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A synthesis of Chapter 7- Opener 6, - Learner Participation in Open Communities, from Curtis J Bonk, The World is Open.

A synthesis of Chapter 7- Opener 6, - Learner Participation in Open Communities, from Curtis J Bonk, The World is Open.

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  • 1. A synthesis of Chapter 7 The world is Open by Curtis Bonk Opener 6Learner Participation in Open Information Communities For HMID 6303 Current Trends & Issues in Instructional Technology Helene Francis Seaman
  • 2. • This presentation will give you an idea of the tremendous opportunities that learners have to participate in Open forum Communities. -ALL MADE POSSIBLE BY- • THE INTERNET, WEB 2.0 TOOLS AND A PLETHORIA OF INTERENET VISIONARIES WHO SHOW US THAT THROUGH PARTICIPATION & COLLOBORATION, WE-ALL-LEARN
  • 3. Mike Goodwin-GC Jimmy Wales -Founder Sue Gardner-CEO -WIKIMEDIA-The creation of free and open access to educational materialWhat is it? A quiet rebel in the knowledge Industry and an online learning OrganizationWHAT HAS IT DONE? Revolutionized Ideas related to access to information The permanence of ideas Quality standards for information Knowledge for industry Information sharing Ownership of knowledge Who is Wikimedia- it is all of us- the users
  • 4. 2.0 Downes TO GO E-learning 2.0 - from a radical idea to mainstream……E-LEARNING THEN- IO YEARS AGO E-LEARNING NOW- 2011Words, words and more words voice, webcast, interactivity, video, blogsPopular platform for information Platform through which content is,transmission & consumption created, shared, mixed, repurposedCentered around posting content Creation of Wikibooks, produce news on current TV, generate own radio programmes with podcastInformation scarcity Harness collective intelligence of individuals, endless informationLearners passively read, listened to radio Empowers learning, learners have a voiceor TV in their own learning activities- participatory learning
  • 5. x What is web 2.0?Web 2.0 is a revolutionary new way of creating, collaborating, editing and sharinguser-generated content online. Its also about ease of use. Theres no need todownload, and teachers and students can master many of these tools in minutes.Technology has never been easier or more accessible to all.http://web2010.discoveryeducation.com/web20tools.cfm It is Presentation tools I It is Community ToolsIt is mobile tools It is Video tools It is Related links
  • 6. What’s new in Web 2.0? Chinswing…. An entirely new way to talk & discuss issues A tool for online language use DEAN WORTH-FOUNDERA mechanism to bring about social change How does it work? Do you have something to discuss? Post a voice message and your picture next to your recording. The world will listen, ask you questions, post comments and you can respond and have live conversations. CHINSWING---- WHERE ANYONE CAN BE A…….. learner, teacher, tutor, debtor or conversational partner
  • 7. So what’s new in Web 2.0 ? dotSUB A tool for adding subtitles in any language to any online video or film. – opening up the world yackpack A tool that allows one to send audio-files via e-mail. Useful for language learners, & practicing skills and attributes What does this all mean?A new and exciting way for learners to communicateEngaging, appealing, united among common interest Some of what new in web.2.0
  • 8. YOUTUBE- what is it?It is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videosabout any topic or issue. Is it… A bandwidth hog? • A heaver user of internet resources? OR WAY FOR• Individuals to generate internet resources rather than be passive browsers.• Individuals to create, watch, share, subscribe to common interests.• Firms to recruit new employee.• Individuals and firms to form communities, share work culture and create. social relations across global offices.
  • 9. 1 NOW JUST JUST WHO USES YOUTUBE? Over 1-1 billion users who share education and entertainment material Firms like Deloitte and KPMG Why & How? - Because it has the advantage to make employees feel connected to others in the workplace - Because it can be used for training and learning purposes - Because it can be used as a vehicle for hiring new employees YOUTUBE - A HIGHLY INTERESTING SOCIAL PHENOMENONYOUTUBE - RECRUITMENT-RETENTION & LEARNING VEHICLE
  • 10. - WHAT IS IT? IT IS ……YOUTUBE IN ACTIONAN ALWAYS ON- ALWAYS NEW, ALWAYS FREE RESOURCE FOR EDUCATORS Developed by Lee & Sachi Le Fever, it explains complicated technology using easily understood simple language, hand gestures, cute sayings metaphors and easily understood steps. TO ENSURE THAT WE-ALL -LEARN
  • 11. Who says YouTube is only for entertainment? -The Case of Dancing Matt-From Videogame designer, to globe trotter, to geography teacher toentertainer to ambassador. Quit his job to travel the world-globe trotter/world traveller Posted his videos on YouTube of places he visited- entertainment Collaboration with google earth, where individuals can click on the spot using google earth to navigate through his favorite spots- a geography lesson Used his fame to participate with YouTube stride and one laptop per child mission to Africa and train teachers to use it- Goodwill ambassador.
  • 12. &Take a look at Dancing Matt- and the places and people he as seen- We-All-Learn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY&feature=relmfu
  • 13. The Dr. Michael Wesch experience and YouTube - an anti-teachings student philosophy • Frustrated by attempts to explain the exciting world of digital media using only paper, he resorted to YouTube. • Using catchy music, captivating editing techniques, & displaying an assortment of web 2.0 tools, he explains a variety to tools, content, theory, etc. • Individually students in his class create videos, post vblogs, share and exploit ideas. • Over 100 students used YouTube to create a video to represent 600 years of world history from colonization to globalization.  YouTube in the classroom ---WE- ALL- LEARN in the OPEN WORLD
  • 14. LESSONS LEARNT Web 2.0 dispels the belief that the instructor is the expert and the students job is to learn from him Allows the human species see different ways in which the world is connected Participatory and collaborative learning Sparked conversation& interest in web 2.0 & new way of learning  YouTube in the classroom ---WE- ALL- LEARN in the OPEN WORLD
  • 15. YouTube SpinoffsTeacherTube - Launched On March 6th 2007 by Jason Smith, it allows users to create videogroups, subscribe to channels, member videos, upload tag and share videos worldwide, createplaylists and connect with people with similar interests.• Teachers explain or demonstrate over 20 thousand education related concepts, principles and topics in a unique fashion.• Students who miss a lesson can log in and follow a lesson.• Allows for teachers around the globe to collaborate and participate. Tube - provides engaging media sharing and journalism opportunities for students andteachers in the USAIt allows for participatory learning and embraces the concept of WE-ALL-LEARNSciVee - created by the national Science Foundation, its goal is the widespread dissemination ofscientific content, via text, videos, podcastsTeacherTube , Tube, SciVee - a rich, global repository of technology & learning Idea.
  • 16. Examples of Using 2.0 tools for Participatory & Authentic LearningCurrent TV - The Goodwin School & Yan Chun Su - from financial consultant toindependent film-maker using current TV.What is Current TV?It allows individuals to gather news and share, with others for free. Everyone can be anewscaster.Goodwin School story in Africa uploaded by Chun Su made current TV top list- a successstory with current TVWhat has it done? …….. Facilitated several donations to the school Highlighted the achievements of the school Enabler of new careers CURRENT TV- A POTENTIALLY POWERFUL LEARNING RESOURCE
  • 17. • Using interactive videoconferencing - The case of GNG - The Global Nomads Group… GNG - where students learn about world cultures through videoconferencing…GNG - fostering critical thinking… GNG-fostering global awareness… GNG-fostering cultural awareness…GNG- enhancing communication skills… GNG-enhancing geography skills.… GNG-fostering a reduced hatred among people of different countries...GNG- Increasing learner curiosity, self-esteem and knowledgeGNG- AN ENCYCOPEDIA OF MISCONCEPTIONS +
  • 18. • USING INTERACTIVE VIDEO-CONFERENCING – the example the International Studies for Indiana Schools- ISIS• It is a live, interactive, questioning, demonstrative, participatory, collaborative learning process by creating programmes on several topics. Eg. What do you want to learn about Iraq? Or Daily life in the Netherlands?Created by Den Hutton at Indiana University it aims to teach learners thoughinteracting to: respect individual difference Learn about different cultures Understand issues and equity in society Foster a sense of tolerance and openness ISIS- a multicultural, cross cultural experience
  • 19. WEB 2.0A SHIFT IN THE USE OF THE INTERNET FROM TEXT TO VIDEO TO CREATE A GLOBAL EDUCATION & AWARENESS REVOLUTION SO THAT WE- ALL- LEARN IN A WORLD THAT IS OPEN
  • 20. WIKI-WIKI or FAST-FAST WHAT IS IT?Founded by Larry Cunningham………• It is a Web site or software that allows anyone to add, delete, or revise content by using a Web browser.• IT ALLOWS FOR QUICK COLLOBORATION ON A DOCUMENT BY PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLDWIKI IS AN OPEN WINDOW INTO THE GENERATION PROCESS OF HOWKNOWLEDGE BECOMES SUGGESTED, ENDORESD AND POTENTIALLY CHANGED. HOW DOES IT WORK?• ALLOWS FOR KNOWLEDGE CREATION & PARTICIPATION• IT ALLOWS INDIVIDUALS TO EDIT, AND CHANGE A WIKI, EACH CHANGE IS RECORDED SO THAT A PERSON CAN SEE THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTAND DECIDE WHICH IS MORE ACCURATE AND APPROPRIATE.- COLOBORATIONWIKI- AN EXAMPLE OF THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVIST NATURE OF KNOWLEDGE
  • 21. WIKIPEDIA & JIMMY WALES What is it?… An example of participatory learning & global collaboration… A community based resource where one can post a story and let others review, change, comment on, expand and delete all inreal time… It relies on post-publication peer-review processes among volunteer collaborators for knowledge and documents… 7 million registered users Wikipedia- FREE, OPEN, NOT STATIC OR A PORTAL “LET THE PEOPLE WHO USE USE IT BUILD IT”- Jimmy Wales
  • 22. Wikipedia and Matthew Gruen - a Wikipedia sensation• A 16 year old, he spends 6 hours a night editing entries• Considered for administrator status because of his exceptional work• Part of the growing culture of open education• A non-traditional leaner HE HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE OPENING OF INFORMATION AND PARTICIPATES IN THE WE ALL LEARN CONCEPT- IN THE OPEN WORLD MATTHEW & WIKIPEDIA- CONTRIBUTING TO A FREE ENCLYOPEDEDIA OF KNOWLEDGE
  • 23. WIKIPEDIA WHAT ABOUT QUAILTY?The Con: The main issue is that it can not be used as a primary source for research because as it isopen to editing by everyone there are reliability and validity concerns.The Pros: Wikitrust. Monitors people whose contributions are constantly edited, and deleted. Wikipedians- guard the pages to ensure that no slander occurs, if it does it is deleted. WIKI A HIGHLLY UNIQUE AND INTRIGUING LEARNING TOOL WIKI’S SHOW WHAT IS POSSIBLE MORE THAN ANY OTHER TECH TOOL. IT IS ALL ABOUT COLLOBORATION, COLLOBORATION, PARTICIPATION AND MORE PARTICIPATION
  • 24. THE PRINTED PAGE IS GIVING WAY TO THE NETWORK SCREEN- the E-BOOK Participatory E-BOOKS what are they? They are: DIGITIZED BOOKS WITH A DIFFERENCE!!!!!!!!!! How do they work?1.Anyone with a computer, cellphone, PDA, or network can access e-books.2. Scholars post pre-prints of books and ask for comments about the draft, which the revise and reference before it is printed3.WeBooks- individuals collaboratively write of books and articles and anyroyalties are shared4.Free PDF books made available online by Yale University, MIT press, eg…..Liked to YouTube- videos explain certain aspects of the book……Online forums are available for discussion of the books with readers & authors……webcasts by the authors are available for viewing Participatory e-books- not bound by time or space
  • 25. Benkler - a pioneer in E-books-free and open source culture His book: The wealth Of Nations, was published in several document formats1. Purchase the book at a store or Yale - the norm Or several free viewing options1. PDF download2. View it online in HTML3. Browse the book on a wiki & add resources related to the book4. Using a Creative common license - audience can remix and share5. Using Wave , Flavc or Mp3 the text is narrated THE RESULT More than two thousand downloads a month Over fifty thousand full downloads of his text Translation of the text into other languages by the web2.0 community Several remixes of the text were created including narrations BENKLER AND E-BOOKS- ANYONE CAN READ, ANNOTATE, DISCUSS AND SHARE
  • 26. +• A RESOURCE PORTAL FOR FREE BOOKS, DOCUMENTS & PAPERS SCRIBD + iPaper what are they? 50 MILLION READERS EVERY MONTH 50 THOUSAND NEW DOCUMENTS UPLOADED EVRYDAYTrip Adler-founderA paper sharing site, to post lecturer notes, corrected term papers, research, poems, stories,magazines, recipes, college papers, documents, course syllabi, curriculum lessons, books and lotsmore.It consists of private and public chat groups and discussions.It uses iPaper. A flash based document reader that allows easy uploading ,viewing and sharing of yourweb documentsTHE LARGEST SOCIAL PUBLISHING COMPANY IN THE WORLD
  • 27. + • Just who uses Scribd and iPaper?• People who ……① Are searching for documents that are no longer available on their original website② Want to publish articles that were rejected elsewhere③ Want to post press releases④ Want to ask for feedback from others⑤ Want to post books⑥ Everyone, anyone, Who else uses Scribd? MIT, NATURAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, IRS, THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE COMMISSION, THE FEDERAL REGISRER, to name a few SCRIBD A GLOBAL PARTICIPNT in the WE-ALL LEARN- OPENWORLD A REVOLUTION IN DOCUMENT SHARINGFostering online collaboration and sharing of ideas
  • 28. ANOTHER COMMUNITY OF SHARING- EVERYBODY’S THING What is it?An online resource for anyone to catalogue his/her books in theirpersonal library.An online resource where anyone can meet and join groups todiscuss similar interests. Library …..Where ANYONE can….Tag books, Rate books, Review books, Talk about books, Swap Books, Borrow Books &Buy Books. Everything books. Tim Spaulding- creator Library - THE WORLDS LARGEST of Library BOOKSTORE
  • 29. TO SUM UP-WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? Learner Participation in Open Information Communities MADE POSSIBLE BY WEB 2.0 & TECHNOLOGY PIONEERS WEB 2.0 has made participatory and open learning possible for everyone, the scientist, the student the commoner, the world traveller, the professional, the teacher, the child, the researcher, the intellectual SO THAT…….. WE-ALL-LEARN WE-ALL-PARTICIPATE WE-ALL HAVE A VOICE WE-ALL CONTRIBUTE IT HAS DONE SO USING………YouTube, Wikimedia, dotSub, YackPack, Chinswing, Facebook, Common craft, Google images,GNG, ISIS, Wiki’s, SciVee, Current TV, Wikipedia, E_books, SCRIBD, iPaper, LibraryThing. Blogs, Vlogs and more THE WORLD IS OPEN- CONTRIBUTE & PARTICIPATE
  • 30. The End AcknowledgementsQuotes and examples taken from the world is open by Curtis J Bonk Pictures and images courtesy Google Images
  • 31. ReferencesBonk, C.J. (2009). The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Goldmeier, S.(2009).Naidiu, S. E-learning. A Guidebook of principles, Procedures and Practices. Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) (June 2003.Web 2.0 tools (n.d) Discovery Learning. Retrieved from http://web2010.discoveryeducation.com/web20tools.cfmWhere is Matt? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY&feature=relmfu