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Interesting but...

Posted on October 30 2002 by Leon Cych in reponse to The semantic web: How RDF will change learning technology standards

Interesting but I'd like to see a whole new set of models for how to work within this semantic world.

Let's take weblogs for instance...
What makes them fascinating is humour, common cultural referents, inference, irony etc. etc. what makes them compelling is the RSS feeds, SOAP etc.

How to marry the two...

I hear a lot about teaching and learning and fine they are all packaged within the box of RDF and such but what I don't hear too much about is 'Education' and all those inferences and contextual things that make up what is human and what cannot be transposed or quantified.

Where are those models - not made yet...

I hear time and time again this will facilitate "Anytime, anywhere" learning but I think it is more a matter of "As and when".

We really do need to be considering how to subvert these systems and how to use them creatively and imaginatively synchronously/ asynchronously - how to marry them with what we do best.

One of the many ways I can think of is to use interactive video/ pervasive technologies and real world "events" happening synchronously/ asynchronously - creating nodes of oportunity into and out of the system.

If all this can lasso the human prediliction for subversion and poetry then I'll buy into it - because those are often the most creative channels that drive on learning and innovation.

Sorry to sound like a latter day Laocoon - I'll stop now before the snakes emerge from the bushes...

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