Learning in 3D Nugget #3

Twitter Quote:
“The web is in the midst of a migration from the traditional two-dimensional web browser interface to a three-dimensional one.” p.12

Book Paragraph:
Today, the web is in the midst of a migration from the traditional two-dimensional web browser interface to a three-dimensional one. Just as the introduction of the Mosaic browser changed society and business, the impending transformation of the Internet from a static, one-way conduit of information into a three-dimensional virtual environment in which people—as avatars—live, work, and play will have an equally significant transformational impact.

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Learning in 3D Nugget #2

Twitter Quote:
“The web is evolving into a pervasive ecosystem whose central purpose is to facilitate collective action, learning, and growth.” p.5

Book Paragraph:
We are witnessing the acceleration of the co-evolution of society and technology. In a socio-technical system like the one we are in, information is the currency, individuals are the transport mechanism, interaction is the transfer mechanism, and insight is the value-added outcome. Given this context, we can begin to conceive of the web’s own evolution as a pervasive and expanding ecosystem whose central purpose is to facilitate collective action, learning, and growth. In this evolutionary process, it is natural that the three-dimensional web will be a large part of society’s increasingly digital future. The societal, professional, and educational consequences of this emerging learning ecosystem are beginning to take shape on a large scale.

Learning in 3D Nugget #1

Twitter Quote:
“Today, information no longer moves in one direction, from the top of the enterprise to the bottom or from teacher to student.” p.5

Book Paragraph:
As the Internet continues to pervade society, the scarcity paradigm that undergirds most modern economic theory is being challenged. Unlike currency, information is non-appropriable, which essentially means that it can be shared without being given away. Today, information no longer moves in one direction, from the top of the enterprise to the bottom or from teacher to student. Instead, it has a social life all its own. Information travels from place to place based on individuals’ desire to interact with it, because they want to make more effective decisions or develop keener insights about a particular situation, or because someone is motivated to learn about a certain topic or how to complete a given task.

Learning in 3D Nuggets Explained

If you follow the Learning in 3D Twitter hashtag (#lrn3d) you will see that I have started posting key quotes. I plan to continue to do this during the 30 days of the blog book tour.

Unfortunately, sometimes 14O characters is not enough room to get all the context so, here on my blog I will post the paragraph that contains the quote in twitter.

Thought this might be a fun way to consume some of the key thoughts of the book in a world where most of us have the been reduced to having attention span of a ferret on two cappuccinos.

Let me know what you think.