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A presentation on the project of Myths of Teaching, Learning & Technology.

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    • 3er encuentro de educadores puertorriqueños Ponce 17/3/2012 Zen of Teaching <Myths of Teaching, Learning & Technology> With a look at Siemens’ Connectivism</> <Antonio Vantaggiato</> Universidad del Sagrado Corazón zenofteaching.usFriday, March 16, 2012
    • http://slidesha.re/zenofteaching Everything is on-line!Friday, March 16, 2012
    • The limits of my language are the limits of my world -L. WittgensteinFriday, March 16, 2012
    • This video says it all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW_dBQPAeDYFriday, March 16, 2012
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    • The computer is everywhere The cellphone is everywhere The Web is everywhereFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Welcome, William Hamlet (Facebook edition, XXI Century) http://www.angelfire.com/art2/antwerplettuce/hamlet.htmlFriday, March 16, 2012
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    • "Computers wont begin to have a real impact on education until they are seen as the message rather than the medium. Computers ought not be a new means of producing a slide show.” -R. SchankFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Web 2.0 > Learning 2.0 The Web: Fundamental pedagogic environment (Suter 2005)Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Also, a living environmentFriday, March 16, 2012
    • What is wrong with Higher Ed? I mean, is there really something wrong? Or it’s just a media fad?Friday, March 16, 2012
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    • The Education Bubble?Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Peter Thiel - unCollege “If Harvard were really the best education, if it makes that much of a difference, why not franchise it so more people can attend? Why not create 100 Harvard affiliates?” ... “It’s something about the scarcity and the status. In education your value depends on other people failing.” Peter Thiel: We’re in a Bubble and It’s Not the Internet. It’s Higher Education. Sarah Lacy,  TechCrunch, April 10, 2011: http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/10/peter-thiel-were-in-a-bubble-and-its-not-the-internet-its-higher-education/Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Quality? Arum & Roska: 45% of students showed “no significant improvement” over one year of study (freshmen in fall 2005 through spring 2007). 36% showed no improvement after the whole 4 years of college “education”. “American higher education is characterized by limited or no learning for a large proportion of students.” “Your So-Called Education”, The New York Times May 14, 2011; http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/opinion/15arum.html?_r=3 “Large numbers of the students were making their way through college with minimal exposure to rigorous coursework, only a modest investment of effort and little or no meaningful improvement in skills like writing and reasoning. In a typical semester, for instance, 32 percent of the students did not take a single course with more than 40 pages of reading per week, and 50 percent did not take any course requiring more than 20 pages of writing over the semester. The average student spent only about 12 to 13 hours per week studying — about half the time a full-time college student in 1960 spent studying.”Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Still... “Universities continue to serve as remarkable engines of innovation” -S. JohnsonFriday, March 16, 2012
    • The MythsFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Myth Zero Learning Happens in the Classroom. Because we deliver instructionFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Lecture Etymology 14th century: action of reading, that which is read, from the Latin lectus, pp. of legere "to read." oral discourse on a given subject before an audience for purposes of instruction is from the 16th century. Verb "to lecture" ~ 1590. c. 1350Friday, March 16, 2012
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    • ...Students “sit” through a semester worth of lectures, while “distance” students “watch” online. Live vs. Distance Learning: Measuring the Differences From The New York Times, November 5, 2010 / http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/05/us/05collegeside.html?_r=1Friday, March 16, 2012
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    • Myth Zero.1 ...Ergo Method is key The Correct Method ... Learning combined with Right Content and Right happens!!!!! Teacher and...Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Myth Zero.2 ... Without studying (or action) And no responsibility!! [Upon the student] The Student: Namely, she who studies!!!Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Studying There is so little “studying” going on in Colleges that “there is no compelling understanding among students of why they are there. [...] They may spend Monday in ‘19th Century Women’s Literature’, Tuesday in “Animal Behavior’, and Wednesday in ‘Eastern Philosophy’...” What is a college education really worth?, The Washington Post, June 3, 2011.Friday, March 16, 2012
    • More Connections Study, the word less used in education.Friday, March 16, 2012
    • “To Study” The Road Less Traveled Zero: Number of occurrences of verb “to study” within Siemens’ book Knowing Knowledge.Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Is connectivism a learning theory? Who cares. -G. SiemensFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Myth Zero.3 At end of Lecture, learning can be Consequently... assessed, by means of... Standardized Testing!!!Friday, March 16, 2012
    • PISA {Not this one}Friday, March 16, 2012
    • PISA, Finland No standardized testing Accountability is something that is Equity left when No word for responsibility has Accountability in been subtracted. Finnish --Pasi Sahlberg, director of Finnish Ministry of Educations Center for International Mobility What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finlands School Success Anu Partanen - The Atlantic, 29 December 2011 http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/12/what-americans-keep-ignoring-about-finlands-school-success/250564/Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Myth ContentFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Content & LMS “Blackboard is itself an embodiment of the university culture that Neary and Winn rightly find so troubling: students cycle through a system that structurally, aesthetically and rhetorically reinforces the notions that education is consumption, the faculty member is a content provider, the classroom is hierarchical, and learning is closed” Luke Waltzer, On EdTech and the Digital Humanities;  http://lukewaltzer.com/on-edtech-and-the-digital-humanities Neary, Mike and Winn, Joss (2009) The student as producer: reinventing the student experience in higher education. In: The future of higher education: policy, pedagogy and the student experience. Continuum, London, pp. 192-210.Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Lets shutter our "learning management systems" and build "understanding augmentation networks" instead, moving away from educational assembly lines toward intellectual ecosystems of interest and curiosity. --Gardner CampbellFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Myth The ShallowsFriday, March 16, 2012
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    • “ The enormous multiplication of books in every branch of “ The multitude of books is a great knowledge is one of the evil. There is no greatest evils of this age; measure of limit to since it presents one of this fever for the most serious obstacles writing. to the acquisition of --Martin Luther correct information. --Edgar Allan Poe As quoted by Clay Shirky in his rebuttal article Does the Internet Make You Smarter?; The Wall Street Jornal, June 4, 2010; http:// online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704025304575284973472694334.htmlFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Myth Death of The BookFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Death of the Book Ceci tuera cela (via Eco & McLuhan) Hugos Hunchback of Notre Dame, Frollo, comparing a book with his old cathedral, says: "Ceci tuera cela" (The book will kill the cathedral, the alphabet will kill images). McLuhan, comparing a Manhattan discotheque to the Gutenberg Galaxy, said "Ceci tuera cela." Nunberg, G. (1997) The Future of the Book. Berkeley; University of California Press. Eco’s afterword is available online at http:// www.themodernword.com/eco/eco_future_of_book.html.Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Death of an Industry? it makes increasingly less sense even to talk about a publishing industry, because the core problem publishing solves - the incredible difficulty, complexity, and expense of making something available to the public - has stopped being a problem. --Clay Shirky Clay Shirky’s Blog, 13 March 2009: Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable;  http://www.shirky.com/weblog/ 2009/03/newspapers-and-thinking-the-unthinkableFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Change of Focus (Shirky) Save books! Save Society! Save newspapers! (Do whatever works) (Preserve current institutions)Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Death of...Friday, March 16, 2012
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    • Back-door Entrance (1)Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Back-door Entrance (2)Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Interview OpennessFriday, March 16, 2012
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    • Wikipedia Didn’t Kill Britannica. Windows Did http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2012/03/wikipedia-didnt-kill-brittanica-windows-did/Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Myth Curricula / InfrastructureFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Departments Departmentalization of knowledge and its effects Mark C. Taylor, a religion scholar at Columbia University, has a vision of a University where “zones of inquiry can be organized around a broad range of topics: Mind, Body. Law, Information, Networks, Language, … and Water.” Can you imagine a Water program? It could “bring together people in the humanities, arts, sciences... with professional schools like Medicine, law...” “End the University as We Know It”; The New York Times of 27 April 2009, Mark C. TaylorFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Dave Winer proposes “We should aim to recreate the environment that made the Internet itself spring into existence, in academic institutions.” --Dave Winer Scripting News, 31 May 2011; http://scripting.com/stories/2011/05/31/isThereAnEducationBubble.htmlFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Myth Teachers: Can We Be Replaced By Machines?Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Interview Your Job As A TeacherFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Myth TechnologyFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Integrating Technology into the CurriculumFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Technologies! Language Paper, pencil, blackboard, BOOK Humanity is our first technology. We are tools. --K. KellyFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Technology enables modalities such as constructivism, etc. (Norman & Spohrer 1996) + Significant transformation of the teaching-learning process (Hannafin 2003)Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Questions Not Worth Asking Is online learning more or less effective than learning in a classroom? Who cares. That question is irrelevant. Society answered the need to use technology through its broad adoption of the web/internet/online medium. --G. SiemensFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Technology We shape tools We shape our Tools shape us buildings; thereafter Tools change us We change tools they shape us. Repeat. --Winston ChurchillFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Myth Don’t Need Internet / Twitter / Whatever... OR Turn Those Devices Off!Friday, March 16, 2012
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    • The Twitter-ed revolutionFriday, March 16, 2012
    • La revolución del clicFriday, March 16, 2012
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    • Myth Science vs Humanities / STEM vs STEAM Liberal ArtsFriday, March 16, 2012
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    • Liberal Arts (1) Liberal Arts include Liberal, not as in Not Mathematics, Science, Conservative Music, Art. Liberal, as in Freeing Don’t include Edu; (the Mind) Business; Engineering.Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Liberal Arts (2) Free Thinking Technical / Specialized Burgeois value? Down-to-Earth edu Ample culture to do For jobs exactly what?Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Myths Styles of Learning Copyright Mobile Learning etc.Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Now What?Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Now What? InnovationsFriday, March 16, 2012
    • MOOC “What we found was that in a MOOC, instead of the classroom being the center, it becomes just one node of the network of social interactions." --G. SiemensFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Aprendizaje :: (crear) ConexionesFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Aprendizaje :: NavegaciónFriday, March 16, 2012
    • superficie :: profundidad McLuhan Baricco Los nuevos bárbarosFriday, March 16, 2012
    • “Hell is a place where nothing connects to nothing” -T.S. Elliot (via M. Núñez)Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Ideas As ConnectionsFriday, March 16, 2012
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    • PLN Medios externos que llenarán ese espacio entre lo que soy y lo que puedo ser, en cada momento de mi vida. -D. ReigFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Aprendizaje ~ Conectivismo Proceso / Conectar nodosFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Aprender :: Conectar (ideas :: opiniones :: personas :: nodos de conocimiento)Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Interview We have always underestimated the value of access to each other. -Clay ShirkyFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Conectar CREAR enlacesFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Papert, Minsky & Kay (2005): • The key educational task is to make connections between powerful ideas and passionate interests. • Teach to think deeply • Teach to think rigorouslyFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Aprendizaje ~ Conectivismo Conocer más es más importante de lo ya conocidoFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Learning Sense MakingFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Change Content ::: Conversations in networkFriday, March 16, 2012
    • http://slidesha.re/conectivismo10Friday, March 16, 2012
    • Khan Academy Udacity P2PUFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Stanford MOOCs 15.0% 11.3% 7.5% AI campus 3.8% AI Retention rate 200 30 15.0% Machine Learning AI campus 0% AI 160000 23000 14.4% DB Machine 104000 13000 12.5% Learning DB 92000 7000 7.6%Friday, March 16, 2012
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    • "Were going to have detailed records on thousands of students who have learned these skills, many of whom will want to make those skills available to employers," said Mr. Evans, the Virginia professor. "So if a recruiter is looking for the hundred best people in some geographic area that know about machine learning, thats something we could provide, for a fee. I think its the cusp of a revolution."Friday, March 16, 2012
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    • http://ds106.us Digital Storytelling (Jim Groom et al., 2011)Friday, March 16, 2012
    • What role do blogs, [_____] play in the classroom or online learning? Any role you want. -G. SiemensFriday, March 16, 2012
    • Learning... Learners should experience chaos & confusion Autonomy is key Learners in Control of their learning OpennessFriday, March 16, 2012
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    • Not bad... just <108> slides! antonio vantaggiato e-mail me > avantaggiato@sagrado.edu visit Skate of the Web > blogs.netedu.info zenofteaching.usFriday, March 16, 2012