For those that attended Robin Mason’s VC, she talked about her new book:
The Connecticon:Learning for the Connected Generation
By Frank Rennie, Lews Castle College and Robin Mason, The Open University
I have just received advice from the publisher that is in now released and on special for US $26.95 (paperback edition) if purchased through the publisher!
Here is what the promo says about it:
This book makes the case that the changes brought about by the connectivity of the Internet have so transformed the nature of post secondary learning that we need to view it differently. Both the content and the processes of learning have been profoundly altered because of the accessibility of information and the multi-way interactivity provided by the Internet. We call this new phenomenon the Connecticon—which encompasses the new opportunities created by the infrastructure, the content, the multiple connection devices of the Web, as well as by the hyper-interactivity of the connected generation for whom attention is the new currency. It is the aim of this book to identify and document the Connecticon—its nature, its impact and its implications. We will do this in the broad domain of learning, though a similar study could be carried out in commercial, social or political fields.
To order a copy go to the publishers website: Information Age Publishing Inc
It would great to get reviews on this book – so please let me know what you think!!