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This presentation was created to support a workshop I gave at *Learning in the New Decade*, a Pro-D event sponsored by School District 71, Comox Valley, British Columbia on February 8, 2010. …

This presentation was created to support a workshop I gave at *Learning in the New Decade*, a Pro-D event sponsored by School District 71, Comox Valley, British Columbia on February 8, 2010.

See more resources related to this presentation at: http://couros.wikispaces.com/sd71 .

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  • 1. Open & Collaborative Learning: How Social Networks Are Transforming Education Learning in the New Decade School District 71 (Comox Valley) February 2010 - by Dr. Alec Couros
  • 2. Who is this guy?
  • 3. My Blog, My Hub
  • 4. Photo Sharing
  • 5. Video Sharing
  • 6. Social Network Services
  • 7. Content Sharing
  • 8. Copyleft
  • 9. “Web 2.0 tools that might allow academics to reflect and reimagine what they do as scholars. Such tools might positively affect -- even transform - research, teaching, and services responsibilities - only if scholars choose to build serious academic lives online, presenting semi-public selves and becoming invested in and connected to the work of their peers and students.” (Greenhow, Robella, & Hughes, 2009)
  • 10. social networks & media
  • 11. Social Networks • redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. • enable learning, communication, sharing, connections, collaboration, community. • networks form around shared interests & objects.
  • 12. A Connected Reality
  • 13. Old World Networks
  • 14. Mario Couros
  • 15. Mediated Reality
  • 16. Twitter in 60 Seconds
  • 17. Each technology creates a new environment. The old environment becomes content for the new environment. The effects of media come from their form not their content.
  • 18. David Wiley (Brigham Young University) Then vs Now Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open
  • 19. David Wiley (Brigham Young University) Education vs Everyday Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open
  • 20. The Way We Were
  • 21. Rise of the PLN
  • 22. trust
  • 23. easy trust
  • 24. humankind is mostly good
  • 25. View on Society?
  • 26. The Web as Random Acts of Kindness (TED Talk) @zittrain • Technical infrastructure of the web. • Wikipedia’s content & form • ‘Hitchhiking’ exists through Internet-facilitated kindness, collaboration, & sharing.
  • 27. The Machine is (Changing) Us (Personal Democracy Forum) • Inspired by McLuhan’s “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” • Youtube & other social media mitigate “connection without constraint”. In many cases this leaves to “tremendously deep communities”. @mwesch
  • 28. Heroes for our Mediated Culture
  • 29. educators and trust
  • 30. via @mcleod
  • 31. via @shareski
  • 32. i can haz internetz
  • 33. learners and trust
  • 34. Living & Learning with Social Media (Penn State address) Teens are not connecting in the ways we fear. But, we need to pay attention to: •Properties: persistence, replicability, searchability, scalability, (de)locatability. •Dynamics: invisible audiences, @zephoria collapsed contexts, blurring of public & private spaces
  • 35. “Kyle Doyle is not going to work today, f*** it, I’m still trashed SICKIE WOO.” “Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.”
  • 36. Bassman_Sean (Scotland) • Scottish teen who participates in my open, online grad course. • Creative, motivated, independent, connected, respectful, cognizant and intentional in managing his digital identity. @bassman_sean
  • 37. Sociality
  • 38. Disruptive Forms
  • 39. in practice
  • 40. Grade One - Expert Visits @kathycassidy
  • 41. Grade Five - Choir on Youtube
  • 42. Grade Six - Global Connections @zbpipe
  • 43. Grade Seven/Eight - Class Branding @glassbeed
  • 44. Beaver Country Day School - mashUp
  • 45. EC&I 831 -Non-Credit
  • 46. pay attention to ...
  • 47. Access
  • 48. open content, access, publication, accreditation Accessible Knowledge how we view learning - institutional & informal
  • 49. Surveillance Society
  • 50. Power & Control
  • 51. Ubiquity
  • 52. Real Time Web
  • 53. RT Search
  • 54. RT Collaboration
  • 55. RT Streaming
  • 56. Social Reading
  • 57. Trusted Groups
  • 58. New Roles for Educators
  • 59. Professional Identities
  • 60. Professional Development Gone Wild!
  • 61. Thinning Walls Private Public Closed Open
  • 62. The Big Ideas • Learning networks redefine how knowledge is created, distributed & managed. • Informal educator networks are becoming increasingly important and will redefine teaching, learning, and ProD. • The future of learning is open, connected, & social.
  • 63. Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. ~Tagore web: couros.ca twitter: courosa google: couros alec.couros@uregina.ca

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