Open & Collaborative Learning
How Social Networks Are
Transforming Education




Dr. Alec Couros
March 2010
For Saskatoon ...
changes
context
Each technology
   creates a new
    environment.



The effects of media
come from their form
 not their content.
connected reality
quick stats (2009)

• 90 trillion emails sent annually from
  1.4 billion email users

• 234 million websites
• 1.73 billi...
Stats as of March 17/10 via Mashable
David Wiley

                   Then       vs     Now

                  Analog            Digital

                 Tethe...
David Wiley

                Education     vs   Everyday

                  Analog            Digital

                 Te...
danah boyd

Teens are not connecting in
the ways we fear. But, we need
to pay attention to:

•Properties: persistence,
rep...
Michael Wesch

          • Inspired by McLuhan’s
          “We shape our tools and
          thereafter our tools shape
  ...
enablers
(for connected learning)
“A key to transformation
  F/OSS       is for the teaching
           profession to establish
Movement   innovation networ...
Free Tools
Open Content

       “describes any kind of creative work in a
       format that explicitly allows copying and
        mo...
Open Access
   “The aim of the open access movement is to make
scientific and scholarly literature openly accessible
   to...
Ubiquity
Personal Learning Networks
that are enhanced by ...
Real-time search
Real-time collaboration
Real-time streaming




               ps22chorus.blogspot.com
that help to create ...
Disruptive media
Social Learning
Disruptive Education
practice
connecting educators
Grade 1 - Expert Visits




                  @kathycassidy
Grade 5 - Choir on Youtube




            ps22chorus.blogspot.com
Grade 6 - Global Connections




                        @zbpipe
Highschool - Youtube Channel




                      @amhwrites
HigherEd - Open Courses




           eci831.wikispaces.com
Professional Identities
PD Gone Wild
Thinning Walls




Private                    Public

 Closed                     Open
why this matters?
@willrich45
this is not going away

              social media provides
              engagement/motivation

incredible possibilities
...
Don’t limit a child to
your own learning, for
he was born in another
    time. ~Tagore


  web: couros.ca
 twitter: couros...
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  • How many people have watched this video “David After the Dentist”, a seven year old boy coming home from the Dentist after some anesthetic. Something like 21 milllion people have now viewed this clip, and there have various remixes. And there are certainly some issues of what we share online, how it quickly goes out of our control. This is something all of us must understand.
  • How many people have watched this video “David After the Dentist”, a seven year old boy coming home from the Dentist after some anesthetic. Something like 21 milllion people have now viewed this clip, and there have various remixes. And there are certainly some issues of what we share online, how it quickly goes out of our control. This is something all of us must understand.
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    And to think about the reach of this course, with no marketing or PR beyond Saskatchewan. With almost all free or open source tools. And the kicker, the majority of students not participating for credit.
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    And to think about the reach of this course, with no marketing or PR beyond Saskatchewan. With almost all free or open source tools. And the kicker, the majority of students not participating for credit.
  • http://mapalist.com/Public/PublicMapViewerShell.aspx?mapid=69980

    And to think about the reach of this course, with no marketing or PR beyond Saskatchewan. With almost all free or open source tools. And the kicker, the majority of students not participating for credit.









  • Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time (Rabindranath Tagore, died 1941)
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    1. 1. Open & Collaborative Learning How Social Networks Are Transforming Education Dr. Alec Couros March 2010 For Saskatoon Cyberschool
    2. 2. changes
    3. 3. context
    4. 4. Each technology creates a new environment. The effects of media come from their form not their content.
    5. 5. connected reality
    6. 6. quick stats (2009) • 90 trillion emails sent annually from 1.4 billion email users • 234 million websites • 1.73 billion Internet users • 126 millions blogs • 350 million Facebook users • 4 billion images on Flickr • 1 billion Youtube videos served daily. Stats as of Jan 22/10 via Royal Pingdom
    7. 7. Stats as of March 17/10 via Mashable
    8. 8. David Wiley Then vs Now Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open
    9. 9. David Wiley Education vs Everyday Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open
    10. 10. danah boyd 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, collapsed contexts, blurring of public & private @zephoria spaces
    11. 11. Michael Wesch • 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 @mwesch “tremendously deep communities”.
    12. 12. enablers (for connected learning)
    13. 13. “A key to transformation F/OSS is for the teaching profession to establish Movement innovation networks that capture the spirit and culture of hackers - the passion, the can-do, collective sharing.” ~ ~Hargreaves
    14. 14. Free Tools
    15. 15. Open Content “describes any kind of creative work in a format that explicitly allows copying and modifying of its information by anyone, not exclusively by a closed organization, firm, or individual. (wikipedia)
    16. 16. Open Access “The aim of the open access movement is to make scientific and scholarly literature openly accessible to all users free of charge.” (open-access.net) open access is beginning to expand to conferences, courses, and other educational events
    17. 17. Ubiquity
    18. 18. Personal Learning Networks
    19. 19. that are enhanced by ...
    20. 20. Real-time search
    21. 21. Real-time collaboration
    22. 22. Real-time streaming ps22chorus.blogspot.com
    23. 23. that help to create ...
    24. 24. Disruptive media
    25. 25. Social Learning
    26. 26. Disruptive Education
    27. 27. practice
    28. 28. connecting educators
    29. 29. Grade 1 - Expert Visits @kathycassidy
    30. 30. Grade 5 - Choir on Youtube ps22chorus.blogspot.com
    31. 31. Grade 6 - Global Connections @zbpipe
    32. 32. Highschool - Youtube Channel @amhwrites
    33. 33. HigherEd - Open Courses eci831.wikispaces.com
    34. 34. Professional Identities
    35. 35. PD Gone Wild
    36. 36. Thinning Walls Private Public Closed Open
    37. 37. why this matters?
    38. 38. @willrich45
    39. 39. this is not going away social media provides engagement/motivation incredible possibilities for teaching and learning ethical responsibility of schools good teaching is shared & transparent
    40. 40. Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. ~Tagore web: couros.ca twitter: courosa google: couros couros@gmail.com
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