Students are NOT deeply digitally engaged, empowered, nor skilled and certainly not homogeneous
But they “arrive at college with well-established methods of sorting, doubting, and ignoring”
“ odd kind of student — one who appears polite and dutiful but who cares little about the course work, the larger questions it raises, or the value of living an examined life” Tom Clysdale, 2009 Wake Up and Smell the New Epistemology
Or is the life that we examine in formal education?
We can no longer maintain interest and enthusiasm based on respect and superior knowledge
Web 2.0 as it was presented by Wikipedia last sunday
The phrase "Web 2.0" hints at an improved form of the World Wide Web. Advocates of the concept suggest that technologies such as weblogs, social bookmarking, wikis, podcasts, RSS feeds (and other forms of many-to-many publishing), social software, Web APIs, Web standards and online Web services imply a significant change in web usage.
.... It’s actually an idea that the reciprocity between the user and the provider is what’s emphasized. In other words, genuine interactivity if you like, simply because people can upload as well as download"
Wiki (a wiki is freely expandable collection of interlinked webpages, hypertext system for storing and modifying information information - a database, where each page is easily edited by any user with a capable webbrowser..”Leuf & Cunningham)
Social software - file sharing
Open Surce applications
"Web 2.0" can also refer to one or more of the following:
the transition of websites from isolated information silos to sources of content and functionality, thus becoming computing platforms serving web applications to end-users
a social phenomenon embracing an approach to generating and distributing Web content itself, characterized by open communication, decentralization of authority, freedom to share and re-use, and "the market as a conversation"
enhanced organization and categorization of content, emphasizing deep linking
a rise in the economic value of the Web, possibly surpassing the impact of the dot-com boom of the late 1990s
New Technolgies changes the way we learn? - A Challenge to Education - the relation between consumer and producer
Producer - Consumer ?
Producer - Distributor - Consumer
Technology and how Knowledge takes Place Explicite Knowledge Instructivistic design Distributive Technologies Knowledge as process Collaborative design Social Technologies Emerging Knowledge Explorative Learning: Experiments - Knowledge Sharing - Feed Back from Peers(P to P) Authentic and Utility - Consumers and producers are interacting and coverging - for the expert and the novice ” New” Technologies
Should they be a kind of incubators and simulations of the life and work life learners should participate in?
Or should they offer the potentials of a different context, which offers a culture of friendly estrangement where learners have the potentials of knowing about themselves and the world they are part of by creating the difference, which make reflection and insight possible.
Learning is not mathematics where the outcome /the result is equal to input and conditions
It should rather be seen as an understandable configuration of relations where we through a narrative structure generates meaning and understanding
This understanding also shows that it is our self who constructs order through action and reflection - rather than seeing competence as something hidden which we can feed through a process of peeling - competence is constructed