Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
As the editors summarize in this introduction to this special issue of ERCIM News, emergent computing is "highly complex processes arising from the cooperation of many simple processes, ie high-level behaviour resulting from low- level interaction of simpler building blocks." If you are wondering about the sort of theoretical background I am thinking of when I am thinking of learning networks, this is it (won't fit on the two page project approval template, though). As my discussions of the next two articles show, there is still a lot to think about in this field. But this special issue is a nice survey of some of the thinking involved.

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