On Sharing ... “it’s about overcoming the inner 2 year old in you that screams mine, mine, it’s mine.” (Wiley, TEDxNYED, 2010)
Leveraging Networks “Open source softwarecommunities are one of the most successful -- and least understood -- examples of high performance collaboration and community building on the Internet today.” (Kim, 2003)
Six Degrees of Separation“the idea that everyone is on average sixsteps away, by way of introduction, from another person in the world.”
Strength of Weak Ties “There is strength in weak ties. Our acquaintances, not our friends, are potentially our greatest source of new ideas andinformation.” (paraphrased from Gladwell, 2010)
Where Good Ideas Come From “The trick to having good ideas is not to sitaround in glorious isolation and try to think bigthoughts. The trick is to get more parts on the table.” (Steven Johnson, 2010)
“Chance favors the connected mind” ~ Stephen Johnson@npyrini @elenelli
networks 1. as mechanisms: enable communication &collaboration in ways that were once impossible. 2. for inspiration: connect us to new ideas & expand our thinking & potential for innovation. * ‘us’ meaning those who are increasingly literate
“A key to transformation is for the teaching profession to establish innovation networks that capture the spirit and culture of hackers -the passion, the can-do, collective sharing.” ~ Hargreaves, 2003
“A rhizomatic plant has no centre and no deﬁnedboundary; rather, it is made up of a number of semi- independent nodes, each of which is capable ofgrowing and spreading on its own, bounded only by the limits of its habitat. (~Dave Cormier)
shifts in edtech Group growth Individual growthObjectivism Cognitivism Constructivism(Leinonen) (Schwier) Social Learning
“To answer your question, I did use Youtube to learn how to dance. I consider it my ‘main’ teacher.” “10 years ago, street dance was very exclusive, especially rare dances like popping (the one I teach and do). You either had to learn it from a friend that knew it or get VHS tapes which were hard to get. Now with Youtube, anyone, anywhere in the world can learn previously ‘exclusive’ dance styles.”
Informal Learning • “Informal learning is a signiﬁcant aspect of our learning experience. Formal education no longer comprises the majority of our learning.” •George Siemens http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism.htm
“A New Culture of Learning” • “The new culture of learning actually comprises two elements. The ﬁrst is a massive information network that provides almost unlimited and resources to learn about anything. @douglast The second is a bounded and structured environment that allows@jseelybrown unlimited agency to build and experiment with things within those boundaries.” (2011)
“The developed world is in the midst of a paradigm shift both in the ways in which people and institutions are connected. It is a shift from being bound up in homogenous “little boxes” to surﬁng life through diffuse, variegated@barrywellman social networks.” (2002)
Thinking Points•What does my PLE/PLN look like? How can I share it?•How important is connected learning? Why?•Is it possible for our classrooms and institutions to supportthis kind of learning? If so, how?•What skills and literacies are necessary for connectedlearning? How do we develop these?•What are limits of openness in regards to privacy &vulnerability? Are we creating or worsening a digital divide?•How do we expand this conversation?•Your questions?
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