@Shareski on Sharing - Exploring the Share-iness Factor

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Are you ready for the hyper-connected revolution?

What a wonderful keynote from Dean Shareski for the K-12 Online Conference. Dean shares his perspective, and no surprise, I find that he agrees with MY perspective on sharing...which makes me wonder, how many of us who are online doing this stuff in ed-tech have the same exact perspective? Is there a way to gauge our "share-iness factor?"

One of my favorite quotes on sharing comes from Mark Pesce (as cited here), who I practically feel compelled to quote whenever this subject comes up...especially when presenting to school districts:
"we have a drive to connect and socialize: this drive has now been accelerated and amplified as comprehensively as the steam engine amplified human strength two hundred and fifty years ago. Just as the steam engine initiated the transformation of the natural landscape into man-made artifice, the 'hyperconnectivity' engendered by these new toys is transforming the human landscape of social relations. This time around, fifty thousand years of cultural development will collapse into about twenty...A hyperconnected polity—whether composed of a hundred individuals or a hundred thousand—has resources at its disposal which exponentially amplify its capabilities.

"Sharing is the threat. Not just a threat. It is the whole of the thing. A photo taken on a mobile now becomes instantaneously and pervasively visible on Flickr or other sharing websites. This act of sharing voids "any pretensions to control, or limitation, or the exercise of power".
 When you consider that Dean's appeal to us to consider sharing  a moral imperative, Dean is really calling for hyper-empowered, hyper-connected educators to rise up and transform education. It's an invitation that cannot be ignored, especially in these troubled times.

The 2010 K12 Online Conference has started with a stirring keynote from Dean Shareski entitled, “Sharing: The Moral Dilemma”. You can view the keynote presentation video at the following link:

Be sure to join the Pre-Conference Fireside Chat with the K12 Online Live Events Committee and Dean Shareski this Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 8pm EST/12am GMT (time zone converter).

Join the conversation in Elluminate at:

Short URL: http://moourl.com/k12online10

Full URL: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=M.BCB4DFE87DA4243B4040ACD3044AF9

Monday, October 18, 2010, is the start of all presentations for the “Leading the Change” and  “Student
Voices” strands with a fireside chat scheduled for Sunday, October 24th at 7pm EST/11pm GMT (time
zone converter

Stay tuned for details about this year's live events. Hope to see you online!

Kim Caise and Susan van Gelder
2010 K12 Online Live Events Committee Co-Chairs
Visit K12 Online Conference at: http://k12online.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

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