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Keynote presentation at the Workbased Learning Conference in Swansea, 25 March 2009

Keynote presentation at the Workbased Learning Conference in Swansea, 25 March 2009
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  • 1. (c) C4LPT, 2009 Jane Hart Social Media & Learning Consultant Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies www.C4LPT.co.uk From VLE via PLE to SLN Embracing Innovation Conference Swansea, 25 March 2009
  • 2. (c) C4LPT, 2009 13 March 1989
  • 3. (c) C4LPT, 2009 13 March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee handed a document to his supervisor Mike Sendall entitled "Information Management : a Proposal". "Vague, but exciting" is how Mike described it, and he gave Tim the nod to take his proposal forward. The following year, the World Wide Web was born.
  • 4. 1990s : The Early Web (c) C4LPT, 2009
  • 5. … E-Learning benefits promoted … (c) C4LPT, 2009 Reduces travelling time/costs to learning Learning comes to you – any time, anywhere Self-paced learning – no need for a tutor
  • 6. 2000s : Cisco Systems vision … (c) C4LPT, 2009 “ E-Learning is the next killer app: it will make email look like a rounding error “ John Chambers, CEO Cisco Systems, 2001 “ E-Learning is information, instruction, training, education and knowledge sharing” Tom Kelly, Head of ILSG, Cisco Systems, 2001
  • 7. … E-Learning becomes big business …
    • Development of off-the-shelf generic course libraries
    • Bespoke multimedia course development companies
    • Rise of Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)
    (c) C4LPT, 2009
  • 8. Disillusionment begins to set in - 1
    • Managers
      • Not delivering on its promises – people are not completing courses
      • Large scale corporate investments in LMS are not paying off
      • Content development (process) is taking too long and costing too much; i.e. e-learning was becoming expensive
    (c) C4LPT, 2009
  • 9. Disillusionment begins to set in - 2
    • Learners
      • E-Learning = E-Reading = Lonely Learning
      • E-Learning = VLE Learning (i.e. not very user-friendly and not like the tools they are used to
      • E-Learning = Traditional Learning and doesn’t suit the approach to learning in late 2000s
    (c) C4LPT, 2009
  • 10. Much of E-Learning is 1.0 (c) C4LPT, 2009 E-Learning 1.0 one-way learning read-only learning online courses produced by experts (teachers) and published on a VLE/LMS to be studied by learners Web 1.0 one-way web read-only web content produced by an expert author published on the web to be read by consumers.
  • 11. Emergence of Web 2.0 (c) C4LPT, 2009 Source: Launching the Web 2.0 Framework, Future Exploration Network Blog, 2007 Web 2.0 = read-write web services and apps to co-create content, collaborate and share it with others social media tools encourage socialisation FREE Open Source Hosted tools
  • 12. (c) C4LPT, 2009
  • 13. (c) C4LPT, 2009
  • 14. Generation Y and Technology
    • 97% own a computer
    • 97% have downloaded music and other media using peer-to-peer file sharing
    • 94% own a cell phone
    • 76% use instant messaging and social networking sites
    • 75% of college students have a Facebook profile and most of them check it daily
    • 60% own some type of portable music and/or video device such as an iPod
    • 49% regularly download music and other media using peer-to-peer file sharing
    • 34% use websites as their primary source of news
    • 28% author a blog and 44% read blogs
    • 15% of IM users are logged on 24 hours a day/7 days a week
    (c) C4LPT, 2009 Source: Connecting to the Net.Generation: What Higher Education Professionals Need to Know About Today's Students , Reynold Junco and Jeanna Mastrodicasa, 2007
  • 15. Attitudes/Approaches to Learning
    • Traditional learner
    • classrooms and workshops
    • content-driven
    • taught
    • linear
    • tied to tests
    • “ just in case”
    • singularity
    • online web-based courses
    • text-based
    • independent
    • New breed of learner
    • hyperlinked info
    • multi-task
    • visual
    • experiential
    • short attention spans
    • social
    • “ just in time”
    • needs instant gratification
    • construct own learning
    (c) C4LPT, 2009
  • 16. Learning 2.0 = Social Learning
    • Learners create content in a variety of formats using tools like blogs and wikis
    • share knowledge, experiences, information with others
    • work and learn collaboratively
    • participatory learning
    (c) C4LPT, 2009
  • 17. Learning 2.0 = New model of Teaching (c) C4LPT, 2009 Source: Jeff Cobb, Learning 2.0 for Associations, 2008
  • 18. Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) (c) C4LPT, 2009 “ collection of tools, brought together under the conceptual notion of openness, interoperability, and learner control.” George Siemens, 2007 “ using whatever tools and devices which the learners choose” “ PLEs are based on the context that learning will take place in different contexts and situations and will not be provided by a single learning provider.” Graham Attwell, 2007
  • 19. (c) C4LPT, 2009 Social networks Communication File sharing sites Social bookmarking Blogs and RSS Collaboration
  • 20. (c) C4LPT, 2009 Social networks Communication File sharing sites Social bookmarking Blogs and RSS Collaboration Personal/Professional Working/Learning Environment or Network PLE or PLN
  • 21. PLE or PLN
    • Advantages
    • self-organising, “new” learners
    • address own needs
    • best-of-breed tools
    • social-media aware users
    • bottom-up approach
    (c) C4LPT, 2009 Disadvantages not appealing to traditional learners competence/confidence with tools concerns over privacy and data security
  • 22. VLE/LMS 2.0 (c) C4LPT, 2009 Source: VLE and future directions in learning environments, Martin Weller, 2006
  • 23. (c) C4LPT, 2009
  • 24. SocialLearn (c) C4LPT, 2009 “ In SocialLearn, we aim to move beyond web-feed based interoperability and visual clustering of apps on the webtop, with SL-aware apps communicating via the API, so that the learner’s profile can track and intelligently manage the flow of information and events to support their activity.” OpenUniversity
  • 25. (c) C4LPT, 2009 “ A social learning network integrates key social media tools like wikis, blogs, RSS, etc as well as social networking and social bookmarking functionality BUT ALSO provides a personal working learning space for individuals.” Jane Hart, Guide to Social Learning, 2009 Social Learning Network (SLN)
  • 26. (c) C4LPT, 2009
  • 27. (c) C4LPT, 2009
  • 28. (c) C4LPT, 2009
  • 29. Social Learning Network (c) C4LPT, 2009 Advantages integrated suite of tools less complex for the user get everyone up and running very quickly across the organisation can integrate with Moodle formal and informal learning collaborative environment top-down and bottom-up
  • 30. Social Learning Network
    • Personal Learning
      • staff
      • ALL students – full/part-time, distance
    • Social (shared) learning
      • formal class groups
      • informal study groups
    • Private social and professional networking
    • Collaborative working
    • From induction to alumnus
    (c) C4LPT, 2009
  • 31. www.C4LPT.co.uk (c) C4LPT, 2009