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
- To truly end animal suffering, the most ethical choice is to kill wild predators (especially Cecil the lion) - Quartz
- Adios Ed Tech. Hola something else.
- First Week at Riverdale Little Free Library
- When You're Calling Culture Content, You're Reinforcing The Idea Of A Container
- A waste of time
- Little Free Library Opens in Riverdale (Edmonton)
- Wiping out species may boost evolution – study — RT News
- A response to Fact vs. Fiction: 7 Truths about College Course Materials on TM News August 12, 2015
- WATCH: 13 Conservative MPs drone on like robots reading the exact same script
- White House: Innovation in Higher Education
- Guest Post on Learning Analytics
- Employability and quality of life
- Boundaries and Hierarchies in Complex Systems
- The LMS as a paywall
- Personal Learning Graphs (PLeG)
- Niggles about NGDLEs - lessons from ELF
- The death of Athabasca University has been greatly exaggerated
- McDonald's as a learning technology
- Collective values
- Downes on Connectivism and Connective Knowledge