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Connectivism and Social Media - Educ 407


This presentation was created for an undergrad education class at UBC (Okanagan). It was intended to introduce pre-service teachers to some of the concepts of connectivism and social media.

This presentation was created for an undergrad education class at UBC (Okanagan). It was intended to introduce pre-service teachers to some of the concepts of connectivism and social media.

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  • 1. UBCO – Educ 407 Connectivism and Social Media takuya miyamoto's photostream
  • 2. Who am I? Anne-Marie Holmwood
  • 3. So what is connectivism? Connectivism is the integration of principles explored by chaos, network, and complexity and self-organization theories. Learning is a process that occurs within nebulous environments of shifting core elements – not entirely under the control of the individual. Learning (defined as actionable knowledge) can reside outside of ourselves (within an organization or a database), is focused on connecting specialized information sets, and the connections that enable us to learn more are more important than our current state of knowing. Connectivism is driven by the understanding that decisions are based on rapidly altering foundations. New information is continually being acquired. The ability to draw distinctions between important and unimportant information is vital. The ability to recognize when new information alters the landscape based on decisions made yesterday is also critical. George Siemens - Connectivism:A Learning Theory for the Digital Age
  • 4. Yike’s! Let’s simplify: The times they are a changin’ Learning processes and teaching methods are being rocked to the core by our ability to connect with people using the internet. Icy Explosion
  • 5. To be connected on the web I use... Facebook Twitter Wikis Youtube Delicious Skype
  • 6. Yearbook Hillsdale Matt Facebook is for people you used to know, Twitter for people you want to know.
  • 7. Develop a Personal Learning Network Dr. Alec Couros “open thinking” University of Regina
  • 8. Learn about Twitter!
  • 9. Learn to blog!
  • 10. Create a Digital Identity
  • 11. Use the tools of the trade • Flickr • Yackpack • Animoto • WordPress • Blogger • VoiceThread • Twitter • Blogster • twitter4teachers • Prezi • Slideshare • Ning • Glogster • YouTube • Kerpoof • Blabberize • Vimeo • Evernote • Wordle • TeacherTube • Google docs Some of these are for social media, some of these are for creating content, some are just for fun. Check the course wiki for links to these and many other great resources!
  • 12. What will your digital footprint be?? Gideon Burton's photostream
  • 13. More importantly – Through the use of web tools, your students are already creating their own digital footprints. Digital Native Hamed Saber's photostream
  • 14. Most images in this presentation are attributed (through hyperlinks) Creative Commons licensed pictures found in Flickr. There are also some screen shots and original photos. I was unable to locate an original source for one picture - my apologies to its creator (I will remove the image if requested.)