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Knowmad Society across the globe

Knowmad Society across the globe


Mundo Knowmad


Tiempos Knowmads(especialmente ahora que salió la última versión del libro digital en ‘acceso abierto’) es una época en que va bien aquello de la ubiquidad, o al menos para explorar si el mundo es tan plano como nos decía Thomas Friedman. La semana pasada estuvimos en dos interesantes encuentros en Barcelona. El primero fue un evento organizado por el equipo Inteligencias Múltiples de Howard Gardner en el Colegio Montserrat (y un grupo de ponentes tan interesante como heterogéneo). Posteriormente, tuvimos el honor de abrir el congreso sobre ‘Estrategias para el Aprendizaje Colaborativo’ en la Universidad Girona, donde pudimos conocer notables proyectos de robótica creada por niños, creatividad al 100%.

En tanto Hugo Pardo nos ha sumado a su equipo en Colombia con un atractivo laboratorio para…

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Will Richardson at #ISTE13: Abundant learning

Language knowmads wanted

Language knowmads wanted

We found a kindred thinker in education futurologist, John Moravec at the University of Minnesota — take a look at his vision for Society 3.0 (that’s us!). Moravec describes members of Society 3.0 as agents of:

  • change
  • globalization
  • innovation fueled by knowmads (“nomadic knowledge workers”)

Sound familiar? A key aspect of Society 3.0 involves online open access, crowd sourcing that promotes sharing, remixing, and capitalizing on new ideas. We know that much of this happens through online communities – where knowmads gather in virtual spaces to push ideas into reality.

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ScienceGuide: Kennisnomaden

ScienceGuide: Kennisnomaden

In Knowmad Society publiceert een reeks essayisten hun reflecties op de omwentelingen van de kennissamenleving. Een samenleving van kennisgekken, van nomaden van het wereldwijd rondtrekkende weten. Thieu Besselink reflecteert in dit boek op wat hij van het LearningLab, de belevenissen daarin en zijn studenten heeft geleerd.


U leest Besselinks essay ‘Learning Choreography’ hieronder. Het hele boek Knowmad Society kunt u hier downloaden.

Build your own dream; Otherwise somebody else will hire you to help build theirs.

uild your own dream; Otherwise somebody else will hire you to help build theirs.

Albert Einstein said “we can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” The enablers of the 20th century are the disablers of the 21st century. Can we reset ourselves first? There are clues in the book.

Knowmad Society released – and it is beautiful!

We are very pleased to share that the print edition of Knowmad Society is in press, and it is beautiful!

Knowmad Society cover-print-smallYou can read it now at – the book is available in print, PDF, iOS, and Kindle editions. If you enjoyed a free copy of the book, please consider purchasing a printed copy. It helps us recover our costs, and, as we can’t say enough: It is beautiful.

Knowmad Society explores the future of learning, work, and how we relate with each other in a world driven by accelerating change, value networks, and the rise of knowmads.

Knowmads are nomadic knowledge workers: Creative, imaginative, and innovative people who can work with almost anybody, anytime, and anywhere. The jobs associated with 21st century knowledge and innovation workers have become much less specific concerning task and place, but require more value-generative applications of what they know. The office as we know it is gone. Schools and other learning spaces will follow next.

In this book, nine authors from three continents, ranging from academics to business leaders, share their visions for the future of learning and work. Educational and organizational implications are uncovered, experiences are shared, and the contributors explore what it’s going to take for individuals, organizations, and nations to succeed in Knowmad Society.

Coda: In producing the print edition, Martine Eyzenga took charge of the creative layout of the interior, and the cover was illustrated by Symen Veenstra. Thank you to everybody who provided feedback while the book was available in its “preview” format – you provided critical peer review.

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Changing landscapes: Teachers as knowmads part 1

From To teach is to learn:

Many of the points in the definition of a Knowmad remind me of my Twitter PLN and the fantastic educators I have connected with. We work together, share ideas and are always willing to help each other regardless of location. The relationships and interactions afforded by our online and offline networks allow us gain new knowledge and to apply it in our classrooms the very next day. We are always learning and trying new things out. Having a supportive network has allowed me to gain the courage to try things and to not fear failure.

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De Knowmad Society

Volgens John Moravec ontwikkelt onze maatschappij zich steeds meer tot een innovatiemaatschappij, waarin creativiteit groot belang is. Deze Knowmad Society of maatschappij 3.0 kenmerkt zich door snelle veranderingen en verregaande globalisatie. De snelheid van veranderingen maakt het lastig te bepalen wat nu precies wat beïnvloedt of veroorzaakt. De Knowmad Society is niet hiërarchisch of helder geordend en relaties zijn complex. Persoonlijke innovatie wordt steeds belangrijker.

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