The Actors:New Media Experts and Old Pedagogues? D r A l b i n Wa l l a c e Executive Director of Research and Development
“The Education Fellowship (TEF) was founded bySir Ewan Harper CBE and Johnson Kane todeliver an excellent education to chi...
How is the role of educators being affected bysocial media?How can educators be authentic models for(so-called) “digital n...
Do your students have smart phones?Do they engage in online gaming?Do they participate in an online social network?
Yes, they do…
There is increasing technological divergence    between institutions and individuals        Institution     Individual
Does this mean that students know everythingand we know nothing?
Paul Howard-Jones: Neuroscience   “internet use can be problematic when itregularly interferes with normal daily living an...
“excessive use of computers/internetaccess/gaming interferes with psychosocialwellbeing, attentional and vision problems”
Sherry Turkle: Social Media“…it is an illusion that technology will give us                     control”
…”there is no intimacy or democracy without                   privacy”
“…the more you multitask, the worse you perform”
“…in solitude, there are new pretended               intimacies”
“…we use Facebook to bail and go to somewhere                  easier”
Eli Pariser: The Filter Bubble“Filters based on simplification (e.g. „like‟ button) meansinformation junk food can appear ...
“The fact that like is the only choice on Facebook    creates a distortion problem - we dont like         everything we th...
"We love to be right. This is why sites want to serveyou more tailored content. It makes you feel right                   ...
"You dont necessarily choose what gets into your   filter bubble, the algorithms choose for you"
Ofsted: Managing Risk  “Institutions should manage the transition fromlocked-down systems to more managed systems    to he...
Stephen Carrick-Davies“For most young people, the primary gateway to     the internet is now their mobile phone”
Increasing focus on the intellectual, creative,     social, emotional and ethical use of                technologies.
Bring students‟ online personal, ethical andsocial behaviours in line with their perceived                technical skills.
Diana Laurillard“This is not rocket science. It is far more         complicated than that.”
Things that are changingDiversityTablets, PCs, netbooks, smart phones, other hand-held devicesConsistencyAgnostic platform...
So, is technology good or bad?
It is neither.
Nor is it neutral.
Workshop 1…..Jane McGonigalWhat do you think? Do you agree?Can gaming improve students‟ learning?What could the benefits b...
Workshop 2Eli PariserWhat do you think? Do you agree?What are the implications of the filter bubble instudents‟ lives?What...
Workshop 3Sherry TurkleWhat do you think? Do you agree?Is social networking making us less human?How do we respond to this...
Workshop 4Mike MatasWhat do you think? Do you agree?Is this just a gimmick?What should the balance be between printedbooks...
Some institutional considerations from TheEducation Fellowship…
Education is becoming…Smarter,Faster,More flexible,More connected,Less restrictive,More discerning
Access
Inexpensive networked, portable, personaldevices……including the ones they bring inAn institutional response is needed buta...
We still have a role in ensuring… Educational quality assurance, Evidence-based research, Continuous professional devel...
Dr Albin Wallacealbinwallace@educationfellowship.net     www.educationfellowship.net         @albinwallace     aewallace.w...
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Presentation from the SiS Catalyst and EUCU.NET Technucation conferernce at the University of Porto, 28th November to 1st December 2013. Workshop A - The Content.

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  1. 1. The Actors:New Media Experts and Old Pedagogues? D r A l b i n Wa l l a c e Executive Director of Research and Development
  2. 2. “The Education Fellowship (TEF) was founded bySir Ewan Harper CBE and Johnson Kane todeliver an excellent education to children of allbackgrounds. We aim to create excellence inevery area: an excellence flowing from ourunderlying ethos and values. An ethos that„goes beyond the expected‟ and which isbased on unremitting service to young people.”
  3. 3. How is the role of educators being affected bysocial media?How can educators be authentic models for(so-called) “digital natives”?What skills do they need?How can they be supported by their institutions?Is it all individual commitment?
  4. 4. Do your students have smart phones?Do they engage in online gaming?Do they participate in an online social network?
  5. 5. Yes, they do…
  6. 6. There is increasing technological divergence between institutions and individuals Institution Individual
  7. 7. Does this mean that students know everythingand we know nothing?
  8. 8. Paul Howard-Jones: Neuroscience “internet use can be problematic when itregularly interferes with normal daily living and is difficult to control”
  9. 9. “excessive use of computers/internetaccess/gaming interferes with psychosocialwellbeing, attentional and vision problems”
  10. 10. Sherry Turkle: Social Media“…it is an illusion that technology will give us control”
  11. 11. …”there is no intimacy or democracy without privacy”
  12. 12. “…the more you multitask, the worse you perform”
  13. 13. “…in solitude, there are new pretended intimacies”
  14. 14. “…we use Facebook to bail and go to somewhere easier”
  15. 15. Eli Pariser: The Filter Bubble“Filters based on simplification (e.g. „like‟ button) meansinformation junk food can appear to be the only option on offer.”
  16. 16. “The fact that like is the only choice on Facebook creates a distortion problem - we dont like everything we think is important”
  17. 17. "We love to be right. This is why sites want to serveyou more tailored content. It makes you feel right more often.”
  18. 18. "You dont necessarily choose what gets into your filter bubble, the algorithms choose for you"
  19. 19. Ofsted: Managing Risk “Institutions should manage the transition fromlocked-down systems to more managed systems to help students learn how to manage risk”.
  20. 20. Stephen Carrick-Davies“For most young people, the primary gateway to the internet is now their mobile phone”
  21. 21. Increasing focus on the intellectual, creative, social, emotional and ethical use of technologies.
  22. 22. Bring students‟ online personal, ethical andsocial behaviours in line with their perceived technical skills.
  23. 23. Diana Laurillard“This is not rocket science. It is far more complicated than that.”
  24. 24. Things that are changingDiversityTablets, PCs, netbooks, smart phones, other hand-held devicesConsistencyAgnostic platforms24/7Get-what-you-want-when-you-need-itMobile and PersonalBring-your-own-deviceOnlinePut-it-in and get-it-from the CloudEducationEmpowered, discerning, intelligent users
  25. 25. So, is technology good or bad?
  26. 26. It is neither.
  27. 27. Nor is it neutral.
  28. 28. Workshop 1…..Jane McGonigalWhat do you think? Do you agree?Can gaming improve students‟ learning?What could the benefits be?What are your concerns?
  29. 29. Workshop 2Eli PariserWhat do you think? Do you agree?What are the implications of the filter bubble instudents‟ lives?What can we learn from this?
  30. 30. Workshop 3Sherry TurkleWhat do you think? Do you agree?Is social networking making us less human?How do we respond to this in educationalinstitutions and in our private lives?
  31. 31. Workshop 4Mike MatasWhat do you think? Do you agree?Is this just a gimmick?What should the balance be between printedbooks and digital books?
  32. 32. Some institutional considerations from TheEducation Fellowship…
  33. 33. Education is becoming…Smarter,Faster,More flexible,More connected,Less restrictive,More discerning
  34. 34. Access
  35. 35. Inexpensive networked, portable, personaldevices……including the ones they bring inAn institutional response is needed butacknowledge spontaneity, chaos, privacy, affinityspaces, communities of practice
  36. 36. We still have a role in ensuring… Educational quality assurance, Evidence-based research, Continuous professional development, Justification in terms of learning outcomes Institutional response to social media
  37. 37. Dr Albin Wallacealbinwallace@educationfellowship.net www.educationfellowship.net @albinwallace aewallace.wordpress.com
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