Derrick de Kerckhove
Derrick de Kerckhove is former Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology at the University of Toronto, where he is professor emeritus at the Department of French. He subsequently joined the Faculty of Sociology of the University Federico II in Naples. Presently, scientific director of the Rome based monthly Media Duemila, he is author of a dozen books edited in over ten languages. In 2004 and 2011, he was the PapaMarkou Chair in Technology and education at the Library of Congress in Washington. He is also Research Director at the Interdisciplinary Internet Institute (IN3) at l’Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Barcelona.
Connected Intelligence in Scientific Research
Connected intelligence has been practiced in scientific research since at least the era of encyclopaedias; it is common practice in scientific and academic conventions, on-line collaboration and research papers. Hence it is well established, but collaboration isn’t supported by existing and applied pedagogical methods in early education. The question is can it be improved? What strategies in schools and universities would ensure that focused and fruitful collaboration between students and their teachers be given priority status? What benefits would result?