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About Democratization of Information

Thanks to Ryan McCallum for the Laptop/idea.

Chris Apling

on 11 May 2010

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Transcript of About Democratization of Information

Attention Source: bloom's taxonomy and the digital world Time spent thinking about curriculum A vision of students today Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University. The Democratization of Information Power Peril Promise What is it? The availablity of information becoming widespread What's going on? "Once you are on the internet, you do not have to be a tycoon or a rockstar to have a huge impact on society" --- Secretary of State: Hilary Clinton
http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2010/01/135519.htm World:
-4.017 billion mobile cellular users (2008)
-1.604 billion internet users (2008)
-383 million internet hosts: 1st in world (2009)
-231 million internet users. 2nd to China: 239
-230 million cell phone users. 3rd in world

“The fonts of knowledge are everywhere, but the rising generation is camped out in the desert, passing stories, pictures, tunes, and texts back and forth, living off the thrill of peer attention.”
--The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or Don’t Trust Anyone under Thirty) by Mark Bauerlein.
So what? Who cares if students can't read? What's so special about tweeting anyway? What if everyone had tweeted? "It is rather the same thing that is happening to the English language. It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell. Politics and the English Language. http://www.orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit 1984: A novel warning against TOTALITARIANISM How do you describe your world without using language? And of course there is facebook... Where have we been and where are we going? Freedom of Information Act The Big Switch: Rewiring the World from Edison to Google, by Nicholas Carr. "The world is as flat as a computer screen"
--The World is Flat, by Thomas L. Friedman What is it doing to us as human beings? The Democratization of Information: A presentation by Chris Apling
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