Who are some good folk to follow re: network learning

I’m building an initial list of people (some additional folk are listed below) who might be considered “good to follow” for the participants of the course I’m teaching on Network and Global Learning which potentially covers topics/terms/phrases such as connected learning, open learning, connectivism, PLEs etc.

The intent is that this list (which the participants will also contribute to) will provide some initial pointers for the participants to explore. The only criteria is that they are saying/doing something interesting related to “network learning”.

Who do you think should be on the list?

Some additional thoughts (in no particular order): George Siemens, Stephen Downes, Alec Couros, Barry Welmlman, George Veletsianos, Bonnie Stewart, Audrey Watters, Jesse Stommel, Jim Groom, Gardner Campbell, Chris Bigum, Joyce Seitzinger, Clay Shirky, Dave Cormier, Evgeny Morozov……

2 thoughts on “Who are some good folk to follow re: network learning

  1. chrisbigum

    I’d prefer to be on your bad list but…. a few more names for your collection – also not in any order. Just sifting my database….. Some of these folk won’t look very “educational” but they are. The label does not mean a lot. :)

    Bret Victor http://worrydream.com/ – @worrydream an on the edge thinker about stuff relating maths, programming, design… education generally – lovely piece about teachers who teach stuff but don’t “do” it. Music to my ears. :) His “the future of programming” is brilliant.

    Sugata Mitra @sugatam – the hole in the wall guy. A lot of folk don’t like what he found, i.e. that kids with almost no support can learn stuff given access to the Net. Long story.

    Michael Wesch @mwesch digital anthropology. One of the early movers and shakers to study things Internet and education.

    John Seely Brown @jseelybrown Seriously interesting thinker.

    If you include Morozov then Nicholas Carr probably is worth a list. http://www.nicholascarr.com/

    Jaron Lanier is also important. He avoids social media but has a site. http://www.jaronlanier.com/

    Seth Godin @thisissethsblog a gung ho marketer. But if you accept that teaching is about a conversation then this guy is over qualified.

    Mimi Ito @mizuko Key player in a number of big studies in the US,m e.g. Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out http://www.itofisher.com/mito/

    Mark Johnson @mjwtweet One of the better thinkers about this stuff: http://dailyimprovisation.blogspot.com.au/

    Kevin Kelly @kevin2kelly What machines want… etc… http://kk.org/

    Salman Khan @khanacademy I preferred his stuff before Gates began funding him. It’s still important in the scheme of the slow disintegration of formal education as we know it.

    Howard Rheingold @hrheingold for a lot of reasons but also I think he was doing some learning in public stuff.

    Sherry Turkle @sturkle nuff said. Does not tweet a lot

    There are a bunch of others and some newbies, some of whom you have on your list but there are probably too many names already :)

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