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Hmid6303 Participatory Learning Culture


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Reflections on participatory learning culture based on book by Bonk, The World is Open

Reflections on participatory learning culture based on book by Bonk, The World is Open

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Overarching Issues
    • What is the extent of the impact of open content and tools on e-learning?
    • Which are the best practice examples of open information communities and tools in terms of their contribution towards free and open access materials?
    • Is there compelling evidence of learner participation in open information communities?
  • 3. Does web2.0 impact e-learning?
    • By revolutionizing our ideas towards:
    • Access to information
    • Permanence of ideas
    • Expertise
    • Quality standards for information
    • Knowledge authority
    • Information sharing; and
    • Ownership of knowledge?
  • 4.
    • ‘ Web 2.0 harnesses the collective intelligence of individuals in a time of knowledge abundance- the participatory learning age’
  • 5. Participatory communities & tools
    • Wiki: a means for work teams to collaboratively write and edit documents online
    • Wikipedia as example of social constructivist nature of knowledge (founded by Jimmy Wales)
    • -relies on post publication peer reviews for self regulation and quality assurance
    • Future of Wikipedia: to be more personalized and customized
  • 6. Commons- Free media repository WikiQuote- Quotation collection Wikispecies- Directory of species Wikiversity- Free learning materials & activities Selected Wikimedia Community Projects
  • 7. Learner participation & empowerment
    • Learners’ voice in own learning activities
    • Learner’s increase responsibility for own learning
    • ‘ Today…learners can find, design, mix and remix, repurpose and select content to share’
  • 8. Affordances of web 2.0 tools to learners
    • Increased learner participation through creating own wikibooks;
    • Produce own news with Current TV and generate own radio programmes with syndicated podcasts;
    • Post comments about books, news and other podcasts in blogs or online discussion groups
    • More collaborative team work, for teams to interact and negotiate ideas
  • 9. Web 2.0 social networking tools for e-learning
    • Tool 1: Chinswing
    • Rationale:
    • ‘ the world needs more communication between people of differing social, political and religious contexts…’
    • Benefits
    • Tool for online language use
    • To talk and discuss issues (to bring about social change)
    • To foster tolerance towards diversity
  • 10. Web 2.0 tools cont.
    • Tool 2: dotSUB
    • Tool 3: YackPack
    • Benefits
    • Adds subtitles in any language to online videos
    • For sending audio files via e-mail- to practise language skills, for course announcements, expert commentaries etc
  • 11. Wide array of free learning resources
    • ‘ An always-on always-new always-free resources for learning’
    • Combined tools - for personalized learning such as through watching a Common Craft video through dotSUB
    • YouTube - a powerful vehicle for learning, as students can create a YouTube video as a class project
    • Common Craft - with free online videos on web 2.0 tools and applications (podcasts, wikis, social networking, RSS feeds, blogs, Twitter, social bookmarking)
  • 12. YouTube Story 1: Dancing Matt
    • To foster a sense of global harmony and individual uniqueness through online video
    Source: )
  • 13.
    • DID YOU KNOW?: YouTube Video Story 2
    • China and India seem likely to have more honours students than total number of students in the US
    • China will soon become the world’ s top English speaking country
    • Education to prepare students for future job demands; enabled to work with emerging technologies
    • (Now made possible by wealth of inexpensive collaborative technologies)
  • 14. Other popular videos of ‘authentic learning in action’
    • African school dream – to show the rest of the world the plight of Godwin Agudey’s New Era school (filmed by Yan Chun Su/ “Ysu”)
    • Global Nomads Group and International Studies for Indiana Schools -for students to learn about world cultures through videoconferencing
    • (To foster tolerance and openness)
  • 15.
    • Power of learning networks:
    • O ne person, and one technology, can prompt us to reflect and rethink the purpose and goals of education worldwide.
    • ‘ One-to-many has become many-to-many’
  • 16. Examples of networks
    • TeacherTube:
    • Offers repository of teaching and learning ideas
    • Users create video groups, subscribe to channels and member videos
    • Users upload, tag and share videos
    • Users create playlists and share with networks
    • Big Think : video content site for people to generate, learn about and discuss ideas
    • Research Channel: to access and participate around research of world class institutions
    • SciVee: for scientists to share technical papers, post videos, podcasts , pubcast and form communities around research
  • 17. Participatory e-books
    • Revolutionize traditional publishing: authors more in control of participatory publishing process
    • Example 1: WEbook model: launch book idea or project then collaborative writing followed by collaborative editing
    • Example 2: MIT’s Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content and Open Knowledge
    • Example 3: Yale’s book by Yochai Benkler, The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
  • 18. Scribd and LibraryThing
    • Scribd- Paper sharing site for educators to share syllabi, curriculum lessons and books using a Flash based document, iPaper
    • LibraryThing- for posting books, join interest groups/book clubs, discuss, tag, rate, review, borrow and buy books
  • 19. Reflections to share on Ning
    • Is there a shift in e-learning towards more participatory learning by students?
    • How about the reality of social exclusion and marginalization of students with no access to technologies?
    • Can students afford not to engage in participatory learning?’
    • References
    • Bonk, C.J. (2009). The World is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education, Hoboken: Jossey-Brass
    • See also: