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SOCIAL MEDIA:  Folk Culture Locations for Cultural Exchange and Knowledge Construction Jason Nolan and Alexandra Bal Prese...
SOCIAL MEDIA ARE DIFFERENTFROMVISUAL MEDIA
PARTICIPATORY CULTURE  (JENKINS)  <ul><li>Peer based production and consumption of  media </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate use...
THE YOUTUBE PHENOMENON <ul><li>For Wesch,YouTubecelebratesnew formsof:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expression </li></ul></ul><u...
FANDOM: POP CULTURE JAMMING Remixingexisting media messages to create new ones
CULTURE JAMMING TO FAMILY FOOTAGE The public has become both the creator and a performer.
COLLECTIVE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE <ul><ul><ul><li>This informalparticipatory culture isinfluencingother social spheres. </li><...
OBAMA POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS USED CJ  <ul><li>Yes we can song has had17,777,352 views </li></ul>
WHYOBAMACANNOT PULL THIS OFF.
SOCIAL MEDIA = FOLK CULTURE <ul><ul><li>Folk Culture respond to the need of people to be active social participants in the...
FOLK CULTURE EXISTS IN MULTIPLE FORMS <ul><li>Cartesiansocial form: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youtube:  conversation = co-crea...
SOCIAL MEDIA ARE  INFORMAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS  <ul><li>Where people are </li></ul><ul><li>self organizing  </li></ul><u...
SHIFT IN MEDIATEDEDUCATION CULTURE <ul><li>Visual media:  Authored Story Telling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An authorformally t...
WHAT DOES THIS MEANS TO EDUCATION? <ul><li>Digital natives are growing up in these alternate social realities. </li></ul>S...
MEANINGFUL LEARNING <ul><li>Social media involves creating representations of people, places and things and sharing them w...
SONGCHILD.ORGW/ SCRATCH.MIT.EDU <ul><li>Students as creators of learning objects to model learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Teac...
MODELING SCIENCE LEARNING <ul><li>Documenting classroom activities as learning objects for reflection, evaluation and mode...
CONCLUSION(S) <ul><li>Key to meaningful learning: intentional, active, constructive, cooperative, and authentic. </li></ul...
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    1. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA: Folk Culture Locations for Cultural Exchange and Knowledge Construction Jason Nolan and Alexandra Bal Presented at Shaping Our Future Conference, Ryerson University, May 12, 2009
    2. 2. SOCIAL MEDIA ARE DIFFERENTFROMVISUAL MEDIA
    3. 3. PARTICIPATORY CULTURE (JENKINS) <ul><li>Peer based production and consumption of media </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate users’ participation new tools and technologies enable consumers to archive, annotate, appropriate, and recirculate media content. </li></ul><ul><li>Mediate human relationships Do It Yourself (DYI) media allows Individuals and groups to participate in conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Educators must explore the impact of this participatory culture on education </li></ul>
    4. 4. THE YOUTUBE PHENOMENON <ul><li>For Wesch,YouTubecelebratesnew formsof: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube generate new forms of Culture </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. FANDOM: POP CULTURE JAMMING Remixingexisting media messages to create new ones
    6. 6. CULTURE JAMMING TO FAMILY FOOTAGE The public has become both the creator and a performer.
    7. 7. COLLECTIVE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE <ul><ul><ul><li>This informalparticipatory culture isinfluencingother social spheres. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. OBAMA POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS USED CJ <ul><li>Yes we can song has had17,777,352 views </li></ul>
    9. 9. WHYOBAMACANNOT PULL THIS OFF.
    10. 10. SOCIAL MEDIA = FOLK CULTURE <ul><ul><li>Folk Culture respond to the need of people to be active social participants in the creation of their culture (Nolan and Bakan, 2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To share </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To create (Janick, 2009) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To perform (McLuhan, 1967) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their own stories, experiences and knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The network is a public sphere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creation and participation to public discourse and culture </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 11. FOLK CULTURE EXISTS IN MULTIPLE FORMS <ul><li>Cartesiansocial form: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youtube: conversation = co-creation of content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Embodiedform: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real world : Living libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds conversation = co-action + co-creation of content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Media has facilitated the emergence of informalcommunities where culture emerges out of informal conversations </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. SOCIAL MEDIA ARE INFORMAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS <ul><li>Where people are </li></ul><ul><li>self organizing </li></ul><ul><li>informal </li></ul><ul><li>communities </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>institutions </li></ul>
    13. 13. SHIFT IN MEDIATEDEDUCATION CULTURE <ul><li>Visual media: Authored Story Telling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An authorformally tells a story via a scriptedexperience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social media & Story Sharing: </li></ul><ul><li>Peersinformallyshareauthentic and livedexperiences </li></ul><ul><li>ExperientialMedia as Living Stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peersbuildexperiencestogether </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information = knowledge Authoredknowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An expert educates via a scriptedpresentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social media as knowledgesharing: </li></ul><ul><li>Peersinformallyeducateeachother </li></ul><ul><li>ExperientialMedia as knowledge building </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peerslearn by building experiencestogether </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. WHAT DOES THIS MEANS TO EDUCATION? <ul><li>Digital natives are growing up in these alternate social realities. </li></ul>Since education = social reproduction, which values should pedagogy promote?
    15. 15. MEANINGFUL LEARNING <ul><li>Social media involves creating representations of people, places and things and sharing them with others. </li></ul><ul><li>This is constructioNist learning (cf. Papert) </li></ul><ul><li>It involves intentional, active, constructive, cooperative, and authentic learning processes (Jonassen) </li></ul><ul><li>where students recognize and solve problems, comprehend new phenomena, construct mental models of those phenomena, and, given a new situation, set goals and regulate their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>Educators must create these opportunities and situations. My examples engage learners via sharing experiences and participating in culture jams: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>songchild and creating science simulations </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. SONGCHILD.ORGW/ SCRATCH.MIT.EDU <ul><li>Students as creators of learning objects to model learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching students how to help children create their own songs and culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you help me (I’m Lost!) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/girltarist/504554 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Learning social technology & creating songs for children as a way to model course learning outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing work with others fosters engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Creating meaningful learning objects can be done in any learning context </li></ul>
    17. 17. MODELING SCIENCE LEARNING <ul><li>Documenting classroom activities as learning objects for reflection, evaluation and modeling. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyl7F5B-Ta8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop with educators at Reggio Emilia conference last week. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document experience, mix it, play it back to participants, reflect, revise, and share. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates bridge between discrete experiences and larger professional/learning community. </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. CONCLUSION(S) <ul><li>Key to meaningful learning: intentional, active, constructive, cooperative, and authentic. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning w/ social mediacreatingrepresentations of people, places& things & sharing them with others: learning creates content </li></ul><ul><li>Learners are embedded in experiential social media practices. </li></ul>
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