2012 - Presentation - Local Knowledge and Mobile DevicesPresentation Transcript
WHAT DO THEY WANT?CC-BY – Children in India (http://pkdeviance.blogspot.com/) – But this applies to many places
DEVELOPMENT & DEPENDENCYhttp://www.tomshardware.co.uk/behind-the-closed-doors-of-amd,review-15637-2.html
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)
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)
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
COMMUNIT Y TECHNOLOGY CENTERS
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.
LEVELS Gov. CommunityCTC Administrators CTC Users
METHODS Interviews Participant Observation Field Notes Survey Focus Group
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?
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.
HOW IS INVISIBLE LEARNING TAKING PLACE Formal Non-formal Informal Serendipitous Invisible Learning 1- Sociotechnological archetype for a new ecology of education
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?
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
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
LEARNING COMMUNITIES - IOS
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)
CONSTANT IMPROVEMENT Diptic PicFrame Fuzel Jun 23, „10 May 4, „11 Feb 29 12Credit: Apple
LEARNING AT A LOW COSTArts and Crafts Reading Student‟s Formal Informal Experience iTunes U Apps Learning Activity Knowledge
DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF PLES
MOBILE PLE STUDY iPod Touch PLEiPod Touch PLE iPod Touch PLE
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)
ICT AND LIFELONG LEARNINGFlexible Learning TheoryAndragogyMeasuring Lifelong LearningConnectivismTransactional Distance Theory
MAKING A DOCUMENTARY TOGETHER
SHARING A FINAL PROJECT
STAGE 3 – SUMMER 2O13 Revisiting the Dominican Republic Focus Groups Interviews Member Checking Reactions to the Documentary