Teaching & Learning in a Networked Age

   Quest 2010
   Richmond Hill, Ontario

   By Dr. Alec Couros
   University of Re...
#yrdsbquest
The Blur
“Web 2.0 tools exist that might allow academics to reflect and
     reimagine what they do as scholars. Such tools might
  ...
Visitors vs. Residents
context

 inspirations

the road ahead
context
Informal Learning


                  •   “Informal learning is a
                      significant aspect of our
         ...
Access
Free/Open Content
  “describes any kind of creative work in a
  format that explicitly allows copying and
 modifying of it...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9119028@N05/591163479/
Participatory
                               Media




http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosauraochoa/3256859352/sizes/z/in/phot...
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...
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.

...
Networks




http://www.flowtown.com/blog/the-2010-social-networking-map
Network Literacies



                     •   “Understanding how
                         networks work is one of
       ...
networks

•   redefine communities,
    friends, citizenship,
    identity, presence, privacy,
    publics, geography.
•   ...
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 ski...
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
    n...
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 ed...
Donʼt limit a child to your own
 learning, for he was born in
    another time. ~Tagore



      http://couros.ca
    cour...
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  1. 1. Teaching & Learning in a Networked Age Quest 2010 Richmond Hill, Ontario By Dr. Alec Couros University of Regina
  2. 2. #yrdsbquest
  3. 3. The Blur
  4. 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. 5. Visitors vs. Residents
  6. 6. context inspirations the road ahead
  7. 7. context
  8. 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. 9. Access
  10. 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. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9119028@N05/591163479/
  12. 12. Participatory Media http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosauraochoa/3256859352/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  13. 13. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html
  14. 14. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html
  15. 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. 16. http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2010/11/great-scott-over-35-hours-of-video.html
  17. 17. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/24/obama-in-berlin-video-of_n_114771.html
  18. 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. 19. Networks http://www.flowtown.com/blog/the-2010-social-networking-map
  20. 20. Network Literacies • “Understanding how networks work is one of the most important literacies of the 21st century.” (2010) Howard Rheingold
  21. 21. networks • redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. • enable learning, communication, sharing, collaboration, community. • networks form around shared interests & objects.
  22. 22. Howard Rheingold http://www.anduro.com/calgary-mayor-race.html
  23. 23. http://www.anduro.com/calgary-mayor-race.html
  24. 24. Personal Learning Network
  25. 25. connections
  26. 26. practice
  27. 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. 28. Example #1: Transparent Walls @royanlee
  29. 29. Example #2: Advocacy of Sharing @thecleversheep
  30. 30. Example #3: Shared Global Experiences @langwitches @hdurnin @glassbeed
  31. 31. Example #4: Making It Relevant @danikabarker
  32. 32. Example #5: Meaningful Connections @courosa
  33. 33. Example #6: Rethinking Classroom Time @karlfisch
  34. 34. Example #7: PD Anytime, Anywhere
  35. 35. there are hundreds of examples but this is NOT the norm
  36. 36. http://twitter.com/#!/dougpete/ontario-educators
  37. 37. the road ahead
  38. 38. 21st Century Learning • “What happens to traditional concepts of classrooms and teaching when we can now learn anything, anywhere, anytime?” Will Richardson
  39. 39. Embrace Our Reality
  40. 40. Connect with Others
  41. 41. Create a Culture of Sharing http://www.flickr.com/photos/dolmansaxlil/4802611949/
  42. 42. Let Go Of Control http://www.flickr.com/photos/admitchell08/2574455073
  43. 43. Private Public Closed Open
  44. 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. 45. Donʼt limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. ~Tagore http://couros.ca couros@gmail.com @courosa
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