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Link to full paper: http://networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/pdf/cronin.pdf ...

Link to full paper: http://networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/pdf/cronin.pdf
Paper presented at Networked Learning Conference 2014, University of Edinburgh (7th April 2014). The paper is part of a symposium titled "Perspectives on Identity within Networked Learning" with Jane Davis and Joyce Seitzinger.

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  • For those here who are tweeting… here’s my Twitter name, conf hashtag & my slides
  • This is one of the best definitions I’ve seen of Education… and how open, networked practices are changing, and will change education.Not connected/limited by geography, space, time... but connected by our own ideas, passion, commitment via open practices & social media. QUESTION: How best can I help my students to live & thrive in this world?…this informs my practice (learning, teaching, research)
  • BUT!!“Tyranny of the Architecture” – History – Tradition Private / Exclusive1 focal point  teacherValues… whose knowledge counts? whose voice counts?
  • Manuel Castells:morphology of contemporary societies is the network. Previous sociological models defined by hierarchies and one-to-many communication patterns are rendered archaic. Being a relevant social actor does not solely depend on economic power, but on social capital [derived from the people you are connected to and how well you maintain those connections] Raine & Wellman: developed concept of Networked IndividualismWe (people & institutions) exist now in Information & Communication Ecologies that are strikingly different from the ones that existed just a generation ago.We live in a different media landscape than the one we lived in and were educated in. (learn anything, anywhere, any time)CONTEXT = 3 Revolutions:SOCIAL NETWORKS – (more than FB!) existed for a long time… fluid changing networks, not groups, sometimes communitiesINTERNET… baked-in ethic of OPENNESS, freedom & innovationMOBILE… affects our sense of Time and Place… Presence… Social Connectedness… “hyperconnectivity”
  • danahboyd defined NETWORKED PUBLICS… networked, open, online spaces (a new kind of public space)SPACE – created through (not by!) networked techIMAGINED COLLECTIVE – created by us, our practicesGlobal networks, different audiences… data is: PERSISTENT – REPLICABLE – SCALABLE – SEARCHABLEThe audience is unknown… Context Collapse.
  • Society is networked & open & networked  what about HE?We know there is a vision of many educators for the digital universityparticipation, flexibility, networking & multimodality Allowstudents more agency & creativity2006 diagram created by Alec Couros…. (when uptake of SM was much lower & mobile not as widespread).
  • I consider myself an open educator: Current & fluid & multimodal & personal/work combination
  • Students read/view & create/share & engage/network with others (social media) & multimodal (not just text!)
  • So what happens when Networked Educators meet Networked Students?Of course educators & students have their own networks, and create their own spaces (e.g. work by Martin Oliver & Lesley Gourlay)… And we may, of course, engage individually with our students…but where do we meet, interact & learn together  for a course, project, event?
  • 3 main spaces where we encounter one another…Physical classroomsBOS = LMS / VLE (e.g. Blackboard, or other members-only communities)OOS = Networked Publics, on the web, using open tools, open source, open access… e.g. social mediaFocus here is not on choices *between* these (many of us use all 3 – this conference is a good example!).Many have explored the particular affordances of each – but I wish to focus on issues of identity and power. Classrooms = safe spaces for learners to develop & to share their work – with teacher, sometimes one another.Group dialogue, collaborationCreate Community (CoP)SynchronousBodily markers
  • Physical classrooms & BOS are: PRIVATE by default; PUBLIC & OPEN by effort  Physical architecture, history, temporal/spatial boundaries, teacher-centric, knowledge transfer model. Online architecture, temporal boundaries, teacher-centric (privileges).Open online spaces are: PUBLIC & OPEN by default; PRIVATE by effort. enable Networked or Connected LearningOrganising principle is the NETWORK (fleeting membership, weak ties) rather than the GROUP (designed, strong ties)Enables Cooperative networked practicesOpen, DiverseFlexible & NonlinearEducators & students can share their networks!
  • Visualisation of network connections around hashtag #icollab.#icollab = community of practice students & lecturers in 6 HE courses, at 6 different institutions, across 6 countries, who are studying – and creating -- mobile & social media)The tool is TAGS Explorer, created by Martin Hawksey – enables visualisation of network connections.
  • “Third Spaces” of Learning - Kris Gutiérrez(study of literacy practices in primary school language learning context)Knowledge NOT = CurriculumKnowledge = “a living landscape of communities of practice that contribute in various ways” to our learning and to our identities
  • Knowledge NOT = CurriculumKnowledge = “a living landscape of communities of practice that contribute in various ways” to our learning and to our identities
  • Knowledge NOT = CurriculumKnowledge = “a living landscape of communities of practice that contribute in various ways” to our learning and to our identities
  • Tess has also found that students rarely use SM for Education… Divide between Social/Pleasure and Learning/Pain (Tess, 2013)

Networked Learning & Identity Development in Open Online Spaces Networked Learning & Identity Development in Open Online Spaces Presentation Transcript

  • Public Domain image: Bergen Public Library Networked Learning and Identity Development in Open Online Spaces Networked Learning Conference Catherine Cronin • @catherinecronin • #nlc2014 • 07/04/14
  • Paper presented at Networked Learning 2014 as part of symposium titled: “Perspectives on Identity within Networked Learning” with Jane Davis and Joyce Seitzinger All full conference papers at http://nlc2014.sched.org/
  • “I don’t think education is about centralized instruction anymore; rather, it is the process [of] establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity.” – Joi Ito @joi Quote: Joi Ito Image: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 yo
  • Flickr CC images: cdessums, infidelic, sholeh! Space prepares you to receive or to respond. “Sensing Spaces” Royal Academy of Arts (via Jenny Mackness)
  • Social Networks Internet Mobile Networked Individualism
  • Image: CC BY-NC 2.0 Roo Reynolds Networked Publics danah boyd (2010) @zephoria danah.org space constructed through networked technologies the imagined collective which emerges (people + tech + practice)
  • PRIVATE by default, PUBLIC by effort PUBLIC by default, PRIVATE by effort boyd (2010)
  • Image CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Alec Couros Networked Teacher
  • about.me/catherinecronin
  • Networked Students too… Student Based on image CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Alec Couros
  • Networked Educators Networked Students
  • Networked Educators Networked Students Physical Classroom Bounded Online Spaces Open Online Spaces
  • As studies become more contextualised it seems that the real lesson of online identity is not that it transforms identity but that it makes us more aware that offline identity was already more multiple, culturally contingent and contextual than we had appreciated. Danny Miller (2013) Photo by George Miller (used with permission) “
  • Networked Educators Networked Students Physical Classroom Bounded Online Spaces Open Online Spaces
  • #icollab TAGSExplorer thanks to @mhawksey
  • We proposed the idea of a Third Space where teacher and student scripts – the formal and informal, the official and unofficial spaces of the learning environment – intersect, creating the potential for authentic interaction and a shift in the social organization of learning and what counts as knowledge. University of Colorado, Boulder Kris Gutiérrez (2008) “
  • People live their lives and learn across multiple settings, and this holds true not only across the span of our lives but also across and within the institutions and communities they inhabit... I take an approach that urges me to consider the significant overlap across these boundaries as people, tools, and practices travel through different and even contradictory contexts and activities . Gutiérrez (2008) “
  • If institutions of learning are going to help learners with the real challenges they face... [they] will have to shift their focus from imparting curriculum to supporting the negotiation of productive identities through landscapes of practices. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 choconancy1 Etienne Wenger (2010) “
  • Learners need to practice and experiment with different ways of enacting their identities, and adopt subject positions through different social technologies and media. These opportunities can only be supported by academic staff who are themselves engaged in digital practices and questioning their own relationship with knowledge. - Keri Facer & Neil Selwyn (2010)
  • Thank you! Catherine Cronin @catherinecronin slideshare.net/cicronin about.me/catherinecronin
  • References boyd, dana (2010). Social network sites as networked publics: Affordances, dynamics, and implications. In Z. Papacharissi (Ed.), Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites. (pp. 39-58). boyd, dana (2010). Making sense of privacy and publicity. SXSW 2010 keynote. Facer, Keri & Selwyn, Neil (2010). Social networking: Key messages from the research. In R. Sharpe, H. Beetham & S. de Freitas (Eds.) Rethinking Learning For A Digital Age. Gutiérrez, Kris D. (2008). Developing a sociocritical literacy in the Third Space. Reading Research Quarterly, 43(2), 148-164. Ito, J. (2011, December 5). In an open-source society, innovating by the seat of our pants. The New York Times. Miller, Danny (2013). Future Identities report. Foresight Project, DR2. Rainie, Lee & Wellman, Barry (2012). Networked: The new social operating system. MIT Press. Wenger, Etienne (2010). Knowledgeability in Landscapes of Practice SRHE Conference 2010. In deFreitas & Jameson, Eds. (2012) The e-Learning Reader Williams, Bronwyn T. (2013). Control and the classroom in the digital university: The effect of the CMS on pedagogy. In Goodfellow & Lea (Eds.) Literacy in the Digital University.
  • Paper presented at Networked Learning 2014 as part of symposium titled: “Perspectives on Identity within Networked Learning” with Jane Davis and Joyce Seitzinger All full conference papers at http://nlc2014.sched.org/