George Siemens

Siemens
George Siemens is a writer, theorist, speaker, and researcher on learning, networks, technology, analytics and visualization, openness, organizational effectiveness, and complexity in digital environments.wikipedia
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Athabasca University

Athabasca University Students' UnionAthatbasca UniversityCentre for Innovative Management
He was formerly a professor at the Center for Distance Education and a researcher and strategist with the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada.

Learning analytics

But this definition has been criticised by George Siemens and Mike Sharkey.

Stephen Downes

Downes
In 2008, Siemens and Stephen Downes designed and taught a MOOC which was reported as a "landmark in the small but growing push toward 'open teaching,'" and has since offered various additional MOOCs which have gained popular worldwide attention.
In 2008, Downes and George Siemens designed and taught an online, open course reported as a "landmark in the small but growing push toward 'open teaching - widely considered the first Massive open online course (MOOC).

Massive open online course

MOOCMassive Open Online CoursesMOOCs
Siemens is a prominent Canadian educator in the massive online open course (MOOC) format.
CCK08, which was led by George Siemens of Athabasca University and Stephen Downes of the National Research Council, consisted of 25 tuition-paying students in Extended Education at the University of Manitoba, as well as over 2200 online students from the general public who paid nothing.

Ryan S. Baker

Baker
Siemens, together with Baker, Gasevic, and Rose, as well as others like Mitros and Cormier, have been working on bridging the two formats.
Baker has co-authored peer-reviewed scientific papers with around 300 other scientists, including Neil Heffernan, Vincent Aleven, Arthur C. Graesser, George Siemens, and Dragan Gasevic leading to him being listed as one of the most collaborative scientists in his field.

Dragan Gasevic

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Siemens, together with Baker, Gasevic, and Rose, as well as others like Mitros and Cormier, have been working on bridging the two formats.

Connectivism

connectivistConnectivism (learning theory)connectivist pedagogy
He is the originator of Connectivism theory and author of the article Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age and the book Knowing Knowledge - an exploration of the impact of the changed context and characteristics of knowledge.

University of Manitoba

ManitobaWinnipeg School of ArtManitoba Law School
Prior to Athabasca University, Siemens held a post as the Associate Director, Research and Development with the Learning Technologies Centre at the University of Manitoba.

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen UniversityAberdeenThe University of Aberdeen
His PhD work, with the University of Aberdeen, focused on how individuals sensemake and wayfind in complex information settings.

Universidad de San Martín de Porres

Universidad San MartínUniversidad San Martín de PorresU. San Martín
Siemens has received honorary doctorates from the Universidad de San Martin de Porres (May 2012) and the University of the Fraser Valley (June 2014).

University of the Fraser Valley

University College of the Fraser ValleyFraser Valley CollegeUFV
Siemens has received honorary doctorates from the Universidad de San Martin de Porres (May 2012) and the University of the Fraser Valley (June 2014).

University of South Australia

South Australian School of ArtSchool of MinesSouth Australian Institute of Technology

Peer learning

abovePeer Evaluationspeer leader
George Siemens argues in Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age, that technology has changed the way we learn, explaining how it tends to complicate or expose the limitations of the learning theories of the past.

Patricia Hogan

Her educational scholarly interests involve experimenting with promoting a connectivist approach (Siemens, 2009) to enhance learning for relevant literacies and skill-sets in her classes and to teaching for integrative and abductive reasoning and design thinking (, 2009).

Networked learning

cMOOCsnetworked learning community
In 2005, George Siemens published a paper in the International Journal for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, called Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age in which he argued the need for a new learning theory, one that captured the essence and represented the process of networked knowledge creation and learning.

Personal learning network

Personal Learning Environments and NetworksPLNPLNs
According to the theory of connectivism developed by George Siemens (as well as Stephen Downes), the "epitome of connectivism" is that learners create connections and develop a personal network that contributes to their personal and professional development and knowledge.

Virtual world

virtual worldsMUVEonline world
For instance, George Siemens, Stephen Downes continue to promote the use of a type of MUVLE Dave Cormier coined called a 'MOOC'.

Open educational resources in Canada

BCcampus
The name dates to an experimental course led by George Siemens at the University of Manitoba and Stephen Downes at the National Research Council in 2008 (Tamburri, 2014).

Rhizomatic learning

George Siemens, one of the inventors of massive open online courses, has questioned the usefulness of the rhizomatic metaphor when compared to traditional network analysis: I don’t see rhizomes as possessing a similar capacity (to networks) to generate insight into learning, innovation, and complexity... Rhizomes then, are effective for describing the structure and form of knowledge and learning...[h]owever, beyond the value of describing the form of curriculum as decentralized, adaptive, and organic, I’m unsure what rhizomes contribute to knowledge and learning.

Encyclopedic knowledge

encyclopedicrange of knowledge
The idea of encyclopedic knowledge being re-constellated as a community of knowledge is central to the theory of Connectivism as established by George Siemens and Stephen Downes.