28, 2007

Terry Anderson’s keynote at Ed-Media 2007
Social learning 2.0keynote slides

I wonder how Terry Anderson actually defines affordances. The list he introduced seems a bit learning-environment property-centered rather than emergent in the activities. I would rather disagree of using the affordance term like this.Or, if to take a second thought web 2.0 is not only tools and in this case, we can see these affordances as part of the activity system affordances. Some of the affordance descriptions of Terry actually involve the verb for action and some properties and some actors..so in this sense maybe i could name them affordances.

Affordances of web 2.0:
– massive amounts of content

– communication: high quality, low cost

– agents (rrs, google alerts, MeetingWizard etc.)

Terry has previously written in his blog about Models of the many. In his keynote he elaborated this topic again.

Taxonomy of the many

Group (team)
conscious membership
leadership and organisation
cohorts and paced
rules and guidelines
access and privacy controls
focused and other time limited
may be blended F2F

Metaphor: virtual classroom

shared interest/practice
fluid membership
friends of friends
reputation and altruoism driven
emergent norms, structures
activity ebbs and flows
rarely F2F

Metaphor: virtual community of practice

aggregated other,
stigmatic aggregation

wisdom of crowds

Dron and Anderson 2007

Terry was also referring to Durkheim’s Collective consciousness: Collective representations exist outside of the individual consciousness

Interesting was that this keynote ideas reminded me the ideas that i developed some time in last autumn about knowledge that is interpersonal. On my thinking this understanding and acceptance of what kind of knowledge we as individuals, groups and networks and collectives obtain as part of learning is the key factor which brings forth the paradigm change in learning. Learning is too much considered as related with this individual knowledge. Isntead it should be directed towards obtaining and using this collective consciousness.

knowledge forms

I would like to revise this model of knowledge in the light of the taxonomy that Anderson and Dron 2007 are suggesting.



  1. Try agreeAdate.com too – it’s more professional and flexible than meetingwizard.

  2. […] I have taken notes of Terry’s talk in 2007 at EdMedia conference. […]

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