networked possibilities
     alec couros - micds - may 2008
I am part of all that I have met.
	 	 	 	 	 	 tennyson (1842)
old world networks
   and new social affordances
network visualizations
       illuminate our connections
technical affordances
       expand our possibilities
open thinking       engagement        connectivism

immersion        multiliteracies    experiential
         access      ...
Access to
high quality
multimedia.
‣Google    Video, Youtube, Blip.tv,
Viddler.
‣Archive.org,
            Creative
Commons...
Easy publication
to a wide
audience.
‣Blogger,   Wordpress, Edublogs.
‣Wikispaces,   PBWiki, Wet Paint.
‣Google    Video, ...
Choice of
content
licenses.
‣Full   Copyright
‣Copyleft    and Public Domain
‣Creative  Commons (share alike,
attribution,...
Greater access
to tools and
connectivity.
‣Free and open source software,
greater bandwidth, wireless
access, free service...
Instantaneous
connections to
people.
‣Instantmessaging and video
conferencing.
‣Existingsocial networks or
create your own...
Tools for debate,
challenge, and
engagement.
‣Access  to text and multimedia
publication allows individuals to
read, creat...
Sharing of and
creating new
culture.
‣The   World is Flat (Friedman).
‣A number of flat classroom
projects been initiated t...
Simulations and
3D virtual
environments.
‣Second   Life, Edusim, and other
3D environments allow for the
exploration of si...
Time/Place
Shifted Personal
Learning
‣Tools exist today for individuals
to learn outside of the constraints
of time and pl...
Giving Voice
and Creating
Audience
‣Individuals are using the tools of
the Internet to (re)claim their
voices, find a niche...
Potential for
Mobile Learning
‣Mobile technologies are
becoming more sophisticated,
allowing more capacity and
bandwidth.
...
Specialized
Search and
Analysis
‣New   search mechanisms have
evolved to help uncover patterns
in the expanse of informati...
case of eci831
 open, connected, social
Check
these out ...	
Current to future understanding
of technology in the teaching,
learning, and in general society.
Blog
	   	 Wiki
	   	 	 Tweet
	   	 	 	 Connect
	   	 	 	 	 Gather
	   	 	 	 	 	 Synthesize
	   	 	 	 	 	 	 Personalize
	 ...
Implications for teaching
      and learning?
Are you
connected?
Contact:

     alec.couros@uregina.ca

  http://educationaltechnology.ca

http://couros.wikispaces.com/micds

        skyp...
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  1. 1. networked possibilities alec couros - micds - may 2008
  2. 2. I am part of all that I have met. tennyson (1842)
  3. 3. old world networks and new social affordances
  4. 4. network visualizations illuminate our connections
  5. 5. technical affordances expand our possibilities
  6. 6. open thinking engagement connectivism immersion multiliteracies experiential access social learning web 2.0 sharing democratic media creativity influences conversations copyleft authenticity open collaborative constructivism freedom small tools, collective constructionism loosely joined student-centred transparency
  7. 7. Access to high quality multimedia. ‣Google Video, Youtube, Blip.tv, Viddler. ‣Archive.org, Creative Commons, CCMixter, United Streaming, TED Talks. ‣Ustream, Seesmic, Stickam. ‣Skype,iChat, WizIQ, Elluminate, Adobe Connect.
  8. 8. Easy publication to a wide audience. ‣Blogger, Wordpress, Edublogs. ‣Wikispaces, PBWiki, Wet Paint. ‣Google Video, Youtube, Blip.tv, Viddler. ‣Ustream, Seesmic, Stickam. ‣Lulu, Scribd, Creative Commons
  9. 9. Choice of content licenses. ‣Full Copyright ‣Copyleft and Public Domain ‣Creative Commons (share alike, attribution, non commercial) ‣Against DRM ‣Practical Modifiability ‣Related Rights ‣Access Control Prohibition
  10. 10. Greater access to tools and connectivity. ‣Free and open source software, greater bandwidth, wireless access, free services, and reduced hardware costs have contributed to greater access.
  11. 11. Instantaneous connections to people. ‣Instantmessaging and video conferencing. ‣Existingsocial networks or create your own. ‣Web conferencing tools. ‣Presence notification and microblogging. ‣txting
  12. 12. Tools for debate, challenge, and engagement. ‣Access to text and multimedia publication allows individuals to read, create, remix, mashup, and respond to cultural, political, and economic events. ‣Mainstream media is attempting to respond to democratic media by creating feedback mechanisms (e.g., surveys, contests, interaction)
  13. 13. Sharing of and creating new culture. ‣The World is Flat (Friedman). ‣A number of flat classroom projects been initiated to make classroom walls transparent, while bridging communication among students. ‣Tools necessary exist and are relatively easy to use. Practice is the most difficult to change.
  14. 14. Simulations and 3D virtual environments. ‣Second Life, Edusim, and other 3D environments allow for the exploration of simulated worlds. ‣Individuals can communicate and collaborate with each other, and interact with objects in each virtual world.
  15. 15. Time/Place Shifted Personal Learning ‣Tools exist today for individuals to learn outside of the constraints of time and place. ‣Through RSS tools and tagging, individuals can aggregate personally relevant information. ‣Availability of laptops, wifi, and unfettered access is especially important for this transformation.
  16. 16. Giving Voice and Creating Audience ‣Individuals are using the tools of the Internet to (re)claim their voices, find a niche, and build audiences/markets that never existed. ‣Analysisand critique of types of these phenomena include: Cult of the Amateur, The Long Tail, and Here Comes Everybody.
  17. 17. Potential for Mobile Learning ‣Mobile technologies are becoming more sophisticated, allowing more capacity and bandwidth. ‣The Apple iPhone and Nokia N95 have pushed the boundaries of smart phones. ‣Handheld devices will soon bridge the gap through Internet telephony.
  18. 18. Specialized Search and Analysis ‣New search mechanisms have evolved to help uncover patterns in the expanse of information. ‣Search visualization, natural language processing, personalization, custom searches, vertical search, social input, human input, and semantic search are some of the developing areas.
  19. 19. case of eci831 open, connected, social
  20. 20. Check these out ... Current to future understanding of technology in the teaching, learning, and in general society.
  21. 21. Blog Wiki Tweet Connect Gather Synthesize Personalize Create Remix Share Repeat
  22. 22. Implications for teaching and learning?
  23. 23. Are you connected?
  24. 24. Contact: alec.couros@uregina.ca http://educationaltechnology.ca http://couros.wikispaces.com/micds skype: aleccouros twitter/delicious: courosa
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