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MobilizeThis 2008 is yearly event which provides a snapshot of a cross-sectorial range of contributions to discussion involving the practical and constructive use of ICT's in the education and......

MobilizeThis 2008 is yearly event which provides a snapshot of a cross-sectorial range of contributions to discussion involving the practical and constructive use of ICT's in the education and related industries.

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  • 1. Implications of cultural & technical changes on learning and teaching Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
  • 2. Who Me?
    • Marketer, technologist, educator and renaissance woman
      • www.katecarruthers.com
      • www.digbiz.com.au
    Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
  • 3. Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
  • 4. Hyperconnectivity
    • Not 6 degrees of separation
    • Perhaps only 1 degree
    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. Massive Interconnections
    • SMS
    • Facebook
    • MySpace
    • Twitter
    • Mobile
    Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
  • 6. Consumption On-Demand
    • No more waiting
    • What I want
    • When I want it
    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. Tribal Brains
    • Wired to deal with smaller groups
    • Wired for small chunks of information
    • No epic poems for us today
    Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
  • 8. Tribal Creatures
    • Tribe size
    • Dunbar’s number = 150
    • We mesh into subgroups based on common interests
    • Increasingly loose ties
    Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
  • 9. Chunking & Small Groups
    • Growth of knowledge
    • Too much knowledge to keep in our heads
    • No more epic poetry
    Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers Source: http://www.familycourtchronicles.com/philosophy/spartan/spartan-brad-pitt.jpg
  • 10.
    • Even minority groups can get together using this technology
    Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
  • 11. Technology
    • “ A fool with a tool is still a fool”
    Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers
  • 12. Technology
    • Technology can help us
    • Wikis, blogs, etc
    • Next semantic web and mobile
    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. Challenges
    • Institutions = slow to change
    • Individual = teachers embracing change
    Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers Source: http://anarchonation.blogspot.com/2008/07/attackthesystemcom-american.html
  • 14. Boundaries
    • Time
    • Place
    • Content
    • Authority
    Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Hadrians_wall_Greenhead.jpg
  • 15. Sensemaking
    • Co-creation
    • Facilitation
    • Mutual respect
    • Variable learning spaces
    Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers Source: http://www.affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/surprised_baby_2.jpg
  • 16. Oct-2008 by Kate Carruthers Slides are available at www.slideshare.net/carruthk