Applications of Social and Collaborative Technologies in Education

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My objective in this presentation was not only to describe the changing nature of community, and not only to describe how Web 2.0 applications create community as well as replace your Office applications, but also to talk to New Brunswickers about the role our province can play to help educators share learning with each other online. Audio and more at http://www.downes.ca/presentation/180

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  • Applications of Social and Collaborative Technologies in Education

    1. 1. Applications of Social and Collaborative Technologies in Education Stephen Downes ~ April 8, 2008
    2. 2. Why I came to New Brunswick
    3. 3. NRC-IIT Moncton
    4. 4. The Fall Foliage
    5. 5. NAWeb 1996 <ul><li>Wu Centre, Fredericton </li></ul>
    6. 6. Rik Hall
    7. 7. 1997
    8. 8. TeleEducation NB
    9. 9. People helping each other learn
    10. 10. EduCamp Colombia
    11. 11. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    12. 12. Taipei, Taiwan
    13. 13. Communities of Educators Online
    14. 14. http://www.flickr.com
    15. 15. http://www.google.com/reader
    16. 16. http://www.facebook.com
    17. 17. http://www.ning.com
    18. 18. http://www.plaxo.com
    19. 19. http://groups.google.com
    20. 20. Communities of learners, where they need to learn
    21. 21. IBM Worldwide http://www-05.ibm.com/cz/events/power6/pdf/Ton_Engbersen_Trends_in_microelectronics.pdf
    22. 22. IBM Communities
    23. 23. http://companycommand.army.mil/
    24. 24. SWAT
    25. 25. Second Life Communities
    26. 26. Edublog Awards
    27. 27. The new technology - even games - supports learning by supporting community
    28. 28. Learning Communities Photo: Joyce Valenza and Dave Thomson. Photo by Ewan McIntosh http://www.flickr.com/photos/edublogger/840478703/
    29. 29. Elements of Learning Communities (Circa 1997)
    30. 30. Sense of shared purpose Key Elements of Building Online Community: Comparing Faculty and Student Perceptions http://jolt.merlot.org/vol3no3/vesely.htm Photo: Frederick Noronha http://www.flickr.com/photos/fn-goa/236214205/ Pam Vesely, Lisa Bloom and John Sherlock
    31. 31. Establishment of boundaries defining who is a member and who is not Photo: Loungerie http://www.flickr.com/photos/loungerie/827362903/
    32. 32. Establishment and enforcement of rules and policies Photo: ClintJCL http://www.flickr.com/photos/clintjcl/375585107/
    33. 33. Interaction among members Photo: Jason Rhodes http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrhode/2040911590
    34. 34. Trust, respect and support Photo: Nina Jean http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicasaurusrex/777759933/
    35. 35. Group identity Misanchuk and Anderson http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed01/19.html
    36. 36. Since then, we’ve learned…
    37. 37. Online communities are not as united as supposed… Photo: Harold Jarche http://www.jarche.com/?p=1525
    38. 38. We don’t want our classrooms to be like classrooms… Photo: Inx http://www.flickr.com/photos/lnx/6257130/
    39. 39. Far from it… <ul><li>The challenge for educators across the nation has become how to design and develop a teacher corps and a school structure that allows for a school that operates in a completely different manner than the classrooms we experienced in our own education. - Sammon 2000, 2. http://www.stanford.edu/group/cubberley/node/2383 </li></ul>Photo: Georgie Sharp http://www.flickr.com/photos/georgiesharp/1180689591/
    40. 40. Different levels of interaction: <ul><li>Communication - individualism </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation - mesh, or network </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration - unity, or whole </li></ul>Misanchuk and Anderson http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed01/19.html
    41. 41. Which level prevails in Web 2.0?
    42. 42. Learning in a Mesh Collaborative Cooperative Image: Noakes http://kolea.kcc.hawaii.edu/tcc/tcon99/papers/noakes.html
    43. 43. Learning in a Mesh Collaborative Cooperative One content Many contents
    44. 44. Interacting in the Network Marc Canter http://blog.broadbandmechanics.com/2008/03/how-to-build-the-mesh-1-id-social-graphs-and-groups
    45. 45. Interactive Content Marc Canter http://blog.broadbandmechanics.com/2008/04/how-to-build-the-mesh-2-persistent-ubiquitous-content
    46. 46. Personal Learning Environments Scott Wilson http://thand.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/futurevle.jpg
    47. 47. Personal Learning Landscape Dave Tosh http://tesl-ej.org/ej34/m1.html
    48. 48. PLE as Functions in Social Media Mohamed Amine Chatti http://mohamedaminechatti.blogspot.com/2007/06/my-plepkm.html
    49. 49. PLE as applications Marianne http://mlxperience.blogspot.com/2007/11/my-personal-learning-environment-model.html
    50. 50. Essentials of Web 2.0
    51. 51. User Generated Content Content Content as object , not subject Photo: Kbaird http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevlar/1152595430/
    52. 52. Syndication Photo: Orin Optiglot http://www.flickr.com/photos/orinrobertjohn/170352038/
    53. 53. Software as a Service AJAX ~ REST ~ WSDL / SOAP etc etc Photo: Peter Renshaw http://www.flickr.com/photos/bootload/243444537/
    54. 54. Identity Image: Cedric Huesler http://www.flickr.com/photos/keepthebyte/347821691/
    55. 55. Office 2.0 http://www.downes.ca/post/43918
    56. 56. Bookmarking - del-iciou.us
    57. 57. Calendar - Google calendar
    58. 58. Contacts - LinkedIn
    59. 59. CRM - Salesforce
    60. 60. Database - Dabble
    61. 61. Desktop - Google Homepage
    62. 62. Document Management scribd
    63. 63. Email - Google Mail
    64. 64. Feed Reading - Google Reader
    65. 65. Presentation - Zoho Show
    66. 66. Spreadsheets Google Spreadsheet
    67. 67. Weblog - Word Press
    68. 68. Documents - Google Docs
    69. 69. Drawing - Gliffy
    70. 70. Group Management - Ice Core
    71. 71. Mind Mapping - MindMeister
    72. 72. Photo Editor - Picnik
    73. 73. Photo manager - Flickr
    74. 74. Web Conferencing - Vyew
    75. 75. Webcasting - Ustream.tv
    76. 76. - Web 2.0 Applications Are Virtual Worlds - http://www.secretlair.com/index.php?/clickableculture/entry/google_spreadsheet_as_virtual_world/ Multiple users, avatars, user generated content, persistent world…
    77. 77. Their contents are mobile
    78. 78. They belong to the user Photo: occ4m http://www.flickr.com/photos/occam/33233905/
    79. 79. They are shared Photo: Carf http://www.flickr.com/photos/beija-flor/1571916042/
    80. 80. The key to community is not doing things for people, but enabling them to do things for themselves
    81. 81. Cooperative Learning
    82. 82. The basic elements critical to cooperative work <ul><li>positive interdependence </li></ul><ul><li>individual accountability </li></ul><ul><li>promotive interaction </li></ul><ul><li>social skills </li></ul><ul><li>collective processing </li></ul>… are the basic elements of virtual worlds… and web 2.0 Johnson, Johnson and Smith http://www.maine.edu/pdf/CooperativeLearning.pdf
    83. 83. Software architecture that supports cooperation
    84. 84. Yahoo Pipes http://pipes.yahoo.com
    85. 85. Google Gears http://gears.google.com/
    86. 86. gRSShopper
    87. 87. gRSShopper Demo
    88. 88. gRSShopper mapping
    89. 89. Changing Community
    90. 90. Community as Connections http://www.edsupport.cc/mguhlin/archives/2008/04/entry_6926.htm
    91. 91. Groups vs Networks http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_downes/252157734/
    92. 92. Diversity Photo: Brandon Shegeta http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandonshigeta/1161603826/
    93. 93. Autonomy Photo: Kenoir http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenturamon/342946821/
    94. 94. Openness
    95. 95. Connectivity <ul><li>Interactivity, Emergence… </li></ul>Photo: Jeff Safi http://www.flickr.com/photos/jef_safi/225426814/
    96. 96. Supporting Educational Communities
    97. 97. The idea of providing services
    98. 98. 19 of the top 20 software applications used by educators are free http://c4lpt.co.uk/recommended/top100.html Jane Hart
    99. 99. The Moodle Experience Photo: Pescosolido Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/peskylibrary/175701858/
    100. 100. Dougiamas… <ul><li>A clear, obvious web site design </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrations of the software </li></ul><ul><li>Simple but extensive documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Structured, easy-to-use forums </li></ul><ul><li>A central source code library </li></ul>http://dougiamas.com/writing/edmedia2003/
    101. 101. This is what we could do
    102. 102. There are certainly precedents…
    103. 103. WikiEducator http://www.wikieducator.org/
    104. 104. Connexions http://cnx.org/
    105. 105. European schoolnet http://www.eun.org/
    106. 106. Joint Information Systems Committee - JISC http://www.jisc.ac.uk/ http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/services.aspx
    107. 107. New Media Consortium http://www.nmc.org/services
    108. 108. EdNA
    109. 109. Edublogs http://edublogs.org/
    110. 110. Where are we in Canada and New Brunswick?
    111. 111. We have the talent, the expertise…
    112. 112. Can we see the way forward?
    113. 113. Thank you Stephen Downes http://www.downes.ca

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