Global Conference 2006

Speaker's Biography

George Siemens

Instructor, Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Author, Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age

George Siemens is an Instructor at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and Author of Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. He is the founder of, a web site/blog that explores e-learning, knowledge management, networks, technology and community. Siemens believes existing educational perspectives must be revised to meet the needs of today's students. He also maintains the connectivism web site, devoted to creating a learning theory reflective of how people learn today. He has been active in corporate and higher education for more than a decade and consults with corporations, government offices, learning associations and NGOs on technology and learning.

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