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Rethinking Teaching & Learning in a Networked Reality

Rethinking Teaching & Learning in a Networked Reality



Slides from my keynote presentation at WESTCast 2011.

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    Rethinking Teaching & Learning in a Networked Reality Rethinking Teaching & Learning in a Networked Reality Presentation Transcript

    • Rethinking Teaching & Learningin a Networked RealityDr. Alec Couros - February 2011WESTCast
    • #westcast11 bit.ly/westcast11
    • email your weather photos to:red42means@photos.flickr.com subject: your location body: your name
    • who is this guy?
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/3974469907/
    • The Blur
    • Digital Resident
    • course participants
    • Open Doctrine
    • i. context ii. inspirationsiii. the road ahead http://www.flickr.com/photos/luchilu/540711393/sizes/o/in/photostream/
    • context
    • 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
    • Access
    • Search
    • transition
    • Mobile Computing
    • Free & Open Content
    • FreeTools/Networks
    • Participatory Mediahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/rosauraochoa/3256859352/sizes/z/in/photostream/
    • Pier 21, 1958
    • Dad
    • The greatest digital divide is between those who can read and write with media, and those who cant. Elizabeth Dalycc licensed flickr photo by jayRaz: http://flickr.com/photos/shnakepup/2935979173/ 38
    • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html
    • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html
    • media 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• 2.5 billion photos uploaded every month on Facebook Stats as of Jan 22/10 via Royal Pingdom
    • http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2010/11/great-scott-over-35-hours-of-video.html
    • restrictions
    • parents as pirates
    • contrived personalization
    • viral videos &unintentional fame
    • danah boydpay attention to ...•Properties: persistence,replicability, searchability,scalability, (de)locatability.•Dynamics: invisible audiences,collapsed contexts, blurring ofpublic & private spaces @zephoria
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg11glsBW4Y
    • intentional identity
    • Owing a domain name isabout claiming your pieceof the internet. You’re nolonger renting, you’re ahome owner. http://www.flickr.com/photos/35723943@N00/2379057597/
    • Digital Residency/Digital Portfolios
    • Best Job in the World
    • On Digital Video • “Ten years ago, not one student in a hundred, nay, one in a thousand, could have produced videos like this. It’s a whole new skill, a vital and important skill, and one utterly necessary not simply from the perspective of creating but also of comprehending videoStephen Downes communication today.
    • Networkshttp://www.flowtown.com/blog/the-2010-social-networking-map
    • Network Literacies • “Understanding how networks work is one of the most important literacies of the 21st century.” (2010)Howard Rheingold
    • PoliticsHoward Rheingold http://www.anduro.com/calgary-mayor-race.html
    • Services
    • Charity
    • Creative Projects
    • HumanConnections
    • So Why Not Education?Personal Learning Network
    • “networked learning is a process ofdeveloping and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way as to support one anotherʼs learning.” (Wikipedia)
    • connections
    • Crowdsourcing Example #1:Deconstructed
    • Crowdsourcing Example #2:Deconstructed
    • inspirations
    • Challenges of Participatory Culture “How do we ensure that every child has access to skills and experiences need to become a full participant in the social, cultural, economic, and political future of our society?”Henry Jenkins
    • Example #1: Transparent Walls @royanlee
    • Example #2: Publishing in the Open ps22chorus.blogspot.com
    • Example #3: Shared Global Experiences@langwitches @hdurnin @glassbeed
    • Example #4: Making It Relevant @danikabarker
    • Example #5: Meaningful Connections @courosa
    • Example #6: Rethinking Classroom Time @karlfisch
    • Example #7: PD Anytime, Anywhere
    • Example #8: New Ways of Knowing
    • Example #9: Connecting to Experts @kathycassidy
    • Example #10: Learning/Sharing in the Open @christianlong
    • there are thousands of examples but this is not the norm
    • the road ahead
    • 21st Century Learning• “What happens to traditional concepts of classrooms and teaching when we can now learn anything, anywhere, anytime?” Will Richardson
    • Embrace Our Reality
    • Connect with Others
    • Create a Culture of Sharing http://www.flickr.com/photos/dolmansaxlil/4802611949/
    • Let Go Of Controlhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/admitchell08/2574455073
    • ShiftPrivate PublicClosed Open
    • “We need to move beyond the idea that education is something that isprovided for us, and toward the ideathat an education is something that we create ourselves.” (Downes, 2010)
    • Don’t limit a child to yourown learning, for he was born in another time. ~Tagore http://couros.ca couros@gmail.com @courosa