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John Seely Brown

The web has just begun to have an impact on our lives. As fascinated as we are with it today, we’re still seeing it in its early forms… My belief is that not only will the web be as fundamental to society as electrification but that it will be subject to many of the same diffusion and absorption dynamics as that earlier medium.

Quotable Quotes

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Daniel Pink
Don't try to change people's minds; just make it easier for them to act.

Seth Godin
Google never forgets. Everything you do now ends up in your permanent record. The best plan is to overload Google with a long tail of good stuff and to always act as if you're on Candid Camera, because you are.

Henry Jenkins
In a hunting society children learn by playing with bows and arrows.  In an information society, they learn to play with information. (Introduction, T is for Transmedia, p.6) (ASC Annenberg Innovation Lab)

Loertscher, David
School librarians can support teachers and students by guiding learning experiences in the increasingly diverse and technology enhanced environment, by infusing information literacy skills and technology learning into as many learning experiences as possible. (2006- Teacher Librarian, 34(2), 8–12) 

Loertscher, Koechlin, Zwaan
In the Learning Commons learners are not only active consumers but also active producers of information and ideas.  

Alice in Wonderland Quotes
Famous and fun quotes from the books 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking Glass'.

Eric Schmidt (Former Google CEO)
Every two days now we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until  2003. (2010)

Dave Lankes
The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities.

Dave Lankes
'Libraries should focus on the phenomena made possible by the technology', not the technology itself.

William Gibson
The future is already here - it's just not very evenly distributed.

David Warlick
The two essential ingredients common to the success of all Personal Learning Networks are ownership and commitment (K12 keynote-Warlick 2008)

Stephen Heppel
The evidence continues to accumulate that libraries - and their librarians - lie absolutely at the heart of 3rd millennium learning organisations:  a place for scholarship, a place to escape into adventures, a place of discovery, a place to share and explore, a place for deep thought, a place for surprise, and above all else a place absolutely without limits. The best schools have libraries at their centres not as some sad throwback to an earlier age but as a clear and evocative prototype of what ambitious learning might look like in this century of learning.

Ken Robinson
Even 10 years ago, few people fully anticipated how the internet would transform economic processes, social boundaries and often our own senses of personal identity and affiliation. (The Other climate crisis, August 2008)

John Seely Brown
The web has just begun to have an impact on our lives. As fascinated as we are with it today, we’re still seeing it in its early forms… My belief is that not only will the web be as fundamental to society as electrification but that it will be subject to many of the same diffusion and absorption dynamics as that earlier medium.

Mike Smith and Cathy Casserly
At the heart of the movement towards OER is the simple and powerful idea that the worlds knowledge is a public good and that technology in general and the wwweb in particular provide an opportunity for everyone to share, use and reuse it.

UNESCO Perspective on Open Education
The aims associated with desire to build knowledge societies are ambitious. Providing basic education for all promoting lifelong education for all, encouraging the spread of research and development efforts in all countries…  Expenditure for education is one of the most productive investments that a country can make…

Cape Town Open Education Declaration
We are on the cusp of a global revolution in teaching and learning. Educators worldwide are developing a vast pool of educational resources on the Internet, open and free for all to use. These educators are creating a world where each and every person on earth can access and contribute to the sum of all human knowledge. They are also planting the seeds of a new pedagogy where educators and learners create, shape and evolve knowledge together, deepening their skills and understanding as they go.

Cultures do not change by mandate; they change by the specific displacement of existing norms, values, structures, and processes by others; the process of cultural change depends fundamentally on modelling the new values and behaviours that you expect to displace the existing ones.