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Keynote for ECOO 2009 at Richmond Hill, Ontario presented by Dr. Alec Couros.

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  • Rethinking Teaching & Learning in a Networked Reality Dr. Alec Couros ECOO ’09
  • #ecoo
  • Who is this guy?
  • “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)
  • three crowds
  • Mario Couros
  • Twitter in 60 Seconds
  • Twitter in 60 Seconds
  • The Way We Were
  • David Wiley (Brigham Young University) Then vs Now Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open
  • David Wiley (Brigham Young University) Education vs Everyday Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open
  • “... networked proximity facilitates new kinds of spatially unbound community, and that these emerging forms of sociality are equally or more meaningful than the older ones. Community is thus “liberated”, unhinged from space, and can be maintained regardless of distance” (Mejias, 2007)
  • Rise of the PLN
  • trust
  • easy trust
  • What are some of the ways that trust must be considered when integrating technology into teaching & learning?
  • humankind is mostly good
  • View on Society?
  • View on Society?
  • 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.
  • “Some of the comments on Youtube make you weep for the future of humanity, just for the spelling alone, never mind the obscenity and naked hatred.” @leverus (Lev Grossman)
  • 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
  • Heroes for our Mediated Culture
  • “The invention of the alphabet and the resulting intensification of the visual sense in the communication process gave sight priority over hearing, but the effect was so powerful that it went beyond communication through language to reshape literate society’s conception and use of space.” (Gordon re: Mcluhan)
  • educators need trust
  • via @mcleod
  • via @shareski
  • i can haz internetz
  • @smartinez
  • What’s the point? •What do we gain in trusting educators with technology? •What opportunities are lost without this trust? •What credibility is lost when we assume that we have control when in fact we do not? •(How/Where) can we redirect our efforts in positive, meaningful ways?
  • learners need trust
  • 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
  • “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.”
  • 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
  • networked reality
  • simple technologies, deep connections
  • in practice
  • Grade One - Expert Visits @kathycassidy
  • Grade Five - Choir on Youtube
  • Grade Five - Choir on Youtube
  • Grade Six - Global Connections @zbpipe
  • Grade Seven/Eight - Class Branding @glassbeed
  • Grade Seven/Eight - Class Branding @glassbeed
  • Beaver Country Day School - mashUp
  • Open Courses
  • Course Trailers
  • Course Trailers
  • Non-Credit Students
  • Dean Shareski (Prairie South School Division) • Master collaborator aka ‘Lazy Professor’. • Connects preservice teachers to classrooms across the globe. •Focus is on the power @shareski of sharing, and ‘paying forward’.
  • pay attention to ...
  • Ubiquity
  • Real Time Web
  • RT Search
  • RT Collaboration
  • Trusted Groups
  • New Roles for Educators
  • Professional Identities
  • Professional Development Gone Wild!
  • Thinning Walls Private Public Closed Open
  • Where are you on this hill?
  • • Let go
  • • Let go • Rethink technology
  • • Let go • Rethink technology • Redefine leadership
  • • Let go • Rethink technology • Redefine leadership • Understand media
  • • Let go • Rethink technology • Redefine leadership • Understand media • Knock down walls
  • • Let go • Rethink technology • Redefine leadership • Understand media • Knock down walls • Expand notions of PD
  • • Let go • Rethink technology • Redefine leadership • Understand media • Knock down walls • Expand notions of PD • Believe
  • 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