George Siemens is writer, theorist, speaker, and researcher on learning, networks, technology, analytics and visualization, openness, and organizational effectiveness in digital environments. He is the author of Knowing Knowledge, an exploration of how the context and characteristics of knowledge have changed and what it means to organizations today, and the Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning. Siemens is a researcher and strategist with the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University. Knowing Knowledge has been translated into Mandarin, Spanish, Persian, and Hungarian. Previously, he was the Associate Director, Research and Development, with the Learning Technologies Centre at University of Manitoba. His PhD, with University of Aberdeen, focused on how individuals sensemake and wayfind in complex information settings. In May 2012, he received an honorary doctorate through Universidad de San Martin Porres.
Siemens has pioneered open connectivist courses that have included over 15,000 educators and students as participants. He is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences detailing the influence of technology and media on education, organizations, and society, having presented at conferences in more than 30 countries. His work has been profiled in provincial, national, and international newspapers, radio, and television. Siemens has maintained the elearnspace blog (www.elearnspace.org/blog) for eleven years and www.connectivism.ca for six years.
TEKRI researcher blogs etc
- PISA and irony: The 2015 Brown Center Report on American Education
- Differences between students using PLE and LMS systems
- 24 inches worth
- Top 20 in Educational Technology to Connect with through Social Media - AACE
- Beyond the group: how education is changing and why institutions need to catch up
- Time to change education again: let's not make the same mistakes this time round
- Interview with Terry Anderson in The Voice Magazine - a Publication of the Athabasca University Students Union
- Post Doctoral Position at UTA
- Unitarian Chalice Wheel
- The Logical Fallacy Collection: 30 Ways to Lose an Argument
- Is Blogging worth it for the aspiring academic?
- Why you should do design based research (DBR)
- Challenge Propagation: Towards a theory of distributed intelligence and the global brain
- New report on Emotional Presence in online education
- Defaults matter
- Great Firewall of China
- I now have a Canadian Father
- Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN)
- Brilliant folks that need to be read.
- Moving from openness advocacy to research