The World Is OpenWE-ALL-LEARN Quote from Curtis Bonk: “It is in this age [of web tools] that millions, if not billions of people can read, define, and share a new idea or opinion. Such collaborations will undoubtedly result in a wave of innovations and inventions not before possible. Creativity for the masses, by the masses” The World is Open, Pg 36
Collaboration The World is Flat (Friedman) collaboration leads to economic competitiveness Globalization 3.0 allows individuals to participate, pool knowledge skills and ides and create new product Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (Tapscott) The power of emerging collaborative technologies such as the wiki
“Our learning futures rest not only on the realization that collaboration is not simply an empowering engine for economic expansion made possible by Globalization 3.0, but also the gains in education that underpin the economic ones”The World is Open, pg 273
The Challenge ………….. To create a ‘new’ lesson or assignment or project that opens new opportunities and ‘flattens’ the classroom walls through local or global collaboration, and is scaffolded by emerging technologies.
The Process Discuss, reflect in teams Explore new tools and methods Imagine the future Create new learning experiences Pitch team ideas for feedback Refine ideas Team presentation, use of multimedia “Learn by doing……let’s CREATE the future not just talk about it!”
Phases of Brainstorming Select 2 recorders: wiki and other method Join the wiki: http://flatclassroomworkshop2010.flatclassroomproject.org/ Find your team wiki and start taking notes
Rules of Brainstorming: Ideation Generate as many ideas as possible Don’t judge, DON’T CRITICIZE! Think creatively, BE WILD Combine and adjust ideas Expand, delete, consolidate, substitute, reverse, make analogies, make problem bigger or smaller Brainstorm responses Recorders note EVERYTHING! Discuss terms that are unclear GOAL: AS MANY IDEAS AS POSSIBLE
Our “Problem” Investigate: What is a challenging topic that can support a global collaboration? How can we join multi-cultural classrooms and effectively design a meaningful project?
Analysis How will you pick the best ideas? What are your criteria for selection? Select three ideas that are your best Outline steps needed to implement List forces (situations, people, events) that work for or against implementation of the events GOAL: Selection of ONE idea that will be your group’s focus! Start thinking of a name!