12th Annual Summer Institute on Knowledge Building by IKIT and pre-conference workshop *Keeping Idea Improvement Alive in a Worldwide Knowledge-Building Community*
5-8 August, 2008, Toronto , Canada
We are pleased to announce the 12th Annual
Summer Institute on Knowledge Building. This international event is
organized by the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology
(IKIT), and will be held at the Ontario Institute for Studies in
Education/University of Toronto, August 5th-8th, 2008, with a
pre-conference technology workshop August 4th.
*Keeping Idea Improvement Alive in a
Worldwide Knowledge-Building Community*
The overarching question to be addressed
this summer is the extent to which an international team can work
productively to continually extend the limits of the possible in
education. From a knowledge building perspective this requires a
fundamental shift from belief- to design-mode: creative work with ideas
of one's own making as well as those of others, moving beyond
teacher-driven inquiry AND student-driven inquiry to collaborative
idea-driven invention. That's what makes knowledge building knowledge
building rather than learning as we've known it historically, or
student-driven inquiry as championed in modern educational approaches.
An international team of students and
teachers will come to take part in Tomorrow's Innovators sessions,
engineers will tackle challenges of next-generation knowledge
visualizations (beyond knowledge sharing to knowledge advancement), and
researchers will address issues such as scientific literacy and theory
On August 4th there will be a pre-conference
technology workshop. We have been meeting with teams involved in the
Open Learning Initiative (see http://www.cmu.edu/oli/overview/)
and preparing Knowledge Forum to support a broad host of collaborative
co-design initiatives. The goals of the workshop are (1) to generate
ideas for the next generation of Knowledge Forum and related
visualization and assessment technology and (2) to organize an
international "community source" initiative to implement these ideas.
For more information contact Chris Teplovs <email@example.com>.
Please send any questions to <SummerInstitute@ikit.org>.
The success of this conference requires your
involvement. We welcome comments, suggestions and ideas about how we
may ensure the agenda meets your interests and needs. We look forward
to seeing everyone this summer!
Summer Institute 2008 Program Committee
Institute for Knowledge Innovation and
June 9, 2008 -- Deadline for Submissions
June 23, 2008 -- Acceptance notification
July 4, 2008 -- Deadline for early
registration AND hotel reservation at the Holiday Inn's conference rate
July 25, 2008 -- Deadline for mail-in payment
August 4, 2008 -- Pre-Conference Workshop
August 5-8, 2008 -- Knowledge Building