(New) Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education (Slides Only)Presentation Transcript
Web 2.0 Is the Future of Everything Education Steve Hargadon www.stevehargadon.com
We're about to have the biggest discussion about education in decades, maybe longer.
Where do we get information? How do we learn? What is the purpose of schools?
Make Phone Calls
Send Text Messages
Surf the Web
And this is just the start...
The Internet is becoming a platform for unparalleled creativity.
And *we* are creating the new content of the Web.
Ten Web 2.0 Trends That Will Have a Profound Impact on Education
(1) A New Publishing Revolution
Information is Changing Who produces it What it costs to produce How it is filtered How it is distributed How we find it How it finds us How we manage it How we evaluate and understand it
Principles of Web 1.0 Reading Receiving Researching
Principles of Web 2.0 Contributing Collaborating Creating
A Revolution in 1436 AD
(2) A Tidal Wave of Information
The Answers to The Answer to Content Overload Is to Create More Content
(3) A Culture of Openness
Unleashing Latent Energy =
New Business Models
(4) A Culture of Participation
Changing how things get done... Professional + Amateur = ProAm Culture Producer + Consumer = ProSumer Culture
(5) The Long Tail
(6) From Mass Production toward Mass Customization
(7) The Age of the Collaborator
(5) The Age of the Collaborator Historical periods favor specific traits
(5) The Age of the Collaborator
Collaborators Rule: The wisdom of the group often replaces the expert
(8) The World Is Getting Flatter & Faster
(9) The Web is Becoming a Conversation
Information Has Always Been a Conversation... ...It’s Just That Most of Us Weren’t Part of It, Until the Internet
First Came Blogs...
“ A Web Page with an Edit Button”
Level One: instant publishing
Level Two: instant, multiple-author publishing
AP US History
Level Three: collaborative publishing
Neutral Point of View
(10) The Power of Social Networking
Unparalleled creation of content:
70 million weblogs
About 120,000 new weblogs each day, or...
1.4 new blogs every second
1.5 million posts per day, or...
17 posts per second
80% of college students have used Facebook
MySpace: 375,000 new members EACH DAY
MySpace: 172,000,000 total members
Some from http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000493.html
Most Populous Countries
China - 1,313,973,713
India - 1,095,351,995
United States - 300,176,035
Indonesia – 245,452,739
Brazil – 188,078,227
MySpace - 172,000,000
Pakistan - 165,803,560
Bangladesh - 147,365,352
Russia - 142,893,540
Nigeria - 131,859,731
Japan - 127,463,611
300 Million as of February 3, 2008
What We Can Learn from Social Networking
Social Networking Is: The Aggregation of Web Tools for Building Community & Content
13,028 Educators Talking About Web 2.0 in Education
Learning Tools for Teachers and Students Profile Page = Personal Portfolio Forum = Announcements, Assignments, and Asynchronous Discussions Photo/Video/Audio Uploading = Content Repository & Student Showcase Directory = Personal Learning Network Groups = Learning Teams IM/Chat = Personalized Attention
Why This All Matters:
Information Is Changing
Where and How We Learn Is Changing
If We Don't Integrate the Tools Effectively...
Formal Education Will Become Increasingly Irrelevant
A Danger: “Intellectual Isolationism”
Another Danger: RIAA & Music = Schools & Learning?
We Can/Must Harness Web 2.0's Inherent Pedagogical Capabilities:
“ BAKED IN” TO WEB 2.0
Access to Information
What You Can Do:
1. Don't Be Afraid--Learn About Web 2.0
2. Keep Perspective
Students Need You More than Ever
ABOUT CROWS by John Ciardi The old crow is getting slow; the young crow is not. Of what the young crow does not know, the old crow knows a lot. At knowing things, the old crow is still the young crow's master. What does the old crow not know? How to go faster. The young crow flies above, below, and rings around the slow old crow. What does the fast young crow not know? WHERE TO GO.
3. Join a Social Network and “Lurk”
4. Participate (When Ready!)
5. Think About: The Web as Content Overload or the Web as Conversation