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Network Literacy & the Tools of Engagement



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

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



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    • Network Literacy & the Tools of Engagement Alec Couros MICDS - June 2009
    • #micds
    • Who is this guy?
    • Winners
    • Heroes
    • Open Courses
    • Who are you? Thoughts & experience re: on technology & learning? What do you feel have been the big changes wrt education?
    • Knowledge
    • Knowledge & Computing
    • Shifts in Education Group growth Individual growth Objectivism Cognitivism Constructivism (Leinonen) (Schwier) Social Learning
    • Power & Control
    • Power & Control
    • A Connected Reality
    • 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?
    • 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
    • Influences
    • Available Tools
    • open content, access, Accessible Knowledge publication, accreditation how we view learning - institutional & informal
    • Social Reading
    • Toward Web 3.0
    • 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?
    • Social Networks
    • Social Networks • redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. • enable learning, communication, sharing, connections, collaboration, community. • networks formed around shared interests & objects.
    • Human Network
    • Netbooks - 1:1
    • Microblogging
    • Nearly Now
    • 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?
    • Personal Learning Networks
    • The Way We Were
    • Rise of the PLN
    • My Blog, My Hub
    • Photo Sharing
    • Video Sharing
    • Spontaneous PD
    • Social Network Services
    • Slide Decks
    • Copyleft
    • How should schools deal with content ownership, student publishing, & sharing? Also, what are the benefits and/or drawbacks of sharing & openness in schools?
    • Media Literacy
    • 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.
    • Offensive Content
    • Offensive Content
    • Offensive Content
    • Critical Thinking
    • Critical Thinking
    • Critical Thinking
    • Critical Thinking
    • Critical Thinking
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cyberbullying
    • 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.
    • Spread of Media
    • Viral Videos
    • Spread of Choice Control & Media
    • Sociality
    • Disruptive Forms
    • Surveillance Society
    • Transmedia
    • 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?
    • In Practice
    • Grade One - Expert Visits
    • Grade Five - Choir on Youtube
    • Grade Seven/Eight - Classroom Studio
    • High School Math - Scribe Posts
    • University History - Twitter
    • Virtual Office Hours
    • Field Experience
    • Mindsets, Skills, Perspectives
    • lightbulb vs. ipod Understanding Media
    • Impact of Learning Environment
    • Small Tools, Loosely Joined
    • Distributed Conversations
    • Open Intent
    • Sharing by Default
    • Expert Visits
    • Support Private Public Closed Open
    • Professional Learning
    • New Roles for Educators
    • Outreach
    • sustained community Benefits transformative experiences gained technical skills media literacies move toward openness empathy toward new literacies greater community
    • “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.”
    • “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.”
    • What do you want to learn today?
    • Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. ~Tagore web: twitter: courosa google: couros