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Implications of cultural & technical changes on learning and teaching Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
Who Me? <ul><li>Marketer, technologist, educator and renaissance woman </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.katecarruthers.com  </li>...
Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
Hyperconnectivity <ul><li>Not 6 degrees of separation </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps only  1 degree </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate ...
Massive Interconnections <ul><li>SMS </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li><...
Consumption On-Demand <ul><li>No more waiting </li></ul><ul><li>What I want </li></ul><ul><li>When I want it </li></ul>Oct...
Tribal Brains <ul><li>Wired to deal with smaller groups  </li></ul><ul><li>Wired for small chunks of information </li></ul...
Tribal Creatures <ul><li>Tribe size  </li></ul><ul><li>Dunbar’s number = 150 </li></ul><ul><li>We mesh into subgroups base...
Chunking & Small Groups <ul><li>Growth of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Too much knowledge to keep in our heads </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Even minority groups can get together using this technology </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
Technology <ul><li>“ A fool with a tool is still a fool” </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
Technology <ul><li>Technology can help us </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis, blogs, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Next semantic web and mobi...
Challenges <ul><li>Institutions  = slow to change  </li></ul><ul><li>Individual = teachers embracing change </li></ul>Oct-...
Boundaries <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Place </li></ul><ul><li>Content  </li></ul><ul><li>Authority </li></ul>Oct-2008 ...
Sensemaking <ul><li>Co-creation </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual respect </li></ul><ul><li>Variable...
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    1. 1. Implications of cultural & technical changes on learning and teaching Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
    2. 2. Who Me? <ul><li>Marketer, technologist, educator and renaissance woman </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.katecarruthers.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.digbiz.com.au </li></ul></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
    3. 3. Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
    4. 4. Hyperconnectivity <ul><li>Not 6 degrees of separation </li></ul><ul><li>Perhaps only 1 degree </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers Source: http:// www.popsci.com.au/files/imagecache/article_image_large/files/articles/734px-Six_degrees_of_separation.jpg
    5. 5. Massive Interconnections <ul><li>SMS </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
    6. 6. Consumption On-Demand <ul><li>No more waiting </li></ul><ul><li>What I want </li></ul><ul><li>When I want it </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/12/17/bittorrent-is-now-streaming-movies-with-ads-but-wheres-the-good-stuff/
    7. 7. Tribal Brains <ul><li>Wired to deal with smaller groups </li></ul><ul><li>Wired for small chunks of information </li></ul><ul><li>No epic poems for us today </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
    8. 8. Tribal Creatures <ul><li>Tribe size </li></ul><ul><li>Dunbar’s number = 150 </li></ul><ul><li>We mesh into subgroups based on common interests </li></ul><ul><li>Increasingly loose ties </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
    9. 9. Chunking & Small Groups <ul><li>Growth of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Too much knowledge to keep in our heads </li></ul><ul><li>No more epic poetry </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers Source: http://www.familycourtchronicles.com/philosophy/spartan/spartan-brad-pitt.jpg
    10. 10. <ul><li>Even minority groups can get together using this technology </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
    11. 11. Technology <ul><li>“ A fool with a tool is still a fool” </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
    12. 12. Technology <ul><li>Technology can help us </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis, blogs, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Next semantic web and mobile </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers Reuters reported this small wearable TV in 2007 Source: http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2007/05/22/never-ever-dont-watch-tv-again/
    13. 13. Challenges <ul><li>Institutions = slow to change </li></ul><ul><li>Individual = teachers embracing change </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers Source: http://anarchonation.blogspot.com/2008/07/attackthesystemcom-american.html
    14. 14. Boundaries <ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Place </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Authority </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Hadrians_wall_Greenhead.jpg
    15. 15. Sensemaking <ul><li>Co-creation </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Mutual respect </li></ul><ul><li>Variable learning spaces </li></ul>Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers Source: http://www.affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/surprised_baby_2.jpg
    16. 16. Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers Slides are available at www.slideshare.net/carruthk
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