Sunday, October 22, 2006
Shakti and Web 2.0?
The fullness of strength is Shakti
Shakti is bliss brimming over
Shakti is the glowing fire of love
Shakti is intuition that enriches life
The light that lights the heart is Shakti
Traditional Tamil peom: Shakti (Divine Female Energy)
OK so you wont be surprised to hear I went to the Art Gallery of NSW Exhibition - Goddess Divine Energy.
On Thursday 19 October and Friday 20 October I listened to Nancy White and George Siemens at Elearning 06 at Randwick Racecourse. The two days were also spent networking with generous, gregarious, talented and creative people.
I have a lot of rich impressions and interconnections that are spilling over from this input that I would like to give some form to here. This is my chance at what Nancy White put forward in her keynote presentation as participation and reification. Reification is recreating or redeveloping your learning in another form.
The theme that stood out for me from Nancy's presentation was "Together in Time and Space", Nancy brought to it the feminine power of Shakti. I can't name all the female participants that displayed qualities of Shakti over the two days, it would be every female, and some of the males I came into contact with.
George Siemens spoke in depth about many things that hit home with me and more than once I was nodding, feeling he was speaking directly to me. But as I am working from memory rather than notes what I remember was the slide of a learning ecology and the link between a thriving learning ecology and a robust network. I liked the colourful learning ecology slide of weird shapes and organisms.It was the most vivid and evocative slide I have ever seen at a conference.
He made it clear that our partiality to the system we have trained in is understandable - but also made it clear that co-creation and networking of knowlege have changed the world as we know it forever. I would have liked to talk to him more, his ideas are hot!
More on the theme of Goddess Divine Energy in Connected Learning coming soon!
Posted by Anne at Sunday, October 22, 2006