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  • What they want varies, they may want to preserve their culture, but by this I mean that to me is not a matter or either… or (computers or health), but that it is sickening to have a person live under less than a dollar a day, while I am driving a car of the latest modelI focus on technology because I believe it transformed the world, whether it is stone age to the bronze age, to swords and gunpowder. Without access to the means of production poverty will continue. So a less than 1% for aid is just not acceptable and it is not treating others as I would like to be treated.
  • Wired – Teeny Tiny Transistors - $100 Wafer weighting 128 grams can make 300 billion transistors costing $100,000. They gone from 130 nm thick (2005) to 22 nanometers (2012)
  • So their government has invested in some new technologies. In this case they have invested in CTC to try to reduce the lack of access to information and also a place for the community to meet. They have been modified form a version that appealed mainly to investors to one that is locally acceptable.
  • I would classify myself as a concerned constructivist.
  • From the industrial society, to the knowledge society, to the knowmad so
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    • 1. WHAT DO THEY WANT?CC-BY – Children in India ( – But this applies to many places
    • 2. DEVELOPMENT & DEPENDENCY,review-15637-2.html
    • 3. TIMELINESummer 2012 – Visit D.R. (Pre-Dissertation) Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 – Collect Data (Online Portion – Development of PLEs) Summer 2013 – Visit D.R. (Culmination)
    • 4. WHY D.R.High Investment in ICT (Broadband, Mobile, CTC) Close Proximity to the US (Migration History)Moderate to Low Regional Education PerformancePersonal Relations and Connections (ITLA, Family)
    • 5. 2008 G r a d ua t io n r a te s18 Latin American c o u n t r ie s . S T E A L , 2 01 0
    • 7. STAGE 1: PRE-DISSERTATION RESEARCH Visiting the DR this summer for two months.  Establish a working relationship with 3 CTCs.  Visit ITLA, the Ministry of Education and record interviews.  Continue to work with ITLA to promote open and mobile learning.  Begin recording a Documentary about Invisible Learning.  Request donation for a 1 to 1 mobile learning project through a CTC.
    • 8. LEVELS Gov. CommunityCTC Administrators CTC Users
    • 9. METHODS Interviews Participant Observation Field Notes Survey Focus Group
    • 10. QUESTIONS – (CTC MEMBERS)a. How do you think the technology available to you through the CTC has influenced your learning?b. How does tecnología impact the economy?c. Was the building of the CTC a good investment?d. What is your opinion of the local education system?e. What would you like to learn that you currently are unable to?f. Why did you buy a mobile phone over a landline phone?g. What is your opinion of the CTC?h. Do you have internet at home?i. Do you own a per sonal computer?j. Do you have family abroad? How impor tant is their suppor t?
    • 11. BROAD ICT AND EDUCATION - THEORY It Depends ICT Against-ICT Pro-ICT Positivists Constructivist Neo-ClassicistsThere are constructivist and critical writers that are in all three categories.Most positivist are pro-technology, while some neo-classicists see it as a corruption of traditional values.
    • 12. HOW IS INVISIBLE LEARNING TAKING PLACE Formal Non-formal Informal Serendipitous Invisible Learning 1- Sociotechnological archetype for a new ecology of education
    • 13. PRE-DISSERTATION QUESTIONIs access to information through ICT transforming the educational experience (“invisiblelearning”) of community members?How are community members learning through the CTC? Are they developing Personal LearningEnvironment. Do these learning environment will focus on using high quality low costeducational resources?
    • 14. STAGE 2 – DEVELOPING A “PLE”How does Mobile Learning impact and Internet Access impact their education? Can individualslearn marketable skills through PLE? How does Mobile Learning impact their informational anddigital literacy skills? High Cost High Cost Low Quality High Quality Community Technology Center Low Cost Low Cost Low Quality High Quality
    • 15. MATERIALS- HQ-LC Closed Open Pirated Cerrado Abierto Pirat aFlickr Images (CC BY 2.0) - Victor1558, (CC BY 2.0) - Laihiu, (CC BY 2.0) - Uncle Catherine
    • 17. OPENNESS The Internet and Open Data (Berners -Lee) Free Culture Movement ( Lessig) Open Source Software Movement (Stallman) Open Licenses (Lessig) Open Access Journals (Suber) Openness Open Educational Resources (Wiley) OC Massive Online Open Courses ( Downes) OER Open Badges (Mozilla, OERU) OCW Open Economies (Benkler)
    • 19. CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT Diptic PicFrame Fuzel Jun 23, „10 May 4, „11 Feb 29 12Credit: Apple
    • 20. LEARNING AT A LOW COSTArts and Crafts Reading Student‟s Formal Informal Experience iTunes U Apps Learning Activity Knowledge
    • 22. MOBILE PLE STUDY iPod Touch PLEiPod Touch PLE iPod Touch PLE
    • 23. SET UP – MOBILE PLE Inter views and Selection of Par ticipants Understanding of 1 Year Par ticipation Project Based Cour se – Creating an OER Course Together on Setting Up a PLE Communicate Via Moodle or Ning Site Weekly Meetings – Progress Repor ts Obtain a Badge, Credit from ITLA Co-Edit a Documentar y (Knowledge Remittances)
    • 24. ICT AND LIFELONG LEARNINGFlexible Learning TheoryAndragogyMeasuring Lifelong LearningConnectivismTransactional Distance Theory
    • 27. STAGE 3 – SUMMER 2O13 Revisiting the Dominican Republic Focus Groups Interviews Member Checking Reactions to the Documentary