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Towards Open & Connected Learning
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My presentation for Ed Media, 2010 in Toronto Ontario.

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  • 1. Towards Open & Connected Learning Dr. Alec Couros EdMedia 2010
  • 2. me
  • 3. “People donʼt buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” (Simon Sinek)
  • 4. journey (short version)
  • 5. “given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow” (Linusʼ Law, Raymond 1997)
  • 6. “Open source software communities are one of the most successful -- and least understood -- examples of high performance collaboration and community building on the Internet today.” (Kim, 2003)
  • 7. “A key to transformation is for the teaching profession to establish innovation networks that capture the spirit and culture of hackers - the passion, the can-do, collective sharing.” (Hargreaves, 2003)
  • 8. open / networked
  • 9. • philosophical stance • power & control open(ness) • access (short version) • design attributes - privacy/publics - transparency - accountability
  • 10. open(ness) (short version) open education free software open source software open educational resources open content open access publication open access courses open teaching open accreditation
  • 11. • pedagogical & pragmatic stance connected • knowledge exchange, curating, wayfinding, (ness) crowdsourcing, (short version) collaboration, problem solving • personal learning network/environment (PLN/PLE)
  • 12. context
  • 13. Knowledge
  • 14. Questions • what is k? • how is k acquired? • how do we know what we know? • why do we know what we know? • what do humans know? • who controls k? • how is k controlled?
  • 15. 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)
  • 16. Stats as of March 17/10 via Mashable
  • 17. Media
  • 18. connected reality
  • 19. 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 • 1 billion Youtube videos served daily. Stats as of Jan 22/10 via Royal Pingdom
  • 20. Networks
  • 21. social networks • redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. • enable learning, communication, sharing, collaboration, community. • networks form around shared interests & objects.
  • 22. social tools
  • 23. creativity w/ abundance
  • 24. crowd sourcing content
  • 25. crowd sourcing content
  • 26. real time collaboration
  • 27. open practice
  • 28. “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)
  • 29. blogging • Filter & develop ideas. • Scholarly reflection. • Dissemination of research. • Calls for contribution & collaboration. • Share practice. • Location of academic profile. • Access to academic thought. • Record of discourse.
  • 30. microblogging • Connect & collaborate with academics from similar or complementary fields. • Data-mining possibilities (reading vs. conversing) • Serendipitous connections/ conversations. • Share & disseminate work/ calls.
  • 31. content sharing • Reach of publication can dwarf traditional venues (Q: “why do we publish?”) • To share what we do and create for the benefit of others. • Potential to improve our initial work through CC/NC/ ATT licenses. • Gift economy (we also benefit by content that is shared.
  • 32. open teaching
  • 33. open courses - my view • use of open & free tools wherever possible • openly accessible experiences • assessments related to participant practice • participant-controlled/centred spaces • range of expertise/participation • immersive, experimental activities • scaffolding and just-in-time support • focus on alternative learning artefacts • development of long-term learning community
  • 34. non-credit students
  • 35. Private Public Closed Open
  • 36. finding inspiration
  • 37. Example #1 - Expert Visits @kathycassidy
  • 38. Example #2: Publishing in the Open ps22chorus.blogspot.com
  • 39. Example #3: Use of Public Content @christianlong
  • 40. Example #4: Educator as ...
  • 41. Example #5: Portfolios
  • 42. Example #6: Social Reading
  • 43. Example #7: Global Mentoring
  • 44. Example #8: Real-time Feedback
  • 45. Example #9: Public Scholars @zephoria
  • 46. Example #10: Course Trailers
  • 47. • *this* is not going away. • *this* can amplify why? what we do as (short version) traditional academics. • *this* can reshape/ reinvent/reinvigorate and greatly improve what we do.
  • 48. Donʼt 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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