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Networked learning: experience the educational power of the network and the participatory culture of the web Presented at the Asia Society Ning.com is a free web-based platform that allows users to create their own social networking sites with many of the same features available on Facebook or MySpace. (The word “ning” means “peace” in Chinese.) Sites created with Ning allow virtual communities to form around common interests and around the world. Come explore how participating on a Ning—and even creating your own—enables students and teachers alike to engage in networked learning.

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  1. 1. Networked Learning: experience the educational power of the network and the participatory culture of the web Honor Moorman Internship and Service Learning Coordinator The International School of the Americas San Antonio, Texas
  2. 2. “ As new technologies shape literacies, they bring opportunities for teachers at all levels to foster reading and writing in more diverse and participatory contexts.” “ A Changing World for Literacy Teachers” 21 st -Century Literacies : A Policy Research Brief National Council of Teachers of English, 2007
  3. 4. National Council of Teachers of English 21 st Century Literacies
  4. 5. What are these new technologies & how are they shaping literacies? “ The read/write web changes everything” ~Will Richardson
  5. 6. “ Web 2.0 is an umbrella term that is used to refer to a new era of Web-enabled applications that are built around user-generated or user-manipulated content, such as wikis, blogs, podcasts, and social networking sites.” Pew Internet and American Life Project “Research on Web 2.0”
  6. 7. Web 2.0 Tools  “Prosumers”
  7. 8. A Brief History of Web 2.0 <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for further information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“7 Things You Should Know About . . . ” from Educause Learning Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to School Bloggers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples of Educational Wikis </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. Social Networking in Plain English Common Craft Video
  9. 10. “ Participatory culture shifts the focus of literacy from one of individual expression to community involvement.” Confronting the Challenge of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21 st Century Henry Jenkins, et al MacArthur Foundation, 2006
  10. 12. “ Literacy encompasses reading, writing, and a variety of social and intellectual practices that call upon the voice as well as the eye and hand. It also extends to new media—including non-digitized multimedia, digitized multimedia, and hypertext or hypermedia.” Adolescent Literacy: A Policy Research Brief National Council of Teachers of English, 2007
  11. 13. “ Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups. As society and technology change, so does literacy. Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the 21 st century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies.” Adolescent Literacy: A Policy Research Brief National Council of Teachers of English, 2007
  12. 14. “ Literacy has always been a collection of cultural and communicative practices shared among members of particular groups. As society and technology change, so does literacy. Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the 21 st century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies.” NCTE Framework for 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment adopted Nov. 19, 2008
  13. 15. “ These literacies—from reading online newspapers to participating in virtual classrooms—are multiple, dynamic, and malleable. As in the past, they are inextricably linked with particular histories, life possibilities, and social trajectories of individuals and groups.” NCTE Framework for 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment adopted Nov. 19, 2008
  14. 16. New Literacy Skills Needed in a Participatory Culture <ul><li>Play </li></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriation </li></ul><ul><li>Multitasking </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed Cognition </li></ul><ul><li>Collective Intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Judgment </li></ul><ul><li>Transmedia Navigation </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiation </li></ul>
  15. 18. 8 Roles and Responsibilities that will create the new middle class <ul><li>Collaborators and orchestrators </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesizers </li></ul><ul><li>Explainers </li></ul><ul><li>Leveragers </li></ul><ul><li>Adapters </li></ul><ul><li>Green People </li></ul><ul><li>Personalizers </li></ul><ul><li>Localizers </li></ul>Thomas Friedman, The World is Flat , chapter 6
  16. 20. Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future <ul><li>Agricultural Age (farmers) </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Age (factory workers) </li></ul><ul><li>Information Age (knowledge workers) </li></ul><ul><li>Conceptual Age (creators and empathizers) </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Whole New Mind reveals the six essential aptitudes on which professional success and personal fulfillment now depend . . .” </li></ul>Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind
  17. 21. Daniel Pink’s “Six Senses” <ul><li>Design - Moving beyond function to engage the sense. </li></ul><ul><li>Story - Narrative added to products and services - not just argument. Best of the six senses. </li></ul><ul><li>Symphony - Adding invention and big picture thinking (not just detail focus). </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy - Going beyond logic and engaging emotion and intuition. </li></ul><ul><li>Play - Bringing humor and light-heartedness to business and products. </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning - Immaterial feelings and values of products. </li></ul>Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind
  18. 22. How I Discovered Ning <ul><li>“ Did You Know”/“Did You Know 2.0” ~Karl Fisch and Scott McCloud </li></ul><ul><li>Exponential change, technological innovation, globalization, mass collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Machine is Us/ing Us” ~Michael Wesch </li></ul><ul><li>“ There’s a blog born every half second” ~Candace Lombardi, CNET.com, Aug. 7, 2006 </li></ul>
  19. 23. ~ Did You Know? 2.0 by Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod
  20. 24. How I Discovered Ning, cont. <ul><li>My impetus to begin blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Need to read other blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Ed Tech Bloggers’ Blogrolls </li></ul><ul><li>Edublog Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 - “the social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education” </li></ul>
  21. 26. Ning Social Networks <ul><li>“ the aggregation of a set of web tools for building connections, community, and content” ~Steve Hargadon, Classroom 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging – you have to publish to an empty room for a while before you get noticed </li></ul><ul><li>Social network – you have a built-in audience and interactive community </li></ul>
  22. 27. The Wisdom of Crowds
  23. 28. 2 Reasons to Incorporate Social Networking in Education <ul><li>#1 – The world is doing it </li></ul><ul><li>71% of students with online access use social networking tools on a weekly basis </li></ul><ul><li>#2 – It’s pedagogically sound </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregation of tools that together provide for collaboration and learning </li></ul>
  24. 29. Popular Social Networking Activities
  25. 30. Why is social networking important to education? <ul><li>Profile page (portfolio) </li></ul><ul><li>Forum (discussion) </li></ul><ul><li>Photo/video/audio (content repositories) </li></ul><ul><li>Friending (personal learning network) </li></ul><ul><li>Groups (ad hock learning teams) </li></ul>Steve Hargadon, “Build Your Own Social Network or Community,” National Educational Computing Conference, July 2009
  26. 32. Choose Your Own Adventure <ul><li>Join the Asia Society ISSN Ning </li></ul><ul><li>Get familiar with the features and tools </li></ul><ul><li>Choose one (or more) of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read about social networking in education (follow links provided in my blog post) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore existing examples of educational social networks education (see links in my blog post) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your own Ning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share the learning, Q & A </li></ul>
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