Network Literacy & the Tools of Engagement

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Presentation for the MICDS Summer Teacher Institute, June 22, 2009, in St. Louis Missouri.

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Network Literacy & the Tools of Engagement

  1. 1. Network Literacy & the Tools of Engagement Alec Couros MICDS - June 2009
  2. 2. #micds
  3. 3. Who is this guy?
  4. 4. Winners
  5. 5. Heroes
  6. 6. Open Courses
  7. 7. Who are you? Thoughts & experience re: on technology & learning? What do you feel have been the big changes wrt education?
  8. 8. Knowledge
  9. 9. Knowledge & Computing
  10. 10. Shifts in Education Group growth Individual growth Objectivism Cognitivism Constructivism (Leinonen) (Schwier) Social Learning
  11. 11. Power & Control
  12. 12. Power & Control
  13. 13. A Connected Reality
  14. 14. Key Questions • what is k? • how is k acquired? • how do we know what we know? • why do we know what we know? • what do humans know? • who controls k? • how is k controlled?
  15. 15. Forms of Openness open education free software open source software open educational resources open content open access publication open access courses open teaching open accreditation
  16. 16. Influences
  17. 17. Available Tools
  18. 18. open content, access, Accessible Knowledge publication, accreditation how we view learning - institutional & informal
  19. 19. Social Reading
  20. 20. Toward Web 3.0
  21. 21. How do learners deal with the reliability of information? How do we verify what is ‘true’? How do we manage the ever increasing flow of information?
  22. 22. Social Networks
  23. 23. Social Networks • redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. • enable learning, communication, sharing, connections, collaboration, community. • networks formed around shared interests & objects.
  24. 24. Human Network
  25. 25. Netbooks - 1:1
  26. 26. Microblogging
  27. 27. Nearly Now
  28. 28. As we approach a reality of reduced physical boundaries & greater connectedness, what are the professional & pedagogical challenges faced by teachers? How do we overcome these?
  29. 29. Personal Learning Networks
  30. 30. The Way We Were
  31. 31. Rise of the PLN
  32. 32. My Blog, My Hub
  33. 33. Photo Sharing
  34. 34. Video Sharing
  35. 35. Spontaneous PD
  36. 36. Social Network Services
  37. 37. Slide Decks
  38. 38. Copyleft
  39. 39. How should schools deal with content ownership, student publishing, & sharing? Also, what are the benefits and/or drawbacks of sharing & openness in schools?
  40. 40. Media Literacy
  41. 41. Media Literacy • Accessing, analyzing, evaluating, and creating messages in a variety of forms. • Enable skillful creators, consumers, and disseminators of media. • Facilitate an understanding of strengths, weaknesses, and influences of media forms.
  42. 42. Offensive Content
  43. 43. Offensive Content
  44. 44. Offensive Content http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/searchspy
  45. 45. Critical Thinking
  46. 46. Critical Thinking
  47. 47. Critical Thinking
  48. 48. Critical Thinking
  49. 49. Critical Thinking
  50. 50. Critical Thinking
  51. 51. Cyberbullying
  52. 52. 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.
  53. 53. Spread of Media
  54. 54. Viral Videos
  55. 55. Spread of Choice Control & Media
  56. 56. Sociality
  57. 57. Disruptive Forms
  58. 58. Surveillance Society
  59. 59. Transmedia
  60. 60. What are strategies for understanding new & emerging media? How do we become participants? How do we encourage and assess new forms of creativity in our classroom?
  61. 61. In Practice
  62. 62. Grade One - Expert Visits
  63. 63. Grade Five - Choir on Youtube
  64. 64. Grade Seven/Eight - Classroom Studio
  65. 65. High School Math - Scribe Posts
  66. 66. University History - Twitter
  67. 67. Virtual Office Hours
  68. 68. Field Experience
  69. 69. Mindsets, Skills, Perspectives
  70. 70. lightbulb vs. ipod Understanding Media
  71. 71. Impact of Learning Environment
  72. 72. Small Tools, Loosely Joined
  73. 73. Distributed Conversations
  74. 74. Open Intent
  75. 75. Sharing by Default
  76. 76. Expert Visits
  77. 77. Support Private Public Closed Open
  78. 78. Professional Learning
  79. 79. New Roles for Educators
  80. 80. Outreach
  81. 81. sustained community Benefits transformative experiences gained technical skills media literacies move toward openness empathy toward new literacies greater community
  82. 82. “I was able to go out and learn throughout the entire week, the entire year, and I’m still learning with everyone.” “The best part of the course is that it’s not ending. With the connections we’ve built, it never has to end.”
  83. 83. “The course ... has been the most profound pd experience I’ve ever had. It forced me to critique & review my practice. I never knew how important social networks were. Now, I couldn’t be a teacher without being connected. It’s drastically changed my view of education.”
  84. 84. What do you want to learn today?
  85. 85. 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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