Event: Howard Rheingold Webinar Augmented Collective Intelligence Theory and Practice 3 May – 7 June Online

Augmented Collective Intelligence: Theory and Practice (Draft) This course introduces the intellectual framework for augmented collective intelligence, from the invention of writing to the emergence of global multimedia networks, and, in parallel, introduces online practices that can extend the knowledge-gathering and sense-making capabilities of individuals and groups. Complete Course Description & Registration Link Below the …

Howard Rheingold: Networked Knowledge & Combinatorial Creativity

This beautiful meditation on the networked nature of knowledge and collaboration turns on the fulcrum of attention to information. Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity How we choose to pay attention, and relate to information and each other shapes who we become, shapes our creative destiny and, in turn, shapes our experience of the world. And, …

Howard Rheingold: Meta-Collaboration

Wonderfully, this post addresses three subjects I track because I know they are important: metacognition and its role in infotention, augmented collective intelligence, and the relationship of human cooperation to social media. Meta-Collaboration: Thinking With Another Feeling the emotions of others, social acceptance, and cooperation are critical to our early development of the identity and …

Jean Lievens: C. M. Rubin Interview Howard Rheingold on Global Search for (Digital) Education + PBI Meta

The Global Search for Education: Digital “We live in a world now where anybody can ask any question anywhere and get thousands of answers within seconds, but it is up to the questioner to determine which of those answers are legit, which are false, which are intentionally misleading.” — Howard Rheingold The literacies today: attention, …

Howard Rheingold: TAGSExplorer: Interactively visualising Twitter conversations archived from a Google Spreadsheet | MASHe

What this has to do with infotention: become skilled at the use of NodeXl and TAGSExplorer and you’ll have a powerful tool or knowing where in Twitter (and to whom) to put your attention. TAGSExplorer: Interactively visualising Twitter conversations archived from a Google Spreadsheet | MASHe

Howard Rheingold: Online Course on Cooperation Theory

The meta-learning here — in addition to the course material — is about cultivating a co-learning community online. I’m planning the sixth iteration of Introduction to Cooperation Theory May 20-July 10. You can find out about it at http://bit.ly/cooperationclass. If you are interested in how I’ve approached co-learning in my years at UC Berkeley and …

Howard Rheingold: Mindfulness

Good infotention advice — it applies, I believe, to the parts of the day when the flow of info online is akin to the flow of thoughts. Info overload is actually attention overload. Mindfulness Minimizes Thought Overload by Ora Nadrich

Howard Rheingold: Visualization Tool

I’ve used The Brain for projects and for teaching. It’s an infotention tool in terms of advancing the way one transforms information into knowledge in a personally and visually organized form. If you haven’t seen The Brain, check out Jerry’s Brain. By Design: Let Your Creative Vision Lead the Way!

Howard Rheingold: Web Information Dashboard

I’ve used Netvibes as an RSS reader for years. I particularly how easy it is to sync my attentional priorities to my on-screen info-flow by dragging higher priority tabs to the left and positioning the most important feeds at the top of their tab pages. If I am more pressed for time, I can just …

Howard Rheingold: Thinking Systematically

Thinking systematically about how you use information flows and your cognitive processes to gather, test, evaluate knowledge is key to the internal aspects of infotention. A Student-Centred Conceptualisation of Critical Thinking One of the defining features of human evolution is the emergent capacity of human beings to think about thinking. The ability to think about …

Howard Rheingold: 23 IO Tool Ideas for Leveraging Twitter

When I teach infotention, I show learners how they can curate Twitter lists and use Paper.li to turn the lists into daily briefings by networks of experts on topics of their choosing. Curating, focusing, distilling, and formatting incoming streams of information about precisely the topics that interest you at any time is a key infotention …