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Posted on 30th January 2010 by Judy Breck

Intertwingularity rules!

Connecting a youngster with his or her individual browser to the internet, liberates that student to learn in the global knowledge commons emerging in the intertwingularity.

Ted Nelson has told us why curricula are false presentations of knowledge:

“EVERYTHING IS DEEPLY INTERTWINGLED. In an important sense there are no ’subjects’ at all; there is only all knowledge, since the cross-connections among the myriad topics of this world simply cannot be divided up neatly.”

In the open internet, knowledge is free to intertwingle. Excellence emerges comprehensively into a global knowledge commons. There is nothing obscure about network emergence: it is why Google works. Intertwingularity create in the open internet the most marvelous learning milieu ever available to humankind.

The intertwingling internet is a devastating threat to curriculum management of kids’ minds because excellence emerges spontaneously and comprehensively online. Planners cannot rearrange ideas nor limit their connections. Ted Nelson explains:

“Hierarchical and sequential structures, especially popular since Gutenberg, are usually forced and artificial. Intertwingularity is not generally acknowledged — people keep pretending they can make things hierarchical, categorizable and sequential when they can’t.”

Handschooling — where individual students connect to knowledge online — releases students from this curriculum control.

No government can get its paws on a youngster’s mind when the kid has a mobile internet browser in his pocket or tucked under her burka.

The global knowledge commons in action:
same page learning

Handschooling is equal opportunity knowledge. Every student in the world can literally learn from the same virtual page.

- Click “click to play” near the bottom of the blue globe to see people across the world using handschooling to quite literally all learn from the same virtual page.
- Click any subject in the network to go to actual open study content on the internet.
- Click the topics next to he boy at the lower left to watch him use handschooling to emerge patterns of knowledge about the topics.

Optimize the network knowledge

This page will be the home of the new TOOLKIT and ebooks that will provide two kinds of OPTIMIZATION guidelines for educators and experts on how to make online knowledge findable by following network laws:

1) Tips for searching for knowledge to teach and learn within the emerging network environment of the internet. The most effective searching is increasingly following networks links and clues.

2) Educators and experts can do powerful things to make the online knowledge more robust. The TOOLKIT will explain these techniques and how they morph online learning from searching to finding, from pull to push.

As the image below of a real, naturally forming emergent online knowledge network shows: when left alone, study subjects interconnect cognitively in an open internet. The inset in the image is the sort of dynamic emergent network that can be findable online for the study of any subject a student wants to learn.

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