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27 March 08

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  • The Changing Learning Landscape LTUG Webinar Presented by Anne Bartlett-Bragg
  • Topics to explore:
    • What’s happening to your learning landscape?
    • What can social software do for learning?
    • How will our practice be influenced?
  • What is happening to your learning landscape? View slide
  • Learning: Then & Now From “Minds on Fire” by John Seely Brown & Richard P. Adler Educause February, 2008 From this To this View slide
  • How do we get there?
  • What is social software? an attitude not a technology !
  • What is social software?
    • Do you have a blog?
    • Do you use Flickr?
    • Do you use chat/IM?
    • Do you use a wiki?
    • Can you make a podcast?
    • Can you live without your aggregator?
    • Do you have an avatar - or 2?
    • Can you explain RSS - in plain English?
    • Can you Facebook me?
    • Can you use Delicious?
    • Just give me the SLURL and I’ll see you there!
  • Social Software: The key principles
    • Trust
    • Openness
    • Reputation
    • User - generated
    • User - controlled
    The information is not important in itself – it is the relationship to other people with shared interests!
  • What does it enable?
    • Learners are now producers and creators of learning NOT just consumers
    • Learning can be collaborative
    • Learning can be personalised
    • Learning can be informal
    • Learners can now create, publish, distribute, subscribe, read and re-create content
    • Learning is participatory
    • Learners are empowered
    • Learners are engaged
  • Learning Spaces
  • Personalised Learning Spaces
  • Communication & Participation Synchronous vs Asynchronous
  • Communication & Participation Synchronous vs Asynchronous Chat Webinars Video conferencing Second Life Blogs Wikis Social sharing Communities Social networks
  • The Role of the Educator?
    • Trusted resource in a social learning network
    • Guiding and advising
    • Facilitating establishment of networks
    • Empowering
    • Supporting personal landscape development
  • Role of the Educator?
    • Complex simulations
    • To co-operate, to support
    • Realization of adequate action strategies
    • To cope, to master
    • Action in real situations (complex and social)
    • (Baumgarten, 2004)
    • Problem solving
    • To observe, to help, to demonstrate
    • Selection of methods and its use
    • To do, to practice
    • Presentation of pre-determined problems
    • Programmed instruction
    • To teach, to explain
    • Production of correct answers
    • To know, to remember
    • Transfer of knowledge
    Mode 3: Coach (Informal Guide) Mode 2: Tutor (Facilitated Learning) Mode 1: Transfer (Directed Teaching)
  • Inhibitors to implementation
    • 1. Organisational inhibitors:
      • Organisational technology infrastructure
      • Organisational culture
    • 2. Individual inhibitors:
      • Digital literacy – computer & information
      • Learners – identity, dependency, time management
    • 3. Pedagogical inhibitors:
      • Modes of teaching
  • Further resources: what’s next?
    • Ning community http://learntug.ning.com Continue the discussion….
    • ABBs blog
      • http://digitaldialogues.blogs.com/learning_technologies/
    • Delicious
      • http://del.icio.us/AnneBB
    • Flickr
      • http://www.flickr.com/AnneBB
  • Further resources: Next webinar
    • Free Online Tools for Learning
    • Thu - 17 April 2008
    • 10am – 11am
    • (Sydney time - AEST)