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Who are we now that We're Online? Connected Learners, Connected Educators


What does it mean to be a networked teacher-learner hybrid?

What does it mean to be a networked teacher-learner hybrid?

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  • 1. Who Are We Now That We’re Online?Connected Learners, ConnectedEducatorsCONNECT 2013Bonnie Stewart@bonstewartUniversity of Prince Edward Island
  • 2. Education = Multiple axes ofchangeknowledge scarcityknowledge abundanceopenpublic fundingneoliberal marketsclosed
  • 3. Increasing pressure to go online
  • 4. Going online means movingaway from institutional conceptsh"p://www.flickr.com/photos/rofi/2647699204/    
  • 5. Newly emerging species:open, public learner/educators
  • 6. Online networks enabledifferent forms of identity,legitimacy,and belongingthan institutions do
  • 7. Who are we when we’re online?h"p://www.flickr.com/photos/kaptainkobold/5066287053  
  • 8. Ourselves
  • 9. Always Facetedh"p://www.flickr.com/photos/thelotuscarroll/6842167375/  
  • 10. Always staring down identitychoices as the cursor blinks/h"p://www.flickr.com/photos/jamison/3669034513  
  • 11. Networked Identity Roles =Multiple, Public, Participatory
  • 12. Always Connectedh"p://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142455033/  
  • 13. My local cohort
  • 14. My cohort on Twitter  greater access, diversity, visibility…also increased noise & time.
  • 15. Networked Publics•  Multiple, overlapping, global networks•  Always accessible•  Identities are visible, traceable & searchable•  Different audiences all in plain sightSee Kazys Varnelis, danah boyd, Alice Marwick,Mizuko Ito for more
  • 16. Who we are is shaped by the context(s)we’re addressing
  • 17. The Performative Self
  • 18. The Quantified Self
  • 19. The Participatory Selfh"p://etmooclearnings.blogspot.ca/2013/03/no-­‐sorry-­‐here-­‐just-­‐thanks.html  
  • 20. The Asynchronous Selfhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/vylen/6158720720/
  • 21. The Neoliberal Self“Me, Inc.”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/4880623547
  • 22. Always Hybrid
  • 23. h"p://www.flickr.com/photos/striaHc/2191408271/  Hard to hear  
  • 24. Different contexts havedifferent legitimacy practicesInstitutions Networksproduct-focused process-focusedmastery participationbounded by time/space always accessiblehierarchical ties peer-to-peer tiesplagiarism crowdsourcingauthority in role authority in reputationaudience = teacher audience = world                      
  • 25. The Digital = a Reputational Economyh"p://www.flickr.com/photos/8113246@N02/7932198032  
  • 26. Not just for teachers but for students
  • 27. A networked education…l  Connectsl  Cultivatesl  Curatesh"p://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/7153872159/  
  • 28. …but cannotcontrol or countin the same ways asinstitutional models ofeducation
  • 29. There are many currencies inonline networks
  • 30. Benefits as thinker:just-in-time emergent, choralconversation
  • 31. Benefits as learner & scholar:access, engagement, profile
  • 32. Benefits as teacher:opportunities to connect &convey info in new media
  • 33. Benefits as writer:real audiences
  • 34. …that awkward moment when youremember you friended your grandmaon Facebook.And that your students – and your VP –follow you on Twitter.Context Collapse
  • 35. Institutions & Networks =politics are part of every publich"p://www.flickr.com/photos/rowan72/8672846415/  
  • 36. But so are new ways ofbelongingh"p://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/stratedgy/foundaHons-­‐strategy-­‐part-­‐3-­‐technology  
  • 37. Get networked. Connect.
  • 38. Thank you.@bonstewart