Restless digital natives                               Colin CampbellThe impact on learning from   Bridging the Gapthe spa...
This space of flows enables a multitude ofactors to reconfigure access to information,people, services and technologies.Th...
Questions I’d like to discuss1. How useful is the term ‘digitial natives’?2. What can we learn from recent studies into th...
What I am going to talk about?1. How useful is the term ‘digitial natives’?
Web 2.0, 3.0.... how do you react to videos like theone we just watched?
Digital native?
notions of digital natives vs digitalimmigrants can inhibit understanding
Digitalnative?          Digital          native?
Digitalchildhood?
2. What can we learn from recent studies of the waysyoung people are using technology?
Slide ‘borrowed’ from Ewan McIntosh (apologies)
Slide ‘borrowed’ from Ewan McIntosh (apologies)
Living and Learning with New        The research was a joint project of                                    the University ...
Living and Learning with New          The research was a joint project of                                      the Univers...
Walled Gardens?
New Millenium Learners 2009The OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)launched the New Millennium Lea...
Slide ‘borrowed’ from Ewan McIntosh (apologies)
Slide ‘borrowed’ from Ewan McIntosh (apologies)
Both studies show the dominant use isyoung people interacting socially onlineand establishing norms within groupsAccess to...
Using technology is instinctive but not in itself          ‘motivating’ for students
pedagogy has to be    adaptable toaccomodate different types and levels of      learner
Discussion ?
4. What are the possible next steps for learning?
Pedagogy    Technology
Giles and musicaloverload
“I’ve given up trying to keep up but it’s better, I’m just focusing on arranging betterevents”Giles, music promoter
You don’t need to know all the stopsbut you need to be able to fair-adjust
habits and key ‘big’ skills
Howard Rheingold on media litercies    http://vimeo.com/5659525                        #1 Attention                       ...
Traditional              Contemporary    schooling                  schoolsFactory/ industry model       Slow shift toward...
http://video.google.com/videoplay? docid=-4126240905912531540#
Future schoolsself-directed            teachers guiding, provokingpeer-mentoring                      co-conspiratorsessen...
Are the ‘geeked out’ and highly web-connected guilty of painting a subjectiveeven idealised picture here?                 ...
“Heres my problem with your ideology, Stephen,which appears to me to be even more radical thanconstructivism and tries not...
Predicts technology willbreak the pattern of failed school changes and push    schools into a new        paradigm. Clayton...
Where next forlearning spaces and      schools?
Digital   Allotments
Images (all from flickr)Trailing Above North Cascades National Park in a Meteor Shower by Fort PhotoHappy Spaceman (Loves E...
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How do we help learners make the most of the web? What opportunities does it afford us? Where might it take us? An optimistic but cautious take on the web and learning.

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  1. 1. Restless digital natives Colin CampbellThe impact on learning from Bridging the Gapthe spaces, flows and Conferencenetworks of the internet Nov 2009
  2. 2. This space of flows enables a multitude ofactors to reconfigure access to information,people, services and technologies.Through the Network (ofNetworks) – the Fifth Estateby William H. DuttonProfessor of Internet Studies,Oxford Internet Institute
  3. 3. Questions I’d like to discuss1. How useful is the term ‘digitial natives’?2. What can we learn from recent studies into the waysyoung people are using technology?3. What are useful habits to adopt in our digital age?4. Where is learning going?
  4. 4. What I am going to talk about?1. How useful is the term ‘digitial natives’?
  5. 5. Web 2.0, 3.0.... how do you react to videos like theone we just watched?
  6. 6. Digital native?
  7. 7. notions of digital natives vs digitalimmigrants can inhibit understanding
  8. 8. Digitalnative? Digital native?
  9. 9. Digitalchildhood?
  10. 10. 2. What can we learn from recent studies of the waysyoung people are using technology?
  11. 11. Slide ‘borrowed’ from Ewan McIntosh (apologies)
  12. 12. Slide ‘borrowed’ from Ewan McIntosh (apologies)
  13. 13. Living and Learning with New The research was a joint project of the University of Southern California and the University of California, Berkeley. Research SummaryMedia: Summary of Findings Over three years, University of California, Irvine researcher Mizuko Ito and her team interviewed over 800 youth and young adults and conducted over 5000 hours of online observations as part of the most extensivefrom the Digital Youth Project U.S. study of youth media use.Hanging around - people they know increasedMessing about - video, images, complexitymashing higher orderGeeking Out - special interest groups thinking(beyond their local social network) - skillscritiquing, creating, analysing
  14. 14. Living and Learning with New The research was a joint project of the University of Southern California and the University of California, Berkeley.Media: Summary of Findings Research Summary Over three years, University of California, Irvine researcher Mizuko Ito and her team interviewed over 800 youth and young adults and conducted over 5000from the Digital Youth Project hours of online observations as part of the most extensive U.S. study of youth media use.ConclusionPeer-based learning has unique properties thatsuggest alternatives to formal instruction, influenceof respected peersThere are, of course, idiosyncratic and distinctlyvaried levels of use of digital tools and socialnetworks
  15. 15. Walled Gardens?
  16. 16. New Millenium Learners 2009The OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)launched the New Millennium Learners (NML) project in 2007. It has theglobal aim of investigating the effects of digital technologies on school-age learners and providing recommendations on the most appropriateinstitutional and policy responses from the education sector.Cultural capital crucialNo clear links between technology use and academicachievement (with the exception of some writing skills)Access key to social inclusion
  17. 17. Slide ‘borrowed’ from Ewan McIntosh (apologies)
  18. 18. Slide ‘borrowed’ from Ewan McIntosh (apologies)
  19. 19. Both studies show the dominant use isyoung people interacting socially onlineand establishing norms within groupsAccess to these spaces important forsocial interactionImportant difference here from previousgenerations = digital childhood
  20. 20. Using technology is instinctive but not in itself ‘motivating’ for students
  21. 21. pedagogy has to be adaptable toaccomodate different types and levels of learner
  22. 22. Discussion ?
  23. 23. 4. What are the possible next steps for learning?
  24. 24. Pedagogy Technology
  25. 25. Giles and musicaloverload
  26. 26. “I’ve given up trying to keep up but it’s better, I’m just focusing on arranging betterevents”Giles, music promoter
  27. 27. You don’t need to know all the stopsbut you need to be able to fair-adjust
  28. 28. habits and key ‘big’ skills
  29. 29. Howard Rheingold on media litercies http://vimeo.com/5659525 #1 Attention #2 Participation #3 Collaboration #4 Network Savvy #5 Critical Consumption #1 Global awareness #2 Information processing #3 Self-directed
  30. 30. Traditional Contemporary schooling schoolsFactory/ industry model Slow shift towards class rank inquiry based learning delivered curriculum assessment for learning transmission fixed rubrics and criteria textbook focus teacher guided fixed curriculum group tasks teacher led
  31. 31. http://video.google.com/videoplay? docid=-4126240905912531540#
  32. 32. Future schoolsself-directed teachers guiding, provokingpeer-mentoring co-conspiratorsessential literacies complex not complicatedmutual inquiry
  33. 33. Are the ‘geeked out’ and highly web-connected guilty of painting a subjectiveeven idealised picture here? Stephen Downes: National Research Council, Institute for Information Technology, Canada
  34. 34. “Heres my problem with your ideology, Stephen,which appears to me to be even more radical thanconstructivism and tries not only to describe ordefend a new epistemology, but appears to disruptsocial systems as well, in the name of some putativetechnocommunism that will reign supreme on theInternet with everybody working for nothing andgetting everything for free and living happily everafter.”catfitz on Stephen’s blog
  35. 35. Predicts technology willbreak the pattern of failed school changes and push schools into a new paradigm. Clayton ChristensenHarvard Business School
  36. 36. Where next forlearning spaces and schools?
  37. 37. Digital Allotments
  38. 38. Images (all from flickr)Trailing Above North Cascades National Park in a Meteor Shower by Fort PhotoHappy Spaceman (Loves Engrish) by Network OsakaRoad Block by giugescoShadow Man on the Bakerloo line by Semi-detachedThe Things You Own, End Up Owning You by Willie Chiang
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