Teaching & Learning in a Networked Age
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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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Teaching & Learning in a Networked Age Teaching & Learning in a Networked Age Presentation Transcript

  • Teaching & Learning in a Networked Age Quest 2010 Richmond Hill, Ontario By Dr. Alec Couros University of Regina
  • #yrdsbquest
  • The Blur
  • “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
  • Visitors vs. Residents
  • context inspirations the road ahead
  • 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
  • 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)
  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/9119028@N05/591163479/
  • Participatory Media http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosauraochoa/3256859352/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  • 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
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html
  • danah boyd pay attention to ... •Properties: persistence, replicability, searchability, scalability, (de)locatability. •Dynamics: invisible audiences, collapsed contexts, blurring of public & private spaces @zephoria
  • Networks http://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
  • networks • redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. • enable learning, communication, sharing, collaboration, community. • networks form around shared interests & objects.
  • Howard Rheingold http://www.anduro.com/calgary-mayor-race.html
  • http://www.anduro.com/calgary-mayor-race.html
  • Personal Learning Network
  • connections
  • practice
  • 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: Advocacy of Sharing @thecleversheep
  • 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
  • there are hundreds of examples but this is NOT the norm
  • http://twitter.com/#!/dougpete/ontario-educators
  • 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 Control http://www.flickr.com/photos/admitchell08/2574455073
  • Private Public Closed Open
  • “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)
  • Donʼt limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. ~Tagore http://couros.ca couros@gmail.com @courosa