“The quantified self will give way to the qualified self.” Stephen Downes #
While watching the presentation E-Learning 3.0, where he explains the impact of the next wave of learning technologies emerging as a consequence of the significant and substantial changes coming to the World Wide Web, I asked myself what about the ‘Human Learning in the Age of Machine Learning’.
Seems I was not the only one. Roland Legrand wrote his thoughts as follows: “In times of rapidly developing Machine Learning Connectivism is a very suitable learning theory. It blends philosophy, educational practices and technological skills. It emphasizes the ability to make decisions and to choose what to learn, connecting with others and thus empathizing with those others. The theory is also related with the Extended Mind ideas of the philosopher Andy Clark.”
Some aspects, which I would like to get to know better are
- Critical Literacies , those capabilities which support living, learning and working in a digital society,
- distributed architecture, the cryptocurrency blockchain
- and the W3C-Standard Activitypub . It can be used to implement functions of decentralized social networks. As I understand it is used by applications such as Nextcloud, Mastodon or Mediagoblin.
Therefore I am quite confident to find peer learners in the MOOC.