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Slides for my keynote presentation at YRDSB Quest in Richmond Hill, Ontario, November 17, 2010. …

Slides for my keynote presentation at YRDSB Quest in Richmond Hill, Ontario, November 17, 2010.

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  • 1. Teaching & Learning in a Networked Age Quest 2010 Richmond Hill, Ontario By Dr. Alec Couros University of Regina
  • 2. #yrdsbquest
  • 3. The Blur
  • 4. “Web 2.0 tools exist that might allow academics to reflect and reimagine what they do as scholars. Such tools might positively affect -- even transform - research, teaching, and service responsibilities - only if scholars choose to build serious academic lives online, presenting semi-public selves and becoming invested in and connected to the work of their peers and students.” (Greenhow, Robella, & Hughes, 2009) http://edr.sagepub.com/cgi/content/full/38/4/246
  • 5. Visitors vs. Residents
  • 6. context inspirations the road ahead
  • 7. context
  • 8. 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
  • 9. Access
  • 10. Free/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)
  • 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9119028@N05/591163479/
  • 12. Participatory Media http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosauraochoa/3256859352/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  • 13. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html
  • 14. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html
  • 15. 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
  • 16. http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2010/11/great-scott-over-35-hours-of-video.html
  • 17. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html
  • 18. danah boyd pay attention to ... •Properties: persistence, replicability, searchability, scalability, (de)locatability. •Dynamics: invisible audiences, collapsed contexts, blurring of public & private spaces @zephoria
  • 19. Networks http://www.flowtown.com/blog/the-2010-social-networking-map
  • 20. Network Literacies • “Understanding how networks work is one of the most important literacies of the 21st century.” (2010) Howard Rheingold
  • 21. networks • redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. • enable learning, communication, sharing, collaboration, community. • networks form around shared interests & objects.
  • 22. Howard Rheingold http://www.anduro.com/calgary-mayor-race.html
  • 23. http://www.anduro.com/calgary-mayor-race.html
  • 24. Personal Learning Network
  • 25. connections
  • 26. practice
  • 27. 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
  • 28. Example #1: Transparent Walls @royanlee
  • 29. Example #2: Advocacy of Sharing @thecleversheep
  • 30. Example #3: Shared Global Experiences @langwitches @hdurnin @glassbeed
  • 31. Example #4: Making It Relevant @danikabarker
  • 32. Example #5: Meaningful Connections @courosa
  • 33. Example #6: Rethinking Classroom Time @karlfisch
  • 34. Example #7: PD Anytime, Anywhere
  • 35. there are hundreds of examples but this is NOT the norm
  • 36. http://twitter.com/#!/dougpete/ontario-educators
  • 37. the road ahead
  • 38. 21st Century Learning • “What happens to traditional concepts of classrooms and teaching when we can now learn anything, anywhere, anytime?” Will Richardson
  • 39. Embrace Our Reality
  • 40. Connect with Others
  • 41. Create a Culture of Sharing http://www.flickr.com/photos/dolmansaxlil/4802611949/
  • 42. Let Go Of Control http://www.flickr.com/photos/admitchell08/2574455073
  • 43. Private Public Closed Open
  • 44. “We need to move beyond the idea that education is something that is provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we create ourselves.” (Downes, 2010)
  • 45. Donʼt limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. ~Tagore http://couros.ca couros@gmail.com @courosa