is the token bio that I provide for conference presentations. A
broader, likely more balanced, view can be found in a few minutes of
George Siemens is a educator and researcher on learning, networks,
analytics, and openness in education. He is the author of Knowing
Knowledge, an exploration of how the context and characteristics of
knowledge have changed and what it means to organizations today, and
the Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning. Knowing Knowledge
has been translated into Mandarin, Spanish, Persian, and Hungarian. Dr.
Siemens is the Associate Director of the Technology Enhanced Knowledge
Research Institute at Athabasca University, leading the learning
analytics research team.
He has delivered keynote addresses in more than 30 countries on the
influence of technology and media on education, organizations, and
society. His work has been profiled in provincial, national, and
international newspapers (including NY Times), radio, and television.
His research has received numerous national and international awards.
He received an honorary doctorate from Universidad de San Martin de
Porres for his pioneering work in learning, technology, and networks in
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