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Why Networked Learning Matters

Dr. Alec Couros
Reforms Symposium 2011
#rscon11
intro
The Blur
open scholarship
Open Doctrine
Networked Learning?
“networked learning is a process of
developing and maintaining connections
   with people and information, and
  communica...
10 Reasons WNLM
#1: The Tools Make It Easy
http://www.flickr.com/photos/laihiu/3935342049
“Free” Tools
#2: The Monopoly Is Ending
David Wiley

                      Then        vs     Now

                      Analog            Digital

              ...
David Wiley

                    Education     vs   Everyday

                      Analog             Digital

          ...
Why Do Students Go to University?



   Content           Degrees




  Social Life     Support Services


               ...
Why Do Students Go to University?
               PLoS
                                          GCT
Wikipedia             ...
#3: We Are Smarter Together
#4: Some Of Our Best Teachers
      Arenʼt Our Teachers
#5: Geography Doesnʼt Matter.
      Learning Matters.
#6: Audience Makes a Difference
#7: Sharing Is Vital To Learning
“itʼs about overcoming
 the inner 2 year old in
you that screams mine,
      mine, itʼs mine.”
  (Wiley, TEDxNYED, 2010)
“If thereʼs no sharing ... there is no
education. Education is inherently an
 enterprise of openness and sharing
and gener...
Dean Shareski
“knowledge is not like a cheeseburger”
#8: Network Literacy & Digital
        Citizenship
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
danah boyd

Teens are not connecting in the
ways we fear. But, we need to pay
attention to:

•Properties: persistence,
rep...
#9: Networks Allow Us to Make
   the World a Better Place
#10: The End of Education &
 the Beginning of Learning
“We need to move beyond the
 idea that education is something
     that is provided for us, and
toward the idea that an ed...
web: couros.ca
  twitter: courosa
  google: couros
couros@gmail.com
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  1. 1. Why Networked Learning Matters Dr. Alec Couros Reforms Symposium 2011
  2. 2. #rscon11
  3. 3. intro
  4. 4. The Blur
  5. 5. open scholarship
  6. 6. Open Doctrine
  7. 7. Networked Learning?
  8. 8. “networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way as to support one anotherʼs learning.” (Wikipedia)
  9. 9. 10 Reasons WNLM
  10. 10. #1: The Tools Make It Easy
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/laihiu/3935342049
  12. 12. “Free” Tools
  13. 13. #2: The Monopoly Is Ending
  14. 14. David Wiley Then vs Now Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open
  15. 15. David Wiley Education vs Everyday Analog Digital Tethered Mobile Isolated Connected Generic Personal Consumption Creating @opencontent Closed Open
  16. 16. Why Do Students Go to University? Content Degrees Social Life Support Services (Wiley, 2010)
  17. 17. Why Do Students Go to University? PLoS GCT Wikipedia MCSE Google Scholar ACT OCW Content Degrees Flatworld K arXiv.org CNE CCNA Open Courses Facebook Twitter Skype Social Life Support Services MySpace Yahoo! Answers MMOGs Quora ChaCha (Wiley, 2010)
  18. 18. #3: We Are Smarter Together
  19. 19. #4: Some Of Our Best Teachers Arenʼt Our Teachers
  20. 20. #5: Geography Doesnʼt Matter. Learning Matters.
  21. 21. #6: Audience Makes a Difference
  22. 22. #7: Sharing Is Vital To Learning
  23. 23. “itʼs about overcoming the inner 2 year old in you that screams mine, mine, itʼs mine.” (Wiley, TEDxNYED, 2010)
  24. 24. “If thereʼs no sharing ... there is no education. Education is inherently an enterprise of openness and sharing and generosity. ” (Wiley, TEDxNYED, 2010)
  25. 25. Dean Shareski
  26. 26. “knowledge is not like a cheeseburger”
  27. 27. #8: Network Literacy & Digital Citizenship
  28. 28. Network Literacies • “Understanding how networks work is one of the most important literacies of the 21st century.” (2010) @hrheingold
  29. 29. networks • redefine communities, friends, citizenship, identity, presence, privacy, publics, geography. • enable learning, communication, sharing, collaboration, community. • networks form around shared interests & objects.
  30. 30. Howard Rheingold http://www.anduro.com/calgary-mayor-race.html
  31. 31. danah boyd Teens are not connecting in the ways we fear. But, we need to pay attention to: •Properties: persistence, replicability, searchability, scalability, (de)locatability. •Dynamics: invisible audiences, @zephoria collapsed contexts, blurring of public & private spaces
  32. 32. #9: Networks Allow Us to Make the World a Better Place
  33. 33. #10: The End of Education & the Beginning of Learning
  34. 34. “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)
  35. 35. web: couros.ca twitter: courosa google: couros couros@gmail.com
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