e-Learn Manifesto


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The launch of the e-Learn manifesto project from APAD, http://apad.ac.pr. This is the English version of the presentation I gave on May 8th at Blogfesores 2009.

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    1. 1. AN E-LEARN MANIFESTO: APAD’S PROJECT Antonio Vantaggiato Universidad del Sagrado Corazón APAD apad.ac.pr blogs.netedu.info
    2. 2. The Internet? Bah! Clifford Stoll 27 Feb. 1995 1995: Internet? What were we doing in 1995?
    3. 3. Web 2.0 is changing everything...
    4. 4. WEB 2.0 users provide content
    5. 5. users edit content
    6. 6. author’s copyright? need to rethink it...
    7. 7. This is Jim Groom ...just relaxing after his talk @ Blogfesores 2009!
    8. 8. This is Mike Wesch Author of “The Machine is Us/ing Us”
    9. 9. This is Barack Obama US President
    10. 10. And this is Britney! …why?
    11. 11. Blogs I “read” El Caparazón: Dolors Reig
    12. 12. CogDogBlog Alan Levine
    13. 13. DigiZen Blogfesor Mario Nuñez
    14. 14. bavatuesdays Jim Groom
    15. 15. education 2.0 The issues and possibilities being created by 2.0 technologies Compel us to RETHINK (see Wesch!) many ideas... education, copyright, knowledge, access, ... In the HOPE changes be produced... everywhere.
    16. 16. Effects of technology & the Web Technology enables modalities such as constructivism, etc. (Norman & Spohrer 1996) + Significant transformation of the teaching-learning process (Hannafin 2003)
    17. 17. Slowness to adopt… Their little vocation at innovation made universities delay 30 years the adoption of the printing press. -Alejandro Piscitelli
    18. 18. however ...
    19. 19. However... The Web is not being used at the max of its innovation capability; It’s used to “reformulate what is already familiar” (Alan Kay)
    20. 20. Houston, we have a problem…
    21. 21. Does education need to change?
    22. 22. What should education try to do? Humans Will Not Survive the Century -Robert Caillau (CERN), 2006
    23. 23. ...change is about to come Real education ...is about learning to live and learning to make a living (John Adams), an idea got lost that between the late 1700s and today. High schools and universities have simply failed to teach what needs to be taught. This will change in 2009. —Roger Schank
    24. 24. e-Learn The Web: Fundamental pedagogic environment (Suter 2005), not just a tool…
    25. 25. Convergence “...we must assume the technology of online learning will produce learning systems of a blended nature that are far better than the prior 'gold standard' of the face-to-face class. As a beneficial side effect, distinctions will blur between traditional learning and distance learning.” (Hiltz & Turoff 2005).
    26. 26. A new territory The limits of my language are the limits of my world -L. Wittgenstein
    27. 27. Source: www.internetworldstats.com, 2008 USA 72.5 EU 59.9 Norway 87.7 Puerto Rico 35 Antigua Chile 85.9 44.9 Costa Rica 35.7 Argentina 39.3 Brazil 26.1 Internet Access
    28. 28. Dec. 2008: State of the Blogosphere http://technorati.com/blogging/state-of-the-blogosphere/
    29. 29. State of the Blogosphere 2008
    30. 30. Competencies 2.0 The student 2.0 must change role: from information consumer to prosumer - producer & consumer at once... Critical Analisys / new media interpretation Change from information overload to knowledge production 56
    31. 31. empowerment 2.0 At last a simple, accessible, freeing technology. WE ALL may: Edit a video, compose & play music, edit encyclopedias... Install programs & experiment w/ them... Ideas flow freely. A Renaissance 2.0?
    32. 32. Revolution -Jim Groom (2008) bavatuesdays.com
    33. 33. Open Issues
    34. 34. I> Delivery Education is delivered Model: transmission of knowledge to Show To Teach <--
    35. 35. II> Place If knowledge is delivered, then… place and is … learning happens in a delivered by an agent THUS… Learning happens within the classroom
    36. 36. III> The agent … an expert transmits knowledge (two fallacies in one sentence!) What of the scientific method? Does it get used to teach science?
    37. 37. IV> Identity Methods and architectures from elementary education are applied at all levels
    38. 38. V> Mediation of technology Always been there!
    39. 39. VI> Content Problem of content 200% courses in LMS’s work as content holders … Edu Tech is just the funnel
    40. 40. VII> Slow Learning Learning doesn’t happen in a flash. It is a difficult (social) process. Reflection, work, Slow Food
    41. 41. Slowness slowness and Find ways that “encourage wholeness within the practice of everyday schooling” “away Move education from cultures of materialization and fast knowledge”. -Geetha Narayanan (2006)
    42. 42. elearnmanifesto.org
    43. 43. Manif{i}esto 2.0 A manifesto is a public declaration of principles and intentions (Wikipedia) (Quasi) Públic Construction
    44. 44. Manifesto Manifiesto de Cartagena, Simón Bolívar 1812 Communist Manifiesto, Karl Marx & Frederick Engels 1848 Surrealist Manifiesto, André Breton 1924
    45. 45. How Web technologies ought to be used to transform teaching & learning and to provide access to quality instruction to all? eLearn Manif(i)esto APAD’s project
    46. 46. I. Submit and publish a paper to articulate your interpretation of the aforementioned themes... eLearn Manif(i)esto Participation I
    47. 47. II. A book with selected papers will be edited and published... eLearn Manif(i)esto Participation II
    48. 48. III. Through the blog point out your doubts, ask new questions... and propose your ideas for the Manifesto eLearn Manif(i)esto Participation III
    49. 49. IV. The book’s last chapter will contain the actual Manifesto, synthetized from the ideas discussed in the blog... eLearn Manif(i)esto Participation IV
    50. 50. V. The Manifesto will keep alive after publication... thanks to the blog. www.elearnmanifesto.org eLearn Manif(i)esto Participation V
    51. 51. (one) Open Learning Starting Points e-Learn Manifesto
    52. 52. (three) ... Starting Points eLearn Manifesto
    53. 53. Open Learning 2009 As free and open learning becomes the norm for millions of learners around the globe, high schools, universities, and corporate training centers will need to adjust their policies, procedures, and philosophies related to teaching and learning. If not, it may be time to say goodbye to many of them in 2009. —Curt Bonk
    54. 54. (two) Slow Learning Starting Points e-Learn Manifesto
    55. 55. Participate! Antonio Vantaggiato avantaggiato@sagrado.edu apad.ac.pr elearnmanifesto.org blogs.netedu.info