Knowledge Building Practices and Technology for Global Hubs of Innovation

Knowledge is a public good, the coin of a knowledge society, and a free, plentiful, potentially equalizing resource in society. Yet capacity to work with ideas remains underdeveloped, with gaps between knowledge rich and knowledge poor. Much of education continues to work outside cultural norms prevalent in innovative, knowledge-creating organizations of all sorts. Those norms include collective responsibility for community, not simply personal knowledge; sustained idea improvement; a “surpassing ourselves” mindset; and students taking charge at high levels–levels customarily reserved for teachers and curriculum and technology designers. KBSI2019 functioned as a workshop in three continents, with teachers, students, administrators, researchers, policy makers, and computer scientists worldwide working together to explore and design ways to use digital media and innovative knowledge practices in global, connected hubs of innovation attuned to a vision of engagement with knowledge as a public good.

We took advantage of the geographical spread of the 2019 Knowledge Building Summer Institute, with the programs featuring initiatives and innovations arising in the regions of the meetings:

Members from other regions were encouraged to submit presentations in keeping with the “Knowledge Building Practices and Technology for Global Hubs of Innovation” theme, and were included in the programs. At these meetings we planned joint projects and co-designed next-generation Knowledge Building technology.

We had a great KBSI2019. Thanks to all the knowledge builders around the world for your participation and for organizing these great events!

March 12-13, 2019: Singapore.

March 15-16, 2019: Beijing, China.

March 17-20, 2019: Hiroshima, Japan.

April 7-9, 2019: Toronto, Canada.

June 17-20, 2019: Lyon, France.